Vrbo president Jeff Hurst on its 25-year legacy, COVID and the future
Vrbo president Jeff Hurst on its 25-year legacy, COVID and the future
By Kevin May | October 23, 2020
Jeff Hurst talks about the key moments in the Vrbo story, the impact that the arrival of Airbnb had on the short-term rental marketplace and what the sector might evolve into next.  Read More
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InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
By PhocusWire | October 2, 2020
We talk to TripDoodler's CEO about the last 12 months as a travel startup founder, her thoughts on sustainability as an important part of the recovery agenda and why the company is going down the... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
Jeff Katz has plenty to say about his new comrade Cory Garner but, as many will know, the Orbitz founder and former-airline exec always has a range of views on many other aspects of the industry. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 22 - Selling travel in a different way
InPhocus, episode 22 - Selling travel in a different way
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
We discuss tactics around what agencies need from tech providers and then cover the need for state support in helping the industry get back on its feet and the fate of the ski sector (pertinent for one... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 21 - Travel inspiration for those stuck on the couch
InPhocus, episode 21 - Travel inspiration for those stuck on the couch
By PhocusWire | August 28, 2020
In this week's episode of InPhocus we find out how a publisher had to rethink his world of travel media for a readership that cannot travel any time soon. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 20 - Looking to Russia for a different perspective
InPhocus, episode 20 - Looking to Russia for a different perspective
By PhocusWire | August 7, 2020
Russia is never far away from the headlines - whether it's politics, science or culture. The country's travel sector is no less interesting, too - so add a global pandemic into the mix of 2020 and... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 19 - People want to move again
InPhocus, episode 19 - People want to move again
By PhocusWire | July 31, 2020
In this episode of InPhocus we examine a new report from Phocuswright and 3Victors that goes into a lot of detail about where travelers are considering going to.   Read More
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InPhocus, episode 18 - Innovators are primed and ready
InPhocus, episode 18 - Innovators are primed and ready
By PhocusWire | July 17, 2020
The reset that everyone is going through gives startups (already born or just ideas) and new technology an opportunity to make their case. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 17 - Destinations, it's over to you now
InPhocus, episode 17 - Destinations, it's over to you now
By PhocusWire | July 10, 2020
With the Destination X series now paused as the industry attempts to get back on its feet (AKA "recovery mode"), we wanted to reflect with its producer Doug Lansky on how the series had been received... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 16 - Tales with some optimism
InPhocus, episode 16 - Tales with some optimism
By PhocusWire | July 3, 2020
In the latest episode of InPhocus, we speak to Klaus Kohlmeyer about a unique collection of interviews with hoteliers for his own podcast, Unconstrained Conversations. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 15 - Racial diversity should be the challenge we accept and win
InPhocus, episode 15 - Racial diversity should be the challenge we accept and win
By PhocusWire | June 26, 2020
We speak to Jamie-Lee Abtar, executive director of U.K.-based BAME Women In Travel, to learn more about the organization and what new steps brands should be considering. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 14 - So, we're going to launch this during a pandemic
InPhocus, episode 14 - So, we're going to launch this during a pandemic
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2020
Bryan Porter, OpenJaw's chief commercial officer, tells us about how a project can come together in the midst of the most trying of circumstances. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 13 - Open for business, figuring out change
InPhocus, episode 13 - Open for business, figuring out change
By PhocusWire | June 11, 2020
Luuc Elzinga, president of Netherlands-based Tiqets, joins us on the latest episode of InPhocus to talk about the issues that many suppliers are facing as they recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 12 - Right place, right time for a travel startup
InPhocus, episode 12 - Right place, right time for a travel startup
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2020
Some travel startups are using the current climate to shore up their strategy and take advantage of the support that a few governments have offered in order to prop up young businesses. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 11 - An opportunity for NDC post-coronavirus
InPhocus, episode 11 - An opportunity for NDC post-coronavirus
By PhocusWire | May 21, 2020
Norm Rose, a Phocuswright analyst and veteran travel technology consultant, thinks the reset phase that airlines currently find themselves in will accelerate NDC as a standard (and more) in aviation. Read More
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