Travel Guide

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News / Startups
Online travel guide Live the World acquires Itinari
By Linda Fox | November 2, 2022
Live the World plans to integrate Itinari's travel stories and tips from residents with its digital interactive map. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: WayAway sees demand for cash-back membership program amid high inflation
By Kathryn Walson | August 15, 2022
WayAway is a price-comparison app that offers a paid-membership plan for consumers to get cash back on travel deals. Read More
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News / Technology
Southwest connects passengers to destinations via flight tracking tech
By Linda Fox | July 21, 2022
Using AR and videos, passengers can view a virtual version of the flight deck, window and aircraft. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel industry sees marketing potential in web3
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2022
Travel marketers are keen to explore technologies such as the metaverse, AI and NFTs. Read More
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News / Online
Google enhances trip-planning tools as travel searches boom
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2022
Google is launching new tools related to flight and hotel searches and general trip planning.   Read More
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News / Online
My Method... How Vrbo used videos to increase its search visibility
By Shawn Massie - Pacific | April 13, 2022
Vrbo raised its rank and visibility on YouTube and Google using SEO-friendly videos created from its destination guides. Read More
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News / Startups
Venture Noire partners with Remote Year to expand accelerator program
By Mitra Sorrells | March 3, 2022
Remote Year will help Venture Noire expand its eight-week accelerator program, In the Black, internationally, beginning with a cohort going to South Africa. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Activities can lean on tech for better travel experiences
By PhocusWire | February 23, 2022
The sector has an ideal opportunity to show a path forward to the rest of the travel industry when it comes to deploying technology to improve the overall guest experience once a customer is using the... Read More
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News / Online
Lonely Planet acquires trip planner Elsewhere
By Kevin May | February 16, 2022
Elsewhere has a highly vetted network of local, in-destination travel partners to assist with building itineraries for users. Read More
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AllTrails raises $150M to expand outdoors trip app
By Kevin May | November 18, 2021
The investment from Permira is double the value of the U.S.-based company's previous round in 2018 and brings its total funding so far to $227 million. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Thrust Carbon
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Thgurst Carbon is a carbon intelligence platform that is easy to integrate, delivers market leading accuracy and total transparency. Read More
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News / Online
Intrepid Travel unveils brand, product refresh
By Rebecca Tobin - Travel Weekly | October 25, 2021
The company has retooled its tour lineup, committing to a new product statement of sustainable, experience-rich travel and "the joyful travel experience." Read More
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News / Online
Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
By Kevin May | September 27, 2021
The site was created in 1996 as a mechanism for travelers to share recommendations and discuss destinations and services ahead of, during and after their trips. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Travel marketing under threat from Big Tech data changes
By PhocusWire | September 7, 2021
Location marketing has become a useful tool for travel brands to understand where their customers are and what their purchase intent might be. But big changes are coming. Read More
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News / Online
YouTravel.Me raises $1M to expand its group travel matchmaking platform
By Jill Menze | September 2, 2021
YouTravel.Me uses a matchmaking algorithm to connect like-minded travelers for small group adventure trips organized by travel experts. Read More