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Tripadvisor reports rising demand in Q1, progress on Plus subscription product
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2021
Tripadvisor says the Plus subscription product will roll out fully in the U.S. in the next few months, and it's developing more partnerships to provide offers to subscribers.   Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
By PhocusWire | May 5, 2021
The audio-only meeting and discussion app has only been in the market since March 2020 but has since ignited speculation ranging from it being a podcast-killer to the future of customer engagement and... Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
By PhocusWire | May 3, 2021
Speaking at PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, TikTok brand partnerships lead for travel Hannah Bennett explains why TikTok is an ecosystem ripe for marketers to exploit. Read More
News | Online
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
By Mitra Sorrells | April 7, 2021
Port connects users with guides around the world who enable them to experience destinations and business events through video calls rather than being there in-person. Read More
News | Startups
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Tripadvisor revenue down 61% in 2020, subscription product a focus for 2021
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Tripadvisor says it is continuing to roll out the Tripadvisor Plus subscription service in the United States in the first half of 2021, with plans to grow to other English-speaking markets after that. Read More
News | Online
Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
By Kevin May | January 29, 2021
The idea is that Alexa prompts users to choose their own tour, allowing them to visit over several minutes such attractions as nature spots, landmarks, cultural locations and restaurants. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: MakeYourTripBetter is a collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals
STARTUP STAGE: MakeYourTripBetter is a collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals
By Jill Menze | January 27, 2021
MakeYourTripBetter is a free, collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals to get tips and advice and plan experiences. Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
By Jill Menze | January 6, 2021
The India-based startup wants to revamp the traveler experience by making it more streamlined and customer-friendly. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Red Ventures acquires Lonely Planet
By Mitra Sorrells | December 1, 2020
Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera will not remain with the company following the acquisition. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 50 - Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals
How I Got Here, episode 50 - Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals
By PhocusWire | November 12, 2020
A classic startup launch but an unconventional route through bootstrapping for the next ten years. Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May of PhocusWire get the story of ToursByLocals from its co-founder and... Read More
Interview | Online
Tourplus raises $1M to connect tourists to guides
Tourplus raises $1M to connect tourists to guides
By Kevin May | November 2, 2020
Malaysian business angel Jin Hui Wong, GT-MAX and Chinese accelerator SSOV are backing the company in the round. Read More
News | Online
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
By David Thompson - Amex GBT | October 7, 2020
We know things will be different from now on. For each trip, questions about health risks are multiplying and restrictions come and go quickly. But how will the industry adapt? Read More
Opinion | Technology
InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
By PhocusWire | October 2, 2020
We talk to TripDoodler's CEO about the last 12 months as a travel startup founder, her thoughts on sustainability as an important part of the recovery agenda and why the company is going down the... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: OCUS - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: OCUS - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 5, 2020
OCUS offers brands a complete photography solution anytime, anywhere in the world to drive engagement and boost revenue - all while scaling your business. Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: Prontopia - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: Prontopia - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 5, 2020
Prontopia supports city resilience with a platform that makes travel stress free, and helps seniors live safely at home. Read More
Interview | Online
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