Travel Guide

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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
Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
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
VIDEO: Travel marketing under threat from Big Tech data changes
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
YouTravel.Me raises $1M to expand its group travel matchmaking platform
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
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
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
VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
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
VIDEO: The Data Appeal Company - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
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
How to evolve destination marketing for the future of travel
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
How I Got Here, episode 66 - David Armstrong and Sebastian Kaatz of HolidayPirates
Interview / Online
How I Got Here, episode 66 - David Armstrong and Sebastian Kaatz of HolidayPirates
By PhocusWire | May 27, 2021
Originally a content site, HolidayPirates quickly morphed into a large listings service for discounted air tickets, as told by Armstrong and Kaatz to PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak of Mozio. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Live The World wants to be a content guide for slow travel
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2021
Live The World wants to help travelers find local, authentic experiences. The travel planning platform recently attracted €300,000 in pre-seed funding from angel investors. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Why live video shopping is the future of travel retail
By PhocusWire | May 10, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, Local Purse co-founder Lola Akinmade Åkerström discussed the live video shopping experience and why it’s “the future of retail.” Read More
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News / Online
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
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
News / Online
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
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
News / Online
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
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
News / Startups
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