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LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | September 18, 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
Thomas Cook attempts a comeback, under new ownership and online-only
Thomas Cook attempts a comeback, under new ownership and online-only
By Kevin May | September 15, 2020
Thomas Cook will be a digital-only operation, operating as ThomasCook.com, with an emphasis on build-your-own packages to popular destinations around Europe. Read More
News | Online
Collaboration desperately needed between travel industry players if a recovery is going to be effective
Collaboration desperately needed between travel industry players if a recovery is going to be effective
By Kevin May | September 11, 2020
Some "smart initiatives" are being created to get travelers moving again, but not across the board unless there is better sense of partnership created across the industry. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: OCUS - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: OCUS - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 5, 2020
OCUS offers brands a complete photography solution anytime, anywhere in the world to drive engagement and boost revenue - all while scaling your business. Read More
Interview | Technology
InPhocus, episode 22 - Selling travel in a different way
InPhocus, episode 22 - Selling travel in a different way
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
We discuss tactics around what agencies need from tech providers and then cover the need for state support in helping the industry get back on its feet and the fate of the ski sector (pertinent for one... Read More
News | Online
How attractions can use AI to boost local tourism
How attractions can use AI to boost local tourism
By Don White - Satisfi Labs | September 4, 2020
Here's how three areas of the local tourism experience will be impacted by technology optimized for the COVID-19 world. Read More
Opinion | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! Power your payments – Shining light on how customers pay for flights, hotels, holidays and ground transport
WEBINAR REPLAY! Power your payments – Shining light on how customers pay for flights, hotels, holidays and ground transport
By PhocusWire | August 26, 2020
We discuss key insights from a survey of 33,000 people across 12 countries to find out how they pay for travel and the importance of payments in the booking experience. Read More
News | Technology
Enough is enough - global travel brands make desperate plea for state help with pandemic recovery
Enough is enough - global travel brands make desperate plea for state help with pandemic recovery
By Kevin May | August 18, 2020
A joint letter, sent on their behalf by the WTTC today to the G7 countries and Australia, South Korea and Spain, asks governments to convene a COVID-19 global summit in a bid to "rescue the world... Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: New Reality With... Rohit Talwar of Fast Future
VIDEO: New Reality With... Rohit Talwar of Fast Future
By PhocusWire | August 17, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Rohit Talwar, CEO at Fast Future, one of the world's leading organizations looking at the fields of futures and foresight. Read More
News | Technology
Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
By PhocusWire | August 7, 2020
The travel experience is going to be disruptive (health checks) or weird (everyone wearing masks) for a while so ensuring the message does not ignore those facts will be beneficial in the... Read More
Interview | Online
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Virtual connections: Building relationships with travelers to generate future demand
By Chris Blaine - Sojern | August 6, 2020
In a COVID-19 world, social media is not only an inexpensive way to reach large numbers of people, but a powerful opportunity to engage with potential customers and influence them to choose your... Read More
Opinion | Online
Hotel payment optimization long overdue - and "just in time"
Hotel payment optimization long overdue - and "just in time"
By Ixaris | July 31, 2020
As travelers begin to once again pack their bags, it's not only necessary to keep them informed and safe, but also to know more about them and to keep them engaged through relevance and... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
How can travel brands keep customers apprised of border regulations and leisure options?
How can travel brands keep customers apprised of border regulations and leisure options?
By Jennifer Phillips April - Smartvel | July 27, 2020
An increase in travelers is good news for airlines that have been hard hit during the pandemic. As the world reopens, many people are eager for a getaway as a mental reset from months of confinement. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
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Hospitality and travel companies sign workplace diversity pledge
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2020
Fifteen travel and hospitality companies have signed up so far, including Bourne Leisure, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: New Reality With... Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford of Narrative Fund
VIDEO: New Reality With... Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford of Narrative Fund
By PhocusWire | July 3, 2020
The next guests on the New Reality With... series are Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford, partners at Narrative Fund, a U.S.-based early stage investment fund in consumer technology companies. Read More
News | Startups
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