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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains.... Read More
News | Technology
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Huge ground for hospitality industry to make up in Black representation
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2020
Almost one in five people (19%) working in the hospitality industry are Black, but a review of 630... Read More
News | Online
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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an... Read More
News | Startups
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Trip.com Group launches $500M partner fund as part of Travel On initiative
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2020
The $500 million war chest will help its travel partners get back on their feet in the aftermath of... Read More
News | Distribution
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How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from... Read More
News | Startups
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
The three themes for the marathon coding event were Health & Hygiene, Travel & Experiences and... Read More
News | Technology
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
By Linda Fox | June 23, 2020
Slovakia-based NextRetreat helps teams find the right destination and accommodation for their... Read More
News | Startups
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Travel payment standard sees early traction, aims to rebuild trust
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2020
The Open Payment Alliance removes friction from B2B payments but still allows for payment... Read More
News | Technology
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eDreams adds hotels to Amazon-style subscription service
By Linda Fox | June 19, 2020
The Spain-based online travel brand is now three years into its Prime membership service, with other... Read More
News | Distribution
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Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help... Read More
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Can VR help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
July 2, 2020
Can VR help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
People may need extra encouragement to travel again, and one promising way to do this is through novel... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
July 2, 2020
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's... Read More
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July 2, 2020
Travel spending in the U.S. ticks up, led by alternative lodging
Cardlytics, a platform that says it has insight into half of all U.S. card swipes, says travel... Read More
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