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CEO interview Carnival Arnold Donald
In The Big Chair - Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2019
Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, shares his thoughts on the cruise distribution landscape, how technology is improving the guest experience and advice on what makes a good leader. Read More
Interview | Technology
Inside cruise, part 1: Keys to the sector’s smooth sailing in the future
Inside cruise, part 1: Keys to the sector’s smooth sailing in the future
By Mitra Sorrells | January 7, 2019
In many ways, cruise is the outlier of the travel industry. While more travelers are turning to digital sources to book their travel – Phocuswright’s U.S. Online Travel Overview 2018 predicts online... Read More
News | Technology
TripElephant - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
TripElephant - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 17, 2018
TripElephant is a digital search marketing optimization tool. It creates, manages and optimizes search campaigns for travel clients of any size and scope. Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
By Jill Menze | November 29, 2018
Pebblar offers travelers a visual workspace to map and create itineraries. Think the functions of Microsoft Word and Excel, plus Google Maps, all in one collaborative, cloud-based software. Read More
Interview | Startups
sojern raises 150M
Sojern raises $120M, eyes new markets, verticals
By Jill Menze | November 13, 2018
Travel tech firm Sojern has landed a funding round of $120 million to grow its business and enter new markets. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Alpacr
STARTUP STAGE: Alpacr aims to create a social platform for avid travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | November 8, 2018
Founded in January 2017, Alpacr wants to serve as a digital diary for travelers, allowing them to consolidate insights and photos from their trips in one app and easily share them with others.   Read More
Interview | Startups
Travelers less concerned with social media, destination politics when finding and planning travel
Travelers less concerned with social media, destination politics when finding and planning travel
By Jill Menze | October 29, 2018
Travelers are increasingly relying on technology to assist with their travel experiences, however, some of their travel preferences and choices may deviate from common thinking. Read More
News | Online
mapify-seed-funding
Mapify plots expansion following $1.3M in funding
By Linda Fox | October 22, 2018
Social travel site Mapify gets $1.3 million in seed funding. Read More
News | Startups
Kaizen report marketing content
Interactive content most effective marketing tool for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | October 19, 2018
Travel brands looking to maximize their search engine optimization strategy should focus on creating interactive content since it ranks higher than all other forms of content for URL ratings, social... Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Flytographer on the marriage between the Instagram generation and activities
VIDEO: Flytographer on the marriage between the Instagram generation and activities
By Kevin May | October 11, 2018
There are some travel businesses that wouldn't have had the opportunity to exist less than a decade ago, such is the impact that technology and social behavior has had on the industry. Read More
News | Online
What is next with WeChat marketing for travel brands?
What is next with WeChat marketing for travel brands?
By Sienna Parulis-Cook - Dragon Trail Interactive | October 9, 2018
Anyone who’s even scratched the surface of marketing to China will know that the mobile app and social media platform WeChat, with its 1+ billion monthly active users, is the place to be. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
TripAdvisor's new focus on social has hurdles to overcome
TripAdvisor's new focus on social has hurdles to overcome
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | October 1, 2018
TripAdvisor will introduce a social media-like component to its website positions - but it is the beginning of an uphill battle to win consumers away from Facebook and other platforms, analysts caution. Read More
News | Online
tripadvisor plots social network
TripAdvisor plots social network, goes all-in on personalization
By Jill Menze | September 18, 2018
TripAdvisor is betting big on social media with the launch of “the new TripAdvisor” - a revamp of the platform that allows users to connect with fellow travelers as well as brands, publishers and... Read More
News | Online
Offline part 2 agency technology
Back in the offline world, part 2: Travel agency technology
By Mitra Sorrells | September 10, 2018
For part two in this month’s series on the offline travel market, we look at the technology that is supporting the work of traditional agents and how it has evolved over the years.   Read More
News | Technology
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
By Kevin May | August 28, 2018
It's been a long time since a travel social network has caught some attention - but Travello has done so with a $5 million fund-raise. Read More
News | Startups