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WEBINAR ALERT! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond
WEBINAR ALERT! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond
By PhocusWire | September 16, 2020
In this webinar we look at how hotel marketers can navigate these changes and plan for the future with robust marketing strategies. Read More
News | Distribution
Touchless tech: The simple - and advanced - ways ground transport providers are encouraging travel
Touchless tech: The simple - and advanced - ways ground transport providers are encouraging travel
By Jill Menze | September 16, 2020
For ground transportation providers, COVID-19 is accelerating the need for both simple touch-free technology as well as more advanced solutions to rebuild traveler confidence and restore revenues. Read More
News | Technology
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10 tips for hoteliers to capture direct international sales as travel resumes
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | September 14, 2020
 Hoteliers should adopt these tips to ensure OTAs aren’t getting more of their international business. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Google plays hardball with pandemic-affected travel site, freezes its ad account
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2020
According to a travel executive, Google froze his company's advertising accounts when it was unable to pay its Q1 invoices on time. Read More
News | Online
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Google adds hotel and flight availability data and ‘free cancellation’ filter
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2020
Google's travel search results will now show the percentage of available hotels and flights and also enable users to filter properties that offer free cancellation. Read More
News | Online
REPORT: Global air trends - July 2020
REPORT: Global air trends - July 2020
By PhocusWire | August 3, 2020
Data and analysis in this report from Phocuswright and 3Victors covers airline seat capacity and search traffic trends for key markets globally. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
By Mitra Sorrells | August 3, 2020
GettinLocal is an app to help consumers discover places to stay and eat and things to do in a specific location.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Sounding Off: Google's playing of the "competition" card will irk many
Sounding Off: Google's playing of the "competition" card will irk many
By PhocusWire | July 31, 2020
Tapping Google on the shoulder and telling it to scale back its plans may not be enough to truly democratize travel search for consumers.  Read More
Interview | Online
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Tripadvisor adds new COVID-response filters, prompts travelers to share safety details in reviews
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2020
Tripadvisor is launching a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for and validate health and safety information.   Read More
News | Online
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Attracting Chinese travelers to the short-term rental market
By James Burrows - Rentals United | June 15, 2020
A look at how to attract Chinese travelers and how Trip.com will play an essential role in the post-pandemic environment. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
By Jill Menze | May 28, 2020
Expedia Group is dedicating more than a quarter of a billion dollars to help its lodging partners, destinations and the travel industry rebound from the impact of the coronavirus. Read More
News | Online
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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
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Accessible travel startup Handiscover secures €1.6M in grant funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 11, 2020
Handiscover will use the funding to develop its online travel agency, which currently lists 35,000 accessible accommodations in more than 100 countries.    Read More
News | Startups
For alternative accommodations, it's out with short-term, in with long-term
For alternative accommodations, it's out with short-term, in with long-term
By Jill Menze | April 14, 2020
As accommodation bookings take a hit due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many providers in the short-term rental industry are pivoting their models to focus on longer-term stays. Read More
News | Distribution
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Survey: 45% of U.S. travelers still have trips planned for second half of 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | April 13, 2020
A recent survey finds nearly half of respondents still have travel plans for the period June to December 2020. Read More
News | Online
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