Travel Inspiration

wander-funding-$7M
News / Startups
Wander bags $7M for home rental platform
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The investment is led by Redpoint Ventures and will go towards developing the platform and expanding the number of vacation rental homes in its portfolio. Read More
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News / Online
Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2021
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself. Read More
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News / Online
Low prices enticing travelers, flexibility remains key
By Linda Fox | October 12, 2021
Understanding traveler behavior better and seeking out unserved routes are opportunities for travel companies. Read More
Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
Opinion / Distribution
Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | October 6, 2021
Airbnb may have given the industry the jolt it needed to compete in today’s market, with new platforms and sales channels, but field is wide open for other travel businesses to take advantage Read More
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News / Online
Online giants grasp recovery momentum via marketing mix
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
The three giants looked to what they already had in terms of their existing customer bases and continued to prudently put marketing dollars elsewhere, hopefully to bring in new travelers. 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
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Tripadvisor Plus changes show the complexity of travel subscriptions
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Tripadvisor's U-turn this week on the structure of Plus raises more questions than it answers about consumer and brand desire for subscription programs. Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor revamps Plus, shifts discounts to cash-back
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2021
Just three months after launching in the U.S., Tripadvisor is shifting its primary benefit for Plus subscribers from discounts at booking to cash-back at check-in.  Read More
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
From Our Partners / Distribution
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
By Diane Merlino | September 21, 2021
From humble origins at a single resort, timeshare has evolved into a major segment of the global travel industry. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Neverending tourism and how it can drive recovery
By Digital Innovation in Tourism Observatory - Politecnico di Milano | September 17, 2021
Neverending tourism concept identifies the extension of the travel experience in time and space, made possible by digital solutions. Read More
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
News / Online
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2021
Called Travel + Leisure Club, the subscription service offers members access to preferred pricing, concierge services, exclusive experiences and a magazine subscription for $9.95 per month. Read More
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News / Startups
Thatch raises $3M, helping travel creators monetize content
By Linda Fox | September 2, 2021
The seed investment for the company was led by Wave Capital, with Freestyle and Netflix founder Mark Randolph also participating. Read More
Travel has new flavors to understand and devour
Opinion / Online
Travel has new flavors to understand and devour
By Andreas Spycher - Mastercard | August 30, 2021
Travel companies are exploring how to satisfy urges from consumers to travel again. The challenge is how to appeal to constantly evolving tastes. Read More
motourismo-travel-startup
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Motourismo helps motorcyclists book trips worldwide
By Linda Fox | August 25, 2021
Motourismo is a search and booking platform for motorcycle trips and helps riders ship their motorcycles where required. Read More
The state of digital advertising in travel
News / Online
The state of digital advertising in travel
By Jill Menze | August 24, 2021
A new report from Sojern seeks to understand how COVID-19 has impacted budget, ad spend, allocation by channel and how advertisers are thinking about the future of ad tech. Read More