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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the tour operator sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands in multi-day, single-day and packages, including their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2020
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
News | Online
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Trip.com Group sees ongoing financial improvement, ups marketing spend
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
Trip.com Group says business segments have recovered to pre-pandemic levels in China. Read More
News | Online
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ConnexPay tops up Series A with $6M, plans expansion in other sectors
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
F-Prime Capital and existing investors are part of ConnexPay's latest funding. Read More
News | Startups
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Reposite lands $2.5M investment for travel industry workspace platform
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
The startup was developed during the pandemic to help trade partners manage relationships and reduce manual processes. Read More
News | Startups
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Thriving in an experience economy
By Erik Tengen - Oaky | November 26, 2020
We look at how emotion affects memory, what types of experiences are most effective in inciting emotion, and the role of hotels in the system of experiences we know as tourism – a vital part of the... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: New Reality With... Johannes Reck of GetYourGuide
VIDEO: New Reality With... Johannes Reck of GetYourGuide
By PhocusWire | November 24, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Johannes Reck, CEO and co-founder of GetYourGuide, one of the world's leading online travel agencies for tours and activities. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Diversity and inclusion in travel is about more than recruitment - is your organization ready?
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2020
A session at The Phocuswright Conference 2020 says travel companies need to create a welcoming environment to attract and retain diverse talent. Read More
News | Distribution
Lastminute.com Group enjoys summer rebound but 2020 revenues still down 55%
Lastminute.com Group enjoys summer rebound but 2020 revenues still down 55%
By Kevin May | November 11, 2020
The online travel business says all its main performance metrics increased significantly over the May to August period, compared to the mass lockdown-hit months of March and April. Read More
News | Online
Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
CityGuyd provides travelers with an augmented reality-based tour guide, creating a personal experience in a convenient and accessible format and multiple languages.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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
Interview | Online
GetYourGuide activates €114M financing round
GetYourGuide activates €114M financing round
By Kevin May | October 29, 2020
The round was led by Searchlight Capital and backed by a string of other finance houses and the Germany-based company's founding team. Read More
News | Online
Viator ends speculation of Tripadvisor sale, talks quality strategy, Google
Viator ends speculation of Tripadvisor sale, talks quality strategy, Google
By Jill Menze | October 29, 2020
Speaking at Arival 360, Viator president Ben Drew explained how Viator's strategy differs from Tripadvisor's, the importance of supplier quality and its relationship with Google. Read More
News | Online
Exoticca secures €5M to expand package travel platform
Exoticca secures €5M to expand package travel platform
By Kevin May | October 28, 2020
Exoticca's investment is being led by Milano Investment Partners, with participation from K Fund, Bonsai Partners, Pase Capital, Kibo Ventures and Sabadell Venture Capital.  Read More
News | Online
How the coronavirus gave QR codes a major role in travel
How the coronavirus gave QR codes a major role in travel
By Sooho Choi - Publicis Sapient | October 28, 2020
QR codes hold even more potential as they have become an essential and welcomed tool for travel and hospitality brands, in particular, helping the industry get back on its feet in the face of adversity. Read More
Opinion | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! 10 traveler trends for 2021 planning (hint: 5 are not COVID-related)
WEBINAR REPLAY! 10 traveler trends for 2021 planning (hint: 5 are not COVID-related)
By PhocusWire | October 26, 2020
PhocusWire teams up with Sojern to dig into our survey results on consumers' sentiments and attitudes toward upcoming travel, and explore how it impacts their trip planning, shopping, and booking... Read More
News | Online
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