Packaging


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the packaging and package travel sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
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Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
By Kevin May | March 4, 2021
The company says the fourth quarter of 2020, when revenues were down 40% on 2019, reflected a narrowing of the declines from a pandemic-hit year as domestic travel continued its strong recovery. Read More
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Expedia Group sells Classic Vacations packaging brand
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | March 2, 2021
Classic will operate as a standalone company, with president David Hu and his leadership team remaining in place; and its headquarters will stay in San Jose. Read More
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Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
By Kevin May | March 2, 2021
The body check on marketing spend by the two giants of online travel in 2020 ends a run of gradually slowing increases in prior years. Read More
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eDreams Odigeo says it's ready to seize post-pandemic demand
eDreams Odigeo says it's ready to seize post-pandemic demand
By Kevin May | February 25, 2021
The online travel agency group reckons the business is "agile and nimble" enough to adapt quickly when travel markets open up over the next few months in its core European consumer base. Read More
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Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
By Jill Menze | February 17, 2021
Travel + Leisure Co., formerly known as Wyndham Destinations, has launched a vacation booking platform as part of the company's rebrand. Read More
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U.K. regulator puts pressure on Lastminute.com Group over refunds
U.K. regulator puts pressure on Lastminute.com Group over refunds
By Linda Fox | February 15, 2021
The online travel group has apologized to customers still awaiting a refund and has detailed an action plan to the U.K. regulator. Read More
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G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
By Kevin May | February 11, 2021
It is only the second time in the brand's history that it has disclosed external funding, although both occasions were via private equity agreements. Read More
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Lastminute.com Group ends 2020 with 62% collapse in revenue
Lastminute.com Group ends 2020 with 62% collapse in revenue
By Kevin May | February 10, 2021
The online travel agency business brought in €128.9 million in core revenues over the 12-month, pandemic-hit period. Read More
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TUI continues cost-saving program, looks to summer recovery
By Linda Fox | February 9, 2021
The tour operation giant confirmed its third financial package of €1.8 billion, which will help the business bridge liquidity to the summer months. Read More
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Fastpayhotels acquires accommodation business assets of North America Destinations
Fastpayhotels acquires accommodation business assets of North America Destinations
By Kevin May | February 9, 2021
Some 300 clients of North America Destinations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Colombia will also get last-minute availability and access to thousands of vacation rental... Read More
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How payments technology will fuel travel rebound
How payments technology will fuel travel rebound
By Yuval Ziv – Nuvei | February 8, 2021
Here are six best practices from a recent white paper that travel operators can - and are – implementing to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Read More
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On the Beach hopes to boost market share through recent investments
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2021
On the Beach says consumer demand is very weak currently with traffic, bookings and online marketing spend for four months ended January 31, 2021, down more than 70%. Read More
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Kiwi.com draws rash of complaints for not paying air refunds
Kiwi.com draws rash of complaints for not paying air refunds
By Jaime Biesiada - Travel Weekly | February 4, 2021
The agency is accused of not dispersing refunds on air travel canceled by airlines due to COVID-19. It claims the refunds have been delayed by the volume of requests due to the pandemic. Read More
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Expedia opens up discount rates to COVID-hit travel agency partners
Expedia opens up discount rates to COVID-hit travel agency partners
By Kevin May | February 3, 2021
The company's affiliate program, which has around 10,000 agency partners, will be opened up so that exclusive rates for hotel and air ticket packages are available for all. Read More
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