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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | October 14, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
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Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
By Phocuswright Research | October 13, 2021
Several behaviors, preferences and expectations shifted in the age of COVID, as travelers had to acclimate to travel in the most unusual state of the world. Read More
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Low prices enticing travelers, flexibility remains key
By Linda Fox | October 12, 2021
Understanding traveler behavior better and seeking out unserved routes are opportunities for travel companies. Read More
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Google adds carbon emission data to flight search results
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
It’s the latest step in the company’s commitment to help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet. Read More
The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
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The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
By Mark Chesnut | October 6, 2021
In a perfectly connected world, it would be easy to create and sell airline itineraries that include connections between multiple carriers, even if they don't have interline or codeshare agreements. Read More
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SiteMinder boosts hotel direct bookings via partner plug-ins
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
SiteMinder is adding plug-in apps from partners - such as Sojern, HiJiffy, Laasie and The Hotels Network - to its booking engine. Read More
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Online giants grasp recovery momentum via marketing mix
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
The three giants looked to what they already had in terms of their existing customer bases and continued to prudently put marketing dollars elsewhere, hopefully to bring in new travelers. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
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PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
By PhocusWire | October 4, 2021
For our sixth PhocusWire Pulse event this year, we focus on rapid progress in the development of the alternative accommodation sector.  Read More
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Outdoorsy harnesses Google Cloud to support customer growth
By Linda Fox | October 4, 2021
Outdoorsy is using Google Cloud to help it scale up, building on its experience of the pandemic. Read More
Travel expected vs. booked - the current reality
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Travel expected vs. booked - the current reality
By Phocuswright Research | October 4, 2021
Travelers still indicate that they are hesitant to fly compared to pre-pandemic times, but more than two in five anticipate traveling by plane in 2021. Read More
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OYO outlines details for IPO, raising $1.2B
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2021
The India-based company is seeking to raise about $1.2 billion, mostly through the issue of fresh shares as well as some existing shares. Read More
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News / Startups
Troop attracts travel industry luminaries with $8M investment
By Linda Fox | September 30, 2021
Meeting management startup Troop plans to use the funding to speed up product development and integrations. Read More
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News / Startups
TravelPerk acquires eco-friendly travel consultancy Susterra
By Linda Fox | September 30, 2021
TravelPerk plans to integrate Susterra's data analytics capabilities into its platform to help customers meet sustainability targets. Read More
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Accor partners with Citroen on autonomous urban future
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2021
The Urban Collectif, a partnership between Accor, Citroen and JCDecaux, aims to advance the development of autonomous mobility in cities. Read More
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Hotel booking flexibility replaces price as top priority
By Linda Fox | September 28, 2021
Travelers now have higher expectations of their accommodation says SiteMinder in its Dynamic Traveller report. Read More