Phocuswright Conference 2017


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Three months in - what are you reading and what are we doing?
By Kevin May | February 1, 2018
We've been looking back this at our first three months at PhocusWire - and wanted to share some details with you. Read More
News | Online
Video: How a travel startup uses Blockchain as part of a wider service
Video: How a travel startup uses Blockchain as part of a wider service
By Kevin May | January 23, 2018
For all the talk of Blockchain-led services on the verge of disrupting the travel industry, there still seems to be very few brands putting it at the heart of what they do. Read More
News | Technology
QOTW: Something about being big and getting bigger
QOTW: Something about being big and getting bigger
By PhocusWire | January 19, 2018
Quote from Glenn Fogel, CEO of the Priceline Group. Read More
News | Online
Building the PhocusWire team - one playlist at a time
Building the PhocusWire team - one playlist at a time
By Kevin May | January 18, 2018
PhocusWire has been operating for two months and, after a hugely successful launchpad at The Phocuswright Conference, we're finding our rhythm as a news operation. Read More
Opinion | Online
Video: Wildest dreams didn't predict success of Booking.com
Video: Wildest dreams didn't predict success of Booking.com
By Kevin May | January 16, 2018
Depending on who you ask, Booking.com is either the finest example of an online travel success story or a giant of the industry that hotels love to hate. Read More
News | Online
Video: Don't believe the hype of digital assistants - embrace it
Video: Don't believe the hype of digital assistants - embrace it
By Kevin May | January 10, 2018
The emergence of digital assistants in the past few years has excited many people in the travel brands. Read More
News | Technology
Video: Three approaches to running a travel startup
Video: Three approaches to running a travel startup
By Kevin May | January 9, 2018
One has taken in around $450 million funding. Another hasn't brought in any outside capital investment. The other a modest $1.5 million. Read More
News | Startups
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Startups
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Startups
By PhocusWire | December 18, 2017
The notion that business-to-business travel startups have a far higher chance of succeeding than consumer-facing businesses is nothing new. Read More
Opinion | Startups
Q&A Lottery - Expedia Media Solutions, TourRadar, Rezgo, Crafted Comms
Q&A Lottery - Expedia Media Solutions, TourRadar, Rezgo, Crafted Comms
By Kevin May | December 15, 2017
Regular viewers of the PundIT Show will know about our QandA Lottery - a quick game that we sometimes play at the end of episodes. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Next generation on what excites them in travel tech
VIDEO: Next generation on what excites them in travel tech
By Kevin May | December 12, 2017
It's usually the people at the top of big companies that get all the attention, both in terms of events and announcements. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Breathing new life into distribution of hotels
VIDEO: Breathing new life into distribution of hotels
By Kevin May | December 11, 2017
We are forever hearing that the hotel model is under threat from, well, basically everything and everyone. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
There are a number of comments that often float about during travel startup pitch events - many of them not very positive. Read More
News | Technology
Startups and model shifts - every PundIT Show so far
Startups and model shifts - every PundIT Show so far
By Kevin May | December 1, 2017
We hosted eight of the initial run of PhocusWire PundIT Shows over the course of almost three days at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: HomeAway on new eras in technology
By Kevin May | November 29, 2017
One of the most thought provoking talks during The Phocuswright Conference came courtesy of John Kim, president of HomeAway. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: PhocusWire PundIT Show - Episode 8
By Kevin May | November 27, 2017
With almost three days of activity on-stage and lots of gossip in the hallways, our three guests have plenty to summarise from The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Startups