Packaging


Ctrip ticks $4.5B annual revenue level for the first time
Ctrip ticks $4.5B annual revenue level for the first time
By Kevin May | March 5, 2019
Ctrip cited "robust growth momentum" in its international business during 2018, but despite the uptick in overall annual revenue, Ctrip saw a decline of 19% in fourth quarter revenues to $1.1... Read More
News | Online
Peakwork invests in Chinese partner Zhouyou Technology
Peakwork invests in Chinese partner Zhouyou Technology
By Kevin May | February 25, 2019
Zhouyou Technology received an undisclosed investment from its European partner Peakwork, in a bid to expand dynamic packaging services in China. Read More
News | Distribution
China series part 1 overview
China, part 1: The big (and getting bigger) picture
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2019
Travel brands and suppliers need to be aware that the Chinese travel market is not only growing - it is also changing. Read More
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Switchfly in new hands as private equity firms take over loyalty tech provider
Switchfly in new hands as private equity firms take over loyalty tech provider
By Kevin May | January 29, 2019
Golub Capital and L Capital take a controlling stake in the business, with a new CEO coming in as former boss steps down. Read More
News | Technology
MakeMyTrip posts gains in revenue and bookings as overall loss figure narrows
MakeMyTrip posts gains in revenue and bookings as overall loss figure narrows
By Kevin May | January 24, 2019
Total gross booking volumes hit $1.41 billion, up by 32% on the same period in 2017 - pushing loss figure down to $22.9 million. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 18, 2019
Uplift is the leading provider of flexible, seamless, pay-over-time consumer financing solutions for the travel industry. Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: PerfectStay - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: PerfectStay - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 18, 2019
Big brands can fully realize their potential for packaged travel sales with this B2B travel operator. Read More
Interview | Startups
REPORT: Dynamic travel packaging - The next game-changer
REPORT: Dynamic travel packaging - The next game-changer
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2019
Dynamic packaging has been growing and evolving for the past ten years and this trend will continue to 2020 and beyond. This in-depth report finds out why. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Ryanair closes key part of "Amazon Of Travel" strategy: Ryanair Holidays
Ryanair closes key part of "Amazon Of Travel" strategy: Ryanair Holidays
By Kevin May | January 14, 2019
The product was a major component of the low-cost carrier's strategy to dive deep into the world of airline retail - but the service has come to an end after just two years. Read More
News | Online
Myths about being the "Amazon Of Travel" (and other retail challenges)
Myths about being the "Amazon Of Travel" (and other retail challenges)
By Kieron Branagan - OpenJaw Technologies | January 10, 2019
I have found that there are a set of common themes and common challenges that come through during conversations with airlines. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
VIDEO: Odysseus Solutions - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Odysseus Solutions - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 3, 2019
A mobile-ready booking engine to dynamically build cruise packages using individual flight schedules, transfer times and cruise departures. Read More
Interview | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Jubel combines high-tech and high-touch trip-planning
By Mitra Sorrells | December 28, 2018
Jubel combines artificial intelligence and travel specialists to create customized proposals - including destinations, hotels and transportation – based on clients' personal preferences and styles.... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Affirm - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Affirm - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
Affirm allows your customers to pay for their trips over time via monthly installments offered at the point of sale. Read More
Interview | Technology
Nezasa lands $2.5M round to expand TripBuilder agent tech
Nezasa lands $2.5M round to expand TripBuilder agent tech
By Kevin May | December 24, 2018
Swiss startup Nezasa has secured a $2.5 million funding round in a package led by SVC For Risk Capital. Read More
News | Technology
Tourlane 24 million series b
Tourlane raises $24M for agent-led trip tool, plans to nearly double staff
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2018
Berlin-based Tourlane, which offers online booking of custom itineraries planned by travel specialists, has raised $24 million in Series B funding.   Read More
News | Startups