Offline Travel Agency

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of offline travel agencies, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Aeronology
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Aeronology has created a simple, full-service “point of sale” travel booking platform for travel advisors, universities, government and corporate organizations. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Fora
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Fora is a new kind of travel agency, with a modern, tech-forward and inclusive approach. Read More
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News / Technology
Amadeus looks to payments opportunity, unveils Outpayce subsidiary
By Linda Fox | November 14, 2022
Amadeus is establishing a separate payments business called Outpayce for its B2B payments as well its merchant services. Read More
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News / Startups
Where are they now? Revisiting the Hot 25 Startups for 2022
By Kathryn Walson | November 11, 2022
In preparation for Tuesday's publication of PhocusWire's Hot 25 Travel Startup for 2023, we checked in with the companies that made the cut one year ago. Read More
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News / Online
Studies see possible muted fall, return of holiday travel
By Kathryn Walson | November 9, 2022
A new report reveals consumers are price-shopping on online travel agencies because of economic concerns. Read More
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News / Distribution
TripActions gains foothold in Spain with latest acquisition
By Linda Fox | November 8, 2022
The acquisition of the Spanish company is the fourth for TripActions Group in the past 18 months after Reed & Mackay in 2021 and Comtravo and Resia in early 2022. Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Video: Opportunities and challenges in B2B travel distribution
By PhocusWire | November 8, 2022
TBO co-founder Gaurav Bhatnager explains how technology enables the platform to connect more than 100,000 travel buyers with millions of travel suppliers across more than 110 countries. Read More
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News / Technology
The long, costly and risky road to airline digital transformation
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2022
Airlines seem to acknowledge that to move away from legacy technology and modernise selling processes, they can no longer act alone. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Graham Turner of Flight Centre Travel Group
By Mitra Sorrells | October 27, 2022
Graham Turner is CEO of Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel retailers and corporate travel managers, with company-owned leisure and corporate travel business in 23... Read More
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News / Startups
ConnexPay raises $110M to fund global expansion
By Kathryn Walson | October 26, 2022
ConnexPay previously closed a Series B funding round of $20 million in December 2021. Read More
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News / Online
TripActions raises $304M for further expansion
By Linda Fox | October 12, 2022
The funds consist of $154 million in equity provided by new and existing investors combined with a $150 million capital structure investment led by Coatue. Read More
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News / Distribution
Can a "coalition of the willing" fix airline distribution?
By Linda Fox | October 6, 2022
Airlines are facing the fact that transformation is needed across front- and back-end processes. Read More
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News / Online
For Good, For Travel helps agents boost sustainable travel
By Kathryn Walson | October 5, 2022
The not-for-profit project encourages donations based on a destination’s progress toward achieving the 17 sustainable development goals that were agreed upon by all 193 United Nations member states. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Four scenarios for the future of travel
By Wolfgang Krips - Amadeus | October 4, 2022
Amadeus presents four potential macroeconomic scenarios and what they might mean for the travel industry going forward. Read More
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News / Online
Five traveler trends shaping the future of accommodations
By Kathryn Walson | September 28, 2022
For 78% of working travelers and 60% of leisure travelers, the “little things” – for example, a property’s scent, its artwork or the restaurant’s music – “always” or “often” impact whether they would... Read More