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Travel payment standard sees early traction, aims to rebuild trust
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2020
The Open Payment Alliance removes friction from B2B payments but still allows for payment flexibility via a standard. Read More
News | Technology
Sounding Off: State-backed or multi-brand travel projects rarely work
Sounding Off: State-backed or multi-brand travel projects rarely work
By PhocusWire | June 12, 2020
There are countless ways to offer support from the state but creating, operating and maintaining a brand new service that seeks to challenge the status quo may not be the best use of a government's... Read More
Interview | Technology
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Destination marketing is not just about the recovery - it's now a long game
By Bruce Lahood - ICF Next | June 10, 2020
The traveler of the future will be more cautious and more mindful of the adventure they are about to embark upon. But this has huge implications for marketing a destination. Read More
Opinion | Online
Destination X - How to stop tourists behaving badly
Destination X - How to stop tourists behaving badly
Another issue that tourism managers are able to tackle, as destinations approach the end of their shut-down periods, is the difficult area of guest behavior. Read More
News | Technology
Destination X - The toolkit needed for a new form of tourism
Destination X - The toolkit needed for a new form of tourism
By PhocusWire | June 2, 2020
Let's put Hyperloop, self-driving cars and drone-like helicopters aside for a moment and inspect other technologies that can help destination managers. Read More
News | Technology
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Innovation, automation and collaboration - three ways to get aviation moving safely again
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2020
Airlines are desperate to build confidence among passengers and put them in the planes that are slowly returning to the skies. But it'll take more than that to get aviation moving again. Read More
News | Technology
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
By PhocusWire | May 19, 2020
How to reopen for tourism after the coronavirus outbreak is tricky, with concerns around social distancing - to name just one element - added to an existing visitor strategy. Read More
News | Technology
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
By PhocusWire | April 28, 2020
The destruction caused by the coronavirus provides destinations an opportunity to make long-overdue smart and sustainable tourism decisions. Read More
News | Technology
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Adventure travel suppliers expect business to be down 40% in 2020
By Linda Fox | April 20, 2020
The coronavirus has hit the adventure travel industry just as hard as other segments with suppliers saying they have seen a 63% drop in demand in Q2 of 2020. Read More
News | Distribution
Destination X - Rebounding from the fear of coronavirus on tourism
Destination X - Rebounding from the fear of coronavirus on tourism
By PhocusWire | April 14, 2020
Imagine how difficult it must be for travelers, many of whom will have an even bigger sense of unease about returning to the skies or hotels or places to visit, once the world and the industry try to... Read More
News | Online
InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
By PhocusWire | March 27, 2020
Destination specialist Doug Lansky to gives his account of contracting coronavirus and shares his perspective on the current climate for destinations and what could (or should) happen next. Read More
News | Technology
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Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2020
The corporate travel industry has to deal with an increasing volume of incidents related to weather, terrorism - and now health - that impact travel. Read More
News | Online
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Youth travel businesses anticipate an €87B impact from coronavirus
By Linda Fox | March 17, 2020
Economic, political uncertainty, employment and travel restrictions top the list of concerns for businesses during this challenging period for both the immediate and long term, WYSE says. Read More
News | Distribution
Booking.com, Skyscanner, Ctrip and TripAdvisor join travel sustainability pact
Booking.com, Skyscanner, Ctrip and TripAdvisor join travel sustainability pact
By Kevin May | September 3, 2019
The quartet will work together in a series of initiatives to educate, raise awareness and, in their words, "promote positive change." Read More
News | Online
What can we learn from top tourism boards about the digital experience?
What can we learn from top tourism boards about the digital experience?
By Iñigo Valenzuela - Smartvel  | June 25, 2019
With the unprecedented increase in tourism in recent years, destinations have been experiencing an impact on the social, cultural and economic environments. Read More
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