Travel Planning


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Stride walks away with $2.5M in funding for multiday packages platform
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
Stride adds $2.5 million to its coffers and launches its TripFinder feature to match travelers to their ideal trips. Read More
News | Startups
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Booking.com talks up importance of reviews in travel decisions, especially for rentals
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
The OTA's survey of 21,500 travelers globally reveals that 53% of travelers have decided not to book accommodation because of negative reviews about a host. Read More
News | Online
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
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How do travelers choose where to go?
By Phocuswright Research  | June 13, 2019
Travelers are exposed to an array of inspiration sources that seed ideas of spectacular places they hope to one day see. But with a world of options, travelers must carefully whittle them down to the... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Welcome uses AI to make trip planning more spontaneous and personalized
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2019
Welcome uses artificial intelligence to help travelers plan in real time based on their preferences, tips from friends and location data. Read More
Interview | Technology
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TripActions launches NDC platform in partnership with United Airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2019
The business travel platform is launching an end-to-end flight shopping and booking experience integrated with IATA’s NDC industry standard. Read More
News | Distribution
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Aviation innovation: Insider perspectives on where the industry goes next
By Voyager HQ  | June 10, 2019
Voyager HQ asked individual table moderators from this year’s summit to share some of the most compelling conversations and useful tidbits from their tables and from the day as a whole. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: How investors decipher the fast-paced online travel landscape in Asia
By Linda Fox | June 5, 2019
The “Through the Lens of Investors” session at the Phocuswright Europe 2019 Conference threw a spotlight on many of the recent big deals as well as some of the areas investors are drawn to currently. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Cruisewatch - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Cruisewatch - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 31, 2019
Cruisewatch is transforming the way people find and book cruises through 360-degree online cruise advice and predictive analytics. Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Guide121 wants to bring a "playlist" mentality to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2019
Guide121 provides users what it calls a “playlist,” which is a suggested sequence of destinations, attractions and events displayed on a digital map. The system cross-references information from the... Read More
Interview | Startups
What to know about Gen Alpha, the new generation influencing travel decisions
What to know about Gen Alpha, the new generation influencing travel decisions
By Jill Menze | May 30, 2019
Generation Alpha - defined as those born after 2010 - plays an active role in family travel inspiration and planning, new research from Expedia Group Media Solutions shows. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Booking.com on where it sees opportunity for growth
VIDEO: Booking.com on where it sees opportunity for growth
By Jill Menze | May 30, 2019
Where is there room for Booking.com - already one of the top players in online travel alongside Ctrip and Expedia - to grow? Read More
News | Online
Is a consolidated world good for travelers?
Is a consolidated world good for travelers?
By Jill Menze | May 29, 2019
At Voyager HQ's Travel Disruption Summit, leading players in the tours and activities space debated if consolidation in travel is good for consumers. Read More
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Ctrip sees huge potential in customized travel for growing affluent segment
By Linda Fox | May 24, 2019
Research from Ctrip and COTRI reveals the potential in the growing high-net income traveler segment. Read More
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