Travel Guide

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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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News / Online
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
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Opinion / Technology
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
By Nikolai Scholz - Adara | August 3, 2021
Building a strategy that isn’t solely reliant on IP address is a smart investment in the future, especially for travel organizations that use location data for targeting and information-gathering. Read More
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Interview / Online
VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2021
Establishing a new industry standard for car travels with curated routes and connecting travel destinations to in-car experiences. Read More
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Interview / Technology
VIDEO: The Data Appeal Company - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2021
The company's Data Appeal Studio is a data-driven destination analysis platform based on location and experience intelligence. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How to evolve destination marketing for the future of travel
By Katie Anderson and Alli Bolger - Colle McVoy | June 28, 2021
We believe COVID‐19 is allowing the travel industry to reevaluate, readjust and reimagine the definition of sustainable travel and, as a result, what that could mean for the future of destination... Read More