Research

LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | August 5, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
VIDEO: Research Spotlight - Middle East travel report and recovery progress
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VIDEO: Research Spotlight - Middle East travel report and recovery progress
By PhocusWire | May 18, 2021
Online travel bookings fell by 64% in the Middle East during 2020 - a signal that the region faired somewhat better than others around the world. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Travis is a visual, collaborative platform for trip planning
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Travis is an Australia-based startup launched in January 2020 to help users find and share travel experiences. Read More
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News / Distribution
VIDEO: How the pandemic might impact travel loyalty programs
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2021
Travel loyalty programs will have to add flexible elements to their schemes to keep members with them. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: WKND curates local weekend adventure packages
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2020
 WKND is targeting millennials with what it calls a retreats-as-a-service platform that provides personalized adventure packages within a three-hour drive.   Read More
WEBINAR REPLAY! 10 traveler trends for 2021 planning (hint: 5 are not COVID-related)
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WEBINAR REPLAY! 10 traveler trends for 2021 planning (hint: 5 are not COVID-related)
By PhocusWire | October 26, 2020
PhocusWire teams up with Sojern to dig into our survey results on consumers' sentiments and attitudes toward upcoming travel, and explore how it impacts their trip planning, shopping, and booking... Read More
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
News / Technology
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
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News / Startups
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
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
News / Technology
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
InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
News / Technology
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
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News / Technology
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
Value remains most important factor for U.S. and French buyers of travel online
News / 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
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Interview / Startups
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
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News / Technology
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
STR hotel data giant sold to CoStar Group for $450M
News / Technology
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