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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News / Distribution
IATA maps road to achieve modern airline retailing by 2030
By Linda Fox | December 8, 2022
IATA’s Modern Airline Retailing program is based on three pillars - customer identification, retailing with offers and delivery with orders. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Video: Joyned - Phocuswright Conference Launch Innovator
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2022
Joyned is a social commerce-as-a-service website add-on that enables people to chat live and book together. Read More
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News / Startups
Sion secures $3.2M to help agents chase commission
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2022
The investment in the U.S.-based SaaS business was led by TIA Ventures with SmartFlyer and Virtuoso also involved. Read More
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News / Online
Evaneos lands €20M to develop its sustainable tourism marketplace
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2022
Existing investors Partech, Level Equity, Quadrille Capital, XAnge, Serena Capital and Bpifrance have come together to participate in the funding for the France-based travel platform. Read More
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News / Online
How travel brands are prioritizing mobile app engagement
By Kathryn Walson | December 7, 2022
Companies like Expedia, Booking, Tripadvisor, CWT and more are using their apps to drive loyalty and provide personalization. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Video: Expedia research uncovers disparities between travelers' desires and industry perceptions
By PhocusWire | December 5, 2022
Expedia for Business senior vice president and chief marketing officer Cheryl Miller shares some of the findings of the latest Traveler Value Index report.   Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
Payments power travel companies to new destinations
By Laurie Gablehouse - Worldline | December 5, 2022
It took a global pandemic for many travel and hospitality companies to realize that without resilient and transparent payment processes their business might not be able to survive. Read More
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News / Online
Expedia's Kern on changing perceptions of its role in travel
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2022
Expedia Group's Peter Kern discusses the company's recent technology, loyalty and sustainability moves at The Phocuswright Conference 2022. Read More
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News / Technology
Mangopay acquires fraud protection specialist Nethone
By Linda Fox | November 29, 2022
Poland-based Nethone, a PhocusWire Hot 25 Startup for 2022, was founded in 2016 and raised $6.7 million in July 2021. Read More
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News / Online
Review analysis reveals decline in hotel guest satisfaction
By Kathryn Walson | November 29, 2022
Hotels included in the report range from three to five stars and represent five major regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
12 reasons travel should care about autonomous vehicles
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | November 29, 2022
Autoura CEO Alex Bainbridge explains why the airline, hotel, experiences and travel retail sectors should care about autonomous vehicles Read More
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News / Online
Kayak's Hafner on the good and bad in startups, tech and more
By PhocusWire | November 28, 2022
Kayak's Steve Hafner discusses startups, funding highs and lows and economic ups and downs at The Phocuswright Conference 2022. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
Video: Worldline on the value of a local payment strategy for travel
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2022
Worldline head of global travel solutions Laurie Gablehouse explains the importance of a global payment strategy for brands that want to attract international travelers.   Read More
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News / Online
MakeMyTrip’s Magow on opportunities for growth in India
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2022
MakeMyTrip doesn’t aspire to be “the cheapest in the market all the time,” said co-founder and group CEO Rajesh Magow at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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Interview / Online
STARTUP STAGE: LIFE wants to turn hotel reservations into NFTs
By Jill Menze | November 22, 2022
LIFE is an online booking platform offering hotel reservations and experiences that will be digitized and converted into tradable, collectible NFTs. Read More