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GBTA Latin America Hosts Third Annual Successful Conference in Sao Paulo ...
Hospitality Net- July 03, 2015
Marina Lopes, a journalist and former consultant for Facebook and editor for Groupon led an important how-to session called Social Media – How to Use It. Experts from Phocuswright, Ericson, Staybridge Hotel and Intercity Hotels answered the question ...

Amadeus to expand airline IT business with Navitaire buy
Travel Weekly- July 03, 2015
“This gives Amadeus both non-TPF (transaction processing facility) hosting technology and many new customers, expanding their hosting business,” said Phocuswright senior technology analyst Bob Offutt. “I see this as a hedge against a less-than-stellar ...

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The state of online travel in Asia [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tnooz- July 03, 2015
eRevMax has produced an infographic highlighting what is sees as the most important factors impacting travel in Asia-Pacific. The data is sourced from: emarketer, EyeForTravel, Lenovo, Phocuswright, Brand Karma and the European Travel Commission.

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Moxie Study Reveals 70 Percent Of Americans Who Booked Travel Online ...
Hotel News Resource (press release)- July 02, 2015
According to the 2014 Traveler Technology Survey by Phocuswright, 70 percent of US travelers have used their mobile device in the past 12 months to pick a destination, shop for travel arrangements, or book their trip. This represents a 47 percent rise ...

BuzzFeed News

How Can You Prove Airlines Conspired To Keep Ticket Prices High?
BuzzFeed News- July 02, 2015
Airline executives have long been well trained on the particulars of price fixing rules and how to avoid exposing their company to the risk of prosecution, according to Bob Offutt, a senior technology analyst focused on aviation at PhocusWright, a ...

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Travel Daily News International

Phocuswright and PATA announce partnership at PATA Technology Forum
Travel Daily News International- July 02, 2015
NEW YORK – Travel industry research authority Phocuswright and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced a joint partnership giving PATA Technology Forum attendees access to unique Phocuswright content and research. The PATA ...

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Wall Street Journal

Expedia Yields on European Hotel Rate Listings
Wall Street Journal- July 01, 2015
Travelers who book European hotels online are more than twice as likely to use an online travel website than to go through a hotel's own websites, according to Phocuswright. That comes at a high cost for the hotels, which pay websites commissions that ...

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Real Time News, India

SBI, MakeMyTrip to tap cross-selling opportunities
Real Time News, India- June 30, 2015
According to PhocusWright, India is forecasted to have 1 billion online users by 2030. This growth, led by one of the youngest global populations who love their smartphones, is expected to add 300 million new online shoppers in the same time frame.

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Despite setbacks, Expedia CEO sees a bright future in activities, China and ...
Tnooz- June 29, 2015
You spoke with Tnooz at Phocuswright last year, saying it was “not an attractive marketing channel.” Does the Marriott deal on the platform change anything about your approach to Instant Booking or is it still wait-and-see? I think it's still wait-and-see.

The Australian Financial Review

Market fears Flight Centre's golden era may be drawing to an end
The Australian Financial Review- June 28, 2015
Travel transactions have been migrating to online for years, with data from market research firm Phocuswright showing online penetration of domestic and international bookings in Australia rose from 28 per cent in 2008 to 42 per cent in 2014, including ...

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These Two Scenarios Might Significantly Expand Expedia's Valuation
Forbes- June 25, 2015
Expedia might own up to 75% of the U.S. online travel market as a result of its Orbitz acquisition, according to the 2013 market shares provided by PhoCusWright. However, online travel agencies (OTAs) together account for 16% of total gross travel ...

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Would You Change Your Flight for Free Wi-Fi?
Bloomberg- June 23, 2015
“What drives flight selection is price, price, price, and then schedule, and then price,” says Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at Phocuswright, a travel industry research firm. Does fast Wi-Fi or a decent sandwich menu matter? It depends on ...

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Travel Weekly

Smartphone travel bookings poised for big growth
Travel Weekly- June 22, 2015
Travel bookings on mobile devices will surge within the next few years and will likely be used about as often as laptop and desktop computers, research firm Phocuswright said in a recent report. In the U.S., the percentage of online travel bookings ...

Top five trends in mobile booking
Hotel News Now- June 19, 2015
Consumers are now experts at navigating apps and mobile sites, and using their mobile devices with almost the same ease as using their desktops. According to travel industry research authority Phocuswright, now that travel companies are catching up ...

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Here's how Airbnb justifies its eye-popping $24 billion valuation
Fortune- June 17, 2015
Right now, the company is burning cash to expand, and is forecasting an operating loss of about $150 million for 2015, the Journal noted. Douglas Quinby, an analyst with research firm Phocuswright, told the paper that Airbnb would need to increase its ...
Airbnb closes in on $24 billion valuation and makes a huge revenue predictionSan Francisco Business Times
The Secret Math of Airbnb's $24 Billion ValuationWall Street Journal
Peak unicorn: Airbnb trying to raise $1b Series E on a $24b valuationSiliconANGLE (blog)
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China dotcoms battle for millions of outbound tourists (and why everyone else ...
Tnooz- June 16, 2015
NB: This is an analysis by David Juman, senior manager, editorial and content development for Phocuswright. International outbound travelers are surging past the 100 million mark – and two thirds of travelers who haven't traveled outside China recently ...

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Over half of Indian holiday travelers search and shop online: Phocuswright
Economic Times- June 12, 2015
"With so much time spent researching online, especially for holidays, travelers are increasingly getting convinced that they are also paying online," said Phocuswright's research analyst, Asia Pacific, Chetan Kapoor. "But a whole lot of them are still ...
Travel Daily IndiaOver half of Indian travellers look actively online…Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Top Six Technology Trends for 2015.
4Hoteliers- June 08, 2015
Travel industry research authority Phocuswright announced its six technology trends of the year in its recent publication, Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2015. Travel sales, which totaled US$1.3 trillion in 2014, are expected to rise 6% in ...

Phocuswright Europe Conference 2015 – Dublin
Tnooz- April 21, 2015
The pace of change in the travel industry is unprecedented – traveler expectations continue to rise amid new devices, new channels, an explosion of social content, and more travel options than ever before. For travel leaders to remain relevant, you ...

Wall Street Journal

Which Airline Apps Make Flying Easier?
Wall Street Journal- July 25, 2013
Research group Phocuswright says its latest survey of frequent travelers found 40% had used an app to check in for a flight in the past year, up from 24% the previous year. Thirty-one percent of travelers said they had used mobile boarding passes, up ...

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