Travel Guide

Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
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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
STARTUP STAGE: MakeYourTripBetter is a collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals
Interview / Startups
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
STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
Interview / Startups
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
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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
How I Got Here, episode 50 - Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals
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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
Tourplus raises $1M to connect tourists to guides
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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
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
Opinion / Technology
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
InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
News / Startups
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
VIDEO: OCUS - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
Interview / Technology
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
VIDEO: Prontopia - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
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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
InPhocus, episode 21 - Travel inspiration for those stuck on the couch
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InPhocus, episode 21 - Travel inspiration for those stuck on the couch
By PhocusWire | August 28, 2020
In this week's episode of InPhocus we find out how a publisher had to rethink his world of travel media for a readership that cannot travel any time soon. Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 38 - Travis Katz of Trip.com
By PhocusWire | August 20, 2020
Travis Katz brought Gogobot through a crowded field of social trip planning sites to an eventual sale to one of the biggest names in online travel. He tells the story to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin... Read More
This travel startup is pledging antiracism, diversity and inclusion – and wants founders to do the same
News / Startups
This travel startup is pledging antiracism, diversity and inclusion – and wants founders to do the same
By Jill Menze | August 19, 2020
London-based travel tech startup Pluto has outlined an extensive 10-point plan to become an antiracist, diverse and inclusive business and is calling for fellow startups to follow suit. Read More
Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
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Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
By PhocusWire | August 7, 2020
The travel experience is going to be disruptive (health checks) or weird (everyone wearing masks) for a while so ensuring the message does not ignore those facts will be beneficial in the... Read More
How can travel brands keep customers apprised of border regulations and leisure options?
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How can travel brands keep customers apprised of border regulations and leisure options?
By Jennifer Phillips April - Smartvel | July 27, 2020
An increase in travelers is good news for airlines that have been hard hit during the pandemic. As the world reopens, many people are eager for a getaway as a mental reset from months of confinement. Read More