Travel Inspiration

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News / Online
Survey finds travel loyalty programs fall short of consumer expectations
By Kathryn Walson | January 31, 2023
The report, based on surveys conducted late last year, points to four key areas in which loyalty programs can improve: the booking experience, sustainability, personalization and payment technology. Read More
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News / Startups
Expedia Group kicks off startup accelerator focused on underserved travelers
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
Startups selected for the accelerator, announced in September 2022, will spend the next five months joining virtual workshops led by Expedia Group employees as well as some external partners. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SquadTrip’s all-in-one platform streamlines trip planning
By Kathryn Walson | January 25, 2023
SquadTrip provides an SaaS trip booking and marketing platform for group travel organizers and trip-bookers alike. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How travel brands can activate first-party data
By Dave Goulden - Sojern | January 23, 2023
Travel companies need to prepare for cookies going away and learn to use first-party data in sophisticated ways to create a personalized customer experience. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel’s resilience and sustainability in spotlight at Davos
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2023
Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye, Journera CEO Jeff Katz, the Rwandan Development Board's Clare Akamanzi and Thailand's finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith discuss pressing industry issues at the... Read More
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News / Online
Top global consumer trends and what they mean for travel
By Linda Fox | January 17, 2023
Euromonitor's new report, Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2023, is out today and provides insights travel companies can use to tap into these behaviors. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Out of Office gives travel tips from friends and influencers
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2023
The Out of Office platform aggregates destinations, hotels, restaurants and more based on the user's preferences and who they follow.   Read More
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News / Startups
Former Expedia exec wants to reward people for exploring the world
By Linda Fox | January 10, 2023
HyperSQ wants to reward travelers for traveling and create a more targeted approach to marketing for travel companies. Read More
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News / Online
HomeToGo unveils curated search, readies TV marketing push
By Linda Fox | December 21, 2022
The company says HomeToGo Modes will enable travelers to browse properties based on individual priorities and interests including price or one-off properties. Read More
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News / Online
Hopper CEO on social commerce, sustainability and customer focus
By Mitra Sorrells | December 16, 2022
In conversation at The Phocuswright Conference, Hopper CEO Fred Lalonde explains how the company's social commerce efforts are the key to its future growth. Read More
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News / Online
Evaneos lands €20M to develop its sustainable tourism marketplace
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2022
Existing investors Partech, Level Equity, Quadrille Capital, XAnge, Serena Capital and Bpifrance have come together to participate in the funding for the France-based travel platform. Read More
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News / Technology
TTC launches carbon fund to reach net zero
By Linda Fox | December 5, 2022
After a year of reviewing possible routes towards achieving net zero by 2050, The Travel Corporation (TTC), whose brands include Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Tours and Uniworld River Cruises, opted for the... Read More
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News / Online
Forbes Travel Guide partners with Jerne for influencer marketing
By Kathryn Walson | December 5, 2022
The integrated partnership grants FTG’s 2,000 hotels, restaurants and spas access to Jerne’s technology that facilitates relationships with influencers and creators. Read More
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News / Online
Le Collectionist scores €60M for luxury rentals expansion
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2022
Highland Europe led the investment in the Paris, France-based business with a number of business angels and private investors also involved. Read More
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News / Online
Snapchat, Meta share how to use social media to engage travelers
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2022
During a panel at The Phocuswright Conference, participants discuss why AR and influencers are key for travel brands’ social media strategies. Read More