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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2022
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover. Read More
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News / Online
On the Beach bets on long haul to drive recovery
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2022
In full-year 2021 results, On the Beach Group reported revenue of £21.2 million compared with £33.7 million in 2020 and £104 million in £2019. Read More
Q&A: Viator’s Ben Drew on rate controversy, branding and 2022
News / Online
Q&A: Viator’s Ben Drew on rate controversy, branding and 2022
By Jill Menze | December 14, 2021
Following a mixed reaction to Viator’s marketing program Accelerate, president Ben Drew remains confident that the platform is building an industry-leading product. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel payment tech provider ConnexPay raises $20M Series B
By Mitra Sorrells | December 10, 2021
For 2022, ConnexPay is forecasting 5x growth in revenue.   Read More
VIDEO: ReTravel Technologies - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: ReTravel Technologies - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2021
ReTravel is an autonomous cross-selling technology for the travel industry designed to maximize traveler’s loyalty and value. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: TrovaTrip
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: TrovaTrip
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
TrovaTrip is a trip planning and management platform that enables topic experts, creators, and businesses to host group trips with their audience around the globe. Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Wheel The World - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
Wheel The World is an accessibility booking platform for people with disabilities to book hotels and tours confidently. Read More
VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
News / Distribution
VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2021
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio during The Phocuswright Conference, BeMyGuest CEO Blanca Menchaca explains how the pandemic has opened up operators and distributors to connectivity and partnerships. Read More
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News / Online
Peek secures $80M Series C round led by ex-Airbnb exec
By Jill Menze | November 23, 2021
The round, which brings the tours and activities platform’s total funding to more than $100 million, was led by Laurence Tosi’s WestCap and Goldman Sachs. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Data Duopoly
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Data Duopoly
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Data Duopoly incentivises visitors to explore, and we gather powerful data insights to shape venues' future. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Local Purse
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Local Purse
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Local Purse is an award-winning web platform which supports travel guides, local artisans and cultural vendors by using live video shopping technology to host travelers around the world virtually. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Vacayou
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Vacayou
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Vacayou is building the most comprehensive content and booking platform exclusively for wellness and active travel. Read More
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News / Distribution
Travel industry urged to be more ambitious on sustainability
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2021
A Roadmap to Net Zero report from the WTTC and Accenture says some elements of travel could fully decarbonize before 2030. Read More
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News / Online
Eco-friendly options and cost hit sustainable travel behavior
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2021
A report coinciding with the COP26 Summit found consumers often can't find or didn't realize sustainable travel options are available. Read More