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Q&A: Air France-KLM on why NDC remains core to its distribution strategy
By Linda Fox | September 17, 2020
Air France-KLM distribution boss talks to PhocusWire about its NDC strategy.... Read More
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Destinations join forces with private companies to boost tourism
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Travel companies and tourism organizations are devising various initiatives to bring back travelers in... Read More
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Identifying areas for innovation as travelers embrace their "conscience"
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Smart Travel Lab believes travelers now have a heightened sense of wanting to do better and... Read More
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Q&A: How a pandemic has heightened the need for automation in airlines
By Linda Fox | September 14, 2020
Startups offering tech that enables passengers to rebook themselves, as well... Read More
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Delta pauses NDC development, "doubles down" on existing distribution strategy
Delta pauses NDC development, "doubles down" on existing distribution strategy
By Linda Fox | September 10, 2020
As Delta moves away from NDC to focus on its existing infrastructure, Air France-KLM continues its NDC... Read More
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European tourism bodies plead for coordinated travel restrictions
By Linda Fox | September 9, 2020
The call follows one from the European Commission last week, which wants a coordinated... Read More
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Airlines can address other passenger frustrations as they work to rebuild confidence
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2020
Data analyzed by Lufthansa Innovation Hub's TNMT platform identifies major issues in the passenger... Read More
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Forget online stars and rankings, hotels will be now judged by hygiene factors
By Linda Fox | September 7, 2020
While there is no ranking or rating system for hygiene and cleanliness, there are tell-tale signs for... Read More
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How diversity in travel can move from ideas on paper to leadership action
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2020
During the Diversity in Leadership panel at Phocuswright Europe, diversity and inclusion experts... Read More
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eDreams Odigeo notes improvement in summer months, losses during earlier lockdown
By Linda Fox | August 27, 2020
The Spain-based online travel agency saw net income come in at a loss of almost €24 million compared... Read More
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trivago ceo interview covid recoveryQ&A: Trivago CEO shares vision for “moment in time” when travel resumes in a post-crisis world
Trivago CEO Axel Hefer discusses his outlook for travel, how Trivago is preparing for the future and... Read More
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hotelmize series bHotelmize raises Series B funding from Alibaba, establishes APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
 Hotelmize is aiming to gain a foothold in Asia Pacific and to expand operations in the region... Read More
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Air Doctor fundingHealth startup Air Doctor gets $7.8M to make medical care accessible for travelers
With health becoming a major concern in the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a... Read More
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coronavirus destroys startup fundingFunding for travel startups was plentiful - then came coronavirus
Entrepreneur Souzana Theodoridou explains how a funding deal for travel experience platform Grekaddict... Read More
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funding HuilianyiBusiness travel platform Huilianyi raises $42M, aims for global expansion
Shanghai-based business travel platform Huilianyi has landed RMB 300 million (about $42 million) in... Read More
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Via 200M investmentDespite difficult times, ride-share company Via lands $200M investment
 Real-time ride-sharing company Via is now valued at a $2.25 billion thanks to a new $200 million... Read More
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startups hibernation modeShould travel startups go into “hibernation mode” during the coronavirus?
Venture capitalists weigh in on how travel startups could survive the economic fallout from COVID-19.... Read More
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haunted financialCould addiction to debt come back to haunt some online travel companies?
If revenue drops due to COVID-19, past debt will make it more challenging for online travel companies... Read More
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Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional serviceElectric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
The German company is developing an emissions-free, vertical takeoff air taxi that it plans to operate... Read More
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September 18, 2020
Sounding Off: Changing the message to nudge consumers back to travel
Perhaps there are things the industry can do now to help consumers calculate the risk of travel.... Read More
InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
September 18, 2020
InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
Jeff Katz has plenty to say about his new comrade Cory Garner but, as many will know, the Orbitz... Read More
COMING SOON: New Reality With... Kurt Ekert of CWT
September 18, 2020
COMING SOON: New Reality With... Kurt Ekert of CWT
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Kurt Ekert, CEO of CWT, one of the... Read More
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