Packaging


Pickyourtrail Tourism Australia partnership
Travel tech startup Pickyourtrail targets booming market of Indian travelers to Australia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 17, 2019
Indian travel planning startup Pickyourtrail is partnering with Tourism Australia to target the booming market of Indian travelers to that country. Read More
News | Startups
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2019
For the second piece in our series on India, we talk to some of the country's travel industry investors and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities and challenges of the market. Read More
News | Startups
Why travel marketers must be always on and multichannel
Why travel marketers must be always on and multichannel
By Stephen Taylor - Sojern  | July 4, 2019
To be successful in this era of convergence, travel providers must think more strategically, not just about inventory, but about how they’re selling entire experiences. Read More
Opinion | Online
Sabre broadens hospitality offerings with retail push, new lodging APIs
Sabre broadens hospitality offerings with retail push, new lodging APIs
By Jill Menze | June 27, 2019
At the Sabre Technology Exchange, the company detailed how hotels can benefit from its Intelligent Retailing platform and announced the launch of Content Services for Lodging. Read More
News | Technology
The evolution of the user experience in online business travel
The evolution of the user experience in online business travel
By Simon Carmouche - PredictX  | June 19, 2019
It feels like the industry is finally getting around to giving some long-overdue attention to the relative quality of the user experience of booking and trip itinerary management. Maybe not? Read More
Opinion | Online
Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | June 19, 2019
Hotels can fend off threats from outside by adopting a retailing mindset and using tech that supports their model, rather than relying on outdated property management systems. Read More
News | Online
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Stride walks away with $2.5M in funding for multiday packages platform
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
Stride adds $2.5 million to its coffers and launches its TripFinder feature to match travelers to their ideal trips. Read More
News | Startups
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The A-to-Gen Z of travel loyalty
By Craig Brennan - SwitchFly  | June 14, 2019
The next generation of consumers don’t want one-size-fits-all rewards. They want to be recognized as individuals and they want rewards that are relevant to their needs and to their travel journey. Read More
Opinion | Online
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
By Kevin May | June 12, 2019
The group's CEO is a DJ-turned-entrepreneur having founded brands such as MrJet in Sweden and, more recently alongside overseeing Travelstart, investing in other startups. Read More
Interview | Online
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Amadeus on an exciting evolution for online travel agencies
VIDEO: Amadeus on an exciting evolution for online travel agencies
By PhocusWire | June 5, 2019
Online travel agencies hold an important position in the ecosystem of search and buying travel products on the web. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2019
Welcome to a new era of low-cost billing and payment in travel thanks to distributed ledger technology. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Exoticca - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Exoticca - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 3, 2019
The curated marketplace for best value long-haul tour packages. Read More
Interview | Online
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VIDEO: HolidayPirates on winning social media and not using Google
By Kevin May | May 30, 2019
HolidayPirates is another of the outliers in the world of online travel in Europe that probably doesn't get the attention that it deserves. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: NannyBag - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: NannyBag - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 30, 2019
Changing the way people travel with a luggage solution for every destination.  Read More
Interview | Startups