Trip.com Group eyeing full recovery in domestic China market

phocuswire 2020-9-25

announcing q2 2020 results trip com group is seeing recovery in the domestic china market across accommodation and air bookings

Airbnb makes big changes to its cancellation policy, eliminating certain guest protections

phocuswire 2020-9-25

the new policy developed with input from hosts eliminates many personal situations such as illness from coverage but adds coverage for pandemics and natural disasters

Klook launches Klook Live interactive mobile content tool

phocuswire 2020-9-24

klook live works by pushing a livestream of content to users on a mobile device giving them the chance to interact directly with brands redeem promotion codes and book a product immediately

Ian Schrager: Coronavirus pandemic will not be a “paradigm shift” in hospitality

phocuswire 2020-9-24

the boutique hotel pioneer is confident travel and hospitality will return to normal and technology will help lead the way

Airlines are confronting a future of smaller, leaner operations

phocuswire 2020-9-23

accenture outlines four potential aviation recovery scenarios with carriers needing to be leaner and more flexible as they face an uncertain future

VIDEO: Gillian Tans of Booking.com on diversity and leadership in travel

phocuswire 2020-9-23

the booking com chairwoman discusses her career path at the business and the challenges the industry needs to address as it faces up to its responsibility to be inclusive and diverse both to staff...

The risks and rewards of gamification in business travel

phocuswire 2020-9-23

for many travel managers gamification has been a successful tool however in these uncertain times they should reevaluate existing gamification programs for potential risk and to ensure they align...

Uber targets commuters as businesses get back to the office

phocuswire 2020-9-22

uber will introduce employee group rides and business charter services as pilots projects in north america europe and asia pacific before a full rollout later this year

SITA partners with French startup to help airlines with fuel sustainability

phocuswire 2020-9-22

safety line provides technology to airlines and airports and can help carriers save fuel and reduce emissions during the three key phases of a flight climb cruise and descent

"Healthy Sail Panel" recommends 74 steps to reduce COVID-19 risk on cruise ships

phocuswire 2020-9-22

a panel of leaders in the fields of public health biosecurity epidemiology hospitality and maritime operations say that by focusing on testing the use of face coverings enhanced sanitation and...

WEBINAR ALERT! How top travel companies combine AI and humans to deliver excellent customer service

phocuswire 2020-9-21

learn how travel businesses are realizing the benefits of combining artificial intelligence ai and machine learning with the unique value only humans can deliver

Corporate travel reset: 5 tips to improve productivity

phocuswire 2020-9-21

companies should look at the outcome of previous business trips to decide which journeys should now be face to face in the future

Sounding Off: Changing the message to nudge consumers back to travel

phocuswire 2020-9-18

perhaps there are things the industry can do now to help consumers calculate the risk of travel

InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted

phocuswire 2020-9-18

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

From travel manager to travel enabler: How policies, standards and roles must change as travel resumes

phocuswire 2020-9-18

as organizations revisit company travel policies and safety standards travel managers will find themselves playing a new role shifting from a traditional travel gatekeeper to a travel enabler

Q&A: Air France-KLM on why NDC remains core to its distribution strategy

phocuswire 2020-9-17

air france klm distribution boss talks to phocuswire about its ndc strategy

With bookings on the rebound, Airbnb arrives at its long-awaited IPO

phocuswire 2020-9-17

higher volumes of short term rental bookings have allowed airbnb to get its ipo plans back on track

WEBINAR ALERT! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond

phocuswire 2020-9-16

in this webinar we look at how hotel marketers can navigate these changes and plan for the future with robust marketing strategies

NDC in 2020: so close but too far?

phocuswire 2020-9-16

there are a few hurdles that remain along our journey towards a more innovative flexible and extensible distribution capability

Touchless tech: The simple - and advanced - ways ground transport providers are encouraging travel

phocuswire 2020-9-16

for ground transportation providers 160 covid 19 is accelerating the need for both simple touch free technology as well as more advanced solutions to rebuild traveler confidence and restore revenues

