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News / Online
5 things to know about U.S. travel shopping and booking behavior
By Phocuswright Research | October 31, 2022
In 2021, the U.S. travel industry finally showed signs of life again, and shoppers turned away from pandemic-era considerations, focusing more on travel style and budget-related concerns.  Read More
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News / Technology
Pace of innovation set to pick up in travel, but fraud worries grow
By Alfred Siew - WiT | October 19, 2022
Panelists at WiT Singapore discuss innovation around trip planning while also sharing concerns about fraud in the digital realm. Read More
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News / Online
Five traveler trends shaping the future of accommodations
By Kathryn Walson | September 28, 2022
For 78% of working travelers and 60% of leisure travelers, the “little things” – for example, a property’s scent, its artwork or the restaurant’s music – “always” or “often” impact whether they would... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripshifu connects experienced travelers with those seeking advice
By Kathryn Walson | September 26, 2022
The co-founders realized that people have the best travel experiences when they take recommendations from people in their social circle.  Read More
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News / Startups
Group travel planning startup TrovaTrip lands $15M to expand creator network
By Jill Menze | September 20, 2022
TrovaTrip – one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2022 – enables creators, such as Instagram influencers, to plan, sell and host group travel experiences with their communities. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Postcard Travel promotes responsible luxury tourism
By Kathryn Walson | September 19, 2022
Bangalore, India-based Postcard Travel is a global community of storytellers, hoteliers and travel designers who want to make travel a force for good. Read More
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News / Online
Does climate change mean summer holidays are over for good?
By Carlos Cendra - Mabrian | September 8, 2022
As warmer weather trends continue, the travel industry needs to rethink its whole approach to summer holidays. Read More
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News / Technology
Royal Caribbean begins rollout of Starlink internet service
By Linda Fox | September 1, 2022
The broadband internet service from the Elon Musk-founded company is to be installed on all Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises ships. Read More
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Travel brands expand TikTok presence to reach new audiences
By Kathryn Walson | July 21, 2022
Travel providers including Booking.com, Kayak and Carnival Cruise Line outline their TikTok strategies. Read More
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From Our Partners / Startups
VIDEO: Travel booking through content creators
By PhocusWire | June 27, 2022
Wndr founder and CEO Mickey Haslavsky shares how the platform is the "digital evolution of a tour guide" - driving revenue to both creators and partners. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel industry sees marketing potential in web3
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2022
Travel marketers are keen to explore technologies such as the metaverse, AI and NFTs. Read More
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News / Online
Tripscout raises $14M, launches hotel booking through Instagram
By Mitra Sorrells | June 2, 2022
Tripscout is creating a private hotel booking platform that offers rates the company says are typically 25% to 75% below public hotel booking sites. Read More
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News / Online
Snapchat unveils dynamic ads service for travel advertisers
By Linda Fox | June 1, 2022
The social media platform says it will serve the most relevant ads to Snapchatters interested in travel. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Gary Morrison of Hostelworld
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2022
Gary Morrison became CEO of Hostelworld in late 2018, joining from Expedia where he was head of retail. Read More
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News / Online
Radisson targets influencers, gamers with new hotel brand
By Mitra Sorrells | April 20, 2022
The first Radisson Inn & Suites are slated to open in the United States this fall, each with a "Creative Content Studio." Read More