Travel Inspiration

Tripadvisor revenue down 61% in 2020, subscription product a focus for 2021
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Tripadvisor says it is continuing to roll out the Tripadvisor Plus subscription service in the United States in the first half of 2021, with plans to grow to other English-speaking markets after that. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Travis is a visual, collaborative platform for trip planning
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Travis is an Australia-based startup launched in January 2020 to help users find and share travel experiences. Read More
Interview | Startups
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
By Jill Menze | February 17, 2021
Travel + Leisure Co., formerly known as Wyndham Destinations, has launched a vacation booking platform as part of the company's rebrand. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Imagine Experiences wants to bring unique tours to locals and tourists
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2021
The company has put together a network of expert tour guides to help design fresh ideas to attract locals as well as travelers, once restrictions lift. Read More
Interview | Startups
Chinese travelers more positive about travel in 2021 than regional neighbors
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2021
Domestic searches led in December 2020 in many APAC countries with the exception of Singapore, according to Expedia's research. Read More
News | Online
How travel marketers adjust to the ups and downs of COVID-19
By Mitra Sorrells | January 27, 2021
As coronavirus rates and lockdown measures shift, travel advertising strategies have centered on careful messaging through digital platforms. Read More
News | Online
Uplift adds $68M credit line for travel payments service
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2021
Uplift sees pent-up demand for travel later in 2021 and is also looking to expand to other sectors. Read More
News | Startups
Here's what happened in 2020, now be prepared for 2021
Here's what happened in 2020, now be prepared for 2021
By PhocusWire | January 8, 2021
While many are eager to banish 2020 to a tightly sealed box, how the industry considers its options for the year ahead is based almost exclusively on what has come before. Read More
News | Online
Travel trends in 2021 - prepare for a year of new opportunities
Travel trends in 2021 - prepare for a year of new opportunities
By Amadeus | December 22, 2020
Predicting the future is impossible but imagining a way forward is critical. Here are six trends we see shaping travel in 2021. Read More
Opinion | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: WKND curates local weekend adventure packages
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2020
 WKND is targeting millennials with what it calls a retreats-as-a-service platform that provides personalized adventure packages within a three-hour drive.   Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Travel marketing experts on pandemic behavioral shifts and opportunities
By Linda Fox | December 10, 2020
The pandemic has changed travel marketing, with brands needing to stay relevant to those that are traveling and inspire those that are not. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
News | Online
Thriving in an experience economy
By Erik Tengen - Oaky | November 26, 2020
We look at how emotion affects memory, what types of experiences are most effective in inciting emotion, and the role of hotels in the system of experiences we know as tourism – a vital part of the... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: New Reality With... Johannes Reck of GetYourGuide
VIDEO: New Reality With... Johannes Reck of GetYourGuide
By PhocusWire | November 24, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Johannes Reck, CEO and co-founder of GetYourGuide, one of the world's leading online travel agencies for tours and activities. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 50 - Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals
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
Interview | Online
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