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LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2020
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
News | Online
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
By PhocusWire | May 19, 2020
How to reopen for tourism after the coronavirus outbreak is tricky, with concerns around social distancing - to name just one element - added to an existing visitor strategy. Read More
News | Technology
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Startup Troop Travel sees momentum as COVID-19 changes meeting planning strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | May 15, 2020
Startup Troop Travel is seeing increased interest and adding new features to help planners factor safety and security into destination selection. Read More
News | Startups
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
By PhocusWire | April 28, 2020
The destruction caused by the coronavirus provides destinations an opportunity to make long-overdue smart and sustainable tourism decisions. Read More
News | Technology
InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
By PhocusWire | March 27, 2020
Destination specialist Doug Lansky to gives his account of contracting coronavirus and shares his perspective on the current climate for destinations and what could (or should) happen next. Read More
News | Technology
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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020
By Linda Fox | February 10, 2020
A Travel Technology Europe survey highlights economic uncertainty as the greatest challenge facing the industry - but sustainability and climate change follow close behind. Read More
News | Technology
Value remains most important factor for U.S. and French buyers of travel online
Value remains most important factor for U.S. and French buyers of travel online
By Linda Fox | November 26, 2019
Research from Amadeus highlights most important factors in online booking as well as influences on purchasing decisions. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: CruiseDirector creates new online platform for booking no-fee luxury cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2019
CruiseDirector is an online platform for travelers to book luxury ocean, river, yacht and expedition cruises with no booking fees and a best price guarantee.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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Integrated tech is still a dream in business travel
By Linda Fox | October 29, 2019
The survey from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives reveals that 72% of buyers say their business travel program is only somewhat integrated. Read More
News | Technology
STR hotel data giant sold to CoStar Group for $450M
STR hotel data giant sold to CoStar Group for $450M
By Kevin May | October 1, 2019
STR was created in 1985 by Randy and Carolyn Smith as a benchmarking and analytics service for hotels. Read More
News | Technology
Mobile and millennials continue to dominate tours and activities online booking
Mobile and millennials continue to dominate tours and activities online booking
By Linda Fox | September 12, 2019
A study from TourScanner finds smartphones are dominant for searching tours and activities and millennials are leaders in online booking. Read More
News | Distribution
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Destination marketing, part 1: The evolving - and expanding - role of DMOs
By Mitra Sorrells | September 9, 2019
We begin our month-long look at destination marketing with analysis of how the role of DMOs has grown over the years. Read More
News | Online
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TripAdvisor will offer Wi-Fi services to restaurants to help their marketing efforts
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2019
TripAdvisor Wi-Fi Plus is a new option to enable restaurants to offer free Wi-Fi to their guests in return for sharing their email or social media credential. Read More
News | Technology
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Influential travel sites for booking not always the big players
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2019
Online travel agents might be spending billions on marketing yet very few make the cut when it comes to sites used to choose a hotel. Read More
News | Online
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
News | Online
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