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How an email to the prime minister and algorithms helped Greece bring tourists back
By Linda Fox | November 27, 2020
An unsolicited email from a data scientist to the Greek prime minister helped the country reopen to tourists. Read More
News | Technology
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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
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Klook, Traveloka, Trip.com among redemption partners for Singapore’s S$320M tourism recovery program
By Mitra Sorrells | November 25, 2020
The programs gives every Singapore citizen age 18 and above a S$100 voucher.  Read More
News | Online
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How the acceleration of digital and sustainability trends is driving innovation in travel
By Linda Fox | November 10, 2020
While the industry is in no doubt as to how bad things have been, perhaps a little light at the end of tunnel comes in the form of how companies are innovating for what things might be like going... Read More
News | Technology
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Vaccines, government changes should inspire higher recovery goals
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Vaccines, government changes should inspire higher recovery goals
By Kevin May | November 10, 2020
If the chaos of 2020 is swiftly put behind us, then the devastating aspects of what has happened this year (huge job losses, brands closed, etc.) will be in vain. Read More
News | Technology
Big Tech is eyeing the travel industry again with autonomous vehicle push
Big Tech is eyeing the travel industry again with autonomous vehicle push
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | October 20, 2020
If the OTAs don't get involved now, tourist ground transportation and vehicle-based sightseeing will be handed over to Big Tech and it won't ever come back to the OTA's collective sphere of influence on... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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10 learnings from 10 months of seismic changes in the travel industry
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebinTravel | October 12, 2020
Travel industry executives give their views on recovery in the travel industry at WebInTravel's TravelZero.0 event. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: To rebuild successfully and sustainably, destinations must be cautious of “empty platitudes”
VIDEO: To rebuild successfully and sustainably, destinations must be cautious of “empty platitudes”
By Jill Menze | October 6, 2020
Speaking during Phocuswright Europe, the Travel Foundation CEO Jeremy Sampson says destinations need to focus on action to build back sustainably from COVID-19. Read More
News | Online
How travel marketers can reboot and find their audiences
How travel marketers can reboot and find their audiences
By Mike Skladony - Semcasting | September 25, 2020
In order to figure out who’s in the market to travel at this moment and where they’re likely to go, marketers will have to shift focus to the top of the funnel, where audience development capabilities... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Airbnb launches new portal with resources for governments, tourism organizations
By Mitra Sorrells | September 24, 2020
Airbnb says it has created the new "City Portal" to help communities benefit from its marketplace. Read More
News | Online
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Sounding Off: Changing the message to nudge consumers back to travel
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
Perhaps there are things the industry can do now to help consumers calculate the risk of travel. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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Destinations join forces with private companies to boost tourism
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Travel companies and tourism organizations are devising various initiatives to bring back travelers in recent months. It's not just lip service, but a collaborative effort by all parties. Read More
News | Distribution
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Identifying areas for innovation as travelers embrace their "conscience"
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Smart Travel Lab believes travelers now have a heightened sense of wanting to do better and travel more sustainably. Brands should take advantage of this shift. Read More
News | Distribution
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European tourism bodies plead for coordinated travel restrictions
By Linda Fox | September 9, 2020
The call follows one from the European Commission last week, which wants a coordinated approach to travel restrictions and to help the recovery of economies across Europe. Read More
News | Distribution
As fewer people fly, destination marketing becomes a domestic game
As fewer people fly, destination marketing becomes a domestic game
By Bill Obreiter - ADARA | September 8, 2020
For destination marketers, it’s critical to understand how to navigate this new world, where fewer people will be flying.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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