Global Conflicts

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Phocuswright Europe 2022: Hot topics for hospitality
By PhocusWire | May 20, 2022
Executives from three of Europe's top hotel groups gather on Center Stage at Phocuswright Europe to discuss the industry's challenges, opportunities and outlook. Read More
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Trivago reports Q1 profit of €21M but excludes recent €30M fine
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2022
On April 22, the Australian Federal Court ordered Trivago to pay a €30.2 million penalty for making misleading claims about hotel room rates online and in television advertising. Read More
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Online activity shows growing recovery for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2022
An analysis by Similarweb shows visits to airline and hospitality websites are up as consumers act on their desire to travel.   Read More
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Q&A: Travelport on IPO, Russia, growth plans
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2022
Travelport CEO Greg Webb and COO John Elieson answer questions about the company and the industry. Read More
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Sounding Off: Business travel needs a lot of stars to align right now
By PhocusWire | March 11, 2022
A swift resolution to the Ukraine crisis will be extremely welcome from a humanitarian perspective, most importantly, but a prolonged conflict will not be what a recovering industry -... Read More
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VIDEO: PhocusWire Flash - Crisis In Ukraine
By PhocusWire | March 11, 2022
Executives from the World Travel & Tourism Council, Tripadvisor and Road.travel join PhocusWire for a discussion of the war in Ukraine and its implications from both a humanitarian and economic... Read More
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Google pauses “vast majority” of commercial activity in Russia, adds tools for hotels
By Jill Menze | March 10, 2022
In addition to pausing commercial activity in Russia, Google will allow hotels in countries neighboring Ukraine to indicate if they’re offering free or discounted accommodations. Read More
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Expedia Group, Booking Holdings halt Russia travel sales
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | March 9, 2022
Bookings to Eastern Europe that include Russia represent a high single-digit percentage of Booking Holdings' gross sales. Read More
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Airbnb "closely evaluating" new host applications in Ukraine
By Mitra Sorrells | March 9, 2022
With at least $2 million already paid to hosts of properties in Ukraine via Airbnb, the company says it is evaluating inquiries from new hosts more closely than it normally would. Read More
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Travel stocks fall as Ukraine crisis enters third week
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | March 8, 2022
U.S. travel industry stocks plunged over investor worries about surging oil prices and concerns about how Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine could impact European travel plans. Read More
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Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport pull fares from Russian carrier Aeroflot following Ukraine invasion
By Kevin May | March 4, 2022
Sabre was the first of the main GDSs to issue a statement that it has axed its distribution with the Russian goverment majority-owned airline, with Amadeus following shortly after. Read More
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Sounding Off: Wartime decisions may linger long in the memory
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2022
Whatever the rationale behnd the decision, Sabre has made a calculated move that it will have to face head-on from the industry and its partners, or change in the coming days and weeks. Read More
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Russian invasion of Ukraine triggers mass flight cancellations
By Mitra Sorrells | March 3, 2022
The day after the start of the invasion, ForwardKeys data show that for every one booking made for travel to Russia there were six cancellations of pre-existing bookings. Read More