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LIVE BLOG: Impact of coronavirus on the travel industry
By PhocusWire | April 6, 2020
PhocusWire's live blog is charting official announcements from travel brands, reports via our own family of media outlets and news from around the web. Read More
News | Online
Loyalty in travel during a time of fear starts with the refund
Loyalty in travel during a time of fear starts with the refund
By Matt Walker - LikeWhere  | April 1, 2020
The refund process for travel brands, at a moment when the operational parts of a business are in overdrive, is going to expose the culture of many brands, in the coming days. Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb apologizes to hosts, dedicates $250M to coronavirus-related cancelations
Airbnb apologizes to hosts, dedicates $250M to coronavirus-related cancelations
By Jill Menze | March 30, 2020
In a letter sent to hosts, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says he's “sorry” for mangling communication about refund policies. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb hosts in China are “confident” about market recovery
By Jill Menze | March 27, 2020
According to data from Airbnb, 99% of hosts in China feel positively or neutral about engaging in the short-term rental market following the COVID-19 outbreak, while 1% say they will “definitely not”... Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! Everything you need to know about the short-term rental market and tech
WEBINAR REPLAY! Everything you need to know about the short-term rental market and tech
By PhocusWire | March 25, 2020
What does the future hold for ADR and occupancy? What can you do to stay ahead of the curve? How can you make more money? The facts and stats are numerous and revealing so don’t miss a minute of this... Read More
News | Distribution
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Confronted by crisis, travel startups weigh difficult - and personal - decisions
By Jill Menze | March 24, 2020
Not only are startups equipped with fewer resources, funds and time, but also, the close-knit nature of their workforces means that even one shift within the company is often felt by all. Read More
News | Startups
Airbnb urges U.S. government to alter rules for hosts during coronavirus crisis
Airbnb urges U.S. government to alter rules for hosts during coronavirus crisis
By Kevin May | March 18, 2020
In a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as well as the Republican Party leader in the house, Kevin McCarthy, Airbnb is asking for four alterations to existing tax and... Read More
News | Online
Looking beyond the coronavirus chicane to accelerate growth for travel
Looking beyond the coronavirus chicane to accelerate growth for travel
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain.  | March 16, 2020
This is not the first time in this century that the travel and tourism industry is at the center of a crisis and has to deal with losses and have to adapt and survive. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 28 - Michael Driedger of Operto
How I Got Here, episode 28 - Michael Driedger of Operto
By PhocusWire | March 12, 2020
Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire talk with Micheal Driedger, co-founder and CEO of Canada-based Operto, about bringing high-end tech to private accommodation and hotels. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Cloudbeds brings in $82M to “triple down” on hospitality tech
By Steven Lerner | March 11, 2020
Cloudbeds plans to further invest in its hospitality management technology platform after landing an additional $82 million in funding. Read More
News | Technology
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Poor payment experience determines choice of travel provider
By Linda Fox | March 11, 2020
A study from Amadeus highlights how the payment process continues to cause friction for travelers. Read More
News | Distribution
Lyric lays off 25 employees, closes nearly 30% of units as part of restructuring plan
Lyric lays off 25 employees, closes nearly 30% of units as part of restructuring plan
By Donna M. Airoldi - Business Travel News  | March 9, 2020
Lyric, an apartment-style accommodation provider, has cut 25 people from its 150-person workforce and will close 179 of its 600 units nationwide amid a downsizing and restructuring. Read More
News | Online
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European Commission agrees to data-sharing pact with short-term rental giants
By Linda Fox | March 6, 2020
Online accommodation platforms Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and Tripadvisor have agreed to share short-term rental data with the European Commission. Read More
News | Distribution
Limehome welcomes €21M in funding to grow apart-hotel concept
Limehome welcomes €21M in funding to grow apart-hotel concept
By Steven Lerner | March 2, 2020
Alternative accommodations provider Limehome has raised €21 million, bringing its total funding to date to €26 million. Read More
News | Technology
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American Express GBT unveils unified accommodation platform
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2020
The travel management company aims to curb rogue hotel spend with the launch of its Rest Assured Solutions technology. Read More
News | Technology
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