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.

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | June 25, 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
News | Technology
Outdoorsy raises $120M to build out its Roamly insuretech unit
Outdoorsy raises $120M to build out its Roamly insuretech unit
By Kevin May | June 24, 2021
The deal is another sign that travel brands are catching the eye of investors when they create insuretech products. Outdoorsy's Roamly service was originally launched in beta last year. Read More
News | Technology
Startup Stage: Routespring targets road warriors with user-friendly travel tools
Startup Stage: Routespring targets road warriors with user-friendly travel tools
By Jill Menze | June 24, 2021
Routespring's mission is to provide every small and medium-size business access to an enterprise-grade travel solution and premium services at an affordable price. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Travel industry must fix “trust gaps” as it restarts
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2021
Based on a results of a survey of 11,000 consumers, Travelport says the pandemic has created a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for the travel industry to regain travelers’ trust. Read More
News | Online
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How the pandemic has affected travelers’ views on sustainability
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2021
A Booking.com survey finds the majority of travelers prefer accommodations that have adopted sustainability practices. Read More
News | Online
REPORT: Why modern corporate travel management technology isn’t just about the tech
REPORT: Why modern corporate travel management technology isn’t just about the tech
By Cathy Walsh - PhocusWire | June 24, 2021
When planning for the next phase of corporate travel, businesses need to understand their travel program’s objectives and - in order to meet them - seek out technology built from the ground up, with a... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Phocuswright Europe 2021: Here's what to expect
Phocuswright Europe 2021: Here's what to expect
By PhocusWire | June 23, 2021
Join us to hear how industry players have updated their playbook to compete in this new, unstable but promising environment. A second chance like this doesn’t come around very often. Read More
News | Online
Short-term rental booking habits are starting to "normalize"
Short-term rental booking habits are starting to "normalize"
By Jill Menze | June 23, 2021
According to new data from Guesty, travelers are growing comfortable with shorter stays and longer booking windows as they head into the summer and beyond. Read More
News | Online
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On The Beach half-year revenues slashed to £4.4M
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2021
Bucking the trend set by other U.K. operators desperate to get moving again, On The Beach said in May that it would not sell any trips for July and August 2021. Read More
News | Online
Delta-Sabre deal will see GDS paid on booking's value, not flat fee
Delta-Sabre deal will see GDS paid on booking's value, not flat fee
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | June 22, 2021
A revamped distribution agreement between Delta and Sabre has the potential to disrupt the standard commercial payment model between airlines, GDSs and travel advisors. Read More
News | Distribution
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Why the travel industry must grasp the digitization of customer behavior
By Linda Fox | June 21, 2021
Customers will increasingly expect a digital experience when they travel again. Read More
News | Technology
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Sabre integrates travel risk tool into agency services
June 21, 2021
The score will help agents better advise their clients and shorten the booking process by making that information available during their shopping workflow. Read More
News | Distribution
Without content parity on metasearch, you will keep losing direct bookings
Without content parity on metasearch, you will keep losing direct bookings
By Dori Stein - Fornova | June 21, 2021
Having complete and consistent information, known as content parity, on all booking and listing platforms can make the difference of whether your hotel is found by guests or not. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
TAKE A SURVEY: Deep dive into short-term rentals
TAKE A SURVEY: Deep dive into short-term rentals
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
Phocuswright is conducting a 15-minute survey of U.S.-based short-term rental property managers to understand the marketplace and study key property management trends. Read More
News | Technology
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Sounding Off: Cruise can take some tentative steps into a digital world
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
For the sector to appeal to younger, digital-savvy generations, cruise will certainly have to evolve to reach them in the channels that they use and methods that they as consumers deploy for everything... Read More
Interview | Online
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