Sounding Off: Coronavirus strategies might have unintended longevity
Sounding Off: Coronavirus strategies might have unintended longevity
By PhocusWire | October 30, 2020
The travel restrictions imposed on people for the better part of 2020 might inspire a wider appreciation of their own cultures, attractions, cities and more. Read More
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Sounding Off: Can Google really be fair?
Sounding Off: Can Google really be fair?
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2020
Whatever happens in the coming months (perhaps even years) with the Google antitrust suit, travel en masse will not be happy with outcome. Read More
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Sounding Off: Sustainability efforts in travel can't be all talk, little action
Sounding Off: Sustainability efforts in travel can't be all talk, little action
By PhocusWire | October 9, 2020
Sustainability needs to remain firmly on the corporate agenda and travelers must vote with their wallets, supporting those with solid green strategies. Read More
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Sounding Off: Like it or not, Big Tech is in the driver's seat
By PhocusWire | October 2, 2020
COVID-19 has caused an acceleration of e-commerce adoption, which is making the world's largest tech platforms even more influential. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Sounding Off: As hoteliers eye recovery, they must be smart about technology
Sounding Off: As hoteliers eye recovery, they must be smart about technology
By PhocusWire | September 25, 2020
Intelligent technology will be fundamental to getting hotels back in business, as it will ultimately shape the guest experience. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Sounding Off: Changing the message to nudge consumers back to travel
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
Perhaps there are things the industry can do now to help consumers calculate the risk of travel. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend
Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend
By PhocusWire | September 11, 2020
Re-examining business models and running skeleton organizations - alongside expectations of ongoing innovation - has made startups grow up faster. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Sounding Off: Stop burying your head in the sand over diversity in travel
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Action around diversity is the important thing because it’s a step forward. It’s a drawing of a line in the sand (rather than burying your head in it) for what has gone before and a commitment to... Read More
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Sounding Off: Hotels should think what to do with their empty space
By PhocusWire | August 28, 2020
Recovery is uncertain, perhaps long-term, so thinking "smaller and smarter" is likely the best strategy for any part of the travel ecosystem through the rest of the year and into 2021. Read More
Interview | Technology
Sounding Off: Google's alienation of travel brands masks the ecosystem's other issues
Sounding Off: Google's alienation of travel brands masks the ecosystem's other issues
By PhocusWire | August 21, 2020
Another week, another round of issues surrounding Google and its role in the world of travel advertising. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: State-industry alliances could be the best pandemic recovery route to take
Sounding Off: State-industry alliances could be the best pandemic recovery route to take
By PhocusWire | August 14, 2020
The idea of governments, regional authorities and other public bodies getting involved in strategic decisions and running the infrastructure that could underpin a reemerging sector is one that should be... Read More
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Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
By PhocusWire | August 7, 2020
The travel experience is going to be disruptive (health checks) or weird (everyone wearing masks) for a while so ensuring the message does not ignore those facts will be beneficial in the... Read More
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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
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Sounding Off: Time to push forward but not be afraid of digitalization
Sounding Off: Time to push forward but not be afraid of digitalization
July 24, 2020
Digitalization shouldn't scare the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, nor the customers that fly in its aircraft, sleep in its beds, ride in its vehicles and enjoy its activities. Read More
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Sounding Off: OTA version 2.0 is likely to come from outside the travel industry
Sounding Off: OTA version 2.0 is likely to come from outside the travel industry
By PhocusWire | July 17, 2020
The brands that are able to position themselves in this as-yet undetermined role will most likely be all things to all people - selling more than just a form of accommodation and a flight. Read More
Interview | Online
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