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As ride-hail companies recover, there are too few drivers to meet demand
As ride-hail companies recover, there are too few drivers to meet demand
By Dawit Habtemariam - BTN | April 15, 2021
Ride-hailing companies are reporting a shortage of drivers as demand for their services picks up.... Read More
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Bandwango raises $3M to build its activities platform for destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 14, 2021
Bandwango's Destination Experience Engine packages free and paid experiences that DMOs and other... Read More
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PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media
PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media
By PhocusWire | April 14, 2021
Our third PhocusWire Pulse concentrates on social media, examining issues ranging from influencers,... Read More
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Short-term rental occupancy reaches all-time high
Short-term rental occupancy reaches all-time high
By Jill Menze | April 14, 2021
According to AirDNA, short-term rental occupancy in the U.S. rose to 60.9% in March 2021 – a new... Read More
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Grab files for IPO through SPAC partnership with Altimeter
Grab files for IPO through SPAC partnership with Altimeter
By Kevin May | April 13, 2021
Grab is expected to be valued at almost $40 billion as a result the IPO announced today and slated to... Read More
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Vrbo puts new emphasis on helping its best hosts
Vrbo puts new emphasis on helping its best hosts
By Kevin May | April 13, 2021
To qualify as a Premier Host, owners must have a 90% or higher acceptance rate of guests, have... Read More
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Overwhelming majority of Americans will travel this year
Overwhelming majority of Americans will travel this year
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | April 13, 2021
Travel Technology Association’s poll found that 80% of respondents are likely to travel in 2021.... Read More
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Windows of opportunity - optimizing receptiveness in a scattered guest journey
Windows of opportunity - optimizing receptiveness in a scattered guest journey
By Jantien Abma - Oaky | April 12, 2021
In this tense period for the hospitality industry, every little bit of revenue counts – but every... Read More
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My Method... How Vrbo is using a privacy-conscious marketing strategy
By Wendell Lansford - Wyng | April 12, 2021
In the first three months, 80,000 users completed the Vrbo Vacay Finder quiz and 25% of them clicked... Read More
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Sounding Off: Travelers may have other goals than doing the right thing
Sounding Off: Travelers may have other goals than doing the right thing
By PhocusWire | April 9, 2021
The best hope that anyone can have right now is that people will actually come through on the... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
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Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More
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