Travel Inspiration

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News / Online
Tripadvisor names media exec Matt Goldberg as CEO beginning July 1
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2022
Goldberg has most recently been an executive at media buying platform The Trade Desk and was formerly CEO of Lonely Planet. Read More
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News / Online
Google enhances trip-planning tools as travel searches boom
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2022
Google is launching new tools related to flight and hotel searches and general trip planning.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Raus wants to be the digital platform for off-grid stays
By Linda Fox | April 28, 2022
The startup, which wants to expand beyond Germany, has received total funding of €3.2 million with the founders of TIER and HomeToGo among investors. Read More
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News / Online
Airbus looks to the crowd for metaverse innovation
By Linda Fox | April 27, 2022
The company has partnered with HeroX to find innovative ways to use the metaverse in the travel process. Read More
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News / Technology
The increasing ways the metaverse plays a role in travel
By Linda Fox | April 27, 2022
Almost two-thirds of consumers say they have already purchased a virtual product or participated in a virtual experience in the past year. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Gary Morrison of Hostelworld
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2022
Gary Morrison became CEO of Hostelworld in late 2018, joining from Expedia where he was head of retail. Read More
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News / Startups
Trip-planning app Out of Office takes off with $3.5M in funding
By Jill Menze | April 22, 2022
Launched in August 2021, Out of Office gives travelers inspiration and planning tips based on where their friends have traveled in the past. Read More
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News / Online
Holibob boosts tours distribution tech with acquisition of TourismSolved
By Linda Fox | April 21, 2022
The combined companies will offer SaaS, distribution and success-based marketing to activity operators and retailers. Read More
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News / Online
My Method... How Vrbo used videos to increase its search visibility
By Shawn Massie - Pacific | April 13, 2022
Vrbo raised its rank and visibility on YouTube and Google using SEO-friendly videos created from its destination guides. Read More
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News / Online
Social, mobile, cashless - Gen Z travel and payment trends
By Linda Fox | April 5, 2022
Gen Z travelers say they are planning to invest in a big trip in 2022. Read More
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Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Metaverse requires a big change in perception to be accepted
By PhocusWire | March 25, 2022
The concept will need more than the promise of showcasing a destination or service for it to truly replace the physical enjoyments that travel can provide. Read More
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News / Technology
Why it's time for travel to enter the metaverse
By Mitra Sorrells | March 24, 2022
Web3 consultant Steve Bambury says the virtual world of the metaverse is very real, and travel brands should act now to create a presence in it. Read More
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News / Online
Private travel club membership NFT Tiger Being launches in Asia
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2022
Members get access to hotel, airline, private yacht and other offers via an “NFT pass.” Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Rethinking traveler experience for the loyalty land grab
By Tom Arundel - Quantum Metric | March 18, 2022
Optimizing the traveler experience isn’t just about getting travelers where they need to go but being empathetic to their unique situations and easing the stress and frustrations associated with travel. Read More
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News / Distribution
Is space the next frontier for travel distribution?
By Mitra Sorrells | March 15, 2022
As Axiom Space prepares to send its first crew of private astronauts to the ISS, space tourism activity is picking up on many fronts, and travel advisors are creating services to sell these specialized... Read More