Opinion
Loyalty in travel during a time of fear starts with the refund
Loyalty in travel during a time of fear starts with the refund
By Matt Walker - LikeWhere  | April 1, 2020
The refund process for travel brands, at a moment when the operational parts of a business are in overdrive, is going to expose the culture of many brands, in the coming days.... Read More
Opinion | Online
Travel venture funding is not over - startups just need to be smarter and prepared
Travel venture funding is not over - startups just need to be smarter and prepared
By Partners at Ennea Capital  | March 30, 2020
An overview of the current investor sentiment and impact on startup funding in the short and medium term, as well as likely outcomes for the industry.... Read More
Opinion | Startups
Sounding Off: Travel bailouts are not simple tasks to manage
Sounding Off: Travel bailouts are not simple tasks to manage
By PhocusWire | March 27, 2020
 It seems more likely that any form of state aid will go only to propping up the travel-facing operations that inspire people to travel or are functional elements of a trip. Not the ecosystem behind it.... Read More
Interview | Technology
Tours are at an absolute low - here’s how they can recover after COVID-19
Tours are at an absolute low - here’s how they can recover after COVID-19
By Alex Govoreanu - Questo  | March 26, 2020
It's starting to look like a perfectly terrifying mix between the Spanish Flu and the Great Depression, with the tours and activities sector likely to never be the same again.... Read More
Opinion | Online
Sounding Off: Rules are there to be broken
Sounding Off: Rules are there to be broken
By PhocusWire | March 20, 2020
It wouldn't be at all surprising if there is a movement that eventually emerges which proposes tearing up the industry's old rule books and demands that business is carried out in a more caring way.... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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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
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Why long-term vision is critical to emergency measures and contingency planning
By Tedd Evers - TripTuner  | March 19, 2020
What if by cutting staff across the board, we might impede future growth? Is there another way?... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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How to survive the coronavirus as a travel startup
By Voyager HQ  | March 19, 2020
Voyager HQ compiled tips from entrepreneurs in its network on how startups can withstand the coronavirus crisis.... Read More
Opinion | Startups
The coronavirus effect: How travel brands should adjust ad spend
The coronavirus effect: How travel brands should adjust ad spend
By Koddi  | March 18, 2020
Here are insights and recommendations as to how travel brands should be thinking about their spending patterns in light of the ever-evolving coronavirus situation.... Read More
Opinion | Online
Travel’s last big trauma offers few clues for the future
Travel’s last big trauma offers few clues for the future
By Maggie Rauch  | March 17, 2020
Both 9/11 and the coronavirus pandemic hit travel hard and fast - but the fallout from coronavirus could be much more severe.... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
We haven't been here before
We haven't been here before
By Kevin May | March 16, 2020
The industry needs smart thinking, collective responsibility and action from brands, an ability to be realistic about how to dig itself out the various holes it will inevitably find itself in and, most importantly, realizing that we can understand and learn from others that perhaps we have ignored before.... Read More
News | Online
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Coronavirus and economic uncertainty: Technology strategies hoteliers should evaluate to weather the storm
By Matt Melymuka and Andrew Bartusiak - PeakSpan Capital  | March 16, 2020
As operational budgets come under increasing scrutiny and hoteliers are forced to cut spending in various areas, forward-thinking organizations should consider increasing investment in strategic technology platforms.... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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 once we are past the current crisis.... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Protecting the business traveler at home and abroad during coronavirus
Protecting the business traveler at home and abroad during coronavirus
By Leslie Kurkjian Crowe - TripActions  | March 10, 2020
What can businesses do to provide sufficient health, safety and security for those employees that are traveling?... Read More
Opinion | Online
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