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Hornblower Group rebrands experiences portfolio, acquires tour operator Walks
Hornblower Group rebrands experiences portfolio, acquires tour operator Walks
By Jill Menze | April 6, 2021
Hornblower Group is rebranding its water- and land-based portfolio as City Experiences and growing its... Read More
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The data conundrum for travel marketers in 2021
The data conundrum for travel marketers in 2021
By Chris Heike - Koddi | April 6, 2021
As the industry enters peak travel season, marketers are faced with a question that most are not... Read More
Opinion | Online
Hipmunk founders launch Flight Penguin to take on Kayak in metasearch
Hipmunk founders launch Flight Penguin to take on Kayak in metasearch
By Jill Menze | April 5, 2021
Founded by Hipmunk's Adam Goldstein and Steve Huffman, Flight Penguin is a Chrome extension that shows... Read More
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Sherpa launches maps that track COVID-related travel policies
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2021
Travel brands can integrate the map into their websites and apps, and it can be accessed directly from... Read More
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VIDEO: Bringing loyalty to travel's hottest sector
VIDEO: Bringing loyalty to travel's hottest sector
By PhocusWire | April 5, 2021
While the sector is not new by any means, brands are still unsure of the best way to gain loyalty from... Read More
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"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
By Michael Becker and Adam Hanft | April 5, 2021
In a post-pandemic world, Marketing of Care can help travel marketers promote destinations through a... Read More
Opinion | Online
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2021
The real test of the company comes from hereon with its quarterly figures, strategic initiatives that... Read More
Interview | Online
Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative
Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2021
Our guest for this episode of Future-Proofing Travel is Stephanie Jones, founder and CEO of the... Read More
News | Online
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Expedia launches virtual agent for advisors and travelers
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | April 2, 2021
Advisors who are members of the Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Program can use the virtual agent to... Read More
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Vrbo targets Airbnb “Superhosts” as rental competition heats up
By Jill Menze | April 1, 2021
Vrbo is offering experienced short-term rental hosts increased visibility through its new Fast Start... Read More
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