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VIDEO: How tech-enabled solutions can improve safety and security of short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2019
Leaders from Vrbo, TurnKey Vacation Rentals and Certistay discuss safety and security solutions for short-term rentals. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Gamitee - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Gamitee - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 5, 2019
This social solution for travel sites converts 5x better than the site baseline, translating to an increase of 10% in overall online sales. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Property management systems "failing" private accommodation owners
By Linda Fox | December 4, 2019
The number of property management systems, including their limitations for offering extras, is an ongoing challenge for vacation rental managers. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: OYO's Ritesh Agarwal on growth and plans to address hotel owners’ concerns
VIDEO: OYO's Ritesh Agarwal on growth and plans to address hotel owners’ concerns
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2019
OYO CEO Ritesh Agarwal speaks about the company's growth and priorities for the coming year at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Online
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Amazon expands travel offerings in India with RedBus partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2019
Amazon in India is adding bus ticketing through a partnership with RedBus. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Expedia Group on Vrbo growth, search challenges and workplace diversity
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2019
During an interview at the Phocuswright Conference in Florida last month, Okerstrom discusses developments for the business and the recent "headwinds." Read More
News | Distribution
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Uplift finalizes $250M credit line for travel payment service
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2019
The platform that allows travel brands to offer part-payments to users agrees to a $250 million credit line with Credit Suisse. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: American Express GBT on NDC, TripActions and tech investments
VIDEO: American Express GBT on NDC, TripActions and tech investments
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2019
As founder and senior director of investment firm Certares and executive chairman of American Express GBT, Greg O’Hara is in an ideal spot to comment on business travel and the sector's... Read More
News | Distribution
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Travelers more likely to convert if owners respond to reviews
By Linda Fox | November 29, 2019
Research from TripAdvisor shows the benefit of responses from hotels and restaurants to reviews. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Darrin Grafton of Serko
By Mitra Sorrells | November 29, 2019
The Serko co-founder and CEO shares how the company is building a platform to consolidate every aspect of business travel and manage the entire journey. Read More
Interview | Online
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VIDEO: Google on machine learning having an impact on online travel
By Linda Fox | November 28, 2019
A Tech Talk from Google at the Phocuswright Conference 2019 highlights areas where machine learning can improve operations for travel companies. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | November 28, 2019
Despegar CEO Damian Scokin discussed the Latin American OTA's plans for continued growth, including new products and partnerships, during an interview at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Distribution
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On The Beach blames Thomas Cook collapse, Brexit for profit decline
By Steven Lerner | November 28, 2019
The collapse of Thomas Cook in September resulted in a £7.1 million revenue loss for On The Beach Group. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Kiwi.com - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Kiwi.com - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 28, 2019
A virtual global supercarrier enables efficient pre-booked and on-demand trips from any A to B for customers and carriers. Read More
Interview | Online
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VIDEO: Hotels hold fast to direct distribution and the power of loyalty schemes
By Linda Fox | November 27, 2019
Perhaps a semblance of calm has arrived in the hotel distribution landscape as large hotel groups become more comfortable with their third-party strategies. Read More
News | Distribution