Travel Planning


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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains. Read More
News | Technology
Amid COVID-19, travel brands must ask: How will people get there?
Amid COVID-19, travel brands must ask: How will people get there?
By Rod Bishop - Jayride Group | July 1, 2020
Jayride Group co-founder Rod Bishop says travel companies should not overlook the importance of providing safe, secure ground transportation for customers. Read More
Opinion | Online
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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an online workplace for travel buyers and suppliers. Read More
News | Startups
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Trip.com Group launches $500M partner fund as part of Travel On initiative
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2020
The $500 million war chest will help its travel partners get back on their feet in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
News | Distribution
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How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from straightforward. Read More
News | Startups
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Tripadvisor adds new COVID-response filters, prompts travelers to share safety details in reviews
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2020
Tripadvisor is launching a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for and validate health and safety information.   Read More
News | Online
Lonely Planet selected as a guide provider to new Apple Maps
Lonely Planet selected as a guide provider to new Apple Maps
By Kevin May | June 23, 2020
Apple’s latest iPhone software update includes adding travel guides to the Apple Maps platform. Read More
News | Technology
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
By Linda Fox | June 23, 2020
Slovakia-based NextRetreat helps teams find the right destination and accommodation for their meetings. Read More
News | Startups
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Tripadvisor revenue inching up, but June forecast still just 20% of 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2020
Due to what it calls "extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic," Tripadvisor has released a financial update in the midst of the second quarter. Read More
News | Online
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
By Jill Menze | June 22, 2020
For years, Black travelers have been voicing concern about the challenges they face planning and going on trips. Is the industry ready to listen? Read More
News | Online
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eDreams adds hotels to Amazon-style subscription service
By Linda Fox | June 19, 2020
The Spain-based online travel brand is now three years into its Prime membership service, with other companies also exploring the subscription model to inspire customers to travel. Read More
News | Distribution
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Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help SoftBank with its super app strategy. Read More
News | Technology
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Black Travel Alliance urges travel companies to address Black representation in the industry
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2020
The group of Black travel content creators is asking the travel industry to publicize metrics on Black representation. Read More
News | Distribution
How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2020
Brands such as Booking.com are investing in training to make the travel industry more inclusive to LGBTQ family travelers. Read More
News | Online
Destination X - A brave new strategy for hotels and Airbnb
Destination X - A brave new strategy for hotels and Airbnb
By PhocusWire | June 16, 2020
What if, instead of competing head-to-head, these two accommodation categories worked alongside each other to harness their strengths. Read More
News | Online
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