Travel Inspiration


Can virtual reality help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
Can virtual reality help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
By Dr. Natasha Moorhouse - Manchester Metropolitan University | July 2, 2020
People may need extra encouragement to travel again, and one promising way to do this is through novel immersive technology experiences. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Lonely Planet selected as a guide provider to new Apple Maps
Lonely Planet selected as a guide provider to new Apple Maps
By Kevin May | June 23, 2020
Apple’s latest iPhone software update includes adding travel guides to the Apple Maps platform. Read More
News | Technology
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Tripadvisor revenue inching up, but June forecast still just 20% of 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2020
Due to what it calls "extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic," Tripadvisor has released a financial update in the midst of the second quarter. Read More
News | Online
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
By Jill Menze | June 22, 2020
For years, Black travelers have been voicing concern about the challenges they face planning and going on trips. Is the industry ready to listen? Read More
News | Online
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MMGY partners with Expedia, Sojern, ADARA to inspire post-COVID-19 trips
By Mitra Sorrells | June 19, 2020
The travel marketing agencies have created a campaign to boost recovery in several U.S. destinations. Read More
News | Online
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Culture Trip and Lonely Planet unite, give advertisers access to combined audience
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2020
Culture Trip and Lonely Planet launch Travel Reborn, a commercial partnership giving advertisers access to their combined audience. Read More
News | Distribution
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Destination marketing is not just about the recovery - it's now a long game
By Bruce Lahood - ICF Next | June 10, 2020
The traveler of the future will be more cautious and more mindful of the adventure they are about to embark upon. But this has huge implications for marketing a destination. Read More
Opinion | Online
Rebuilding demand requires every part of the travel industry to play a role
Rebuilding demand requires every part of the travel industry to play a role
By Tom O'Toole - Kellogg School of Management | June 5, 2020
The travel industry as a whole and individual companies are now turning attention to the marketing initiatives that will be most effective. How can they all collaborate and innovate here? Read More
Opinion | Online
How tourism marketers can boost content visibility
How tourism marketers can boost content visibility
By Rachel-Jean Firchau - Nativo | June 1, 2020
Here's how DMOs can implement holistic content strategies that go beyond their owned websites to better connect with travelers looking for safe, local getaways. Read More
News | Online
Tripfuser lands £2.4M in funding, seeks further expansion
Tripfuser lands £2.4M in funding, seeks further expansion
By Linda Fox | May 29, 2020
Funding for the Australia-based company was led by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria. Acting CEO Matt McCann takes up the role permanently. Read More
News | Startups
Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
By Jill Menze | May 28, 2020
Expedia Group is dedicating more than a quarter of a billion dollars to help its lodging partners, destinations and the travel industry rebound from the impact of the coronavirus. Read More
News | Online
Destination X - The new normal in tourism
Destination X - The new normal in tourism
By PhocusWire | May 27, 2020
Have we learned anything, or do we race back to the same mistakes that many destinations and attractions were making prior to the outbreak?  Read More
News | Technology
What to know about travel marketing across generations post-COVID-19
What to know about travel marketing across generations post-COVID-19
By Ann Fishman - Generational Targeted Marketing | May 22, 2020
Here's how travel providers can make adjustments to accommodate the future needs and proclivities of distinct generations of American travelers. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Virtual travel's time has finally come
By Tedd Evers - TripTuner | May 14, 2020
Virtual tours are no longer a nice to have - traffic and interest are on the rise now as a way of providing location interactivity. Read More
Opinion | Technology
What hotels need to consider before ramping up marketing efforts
What hotels need to consider before ramping up marketing efforts
By Bill Chase - Koddi | May 14, 2020
Hotel marketers should consider timing, goals, regions and channels as they plan for post-COVID-19 recovery Read More
Opinion | Online
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