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Opinion / Online
Hello? Is anybody there? Travel companies are often ignoring customers
By Can Ozdoruk - Netomi | June 2, 2021
A new report from Netomi finds travel companies are failing to meet the demands of the modern traveler and are at risk of losing revenue and loyalty as a result.  Read More
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: NaviSavi is an app for sharing short-form travel videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 1, 2021
Founded in June 2019, NaviSavi is an app for individuals and businesses to share videos of 30 seconds or less about a destination or experience. Read More
News / Startups
Travello lands $5M investment round to grow travel social network
By Linda Fox | May 31, 2021
Travello, a travel social network, plans to put its latest funding towards further growth and taking advantage of pent-up demand from millennials. Read More
News / Startups
Travel tech startup Pluto raises second crowdfund, receives B Corp certification
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2021
London-based Pluto has raised £200,000 on Seedrs and has been recognized for its social and environmental standards.   Read More
News / Online
VIDEO: What's next for travel influencers?
By PhocusWire | May 12, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, Travel Mindset’s Jade Broadus discussed how influencers fit into travel marketing strategies as travel resumes. Read More
News / Startups
Group travel startup Launchtrip raises $3.8M pre-seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2021
The startup will offer its app in beta this summer with 200,000 hotels in seven U.S. cities. Read More
Q&A: Why this startup founder designed a home-share platform with women's safety in mind
News / Online
Q&A: Why this startup founder designed a home-share platform with women's safety in mind
By Jill Menze | March 12, 2021
Following a harassment episode at an Airbnb, startup founder Yaa Priscilla Birago created Femmebnb, a female-only short-term rental platform. Read More
Interview / Startups
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
STARTUP STAGE: Travevel is a social platform designed to give back
Interview / Startups
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
News / Online
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
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
How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
Interview / Online
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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Interview / Technology
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
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News / Online
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