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.

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | September 17, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | September 17, 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
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
News / Online
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2021
Called Travel + Leisure Club, the subscription service offers members access to preferred pricing, concierge services, exclusive experiences and a magazine subscription for $9.95 per month. Read More
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
News / Startups
Travelport gives marketing innovation challenge to startups
By Kevin May | September 2, 2021
Travelport Accelerator is part of a new service called Travelport Focus, designed to concentrate on innovation in the industry and which is also supported by AWS. Read More
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
From Our Partners / Online
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
By Hollis Thomases - PhocusWire | August 25, 2021
This exclusive report, produced by PhocusWire in association with TINT, examines what has come before and what comes next for travel brands as they utilize social to assist in their recovery efforts. Read More
How subscription models can democratize luxury travel
Opinion / Online
How subscription models can democratize luxury travel
By Brent Handler - Inspirato | August 20, 2021
Subscription-based innovations can bridge the affluent consumer’s desire for seamless travel experiences with accelerated upside for B2B travel purveyors. Read More
Despegar revenues up against 2020, still around half of 2019
News / Online
Despegar revenues up against 2020, still around half of 2019
By Kevin May | August 19, 2021
Latin America-focused Despegar captured $61 million in revenue in the second quarter of 2021, indicating a gradual uptick in activity in the region. Read More
Hyatt acquires Apple Leisure Group for $2.7B
News / Online
Hyatt acquires Apple Leisure Group for $2.7B
By Kevin May | August 16, 2021
Included in the deal are all of ALG's subsidiaries, including the Trisept Solutions travel technology wing that provides tools for leisure travel operators. Read More
Lastminute.com Group points to strong travel rebound as financials improve
News / Online
Lastminute.com Group points to strong travel rebound as financials improve
By Kevin May | August 5, 2021
The jump of 213% year-over-year points to a strong rebound for the business, especially in June when income was in line with pre-COVID levels despite lower booking volumes. Read More
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
News / Technology
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
What is the appeal of buy-now-pay-later for brands? What segments of the industry is it more popular than others? And what effect does it have on the business models of exissting brands? Read More
TravelLocal raises £2.5M to expand tailor-made tours, merges with Trip.me
News / Online
TravelLocal raises £2.5M to expand tailor-made tours, merges with Trip.me
By Kevin May | August 2, 2021
The deal is being touted as a means to capitalize on the anticipated boom in demand with a "once in a generation" opportunity to bring two growing brands together. Read More
exoticca-$30M-funding
News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million. Read More
misterfly-10M-funding
News / Online
MisterFly looks to recovery with €10M investment round
By Linda Fox | July 28, 2021
Investment will go towards strengthening the company's financial position, technology development and potential acquisitions. Read More
Refunds, enhanced cleaning drive booking decisions - not price
News / Online
Refunds, enhanced cleaning drive booking decisions - not price
By Jill Menze | July 28, 2021
According to a new report from Expedia Group, price is not the primary driver behind traveler booking decisions. Read More
MakeMyTrip weathers Delta variant storm as revenues climb
News / Online
MakeMyTrip weathers Delta variant storm as revenues climb
By Kevin May | July 28, 2021
MakeMyTrip saw revenues jump to $33 million in the second quarter of 2021, despite the Delta variant of COVID-19 hitting travel plans in the company's domestic market. Read More