Travel Planning


Vacasa partners with e-commerce giant Wayfair to launch interior design program
Vacasa partners with e-commerce giant Wayfair to launch interior design program
By Jill Menze | April 25, 2019
The program, which has been in pilot mode over the past year, is designed to boost income for vacation homeowners and multifamily developers by linking them with Vacasa’s in-house design team to... Read More
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Four steps to personalize the traveler's path to purchase
Four steps to personalize the traveler's path to purchase
By Jay Radia - Yieldify  | April 25, 2019
By taking a data-driven approach to the customer journey, travel businesses can better recognize intent signals to personalize the journey to users as they browse. Read More
Opinion | Online
Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Booking.com. Read More
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Hotel guests want curated recommendations, amenities - not robot concierges
By Jill Menze | April 24, 2019
According to a new study from ALICE and YouGov, travelers increasingly want recommendations and in-room amenities curated to their liking. Read More
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Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! The role of social media content across the travel buyer journey
WEBINAR REPLAY! The role of social media content across the travel buyer journey
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
Explore how tourism brands should be using user generated content in 2019 to create the most engaging experiences both digitally and on-site. Read More
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Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
By Kevin May | April 18, 2019
The India-based travel community secured the round from Orchid India, Hornbill Orchid India Fund, Chiratae Ventures, 3one4 Capital and Lasmer NV. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Thijs van As
By PhocusWire | April 16, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Google Flights lead product manager Thijs van As. Read More
Interview | Online
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Lastminute.com Group now also a media company, offers out marketing services
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Lastminute.com Group launches Forward as an independent media business. Read More
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Travelstart looks to Middle East for growth
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | April 10, 2019
With South Africa as its home base and its businesses spread across the African continent, Travelstart believes its roots and experience make it well suited to take on the emerging and fragmented... Read More
Interview | Distribution
Expedia Group reviews price more important than brand
Guest reviews, room price more valuable than brand name in hotel selection
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2019
According to Expedia Group, room price and guest reviews and ratings are more important than brand when consumers shop hotels. Read More
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Booking.com speaks out on its private accommodation ambitions
Booking.com speaks out on its private accommodation ambitions
By Jill Menze | April 9, 2019
Amid its ongoing rivalry with Airbnb, Booking.com explains how it hopes to differentiate its alternative accommodations product. Read More
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Customer data platforms in travel: Worthy of the hype?
By Valerio Fuschini - Carlson Wagonlit Travel  | April 4, 2019
With the increasing competition for customers, TMCs are crying out for cross-functional windows into traveler data, but are customer data platforms the answer? Read More
Opinion | Technology
Lonely Planet acquires TRILL to make its visual content bookable
Lonely Planet acquires TRILL to make its visual content bookable
By Jill Menze | April 3, 2019
Lonely Planet will use TRILL's technology, which turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences, to cultivate a community of influencers. Read More
News | Online
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Amadeus says traveler needs are ripe for innovation
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2019
Amadeus Ventures is focusing on the traveler experience in the hope that innovation can improve the journey for passengers, guests and others. Read More
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