Travel Planning


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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Steve Hafner
In a series of interviews with executives participating in the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick. Read More
Interview | Online
Kayak, Wanderu expand transportation offerings through new partnership
Kayak, Wanderu expand transportation offerings through new partnership
By Jill Menze | October 16, 2019
The partnership will give consumers access to bus, train and flight options across both platforms. Read More
News | Distribution
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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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Booking.com pilots integrated flight booking service with Etraveli
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2019
Booking.com has partnered with Etraveli to pilot an integrated flight booking service. Read More
News | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: TripAbrood wants to be smart with family trip planning
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2019
TripAbrood is using artificial intelligence to build a virtual assistant to help book family vacations. Read More
Interview | Startups
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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
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Google's time has come
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Google's time has come
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2019
The "super app" concept is not particularly new but it's clearly now part of the Google agenda for travel and a myriad of other services that have an impact on the lives of its users. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Flugy crowdsources private flights to exotic destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | October 9, 2019
Flugy charters private planes to destinations voted on by its members (who each pay a $25 membership fee). Those that want to take the trip pay their share of the charter plus an 18% commission. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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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
VIDEO: Singapore Airlines on digital innovation, internal buy-in and prioritizing projects
VIDEO: Singapore Airlines on digital innovation, internal buy-in and prioritizing projects
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2019
Singapore Airlines' Jerome Thil talks to PhocusWire at the World Aviation Festival 2019 on recent digital initiatives and the airline's culture. Read More
News | Startups
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
HalalBooking lands $2M in funding, plans marketing push
HalalBooking lands $2M in funding, plans marketing push
By Linda Fox | September 27, 2019
The funding was led by Azar Gurbanov, co-founder of wellness specialist FSAstore, as well as other individual investors. Read More
News | Distribution
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TravelBank creates "SuperItinerary" to capture bookings, spending and ancillaries in one place
By Mitra Sorrells | September 26, 2019
TravelBank's new SuperItinerary tracks appointments and bookings, trip spending and ancillary offers in one app. Read More
News | Technology
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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