Travel Guide


How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
By Kevin May | November 21, 2019
WAYN (Where Are You Now?) was one of the first travel social networks. Co-founder and former co-CEO Jerome Touze joins hosts, David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
Interview | Online
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Explorest
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Explorest
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Explorest’s app is tailored for both experienced and novice photographers, and provides extensive guides for California, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and more. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Questo
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Questo
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Users follow clues and solve puzzles as part of a fictional story while exploring and discovering new places as a part of a “city game” on an app. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Q&A: Travelfish's Stuart McDonald on the OYO and Instagram problems plaguing Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 31, 2019
The Travelfish co-founder gets candid on why OYO's model is flawed, Google needs to relent and "influencers are like influenza." Read More
News | Online
Curious where social media is going? The travel industry leads the way
Curious where social media is going? The travel industry leads the way
By Martin Stoll - Sparkloft Media.  | October 30, 2019
Travel and tourism has been leading content sharing well before the conception of today’s popular platforms; a consistent trend for years. Read More
Opinion | Online
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How destinations might soon have a voice via Amazon and Google
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2019
One company hopes to have a beta application ready before the end of 2019 that will enable consumers to search for destination information via the voice-enabled devices. Read More
News | Technology
When it comes to LiDAR and the opportunities in travel, Elon Musk is wrong
When it comes to LiDAR and the opportunities in travel, Elon Musk is wrong
By Sam Kamel - iinside  | October 9, 2019
Rather than dramatically ringing the death knell for LiDAR, Musk's comments earlier this year merely underscore the fact that LiDAR has an awareness issue, no pun intended. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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VIDEO: Smartvel talks local content, digital experiences and funding
By Linda Fox | October 7, 2019
PhocusWire discussed dynamic destination content with Smartvel CEO Iñigo Valenzuela at the World Aviation Festival 2019. Read More
News | Online
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
By Rachel Jean-Firchau - Nativo  | October 4, 2019
Influencers aren’t publishers, they’re people. While they might have incredible reach, most are focused on awareness and storytelling, not on driving bookings or conversions. Read More
Opinion | Online
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How I Got Here, episode 7 - Tyler Dikman of LoungeBuddy
By Kevin May | October 3, 2019
Tyler Dikman of LoungeBuddy, which was recently acquired by American Express, joins David Litwak and Kevin May for the latest episode of How I Got Here.  Read More
Interview | Online
Why destination content is a must and which airlines are outperforming others in this category
Why destination content is a must and which airlines are outperforming others in this category
By Iñigo Valenzuela - Smartvel  | October 1, 2019
By providing inspirational content, airlines can find new ways to connect with future clients and give them a complete online experience. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2019
Destinations are embracing platforms such as Google, WeChat, Facebook and Instagram to educate and inspire travelers. Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
By Kevin May | August 8, 2019
Revenue increased from $376 million to $422 million over the course of the first and second quarters of 2019 but year-over-year the business is down 3% in the comparable three-month periods. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2019
GreatGuides is a marketplace to connect adventure travelers with adventure guides. Guides create and control their itineraries and pricing and keep up to 90% of trip fees. Read More
Interview | Online
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
By Kevin May | July 23, 2019
For all the money pouring into the likes of GetYourGuide and Klook, spare a thought for other businesses that are finding the sector extremely tough. Read More
News | Online