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.

flyr-acquires-faredirect-xcheck
News / Technology
Flyr boosts airline revenue tech, acquires Faredirect and xCheck
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2021
Flyr adds ancillary revenue capabilities and fare marketing technology to its existing revenue optimization tech. Read More
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
News / Startups
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
By Kevin May | September 2, 2021
Travelport Accelerator is part of a new service called Travelport Focus, designed to concentrate on innovation in the industry and which is also supported by AWS. Read More
ATPCO shifts infrastructure to the cloud through Amazon Web Services
News / Distribution
ATPCO shifts infrastructure to the cloud through Amazon Web Services
September 2, 2021
The airline fare-filing and retailing service says the move will allow it to modernize its applications to accelerate expansion to airlines and other partners. Read More
yatra-ebix-legal-proceedings
News / Online
Yatra claims of merger sabotage by Ebix dismissed in court
By Linda Fox | September 2, 2021
Yatra terminated the merger agreement with Ebix in June 2020 and filed legal proceedings. Read More
High-tech vs. high-touch: Emerging stronger amid crossroads of two hospitality trends
From Our Partners / Distribution
High-tech vs. high-touch: Emerging stronger amid crossroads of two hospitality trends
By Dan O'Keefe - Amadeus Hospitality | September 2, 2021
New trends offer fresh hope for hospitality as sales and operational teams prepare for the new world of travel. Read More
edreams-q1-2022-results
News / Online
eDreams Odigeo claims bookings are exceeding pre-pandemic levels
By Linda Fox | September 1, 2021
The Spain-based company says bookings in July and August accelerated further compared to full-year 2019 figures. Read More
VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
News / Online
VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
By PhocusWire | September 1, 2021
It's not exactly game on just yet, in the battle by brands to wean themselves off the Google machine, but there is change afoot that could last beyond the pandemic recovery period. Read More
tmc-role-post-pandemic
Opinion / Distribution
Travel management company roles grow as business travelers venture out
By Gavin Smith - Element | August 31, 2021
Business travelers will be even more reliant on the expert knowledge of TMCs going forward. Read More
What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
News / Online
What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
By Jill Menze | August 31, 2021
According to new research, Gen Z travelers favor online travel agencies as well as travel brands that echo their values. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Travel Marketing Tactics
News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Travel Marketing Tactics
By PhocusWire | August 31, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from challenges for DMOs, death of cookies, retargeting, Google, targeting niches and lots more. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Aeropaye uses blockchain to automate airline refunds
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2021
 Aeropaye automates the processing of refunds for delayed or cancelled flights, using distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and NDC.   Read More
Travelport claims Delta GDS deal brings agency incentives
News / Distribution
Travelport claims Delta GDS deal brings agency incentives
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | August 31, 2021
The new GDS agreement the pair will give travel agencies a chance to earn additional incentives when they augment ticket sales with ancillary items, such as boarding privileges and seat upgrades. Read More
Travel has new flavors to understand and devour
Opinion / Online
Travel has new flavors to understand and devour
By Andreas Spycher - Mastercard | August 30, 2021
Travel companies are exploring how to satisfy urges from consumers to travel again. The challenge is how to appeal to constantly evolving tastes. Read More
OTAs vs. supplier-direct bookings in Eastern Europe
News / Distribution
OTAs vs. supplier-direct bookings in Eastern Europe
By Phocuswright Research | August 30, 2021
In Eastern Europe, travel market distribution will shift online over the next four years, prompted by near-universal internet access and smartphone use. Read More
transparent-rental-review-data
News / Online
The power of reviews in the short-term rental sector
By Mitra Sorrells | August 30, 2021
Quantity and quality of reviews matter for alternative accommodations, and new data shows those factors vary based on the size of properties being managed. Read More