Sounding Off: Innovation in travel is only in the eye of the beholder
Sounding Off: Innovation in travel is only in the eye of the beholder
By PhocusWire | March 8, 2019
It's time to stop worrying about who is apparently providing the "innovation" and concentrate on ensuring that a brand keeps up with market forces, customer requirements and technology. Read More
Interview | Startups
Sounding Off: Voice-enabled devices in travel need to be given time
Sounding Off: Voice-enabled devices in travel need to be given time
By PhocusWire | March 1, 2019
A touch of the "information superhighway - it'll never catch on"-type reactions to voice tech failures should be put to one side. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Sounding Off: Being able to shift ad budgets will please all in travel (except Google)
By PhocusWire | February 22, 2019
Travel brands will consider the rise of effective social media advertising as a welcome break from the stranglehold they often feel from the search engine giant. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2019
Removing manual process (such as cash) and historic (perhaps unfair) relationships between supplier and the concierge as intermediary should ultimately benefit the consumer. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: China is treading a path of ideas for others to follow
Sounding Off: China is treading a path of ideas for others to follow
By PhocusWire | February 8, 2019
Hardware and software providers may have been inspired in part by some of their counterparts in the West but China is arguably at the bleeding edge of pulling it all together for the sake of the user. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Airbnb should accept that some things are done certain ways
Sounding Off: Airbnb should accept that some things are done certain ways
By PhocusWire | February 1, 2019
The dull mechanics behind what is known as process shouldn't be allowed to prohibit a brand such as Airbnb from making a genuine challenge to OTAs. Read More
Interview | Distribution
QOTW: Something about an ethical dilemma
QOTW: Something about an ethical dilemma
By PhocusWire | January 25, 2019
Quote from Valerie Castillo, vice president of marketing for TrustYou, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
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QOTW: Something about following a trail of data breadcrumbs
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2019
Travel brands - especially those at the center of the Battle Of The Platforms - need to think like their Big Tech cousins, slicing and dicing data to help them capitalize on owning the customer. Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about being safe from disruption
QOTW: Something about being safe from disruption
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2019
Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation oversees a model that has worked for decades - yet it is not immune from the technology revolution that has impacted every other corner of the industry. Read More
News | Technology
QOTW: Something about not being in Kansas anymore
QOTW: Something about not being in Kansas anymore
By Kevin May | January 4, 2019
Quote from Vivek Bhogaraju of Expedia Group, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
QOTW: Something about... a 20,000-word mini-thesis on travel in 2018
QOTW: Something about... a 20,000-word mini-thesis on travel in 2018
By PhocusWire | December 28, 2018
After our launch in late-2017, Quote Of The Week (QOTW) quickly established itself as PhocusWire's signature sign-off to mark the end of each week. Read More
News | Online
QOTW: Something about a battle of the platforms
QOTW: Something about a battle of the platforms
By Kevin May | December 21, 2018
Quote from Sam Turner and Peter Mansour at Hotelbeds Group, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
QOTW: Something about speaking up for voice
QOTW: Something about speaking up for voice
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2018
Quote from Stephen Taylor, SVP of enterprise at Sojern, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
QOTW: Something about simply pressing a button
QOTW: Something about simply pressing a button
By Kevin May | December 7, 2018
Quote from Clayton Reid, CEO at MMGY Global, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
QOTW: Something about saying nothing at all
QOTW: Something about saying nothing at all
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
Quote from Matt Walker, chief storyteller at LikeWhere, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online