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: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
By PhocusWire | July 21, 2021
Issues range from those that do not have the ability to travel from a vaccination perspective to, in particular, those that do not have the money to resume the same types of trips that they took... Read More
News | Online
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Regulator ends antitrust probe into Sabre and Amadeus over air distribution deals
By Kevin May | July 20, 2021
The European Commission unveiled a formal review into agreements between airlines and two of the air industry's global distribution systems in November 2018. Read More
News | Distribution
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
By Hollis Thomases - PhocusWire | July 20, 2021
This exclusive report, produced by PhocusWire in association with TINT, examines what has come before and what comes next for travel brands as they utilize social to assist in their recovery efforts. Read More
News | Online
OYO secures $660M loan, keeps focus on post-pandemic growth
OYO secures $660M loan, keeps focus on post-pandemic growth
By Kevin May | July 19, 2021
The India-based company initially secured the agreement in May this year for the Term Loan B, a financial mechanism whereby the amortization is set for between five and eight years. Read More
News | Online
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SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More
News | Online
Travel insurance platform Setoo merges with Pattern
Travel insurance platform Setoo merges with Pattern
By Kevin May | July 16, 2021
Setoo was created in 2017 with a vision to provide travel businesses a way to automate the insurance process and to develop personalized cover plans for each traveler. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
FornovaHL enables hotels to update their profiles and photos on Google My Business, Tripadvisor and Facebook from a secure, centralized, easy-to-use platform. Read More
Interview | Distribution
VIDEO: How one airline is unravelling from its last 18 months and looking ahead
VIDEO: How one airline is unravelling from its last 18 months and looking ahead
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
It's been a tough year and a half for almost very airline on the planet. Some, as traffic fell away within days, ran medical supply flights and others pivoted to use some of their aircraft for... Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Pace Revenue - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
VIDEO: Pace Revenue - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 15, 2021
Pace revenue makes it possible for hoteliers to fall in love with revenue management again through a number of solutions. Read More
Interview | Startups
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
Expedia Group became a majority stakeholder in Alice after leading a $26 million funding round into the platform in 2017. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: The push for direct - will hotels take a stand or accept a hand?
VIDEO: The push for direct - will hotels take a stand or accept a hand?
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2021
Maud Bailly, CEO for Southern Europe at Accor, and Tim Davis, founder and managing director at PACE Dimensions, join Phocuswright analyst Lorraine Sileo to discuss the issues in play for the rest of... Read More
News | Distribution
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Tripadvisor signs first hotel chains to Plus subscription service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 14, 2021
Three hotels groups with a total of nearly 500 properties around the world are the first corporate-level accommodation partners for Tripadvisor Plus. Read More
News | Distribution
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Different paths on offer as airline distribution standard NDC evolves
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2021
Eight years on from NDC's inception, some old challenges remain and the pandemic has added some new ones. Read More
News | Distribution
Bookaway catches $35M round, creates group of ground transport platforms
Bookaway catches $35M round, creates group of ground transport platforms
By Kevin May | July 13, 2021
Israel-based Bookaway has secured the Series B and formed what is expected to be a portfolio of businesses focusing on ground and sea transportation booking services. Read More
News | Online
Phocuswright Conference 2021: Price discount, theme announced
Phocuswright Conference 2021: Price discount, theme announced
By PhocusWire | July 12, 2021
Now is travel’s renaissance as it wakens to greater energy and bright possibilities – a time to engage with colleagues, customers and partners with fresh perspective. Read More
News | Online
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