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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EaseMyTrip plans IPO in India
By Linda Fox | March 5, 2021
India-based OTA EaseMyTrip launched in 2018 and offers a range of travel services including flights, hotels, holidays and activities. Read More
News | Online
RESEARCH: Latin America travel market - state of a region's recovery
RESEARCH: Latin America travel market - state of a region's recovery
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
The market has suffered as much as most around the world but some countries are predicting a return to pre-pandemic levels as early as 2023. Read More
News | Online
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How I Got Here, episode 54 - Avi Brosh of Palisociety
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2021
Avi Brosh's move into the hotel sector from real estate was not driven by a desire to create identikit properties at either the budget or upmarket end of the sector, as he tells Mozio's David Litwak and... Read More
Interview | Online
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
By Kevin May | March 4, 2021
The company says the fourth quarter of 2020, when revenues were down 40% on 2019, reflected a narrowing of the declines from a pandemic-hit year as domestic travel continued its strong recovery. Read More
News | Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Loyalty For The Long Haul
PhocusWire Pulse: Loyalty For The Long Haul
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
Our second PhocusWire Pulse concentrates on the world of loyalty and how the industry is evolving to capture the attention and hearts of consumers. Read More
News | Online
Sitecore acquires travel personalization platform Boxever
Sitecore acquires travel personalization platform Boxever
By Kevin May | March 3, 2021
Boxever was created in 2011 and built a digital optimization platform to use a brand's user data and combine it with artificial intelligence techniques to provide customer up-sell and cross-sell... Read More
News | Technology
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Traveloka mulls IPO avenue to take the Indonesian online giant to global markets
By Linda Fox | March 3, 2021
Traveloka says it is still considering listing in Indonesia but the U.S. provides global opportunities. Read More
News | Online
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Following Boris Johnson's announcement that the U.K. would ease lockdown plans, short-term rental bookings jumped 88% over the week prior. Read More
News | Online
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Expedia Group sells Classic Vacations packaging brand
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | March 2, 2021
Classic will operate as a standalone company, with president David Hu and his leadership team remaining in place; and its headquarters will stay in San Jose. Read More
News | Online
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
By Kevin May | March 2, 2021
The body check on marketing spend by the two giants of online travel in 2020 ends a run of gradually slowing increases in prior years. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
By Jill Menze | March 2, 2021
Odyssey Travel App is a premium travel platform that aims to democratize access to luxury hotels, car rental and other travel services directly from the provider to the user. Read More
Interview | Startups
Why you need to reimagine your revenue strategy - with forward looking data
Why you need to reimagine your revenue strategy - with forward looking data
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight | March 1, 2021
The number of variables impacting decisions today is making it difficult to accurately predict and stimulate demand, but forward looking data offers the best opportunity to anticipate the inevitable... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Sounding Off: Why we must be proactive - not reactive - about collaboration
Sounding Off: Why we must be proactive - not reactive - about collaboration
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
There is a chance to operate in ways that work for everyone - it just means everyone has to play their part and do the right thing. Read More
Interview | Online
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Amadeus ends 2020 with large losses and 61% drop in revenue
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2021
The distribution giant says that while there was a slight improvement in air traffic in the final quarter of the year, the pandemic continued to severely impact travel. Read More
News | Distribution
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
We explore health regulatory and vaccine trends, technology provision for welcoming back customers, changes to business practices and the implementation of new processes for customers and staff. Read More
News | Technology
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