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.

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Event / Distribution
WEBINAR ALERT: Opening up a new world of modern retailing in travel
September 28 2021
What role will technologies like NDC play in this transformation of airline distribution? Should we accelerate, start or stop NDC? Register Now
VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
News / Technology
VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Nobody wants to say that took advantage of a global crisis - but the reality is that the last 20 months have seen a number of companies use the time to think deeply about their strategy. Read More
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Tripadvisor Plus changes show the complexity of travel subscriptions
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Tripadvisor's U-turn this week on the structure of Plus raises more questions than it answers about consumer and brand desire for subscription programs. Read More
Trip.com Group takes advantage of domestic travel return
News / Online
Trip.com Group takes advantage of domestic travel return
By Kevin May | September 24, 2021
Executive chairman James Liang says the Chinese domestic travel market has been encouraging for the company and it sees great potential in international markets. Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | September 24, 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
RateGain to acquire hotel distribution provider MyHotelShop
News / Technology
RateGain to acquire hotel distribution provider MyHotelShop
By Kevin May | September 23, 2021
MyHotelShop was created in Germany in 2012 and provides tools and services to hotels to help increase their direct sales. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
By PhocusWire | September 22, 2021
For our sixth PhocusWire Pulse event this year, we focus on rapid progress in the development of the alternative accommodation sector.  Read More
A temperature check on vacation rentals
Opinion / Online
A temperature check on vacation rentals
By Marcus Rader - Hostaway | September 22, 2021
Vacation rentals were the undoubtable success story of the travel industry in the first year of the pandemic. But it's a useful time to reflect on reality. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Building loyalty into your travel brand
By Marisa Garcia | September 22, 2021
As travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, travel brands need to re-examine the effectiveness of their loyalty programs in encouraging return visits and building a positive brand image. Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Discover how to track worldwide recovery and spot early signs of demand
By Nadine Böttcher - OTA insight | September 22, 2021
Despite hoteliers across the globe eager to capitalize on recovery efforts, strategic decision-making is more difficult in a post-pandemic world than ever before. Read More
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
News / Online
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
By Kevin May | September 21, 2021
The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities. Read More
VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
News / Online
VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2021
Phocuswright managing director Pete Comeau discussed a range of marketing-related issues with Michael Shafrir, industry manager at Facebook, during the recent TravelTech Show 2021 online... Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor revamps Plus, shifts discounts to cash-back
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2021
Just three months after launching in the U.S., Tripadvisor is shifting its primary benefit for Plus subscribers from discounts at booking to cash-back at check-in.  Read More
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
Opinion / Online
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
By Joshua Ng - Alton Aviation Consultancy | September 21, 2021
As a result of the pandemic, airline apps are on the rise, changing the dynamic of airline-passenger interactions. Read More
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
From Our Partners / Distribution
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
By Diane Merlino | September 21, 2021
From humble origins at a single resort, timeshare has evolved into a major segment of the global travel industry. Read More