Sounding Off

Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
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Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
There is no doubt that UAM is likely to become a fixture in the world of travel and transportation in the medium to long term. But to what degree is uncertain. Read More
Sounding Off: Criticizing airlines is easy, changing them will be harder
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Sounding Off: Criticizing airlines is easy, changing them will be harder
By PhocusWire | October 15, 2021
The first step by airlines must be an acceptance that there needs to be a root and branch makeover of the sector's fundamental infrastructure. Read More
Sounding Off: Everything Airbnb does becomes mainstream
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Sounding Off: Everything Airbnb does becomes mainstream
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2021
In bringing alternative experiences into the mainstream, Airbnb has seamlessly made them accessible to all - a concept that the fragmented tours and activities industry has grappled with for years. Read More
Sounding Off: Some are moving beyond lip service with autonomous services
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Sounding Off: Some are moving beyond lip service with autonomous services
By PhocusWire | October 1, 2021
Robotaxis are one thing, but how the world of autonomous vehicles can be used to enhance experiences in other areas of the industry is perhaps where the excitement of opportunity truly comes. Read More
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Sounding Off: Tripadvisor Plus changes show the complexity of travel subscriptions
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Tripadvisor's U-turn this week on the structure of Plus raises more questions than it answers about consumer and brand desire for subscription programs. Read More
Sounding Off: Leaders must use this time to make a difference
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Sounding Off: Leaders must use this time to make a difference
By PhocusWire | September 17, 2021
Important issues around diversity and sustainability are the ones that perhaps are not front of mind in the recovery process - but they, arguably, the most important challenges facing the industry. Read More
Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
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Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
By PhocusWire | September 10, 2021
Investment dollars currently seem to be going towards technology that drives efficiencies or that might spur the next area of disruption for travel. Read More
Sounding Off: Never doubt travel's resilience, unless outside forces intervene
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Sounding Off: Never doubt travel's resilience, unless outside forces intervene
By PhocusWire | September 3, 2021
The final four month of 2021 are likely to be some of the most stressful the sector has faced yet, as brands juggle operational issues around recovery alongside the burden of cashflow and workforce... Read More
Sounding Off: Innovation is a tricky balancing act right now
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Sounding Off: Innovation is a tricky balancing act right now
By PhocusWire | August 27, 2021
The sector, decimated as it has been since early 2020, is still unraveling its way through a complex set of procedures to get itself back in a stable place, which will capture some of the demand that is... Read More
Sounding Off: COVID helped pave the way for innovation in people
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Sounding Off: COVID helped pave the way for innovation in people
By PhocusWire | August 20, 2021
Behind all the initiatives and recovery strategies are people, determined to ensure their employers or the organizations that they lead can look forward with a degree of optimism. Read More
Sounding Off: Travel brands must speak up - or others will assume the worst
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Sounding Off: Travel brands must speak up - or others will assume the worst
By PhocusWire | August 13, 2021
Sustainability must be a priority for every individual, government and business, and for the latter two, efforts around it must be made public. Read More
Sounding Off: Travel brands walk a tightrope over vaccines
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Sounding Off: Travel brands walk a tightrope over vaccines
By PhocusWire | August 6, 2021
The sector will not recover at the speed it wants if its brands fail to follow the science and unless they do their part to urge people to take up the offer of vaccinations. Read More
Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
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Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2021
If a brand can inspire just one customer (or thousands) to do the right thing when they return home, by the way it behaves on the smaller things, then it's a strategy worth implementing. Read More
Sounding Off: New innovations don't always spell the end of old ones
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Sounding Off: New innovations don't always spell the end of old ones
By PhocusWire | July 23, 2021
An additional tool in a provider or traveler’s toolbox does not eliminate the need for similar solutions. Read More
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Sounding Off: Let’s not waste the lessons of COVID
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
So in our eagerness to recover, to rebuild, to return to"normal, let us not be too eager to bury the lessons of this crisis but instead let’s use them as the foundation for a more humane future Read More