Packaging


Low-cost carrier apps benefiting from diverse ancillary offerings
Low-cost carrier apps benefiting from diverse ancillary offerings
By Jill Menze | May 2, 2018
As travelers grow accustomed to individualized offerings - paying for things like insurance, baggage and seat and meal selection separately - airlines stand to gain by unbundling services. Read More
News | Technology
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MGM Resorts taps Expedia to grow package bookings in Vegas
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2018
To boost customer acquisition at its properties in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International is operating its package booking platform using Expedia Powered Technology. Read More
News | Online
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
By Mitra Sorrells | April 13, 2018
TravelTriangle, an India-based online marketplace, has raised $12 million in a series C funding round.   Read More
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In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
Hotel brands, travel tech providers, airline vacation packaging groups and others use Wayblazer’s AI-powered recommendation engine to help travelers find the best destinations and products. Read More
Interview | Technology
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
By Jill Menze | April 11, 2018
Sabre president and CEO Sean Menke has a new vision for how tech will reimagine the business of travel. Read More
News | Technology
MakeMyTrip Flipkart partnership
MakeMyTrip boosts distribution with Flipkart partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2018
Less than a month after buzz circulated that Amazon could make a move into travel – again – one of its biggest e-commerce competitors is doing just that. Read More
News | Distribution
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Amadeus, Hotelbeds, Interjet and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2018
Amadeus adds tours from Bookingkit… Hotelbeds group succeeds through its API… Interjet signs deal with Sabre… Philippine Airlines works toward five-star rating… Peakwork introduces new solutions… Read More
Notated News | Technology
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The state of influencer marketing for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2018
Photos, blog posts and other content shared by social media influencers can be an effective way for brands to communicate with consumers – particularly since surveys have found that between one-third to... Read More
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Amadeus takes majority control of Hiberus, changes name to Travel IMS
Amadeus takes majority control of Hiberus, changes name to Travel IMS
By Kevin May | March 26, 2018
Hiberus Travel IO Solutions, an inventory management provider to tour operators, is now 95% owned by Amadeus. Read More
News | Technology
Tourlane $8.5M funding
Tourlane raises $8.5M to expand custom trip-planning platform
By Mitra Sorrells | March 23, 2018
Berlin-based Tourlane has secured $8.5 million to expand its service that combines the customized offerings of a traditional travel agent with the ease of online booking. Read More
News | Startups
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Research Spotlight: How can cruise and packaged travel work together?
By Jill Menze | March 19, 2018
The cruise and packaged travel segments have key similarities that separate them from other areas of the industry. Read More
News | Distribution
Emirates Vacations puts AI-powered chatbot directly into ads
Emirates Vacations puts AI-powered chatbot directly into ads
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2018
Travel brands have been using chatbots for some time, on their websites and through Facebook Messenger, to engage customers with a conversational interface.   Read More
News | Online
MakeMyTrip narrows losses amid revenue boost
MakeMyTrip narrows losses amid revenue boost
By Kevin May | February 8, 2018
Indian online travel agency giant MakeMyTrip reduced losses and saw a significant jump in revenue in last quarter of 2017. Read More
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Nordic Choice blockchain test Winding Tree
Q&A: How - and why - Nordic Choice Hotels is testing blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2018
Could an open-source blockchain-based distribution system stimulate innovative solutions from travel industry startups, provide more choices to travelers, and drive more revenue to suppliers?  Read More
News | Technology
JetBlue AI CruisingStore
JetBlue modernizes cruise booking platform with AI
By Mitra Sorrells | January 25, 2018
Personalization has become the holy grail for travel companies looking to meet the needs of their customers – in part because consumers have been accustomed to a customized shopping experience across... Read More
News | Technology
Phocuswright Europe 2018 - Amsterdam program is a go
Phocuswright Europe 2018 - Amsterdam program is a go
By PhocusWire | January 15, 2018
Distribution, packaging, Asia Pacific, tours and attractions - just a few of the hot topics featured at this year’s Phocuswright Europe event. Read More
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Thomas Cook talks up digital reboot with Expedia
By Kevin May | November 28, 2017
Thomas Cook has spent a long time trying to figure out what to do when it comes to providing online services to customers. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: State of the digital travel world
By Kevin May | November 24, 2017
From the power of (some) online travel agencies, to who wins in the world of mobile travel services. Read More
News | Online
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Welcome to a world of extremely dynamic packaging
By Dirk Rogl - Phocuswright | November 9, 2017
Something is going on in the European leisure travel market – in part, due to the distribution strategies of airlines and hotels. Read More
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