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Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
By Kevin May | January 16, 2019
INKEF Capital has backed the Netherlands-based company - an app that helps travelers track and share their trips. Read More
News | Startups
Pinterest travel marketing personas
Pinterest creates “travel personas” to help marketers drive conversions
By Mitra Sorrells | January 15, 2019
Pinterest has developed discrete user personas to help travel brands target their marketing campaigns to its 250 million monthly users. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Amadeus - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Amadeus - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 9, 2019
Introducing the industry's first content management and distribution solution for personalized media. Read More
Interview | Technology
2018 review 2019 preview AI
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Artificial intelligence in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 27, 2018
To explore what lies ahead for AI in relation to travel, we solicited input from IBM’s global managing director for travel and transportation, Dee Waddell, and from Mark Holt, chief technology officer... Read More
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VIDEO: Culture Trip on disruption, its OTA plans and "tech-enabled creativity"
By Jill Menze | December 17, 2018
Where in the Power Paradox does a travel content site fit in? Dr. Kris Naudts, founder and CEO of Culture Trip, believes a content site such as his is well-placed to disrupt the top of the funnel. Read More
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The Gen Z and Millennial mindset: capturing the attention of these young and fast-growing generations
The Gen Z and Millennial mindset: capturing the attention of these young and fast-growing generations
By Lisa Lindberg - Expedia Group Media Solutions | December 17, 2018
Today’s younger generations are redefining the rules of engagement and asserting their role in purchasing decisions—for themselves, and their families—and travel is no exception. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
By Mitra Sorrells | December 14, 2018
2018 was a big year for Hopper. The app-only price prediction and booking platform picked up $100 million in Series D funding in October and rolled out its hotel service to more than 40 markets. Read More
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Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Vivere.travel transforms your vacation vision into reality. A personalized, interest-based, visual travel guide. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Facebook on messaging and mobile for travel brands
VIDEO: Facebook on messaging and mobile for travel brands
By Kevin May | December 6, 2018
The rise of mobile at the turn of the decade has now settled into a pattern that most travel brands have finally recognized. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on a new social strategy and tweaking its activity stance
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on a new social strategy and tweaking its activity stance
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
TripAdvisor has been busy during 2018, with a combination of significant acquisition and new attempt to tackle the social-led planning phase of travel. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Alpacr aims to create a social platform for avid travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | November 8, 2018
Founded in January 2017, Alpacr wants to serve as a digital diary for travelers, allowing them to consolidate insights and photos from their trips in one app and easily share them with others.   Read More
Interview | Startups
TripAdvisor Foursquare data partnership
Foursquare partners with TripAdvisor, wants to "make noise" in travel sector
By Mitra Sorrells | November 5, 2018
TripAdvisor is the latest travel brand to partner with Foursquare, the company that began as a social check-in app for consumers but in recent years has evolved to focus on providing location... Read More
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Travelers less concerned with social media, destination politics when finding and planning travel
Travelers less concerned with social media, destination politics when finding and planning travel
By Jill Menze | October 29, 2018
Travelers are increasingly relying on technology to assist with their travel experiences, however, some of their travel preferences and choices may deviate from common thinking. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Mapify's social travel platform lets users discover and plan trips
STARTUP STAGE: Mapify's social travel platform lets users discover and plan trips
By Linda Fox | October 25, 2018
Founded about 18 months ago, Mapify is a mobile-first platform that aims to improve the trip planning experience. The startup has raised $1.3 million to date and counts Airbnb among its partners. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Mapify plots expansion following $1.3M in funding
By Linda Fox | October 22, 2018
Social travel site Mapify gets $1.3 million in seed funding. Read More
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