Thomas Cook attempts a comeback, under new ownership and online-only

phocuswire 2020-9-16

thomas cook will be a digital only operation operating as thomascook com with an emphasis on build your own packages to popular destinations around europe

Identifying areas for innovation as travelers embrace their "conscience"

phocuswire 2020-9-15

smart travel lab believes 160 travelers now have a heightened sense of wanting to do better and travel more sustainably brands should take advantage of this shift

How new approaches to interlining can help airlines rebuild capacity post-COVID

phocuswire 2020-9-15

with new interlining strategies based on better collaboration and partnerships airlines can position themselves to generate more revenue as traffic resumes 160

10 tips for hoteliers to capture direct international sales as travel resumes

phocuswire 2020-9-14

160 hoteliers should adopt these tips to ensure otas aren t getting more of their international business

Toyota launches Woven Capital, an $800M investment fund geared toward mobility

phocuswire 2020-9-14

the global investment fund will support growth stage companies developing technologies and business models in areas including autonomous mobility automation artificial intelligence machine learning...

Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend

phocuswire 2020-9-11

the pressure of re examining business models running skeleton organizations with near zero transactions alongside expectations of ongoing innovation has made startups grow up faster than they ever...

Using the coronavirus pandemic to bring some innovation to business travel

phocuswire 2020-9-11

now is a good time to address the many pain points in corporate travel purposes

Breaking out of the silo: How hotels can redefine commercial success

phocuswire 2020-9-11

in the era of covid revenue management is being remade again by an unprecedented level of uncertainty and the redefinition of guest value

How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part two

phocuswire 2020-9-10

in the second part of this analysis 160 we look at how hotels can implement a post crisis google strategy

Delta pauses NDC development, "doubles down" on existing distribution strategy

phocuswire 2020-9-10

as delta moves away from ndc to focus on its existing infrastructure air france klm continues its ndc strategy

Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with... Christine Wang

phocuswire 2020-9-10

in a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in september phocuswire finds out what they have learned from the covid 19 crisis

Mondee acquires Rocketrip in bid to grow business travel strategy

phocuswire 2020-9-9

the company had raised 32 million in a series of funding rounds since 2013 160 including a 15 million series c in 2018 from google ventures

European tourism bodies plead for coordinated travel restrictions

phocuswire 2020-9-9

the call follows one from the european commission last week which wants a coordinated approach 160 to travel restrictions and to help the recovery of economies across europe

BookingKit secures €5M investment to help accelerate pandemic recovery

phocuswire 2020-9-9

the activity platform enlisted the financial support of intermedia vermogensverwaltung muller medien high tech grunderfonds htgf business angel robert kabs and another business angel with the round

Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with... Christophe Peymirat

phocuswire 2020-9-9

in a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in september phocuswire finds out what they have learned from the covid 19 crisis

15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy

phocuswire 2020-9-8

insert a near shutdown of the industry due to covid 19 this year and you can multiply the existing challenges for travel startups tenfold but they should think about these tips as they look ahead

Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with… Fabio Cannavale

phocuswire 2020-9-8

in a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in september phocuswire finds out what they have learned from the covid 19 crisis

Forget online stars and rankings, hotels will be now judged by hygiene factors

phocuswire 2020-9-7

while there is no ranking or rating system for hygiene and cleanliness there are tell tale signs for who is putting in the time and money and this matters a lot in the mid pandemic period

How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part one

phocuswire 2020-9-7

today despite the crisis and all the industry sufferings hotel marketers cannot ignore google in the same manner as they could not have done this in any of the last 20 years 160

Sounding Off: Stop burying your head in the sand over diversity in travel

phocuswire 2020-9-4

action around diversity is the important thing because it s a step forward it s a drawing of a line in the sand rather than burying your head in it for what has gone before and a commitment to change