Reservation Systems


WEBINAR ALERT! Why personalization is impossible in travel (and how to do it)
WEBINAR ALERT! Why personalization is impossible in travel (and how to do it)
By PhocusWire | October 17, 2019
Where do you want to go next? Does your email inbox reflect that? If you’re like most travel consumers, the answer is a resounding, “no.” Read More
News | Technology
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Hoist Group acquires HotelEngine booking platform
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2019
Hoist also acquired Locatel in 2014 and Swisscom Hospitality in 2015. The company runs a number of products including property management systems, in-room tech, smart locks and WiFi services. Read More
News | Technology
In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2019
Rolf Purzer has been with ATPCO 22 years, serving as CEO since 2017. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Consolidation to come in technology for tours and activities
Consolidation to come in technology for tours and activities
By Douglas Quinby - Arival  | October 2, 2019
Scores of overlooked companies are laying the essential plumbing to wire up travel’s third-largest and most fragmented sector. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Impala checks in with $11M investment to scale up hotel data platform
By Kevin May | October 2, 2019
The U.K.-based company was launched in 2017 and had previously raised $1.8 million in April 2018. Read More
News | Technology
A unicorn illuminated: What the vacation rental industry can learn from Sonder
A unicorn illuminated: What the vacation rental industry can learn from Sonder
By Drew Patterson - Transparent  | October 1, 2019
Much of Sonder’s success is attributable to the underlying characteristics of short-term rental category, not a unique approach Sonder developed. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: Volaris on building next-generation loyalty models
VIDEO: Volaris on building next-generation loyalty models
By Kevin May | September 30, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to Carolyn Prowse, chief commercial officer at Volaris, to find out how the airline approaches the retail model and where it can go next. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: CarTrawler on the value of mobility for airlines
VIDEO: CarTrawler on the value of mobility for airlines
By PhocusWire | September 23, 2019
"Mobility" is fast becoming the word of the moment in the travel industry, and airlines are looking at how the consumer behavior around ground transportation is changing. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Thomas Cook collapses after investors pull the plug on survival package
Thomas Cook collapses after investors pull the plug on survival package
By Kevin May | September 22, 2019
Plenty of factors have led to the tour operating giant's demise, including its failure, at crucial times, to grasp the complexities of IT and the wider digital world. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Dohop on a B2B strategy for virtual interlining and knocking on airline doors
VIDEO: Dohop on a B2B strategy for virtual interlining and knocking on airline doors
The virtual interlining space has grown out of nowhere in the past few years, with new entrants springing up and interesting partnerships being formed. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Lavanda houses $5M capital raise as real estate and hospitality get closer
Lavanda houses $5M capital raise as real estate and hospitality get closer
By Kevin May | September 17, 2019
The U.K.-based company had previously raised two angels tranches in the $1.5 million range in 2016 and 2017. Read More
News | Technology
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Marriott tightens reins on wholesale rates by tapping Expedia to manage distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2019
Expedia Group and Marriott International have signed an agreement that makes Expedia Group the single gateway and redistributor for Marriott wholesale inventory.   Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Infare on the importance of data and intelligence for airlines
VIDEO: Infare on the importance of data and intelligence for airlines
By PhocusWire | September 16, 2019
Airlines sit on piles of data, perhaps more than any other element within the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
By Kevin May | September 12, 2019
Details of exactly how the giant will achieve its ambition to connect hotel guests with activities and transportation, plus a myriad of other travel-related services, are becoming clearer now. Read More
News | Online
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Google price-matching: Are hotel bookings next?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | September 6, 2019
With Google testing a "lowest fare" price guarantee  on flights, what happens if the guarantee extends to hotels? Read More
Opinion | Distribution