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Confronted by crisis, travel startups weigh difficult - and personal - decisions
By Jill Menze | March 24, 2020
Not only are startups equipped with fewer resources, funds and time, but also, the close-knit nature of their workforces means that even one shift within the company is often felt by all. Read More
News | Startups
Expedia will refund hotel guests during COVID-19 outbreak regardless of existing booking policy
Expedia will refund hotel guests during COVID-19 outbreak regardless of existing booking policy
The operator of accommodation booking sites including Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire and others says it was facing an "unprecedented volume of calls" from travelers asking for help with non-refundable... Read More
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Sabre makes $200M in cuts to offset coronavirus impact
Sabre makes $200M in cuts to offset coronavirus impact
By Kevin May | March 20, 2020
The cuts range from offering voluntary unpaid leave, severance and early retirement to staff across the world to scaling back its third-party contracting and vendor costs. Read More
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Trip.com Group's James Liang: Mobile apps could help to contain epidemics
By James Liang - Trip.com Group  | March 20, 2020
Trip.com Group chairman James Liang explains how a mobile app could be used to address issues related to travel during crises such as the current one caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read More
Opinion | Technology
InPhocus, episode 2 - In the midst of a crisis we can rethink the rules
InPhocus, episode 2 - In the midst of a crisis we can rethink the rules
By PhocusWire | March 19, 2020
Before the usual conversations about business, many discussions have inevitably started with asking how a person's family, city or country is fairing under the outbreak of the coronavirus. Read More
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Lastminute.com Group expects bookings to return in May, predicts offline competitors will fail
By Linda Fox | March 19, 2020
The business posted gains in revenue and EBITDA for full-year 2019 and claims a strong cash position to weather the COVID-19 storm. Read More
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Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2020
The corporate travel industry has to deal with an increasing volume of incidents related to weather, terrorism - and now health - that impact travel. Read More
News | Online
Q&A: Trip.com Group's Jane Sun on weathering the coronavirus storm in China
Q&A: Trip.com Group's Jane Sun on weathering the coronavirus storm in China
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebInTravel  | March 18, 2020
The travel giant's boss talks about the measures taken to get the company through the storm – pay cuts, cancellations guarantees, remote work and providing the right information to customers – and what... Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! Why we book: Unpacking travel loyalty
WEBINAR REPLAY! Why we book: Unpacking travel loyalty
By PhocusWire | March 17, 2020
Considering the top 25% of travelers generate 77% of travel revenue, having a loyal customer base is critical if you are in the travel business. Read More
News | Online
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Youth travel businesses anticipate an €87B impact from coronavirus
By Linda Fox | March 17, 2020
Economic, political uncertainty, employment and travel restrictions top the list of concerns for businesses during this challenging period for both the immediate and long term, WYSE says. Read More
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"Nothing will be the same": How Italian hoteliers are coping with coronavirus fallout
By Mitra Sorrells | March 16, 2020
Giancarlo Carniani - Phocuswright analyst, hotelier and president of the hotel association in Florence, Italy - explains why hoteliers are "furious" at Booking.com and why the hospitality industry will... Read More
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Sounding Off: All that talk about being brilliant communicators should be real
Sounding Off: All that talk about being brilliant communicators should be real
Now that marketing is all over the place for a few months, communications has to be the channel that travel brands focus their efforts on. Read More
Interview | Online
Will the coronavirus outbreak force hotels to adapt to new technologies quicker?
Will the coronavirus outbreak force hotels to adapt to new technologies quicker?
By Gregor Amon - Hotel Data Cloud  | March 13, 2020
When it comes to hotels, you can bet that hotel owners and managers are reeling, trying to come up with a plan to address coronavirus, but more importantly, to have strategies to recoup their losses... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Online travel stocks have fallen 38% in 2020 (mainly due to the coronavirus)
Online travel stocks have fallen 38% in 2020 (mainly due to the coronavirus)
By Steven Lerner | March 13, 2020
Most of the value has been decimated due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, with bookings declining and analysts anticipating a long-term impact.  Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Taptrip on partnerships, consumer tech and distribution giants
VIDEO: Taptrip on partnerships, consumer tech and distribution giants
By Linda Fox | March 12, 2020
Corporate travel tech startup Taptrip joins PhocusWire in the studio at Travel Technology Europe. Read More
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