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STARTUP STAGE: WKND curates local weekend adventure packages
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2020
 WKND is targeting millennials with what it calls a retreats-as-a-service platform that provides personalized adventure packages within a three-hour drive.   Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Travevel is a social platform designed to give back
STARTUP STAGE: Travevel is a social platform designed to give back
By Jill Menze | November 16, 2020
The startup, set to launch later this month, will use 10% of all profits to provide living essentials and affordable housing for disadvantaged communities in high tourism areas. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Travello looks to growth with acquisition of Backpacker Deals
By Linda Fox | November 5, 2020
Travello claims Australia-based Backpacker Deals is the largest online travel agency targeting the youth market in the country, as well as in New Zealand. Read More
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Beyond “vanity metrics”: Why travel marketers need to diversify influencer campaigns
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2020
Diversity in travel influencer marketing has been a problem since the beginning. Here's how brands can fix it. Read More
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Where does social media and sustainability collide?
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | January 10, 2020
At the VidCon Asia Summit, Jeremy Jauncey, CEO and founder of Beautiful Destinations, spoke about the pressure tourism organizations are under to embrace digital, the role of social media content... Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
By Kevin May | November 21, 2019
WAYN (Where Are You Now?) was one of the first travel social networks. Co-founder and former co-CEO Jerome Touze joins hosts, David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
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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 ponders the platform’s future direction, monetization and competing with Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 16, 2019
TripAdvisor's president of core experience took the stage at WebInTravel's conference in Singapore to discuss the brand's ideas for the years ahead. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Flugy crowdsources private flights to exotic destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | October 9, 2019
Flugy charters private planes to destinations voted on by its members (who each pay a $25 membership fee). Those that want to take the trip pay their share of the charter plus an 18% commission. ... Read More
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What billions of GDS data signals tell us about traveler booking behavior
What billions of GDS data signals tell us about traveler booking behavior
By Robert Brown - Travelport  | October 7, 2019
The report investigates the six dominant traveler personas that make up global travel bookings – solo travelers, families, business travelers, couples, weekenders, and groups. Read More
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Southeast Asia, part 1: How low-cost options, mobile reliance are driving travel transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
We begin our monthlong exploration of travel in Southeast Asia with an overview of the market. Read More
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Destination marketing, part 3: On the road to smart, "real-time" tourism
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2019
For the third piece in this month's series, we look at how technology is enabling DMOs to serve visitors when they are in-destination. Read More
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Beekeeper grabs $45M to add buzz to hotel staff communications
Beekeeper grabs $45M to add buzz to hotel staff communications
By Kevin May | September 16, 2019
The Switzerland-based company works with a string of hotels around the world, as well as providing tools for companies in the manufacturing and retail industries. Read More
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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
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Life House 100M real estate equity investment
Life House hotel chain and tech provider secures $100M investment
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Boston-based Blue Flag, an investment, real estate development and branding firm that has a collection of hotels in its portfolio, is behind the deal. Read More
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