Sounding Off: Remote working on a cruise will require more than curiosity
Sounding Off: Remote working on a cruise will require more than curiosity
By PhocusWire | April 16, 2021
It will take more than just a steady set of sea legs and desire to hang out with thousands of cruise passengers for a remote-working-on-a-cruise initiative to get much traction.  Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Travelers may have other goals than doing the right thing
Sounding Off: Travelers may have other goals than doing the right thing
By PhocusWire | April 9, 2021
The best hope that anyone can have right now is that people will actually come through on the industry's desire to capitalize on pent-up demand AND do so in a way that at least illustrates signs of a... Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2021
The real test of the company comes from hereon with its quarterly figures, strategic initiatives that boost them and destroying the competition. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: The truest test of a travel brand? Disruption
Sounding Off: The truest test of a travel brand? Disruption
By PhocusWire | March 26, 2021
This will be found in a combination of honesty, the speed with which a brand makes good on refunds, implementing health protocols, not capitalizing publicly on the misfortune of other companies and... Read More
Interview | Technology
Sounding Off: Consolidation in rentals will be the story of 2021
Sounding Off: Consolidation in rentals will be the story of 2021
By PhocusWire | March 19, 2021
What seems to be an important factor in this scenario is how the biggest platforms in the market, such as Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking.com, might react. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off:  Brave or foolhardy - a tip of the hat for trying
Sounding Off: Brave or foolhardy - a tip of the hat for trying
By PhocusWire | March 12, 2021
 There will be some who consider it a brand extension too far; others will admire Kayak for simply having a go at something new. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: No matter the state of travel, sustainability must be a priority
Sounding Off: No matter the state of travel, sustainability must be a priority
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
Travel brands MUST look at their efforts on the sustainability agenda now, during the recovery rather than as a line item to tackle once operations are back to decent levels. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Why we must be proactive - not reactive - about collaboration
Sounding Off: Why we must be proactive - not reactive - about collaboration
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
There is a chance to operate in ways that work for everyone - it just means everyone has to play their part and do the right thing. Read More
Interview | Online
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Sounding Off: Bitcoin needs to move on from its exclusive aura
By PhocusWire | February 19, 2021
The cryptocurrency world's biggest fans are often the digital world's most divisive figures (such as Elon Musk) or come across - mostly because of their tactics - as pushy nerds, hell-bent on some kind... Read More
Interview | Technology
Sounding Off: Travel is done preserving - it's time to move on
Sounding Off: Travel is done preserving - it's time to move on
By PhocusWire | February 12, 2021
Businesses do not (or at least should not) like luck being an important factor in how they operate. But it will probably end up playing a key role in how 2021 develops. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Why startups should be careful with their roadmaps
Sounding Off: Why startups should be careful with their roadmaps
By PhocusWire | February 5, 2021
Thankfully, the sector has (mostly) moved on from the days of the "travel is totally broken - we're going to fix it" messaging from startups. Read More
Interview | Startups
Sounding Off: The real key to getting bookings? Inspiring traveler confidence
Sounding Off: The real key to getting bookings? Inspiring traveler confidence
By PhocusWire | January 29, 2021
The travel industry isn’t good at negative messaging, with one or two exceptions, but some say now is a good time to find some positives by exploiting a little of the negative. Read More
Interview | Online
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Sounding Off: You don't have to always bet on business
By PhocusWire | January 22, 2021
The spirit of principled behavior that was demonstrated so well and effectively at times during 2020 should be something for the travel sector to build on. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Venture capital providers are not demonstrating diversity with investments
Sounding Off: Venture capital providers are not demonstrating diversity with investments
By PhocusWire | January 15, 2021
Perhaps a question at the top of a founder's list, when under the spotlight during a pitch, is what is the VC's history and strategy on investing in startups with Black founders. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: GDS consolidation can only be considered after survival
Sounding Off: GDS consolidation can only be considered after survival
By PhocusWire | January 8, 2021
There could eventually be a big shake-up in the distribution landscape - in how partnerships are struck, what content is distributed and by who and perhaps, most importantly, who pays? Read More
Interview | Distribution
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