Mitigating travel risk for LGBTQ+ employees

phocuswire 2023-6-15

companies need to understand 160 how to properly support lgbtq employees especially during business travel and long term work assignments 160

ChatGPT seizes spotlight at Phocuswright Europe 2023

phocuswire 2023-6-15

generative ai dominated conversations at the annual travel conference even before the discussion turned to its best known tool 160

Investors see signs of “turning curve” for travel funding

phocuswire 2023-6-14

on the second day of the 2023 phocuswright europe conference in barcelona a panel of top investors saw reason for optimism despite a tough economy 160

Save now, buy later gains traction as Cheapoair partners with Accrue

phocuswire 2023-6-13

while buy now pay later has caught on in the past couple of years through companies including flynowpaylater and uplift save now buy later is in its infancy

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten unveils unmanned vacation rentals model

phocuswire 2023-6-13

rakuten is building a vacation rentals offering in which it will own manage and operate worldwide inventory that is fully powered by services within the rakuten eco system

Young leaders step forward at Phocuswright Europe 2023

phocuswire 2023-6-13

the conference which goes through wednesday opened with a summit for travel professionals under age 35 to highlight the challenges and opportunities they will face as industry leaders

Phocuswright Europe 2023 in pictures

phocuswire 2023-6-13

the 2023 phocuswright europe conference opened on monday in barcelona 160 the three day conference is the company s largest in europe to date with more than 600 attendees from nearly 50 countries

Amadeus takes stake in SAF innovator Caphenia

phocuswire 2023-6-12

the germany based company is working to produce synthesis gas the combination of co2 and water used to make sustainable aviation fuel saf 160

STARTUP STAGE: Squake provides sustainability solutions for travel companies

phocuswire 2023-6-9

squake s api calculates carbon emissions related to any type of travel such as an air or rail trip or a hotel stay and then automates carbon reduction or compensation in the booking flow

Personalization + ChatGPT = Holy grail in customer intent

phocuswire 2023-6-9

chatgpt is going to change travel search for the better and adding personalization will make it wonderful

Hotelbeds, Wayra announce 1st startups for TravelTech Lab

phocuswire 2023-6-8

four startups were singled out for their potential in providing disruptive solutions to connect b2b global travel ecosystem stakeholders to create a frictionless travel experience 160

Trip.com Group sees pent-up demand drive bookings above 2019 levels

phocuswire 2023-6-8

in a call with analysts to discuss q1 results company executives also spoke of continued integration of ai with proper guardrails in place

Differentiation through distribution when connectivity is commonplace

phocuswire 2023-6-8

the relative ease at which bedbanks connect travel sellers and hotels can cloud the picture when it comes to the cost of distribution

Guarding against bias in ChatGPT and travel’s AI tools

phocuswire 2023-6-8

jyotika singh the director of data science at placemakr talks about the benefits and pitfalls ai and natural language processing present for the travel sector 160

Volaris launches new flight subscription deal

phocuswire 2023-6-7

this is the third subscription based offering from the ultra low cost mexican airline in partnership with barcelona based subscription specialist caravelo 160

Google partners with EU aviation agency on emission data standard

phocuswire 2023-6-7

lufthansa group is the pilot partner in this initiative and will provide an extensive set of flight data from specific flights that can be used to improve estimates for future flights on the same...

Trip Affiliates Network raises $4.5M

phocuswire 2023-6-7

travel industry tech solutions provider looks to accelerate adoption of its direct booking and online travel services across asia 160

Priceline partners with Google to deploy generative AI

phocuswire 2023-6-6

priceline will use the generative ai technology to create a new virtual travel assistant chatbot to improve internal workflows

Online travel giants Q1 marketing spending shows wide variance

phocuswire 2023-6-6

expedia group spent the highest percentage of revenue on marketing while airbnb spent the least and focused on expanding brand awareness and balancing supply and demand

Frontdesk acquires short-term rental operator Zencity

phocuswire 2023-6-6

the purchase is part of a plan to expand frontdesk s inventory of furnished apartments maintained to hotel standards that can be rented for nights weeks or months at a time 160

Misterb&b adds in-app social network for LGBTQ+ travelers

phocuswire 2023-6-5

the lgbtq centric travel accommodation and experience booking platform s new social network is intended to help users meet one another and also meet locals in destinations they are visiting 160

Influencers v. advertisers - why travel marketing is transforming

phocuswire 2023-6-5

today s travelers are turning to social media to inspire their next trip travel markets should adapt accordingly

Trip.com unveils Trekki NFT to unite travel and Web3

phocuswire 2023-6-5

the singapore based brand plans to sell 10 000 dolphin themed nfts later this year via a trekki website with each token possessing a different character and travel background

Kayak launches “best time to travel” tool

phocuswire 2023-6-2

the best time to travel tool incorporates predictive data from kayak s billions of travel queries to forecast future flight and hotel prices allowing travelers to compare predicted pricing against...

