Travel Inspiration


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Q&A: Travelfish's Stuart McDonald on the OYO and Instagram problems plaguing Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 31, 2019
The Travelfish co-founder gets candid on why OYO's model is flawed, Google needs to relent and "influencers are like influenza." Read More
News | Online
Curious where social media is going? The travel industry leads the way
Curious where social media is going? The travel industry leads the way
By Martin Stoll - Sparkloft Media.  | October 30, 2019
Travel and tourism has been leading content sharing well before the conception of today’s popular platforms; a consistent trend for years. Read More
Opinion | Online
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Tedd Evers
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Tedd Evers
Continuing our series chatting to execs participating in the Phocuswright Conference in November, meet Tedd Evers, CEO of TripTuner. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Why Klook is using offline events to target Southeast Asia’s mobile-first travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | October 25, 2019
Klook is hosting offline travel festivals to attract new customers to its digital platform. Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE:  Wheel the World wants to make travel more accessible
STARTUP STAGE: Wheel the World wants to make travel more accessible
By Linda Fox | October 24, 2019
As part of its bid to open up travel in more destinations, the company carries out accessibility assessments and scores of travel partners and suppliers. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Traveloka brings VR tours of Indonesia to Singapore airport
By Jill Menze | October 18, 2019
Called the Xperience Wonderful Indonesia Hub and located in Terminal 3 of the airport, the pop-up takes visitors on virtual tours Bali, Banyuwangi, Riau Islands, West Java, Sumba, Rapatwaken, Jakarta... Read More
News | Technology
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TripAdvisor ponders the platform’s future direction, monetization and competing with Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 16, 2019
TripAdvisor's president of core experience took the stage at WebInTravel's conference in Singapore to discuss the brand's ideas for the years ahead. Read More
News | Online
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How destinations might soon have a voice via Amazon and Google
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2019
One company hopes to have a beta application ready before the end of 2019 that will enable consumers to search for destination information via the voice-enabled devices. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: Smartvel talks local content, digital experiences and funding
By Linda Fox | October 7, 2019
PhocusWire discussed dynamic destination content with Smartvel CEO Iñigo Valenzuela at the World Aviation Festival 2019. Read More
News | Online
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
By Rachel Jean-Firchau - Nativo  | October 4, 2019
Influencers aren’t publishers, they’re people. While they might have incredible reach, most are focused on awareness and storytelling, not on driving bookings or conversions. Read More
Opinion | Online
Secret Escapes acquires LateRooms and LateLuxury websites
Secret Escapes acquires LateRooms and LateLuxury websites
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2019
LateRooms was part of Malvern Group, which brought in a third-party administrator to handle its operations in early August after running into financial difficulties. Read More
News | Online
Why destination content is a must and which airlines are outperforming others in this category
Why destination content is a must and which airlines are outperforming others in this category
By Iñigo Valenzuela - Smartvel  | October 1, 2019
By providing inspirational content, airlines can find new ways to connect with future clients and give them a complete online experience. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
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My Method... How data and personalization drove stopover visitors to Toronto
By Raina Williams - Expedia Group Media Solutions  | September 30, 2019
Tourism Toronto, Expedia Group Media Solutions and Air Canada shared a goal of engaging and inspiring travelers, while also driving tourism for Toronto. Read More
News | Online
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Destination marketing, part 4: How emerging destinations balance marketing and management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 30, 2019
For our final article in our destination marketing theme month, we look at how two emerging destinations are balancing marketing and management. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Keith Tan of the Singapore Tourism Board
By Linda Fox | September 26, 2019
Tan joined the Singapore Tourism Board midway through its 2016-2020 travel marketing strategy, which focuses on stories, fans and channels.  Read More
Interview | Online