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.

 alt='nezasa-acquired-tripyeah'  Title='nezasa-acquired-tripyeah'
News / Technology
Nezasa adds flight routing optimization tech with TripYeah acquisition
By Jill Menze | October 3, 2022
Nezasa will integrate TripYeah’s flight route optimization technology into its portfolio of solutions for travel management companies. Read More
 alt='Tripshifu main 3'  Title='Tripshifu main 3'
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripshifu connects experienced travelers with those seeking advice
By Kathryn Walson | September 26, 2022
The co-founders realized that people have the best travel experiences when they take recommendations from people in their social circle.  Read More
 alt='trip-com-group-q2-2022'  Title='trip-com-group-q2-2022'
News / Online Group sees signs of optimism despite revenue drop in Q2
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2022 Group's total revenue in the second quarter of this year came in at $598 million, down 32% from the same period in 2021 and down 2% compared to the prior quarter.   Read More
 alt='Intrepid acquisition main'  Title='Intrepid acquisition main'
News / Online
Intrepid Travel acquires Australian tour operator Joob
By Kathryn Walson | September 13, 2022
Australia-based Intrepid Travel says the acquisition will bolster the growth of its DMC in Australia, which was created in 2021. Read More
 alt='Multi-day packaged tours specialist Exoticca snags €20M for growth in North America, Latin America'  Title='Multi-day packaged tours specialist Exoticca snags €20M for growth in North America, Latin America'
News / Online
Multi-day packaged tours specialist Exoticca snags €20M for growth in North America, Latin America
By Jill Menze | September 12, 2022
The financing brings the Barcelona-based company’s total funding to €66 million. Read More
 alt='Eddy Travels'  Title='Eddy Travels'
News / Startups
TripAdd acquires AI-powered chatbot solution Eddy Travels
By Kathryn Walson | September 8, 2022
Ancillary travel product marketplace TripAdd plans to grow revenue with the B2B Eddy chatbot service. Read More
 alt='earnings-roundup-ihg-hostelworld-tui'  Title='earnings-roundup-ihg-hostelworld-tui'
News / Online
Earnings roundup: TUI Group, IHG, Hostelworld
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2022
TUI Group, IHG and Hostelworld all reported strong financial results for the second quarter of 2022. Read More
 alt='Travel startup Fora wants to reinvent the travel agent'  Title='Travel startup Fora wants to reinvent the travel agent'
News / Online
Travel startup Fora wants to reinvent the travel agent
By Jill Menze | August 11, 2022
Tech-powered travel agency Fora, which just raised $13.5 million, provides resources to anyone looking for a career as a travel advisor. Read More
 alt='Travel sector most likely to see subscription growth'  Title='Travel sector most likely to see subscription growth'
News / Online
Travel sector most likely to see subscription growth
By Jill Menze | August 9, 2022
Among subscription sectors, travel is the most likely to see subscription growth from both existing and new members over the next 12 months. Read More
 alt='connexpay-phocuswright-europe'  Title='connexpay-phocuswright-europe'
From Our Partners / Startups
VIDEO: ConnexPay on increasing efficiency and profit in travel payments
By PhocusWire | July 19, 2022
On the heels of its fifth anniversary, ConnexPay is going after international expansion, starting in Europe. Read More
 alt='vakantiediscounter-3i'  Title='vakantiediscounter-3i'
News / Online
Online travel packages site VakantieDiscounter gets fresh investment
By Linda Fox | July 14, 2022
Netherlands-based online travel agency VakantieDiscounter provides holiday package deals and is part of Otravo. Read More
 alt='Attribute-based shopping boosts value for hotel guests'  Title='Attribute-based shopping boosts value for hotel guests'
News / Distribution
Attribute-based shopping boosts value for hotel guests
By Kathryn Walson | June 29, 2022
Attribute-based shopping is likely to increase traveler value, certainty and satisfaction among hotel guests, a new survey shows. Read More
 alt='paddle-boarding'  Title='paddle-boarding'
News / Startups
Journee lands £1.75M for mystery trip service
By Linda Fox | June 28, 2022
Founded in 2019, Journee matches travelers with "mystery" trips by collecting their preferences around budget, dates, location and experiences. Read More
 alt='jetblue-paisly-updates'  Title='jetblue-paisly-updates'
News / Online
JetBlue's trip booking platform adds Peek, Vacasa inventory
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2022
JetBlue's trip booking platform Paisly now includes activities inventory from Peek and vacation rentals from Vacasa. Read More
 alt='traveltech-show-web3'  Title='traveltech-show-web3'
News / Technology
Travel industry sees marketing potential in web3
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2022
Travel marketers are keen to explore technologies such as the metaverse, AI and NFTs. Read More