Online Travel Agency

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

VIDEO: Technology Crossover Ventures on decades of investing in travel and the next era
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VIDEO: Technology Crossover Ventures on decades of investing in travel and the next era
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2021
Priding itself on backing its portfolio companies for the long-term, TCV's investments have ranged from investing in companies as diverse as Airbnb and Expedia to, outside of travel, Facebook, Spotify... Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
VIDEO: ReTravel Technologies - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
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VIDEO: ReTravel Technologies - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2021
ReTravel is an autonomous cross-selling technology for the travel industry designed to maximize traveler’s loyalty and value. Read More
VIDEO: Hotels and rentals - divide, conquer or converge?
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VIDEO: Hotels and rentals - divide, conquer or converge?
By PhocusWire | December 7, 2021
Alternative accommodation may have notched up a headstart over hotels, when lockdown restrictions began to ease - but no-one is saying that the momentum for the sector is likely to continue in the long... Read More
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Amadeus touts cloud benefits for travel
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2021
The partnership with Microsoft was positioned as a move to the cloud within three to five years as well as collaboration on new products and services through an innovation program. Read More
What is Booking Holdings up to with its big 2021 spending spree?
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What is Booking Holdings up to with its big 2021 spending spree?
By Kevin May | December 6, 2021
PhocusWire asked a range of executives and experts for their perspective on what might be motivating the buying spree at Booking Holdings and what it means for their competitors, others and the future. Read More
VIDEO: ATPCO's Alex Zoghlin on travel retailing and a life in digital
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VIDEO: ATPCO's Alex Zoghlin on travel retailing and a life in digital
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2021
Zoghlin joined us in the PhocusWire Studio to discuss the latest developments in the progress toward a retail-based future for airline distribution and reflect on some of those other jobs in the last... Read More
Sabre highlights agency recovery strategies, tech investment priorities
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Sabre highlights agency recovery strategies, tech investment priorities
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2021
The top five strategies being followed by agencies, as they look to recover, include personalized bundles for travelers, targeting higher yield customers and investing in new technology. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: TrovaTrip
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: TrovaTrip
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
TrovaTrip is a trip planning and management platform that enables topic experts, creators, and businesses to host group trips with their audience around the globe. Read More
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GetYourGuide builds B2B unit to grow SaaS offering
By Mitra Sorrells | December 1, 2021
GetYourGuide says there are about 50 partners currently using the SaaS solution, and now it is creating a team to grow the business. Read More
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VIDEO: Wheel The World - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
Wheel The World is an accessibility booking platform for people with disabilities to book hotels and tours confidently. Read More
PROS acquires direct travel sales platform EveryMundo for $80M
News / Technology
PROS acquires direct travel sales platform EveryMundo for $80M
By Kevin May | November 30, 2021
The cash deal for U.S.-based EveryMundo will also include the delivery of $10 million stock in the future, subject to conditions. Read More
How rentals can prepare for and manage regulatory shifts
Opinion / Online
How rentals can prepare for and manage regulatory shifts
By Pamela Knudsen - Avalara | November 30, 2021
It's important that owners take a moment to understand new efforts to enforce marketplace legislation around lodging, lest they trip into the myriad of compliance-related potholes that are popping up... Read More
VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
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VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2021
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio during The Phocuswright Conference, BeMyGuest CEO Blanca Menchaca explains how the pandemic has opened up operators and distributors to connectivity and partnerships. Read More
Skepticism emerges over IATA's shift away from NDC certification
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Skepticism emerges over IATA's shift away from NDC certification
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | November 30, 2021
Next October, IATA will sunset the existing NDC registry, under which airlines, travel sellers and airline merchandising system providers are certified as levels 1 through 4 for the NDC... Read More