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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Booking.com's Olivier Gremillon
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses the need for collaboration among travel players, the transformative power of technology and more. Read More
Interview | Online
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with CitizenM Hotels' Michael Levie
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses the importance of data, what it means to be a mobile traveler and more. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | April 13, 2018
Creating differentiation and building guest loyalty is more complex than ever for hotel brands. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | April 11, 2018
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in vogue once more. Read More
Opinion | Online
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Airbnb's Jeroen Merchiers
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Airbnb's Jeroen Merchiers
By PhocusWire | April 11, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses Airbnb's 10th anniversary, sustainable tourism and the company's European ambitions. Read More
Interview | Online
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Amadeus Capital Partners' Andrea Traversone
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Amadeus Capital Partners' Andrea Traversone
By PhocusWire | April 9, 2018
Ahead of the event, Andrea Traversone discusses the importance of security, why travel companies should invest in mobile and the challenges presented by the APAC region. Read More
Interview | Technology
Why now is the time for travel brands to go mobile-first
Why now is the time for travel brands to go mobile-first
By Mark Rabe - Sojern | April 6, 2018
It’s popular to talk about the impact that smartphones have had and with good reason. In recent years, since smartphone introduction, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people engage with brands... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Rome2rio's Rod Cuthbert
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2018
Ahead of the event, Rod Cuthbert discusses the evolution of multi-modal booking, how Google is changing travel and why he's publicly called out TripAdvisor. Read More
Interview | Online
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Google: The sleeping giant of the vacation rental industry
By Steve Milo - VTrips | March 30, 2018
What impact will there be on the vacation rental industry if (and when) Google decides to fully join the party? Read More
Opinion | Online
Predicting the future: How airlines can be proactive around flight delays
Predicting the future: How airlines can be proactive around flight delays
By Fraser McGibbon - SITA | March 28, 2018
Today we live in uncertain times with one out of every four flights not operating on time. Many would be shocked to learn that the airlines of the world are spending in excess of 25 billion USD per year... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Finding a unique voice in travel technology
Finding a unique voice in travel technology
By Chad Callaghan - Sabre | March 27, 2018
The increasing and widespread adoption of voice technology is already beginning to establish its place as a major factor in travel. Read More
Opinion | Technology
What destinations can learn from data around March Madness
What destinations can learn from data around March Madness
By Scott Garner - ADARA | March 19, 2018
For the NCAA basketball tournament, college loyalists are traveling in shows of support for their favorite teams. Here’s how the Arizona Office of Tourism used travel data to quantify the impact of its... Read More
Opinion | Online
Everything hoteliers need to know about GDPR
Everything hoteliers need to know about GDPR
By William Beckler - ALICE | March 16, 2018
At ALICE, we've been working hard to fully understand the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its obligations on us and our customers. In order to help hoteliers figure out what is going on,... Read More
Opinion | Technology
A battle for hearts and homes - that would be Airbnb and Booking.com
A battle for hearts and homes - that would be Airbnb and Booking.com
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | March 14, 2018
It's shaping up to become one of travel's great competitive rivalries: Airbnb versus Booking.com. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Why Airbnb Experiences are a threat to franchised suppliers - not retailers
By Alex Bainbridge - DestinationCTO | March 9, 2018
Innovation when an industry is watching your every move is hard, especially so when you have to bring hundreds of partners with you so have to disclose what you are doing outside of your own business. Read More
Opinion | Online