The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
By PhocusWire | November 8, 2019
Will the brands that dominate now still be there in a future still yet to be fully defined? Yes and no. That's why the next era for the digital travel economy promises to be such a thrilling ride... Read More
News | Technology
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Hahn Air launches new flight distribution service
By Mitra Sorrells | November 4, 2019
Hahn Air Group has launched a new company to provide indirect distribution services to low-cost and regional airlines. Read More
News | Distribution
vacasa series c 319 million
Vacasa now a unicorn, lands largest vacation rental Series C at $319M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 29, 2019
Vacasa's latest investment is the largest such Series C round to date in the vacation rental management industry. Read More
News | Online
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Jeff Glueck
By PhocusWire | October 25, 2019
Jeff Glueck has been CEO of Foursquare since 2016, developing it into a leading location technology platform used by brands such as Uber, Snapchat, Samsung and Twitter.  Read More
Interview | Technology
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TripAdvisor helps hoteliers boost direct bookings through new Sponsored Placements feature
By Jill Menze | October 23, 2019
TripAdvisor is introducing a direct-booking feature to its Sponsored Placements product for accommodation providers designed to help them boost revenue. Read More
News | Online
REPORT: Building lifetime value in travel through travel recommendations
REPORT: Building lifetime value in travel through travel recommendations
By Marisa Garcia - PhocusWire  | October 3, 2019
We explore the power of personal recommendations in the travel sector, as well as the best way to convert travelers to brand advocates and how to best use tools like NPS to drive new customer... Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2019
Destinations are embracing platforms such as Google, WeChat, Facebook and Instagram to educate and inspire travelers. Read More
News | Technology
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Rethinking the (broken) travel marketing funnel
By Bill Chase - Koddi  | September 11, 2019
As the digital media landscape continues to shift, it’s in the mid-funnel where travel brands stand to gain the greatest competitive edge - but only if they move quickly to rebalance their budgets... Read More
Opinion | 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
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Google adds Vacasa to vacation rental search
By Jill Menze | September 5, 2019
In March, Google added vacation rental properties to its Hotel Search function, and it’s now adding the first vacation rental management brand to the mix through a partnership with Vacasa. Read More
News | Distribution
Travelport EasyJet voice search in app
Travelport creates voice search for EasyJet’s app
By Mitra Sorrells | September 5, 2019
Dubbed “Speak Now,” the search tool has been created by Travelport using Google Cloud’s natural language understanding tool known as Dialogflow. Read More
News | Technology
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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
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ecosystem? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Trivago Q2 2019 earnings
Trivago returns to referral revenue growth, ticks four consecutive quarters of profitability
By Mitra Sorrells | July 24, 2019
Trivago is on the upswing in the first half of 2019, with increased profitability and a return to positive referral revenue growth. Read More
News | Online
TripActions 250M series D
TripActions raises again, $250M round going to aggressive growth plan
By Mitra Sorrells | June 27, 2019
This latest investment comes less than eight months after TripActions' Series C round last November which brought in $154 million. Read More
News | Startups