Travel Planning


Research Spotlight: The cause and effect of last-minute booking
Research Spotlight: The cause and effect of last-minute booking
By Jill Menze | December 12, 2019
As travel brands approach 2020, leading with a “mobile-first” strategy is no longer something to consider - it’s a necessity. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: How travel companies should think about Asia's super apps
VIDEO: How travel companies should think about Asia's super apps
By Linda Fox | December 10, 2019
Travel execs at The Phocuswright Conference 2019 discuss some of the interesting consumer purchase behaviors emerging on super apps in Asia. Read More
News | Distribution
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Jeffrey Glueck of Foursquare
By Linda Fox | December 10, 2019
Foursquare CEO Jeffrey Glueck talks to PhocusWire for a Big Chair LIVE interview during The Phocuswright Conference 2019. Read More
Interview | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: NextPlan wants to make custom vacation planning easy
By Steven Lerner | December 10, 2019
NextPlan is a platform that providers travelers with a personalized and customizable vacation itinerary. Read More
Interview | Startups
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VIDEO: Kayak CEO Steve Hafner on new “Premium” badge, cross-brand loyalty and why it's a startup
By Mitra Sorrells | December 9, 2019
Kayak has made several updates in the past year, including the launch of "Kayak Premium" on Thursday. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Personalization, the importance of data and privacy in travel
VIDEO: Personalization, the importance of data and privacy in travel
By Linda Fox | December 6, 2019
Developments in, as well as the challenges of, personalization in travel were up for discussion during an executive roundtable at the Phocuswright Conference 2019. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Left Travel - Launch pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Left Travel - Launch pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 6, 2019
One Degree helps property owners gain visibility by promoting their eco-friendly properties with the Sustainable Impact Score. Read More
Interview | Online
How I Got Here, episode 15 - Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor
How I Got Here, episode 15 - Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor
By Kevin May | December 5, 2019
TripAdvisor is one of the pioneering brands in online travel, no question about it. CEO Steve Kaufer gives the inside story - the ups and the downs - to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: Gamitee - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Gamitee - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 5, 2019
This social solution for travel sites converts 5x better than the site baseline, translating to an increase of 10% in overall online sales. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Pack Up + Go - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Pack Up + Go - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 4, 2019
Plan a three-day trip around the United States with this travel agency. The catch? Your destination is a surprise! Read More
Interview | Startups
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VIDEO: Expedia Group on Vrbo growth, search challenges and workplace diversity
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2019
During an interview at the Phocuswright Conference in Florida last month, Okerstrom discusses developments for the business and the recent "headwinds." Read More
News | Distribution
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Uplift finalizes $250M credit line for travel payment service
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2019
The platform that allows travel brands to offer part-payments to users agrees to a $250 million credit line with Credit Suisse. Read More
News | Startups
Google's playbook to become a Super App in travel
Google's playbook to become a Super App in travel
By Mario Gavira  | December 2, 2019
Combine a global army of local experts with Google’s unlimited capacity to track movements of all its Maps users and you get the picture: a rapidly expanding database of the nearly entire human... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Travelers more likely to convert if owners respond to reviews
By Linda Fox | November 29, 2019
Research from TripAdvisor shows the benefit of responses from hotels and restaurants to reviews. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Google on machine learning having an impact on online travel
By Linda Fox | November 28, 2019
A Tech Talk from Google at the Phocuswright Conference 2019 highlights areas where machine learning can improve operations for travel companies. Read More
News | Technology