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Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Lonely Planet Experiences launches via a partnership with Intrepid Travel to offer day and multi-day sustainable tours. Read More
News | Online
Travel and tourism organizations push for action on climate emergency
Travel and tourism organizations push for action on climate emergency
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2020
Travel companies and organizations have joined forces to take steps to reduce carbon emissions, while a report assesses the total impact of a holiday from transport to food. Read More
News | Distribution
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ToursByLocals survives decade of bootstrapping, raises $33M to accelerate growth
By Steven Lerner | January 13, 2020
Tritium Partners is leading the investment and is receiving a minority equity stake in the company. Read More
News | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Justin Francis of Responsible Travel
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2020
The online travel agency was one of the first to offer carbon offsetting in 2002, just a year after co-founder Justin Francis created the brand with Harold Goodwin. Read More
Interview | Online
The digital travel revolution, next-gen consumers and the role of insurance
The digital travel revolution, next-gen consumers and the role of insurance
By PhocusWire | January 6, 2020
Over the course of two interviews, PhocusWire spoke to Beth Godlin, president at the Aon Travel Practice, about a wide range of issues in the travel industry. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Travel tech: A glimpse into the future
Travel tech: A glimpse into the future
By PhocusWire | December 24, 2019
Travel Technology Europe is back for its 17th year on February 26-27, 2020, and will once again be offering visitors a glimpse into the future of travel marketing, booking and technology.  Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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Guided tours startup GuruWalk raises €1M to fuel pay-as-you-go model
By Steven Lerner | December 17, 2019
GuruWalk, a Spanish startup specializing in tip-based guided tours, has secured €1 million in seed round funding.   Read More
News | Startups
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Why voice is the travel marketers’s next destination
By Joel Davis - Mighty Social  | November 20, 2019
A new voice-enabled era for travel is coming, and now is the time for brands to take advantage of it. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Why are tour operators neglecting machine learning?
By Nigel Beighton - chief information officer, Atcore  | November 13, 2019
Machine learning is underused in the travel industry, yet it could significantly improve efficiency. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Surviving Thomas Cook: Damage to hotel ecosystem shows distribution mix is vital anywhere
By Douglas Green - Duetto  | October 17, 2019
For those hotels now in the eye of the Thomas Cook storm, better days could lie ahead if they get more strategic with their channel distribution. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
When it comes to LiDAR and the opportunities in travel, Elon Musk is wrong
When it comes to LiDAR and the opportunities in travel, Elon Musk is wrong
By Sam Kamel - iinside  | October 9, 2019
Rather than dramatically ringing the death knell for LiDAR, Musk's comments earlier this year merely underscore the fact that LiDAR has an awareness issue, no pun intended. Read More
Opinion | Technology
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
By Rachel Jean-Firchau - Nativo  | October 4, 2019
Influencers aren’t publishers, they’re people. While they might have incredible reach, most are focused on awareness and storytelling, not on driving bookings or conversions. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Impala checks in with $11M investment to scale up hotel data platform
By Kevin May | October 2, 2019
The U.K.-based company was launched in 2017 and had previously raised $1.8 million in April 2018. Read More
News | Technology
What the travel sector can learn from the demise of Thomas Cook
What the travel sector can learn from the demise of Thomas Cook
By Sooho Choi - Publicis Sapient  | September 26, 2019
Unlike the leading OTAs or the low-cost airlines whose business models necessitated digital capability to reduce cost, Thomas Cook was unable to find the omnichannel strategy that represented... Read More
Opinion | Online
Thomas Cook's digital strategy - great ideas that came too late
Thomas Cook's digital strategy - great ideas that came too late
By Kevin May | September 23, 2019
Years after when a serious strategy should have been considered, Thomas Cook finally hired its first chief digital officer in the shape of Marco Ryan. He was in the job less than 12 months. Read More
News | Online