Capital One acquires digital concierge, Velocity Black

phocuswire 2023-6-2

160 capital one is enhancing its travel offerings with the acquisition of velocity 160 black

Phocuswright debuts updated interactive travel data tool

phocuswire 2023-6-2

known as phocal point the platform makes it easy for users to create custom interactive charts and interpret travel data by segment channel device region and country 160

خليج سارونيك.. جولة في البحيرة الزرقاء في أثينا

مصراوي 2023-6-2

خليج سارونيك جولة في البحيرة الزرقاء في أثينا

Uber adds enhanced option for business travelers

phocuswire 2023-6-1

uber said its uber for business unit saw 40 growth year over year in q1 this year and it is continuing to experiment with ways to appeal to business travelers

Travel loyalties shaped by age, airline punctuality, survey finds

phocuswire 2023-6-1

the latest survey from oag shows baby boomers are the most brand loyal while gen z stands out as the most cost conscious

Blueground acquisition builds on monthly, furnished rentals network

phocuswire 2023-6-1

acquiring nestpick sets up blueground to launch an exclusive partner network of more than 18 000 curated third party furnished apartment providers around the world 160

What travel companies can do to keep banks’ trust

phocuswire 2023-6-1

banks become more conservative at times of economic unrest the companies that bear the brunt of that conservatism are those that banks term high risk and that unfortunately includes much of the...

GetYourGuide nabs $194M for global expansion, more AI development

phocuswire 2023-6-1

along with a newly launched chatgpt plugin getyourguide is exploring a variety of use cases for generative ai to help travelers supply partners and its internal operations

Atly plots mapping platform updates with $18M investment

phocuswire 2023-5-31

investment in the israel based company has come from target global tal ventures and fka brands

Hostaway raises $175M for vacation rental tech expansion

phocuswire 2023-5-31

hostaway which launched in 2016 plans to put the funds towards recruitment strengthening customer service and further growth with acquisitions potentially in the cards

Visa wait times remain top concern at U.S. travel conference

phocuswire 2023-5-31

a meeting between destination leaders and officials from the state department at u s travel s annual ipw conference is giving travel leaders hope that the backlog on long visa wait times will soon...

Former Sabre exec Traci Mercer on her new role at Priceline

phocuswire 2023-5-31

in her new role as 160 senior vice president and head of accommodations for priceline traci mercer discusses her priorities for growing the brand opportunities in the b2b space and the importance...

1.5 مليون جنيه جائزة لمن يعيش شهرا في هذا القصر المعزول.. هل هذا صحيح؟ (صور)

مصراوي 2023-5-30

1 5 مليون جنيه جائزة لمن يعيش شهرا في هذا القصر المعزول هل هذا صحيح صور

بالباسبور المصري فقط.. دولتان في أوروبا يمكن السفر إليهما بدون فيزا

مصراوي 2023-5-29

بالباسبور المصري فقط دولتان في أوروبا يمكن السفر إليهما بدون فيزا

فسحة بـ10 جنيه.. استمتع بيوم يغير مزاجك للأفضل

مصراوي 2023-5-27

فسحة بـ10 جنيه استمتع بيوم يغير مزاجك للأفضل

HostGPO raises $6M to fuel expansion efforts

phocuswire 2023-5-26

navitas capital led the round alongside omnia partners also investing in the round are 75 sunny brian lee and par capital ventures

4 things to know about the future of the U.S. hotel market

phocuswire 2023-5-26

high demand lifted average daily rates and occupancy leading to a record breaking 2022 for the u s hotel and lodging market as room revenue swept past pre pandemic highs 160

eDreams boosts revenue and subscription members, narrows loss

phocuswire 2023-5-26

the company described its prime subscription service as a key driver of its success and said it added 1 7 million new subscribers bringing the total to 4 3 million

Travel’s ChatGPT adventure raises hopes and questions

phocuswire 2023-5-26

phocuswire s latest roundup of how travel companies are utilizing chatgpt shows a wide range of approaches 160

Meet the 15 semifinalists of the Global Startup Pitch

phocuswire 2023-5-25

after a marathon of startup pitches that went around the world 15 companies have been chosen as semifinalists in the global startup pitch run by web in travel and phocuswright 160

Zuzu Hospitality checks in with $9M in funding

phocuswire 2023-5-25

the round for the singapore based company was led by softbank ventures asia with atinum partners and existing investors wooshin venture investment visor ventures and jg digital equity ventures also...

6 ways visual UGC is evolving in the travel sector

phocuswire 2023-5-25

authentic visual user generated content shared on the likes of tiktok instagram and other social channels is becoming central to how travel companies are marketing themselves

Google unveils generative AI boost to search

phocuswire 2023-5-24

during its google marketing live 160 event this week the company shared a number of updates including an example of how its search generative experience could work

JPMorgan Chase using travel playbook to build lifestyle product

phocuswire 2023-5-24

the bank which launched chasetravel com 160 last year said travel sales volume was about 8 billion in 2022 and estimated it will be 10 billion this year

Getting ahead of Chinese traveler trends and behavior

phocuswire 2023-5-24

the reopening of china at the beginning of the year resulted in an immediate booking spike now new traveler behaviors especially around mobile apps are being observed

Is pent-up travel demand at an end? It depends

phocuswire 2023-5-24

analyses from mastercard and bank of america found the answer varies by travel segment and could depend on the labor market and other factors 160