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Destinations join forces with private companies to boost tourism
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Travel companies and tourism organizations are devising various initiatives to bring back travelers in recent months. It's not just lip service, but a collaborative effort by all parties. Read More
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Identifying areas for innovation as travelers embrace their "conscience"
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Smart Travel Lab believes travelers now have a heightened sense of wanting to do better and travel more sustainably. Brands should take advantage of this shift. Read More
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15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
By Kevin May | September 8, 2020
Insert a near-shutdown of the industry due to COVID-19 this year and you can multiply the existing challenges for travel startups tenfold. But they should think about these tips as they look ahead. Read More
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VIDEO: Gamitee - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: Gamitee - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 5, 2020
Convert more users into buyers by removing the hassle from group booking with Gamitee's collaborative browsing plug-in. Read More
Interview | Online
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
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Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with… Kei Shibata
By PhocusWire | September 2, 2020
In a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in September, PhocusWire finds out what they have learned from the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
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Sounding Off: Hotels should think what to do with their empty space
By PhocusWire | August 28, 2020
Recovery is uncertain, perhaps long-term, so thinking "smaller and smarter" is likely the best strategy for any part of the travel ecosystem through the rest of the year and into 2021. Read More
Interview | Technology
InPhocus, episode 21 - Travel inspiration for those stuck on the couch
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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STARTUP STAGE: Zonder creates a shareable, gamified digital journal of a user’s travels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2020
Zonder is an app that automatically logs places users visit and things that they do, with a gamification aspect that creates incentives for users to do more exploration.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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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
Interview | Online
This travel startup is pledging antiracism, diversity and inclusion – and wants founders to do the same
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
News | Startups
Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
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
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Tripadvisor revenue down 86% in Q2 to $59M, still better than expected, says CEO
By Mitra Sorrells | August 6, 2020
Tripadvisor says it is seeing steady improvement in users and revenue since lows in April. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
By Mitra Sorrells | August 3, 2020
GettinLocal is an app to help consumers discover places to stay and eat and things to do in a specific location.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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Skyscanner offers destinations free advertising to attract travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2020
The new "Destination Connect" offering is already being used by 20 tourist organizations around the world. Read More
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