Travel Planning


The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital  | February 20, 2019
As the travel planning process increases in complexity, hoteliers need to find ways to engage their best potential guests across multiple touch points and across all devices, especially mobile. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides, plots industry partnership model
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2019
Age-old guidebook-turned-digital travel content brand Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides as it looks to forge B2B partnerships. Read More
News | Online
A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | February 12, 2019
VR has one big downside: Creating professional-level content is expensive - some might say prohibitively expensive. Read More
News | Technology
TripActions new flight shopping interface
TripActions introduces new flight shopping experience for business travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2019
TripActions is rolling out a new interface to provide a better flight shopping experience for business travelers. Read More
News | Distribution
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2019
Festicket adds a further $4.6 million in funding, hot on the heels of its recent $10.5 million Series D round. Read More
News | Startups
China series part 1 overview
China, part 1: The big (and getting bigger) picture
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2019
Travel brands and suppliers need to be aware that the Chinese travel market is not only growing - it is also changing. Read More
News | Online
Bag-storage service LuggageHero bags $1.45M to expand in U.S. and Europe
Bag-storage service LuggageHero bags $1.45M to expand in U.S. and Europe
By Jill Menze | February 4, 2019
LuggageHero - named one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2019 - has raised $1.45 million to expand its luggage-storage operations to 36 additional cities. Read More
News | Startups
Virtuoso launches Netflix-like agent tool to collect data on customer preferences
Virtuoso launches Netflix-like agent tool to collect data on customer preferences
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | January 31, 2019
Virtuoso is selling the tool to members and encouraging them to use it as part of their consultative services. Read More
News | Online
MMGY cruise industry marketing data
Shifts in demographics, desired features drive cruise marketing strategies
By Mitra Sorrells | January 31, 2019
Data from MMGY Global points to growing interest in cruising among younger travelers and also a shift in features that influence purchase decisions. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Strabe wants to streamline business travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2019
Founded in 2017, Strabe is intended to help corporate agents streamline the booking and travel process for their clients.   Read More
Interview | Startups
Consumers want companionship - but not from humans - while traveling
Consumers want companionship - but not from humans - while traveling
By Jill Menze | January 25, 2019
According to a new study from Sabre, a desire to avoid humans, virtual companions and new points-of-sale are among the consumer trends shaping the hospitality industry this year. Read More
News | Technology
Airbnb and hotel distribution - (almost) one year in
Airbnb and hotel distribution - (almost) one year in
By Jill Menze | January 23, 2019
As the Airbnb and SiteMinder deal nears its one-year anniversary, here's an update on how the platform's hotels business is faring. Read More
News | Online
Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2019
The study of 1,000 digital leaders and experts in China, India and Indonesia reveals that 79% view the internet as a necessity and 82% see it as a “fundamental right.” Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations
TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2019
A new partnership with software company Guesty is helping TripAdvisor refine its Rentals business. Read More
News | Online
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
By Kevin May | January 16, 2019
INKEF Capital has backed the Netherlands-based company - an app that helps travelers track and share their trips. Read More
News | Startups