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The Economist (blog)- March 05, 2015
A report by PhocusWright, a market-research firm, found that in 2014 9% of American travellers already owned such a device—more often than not a smart watch. This could increase, they estimate, to as much as 20% by the end of 2015. That is important ...

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Online and Mobile Transition Driving OTA, Ad Markets
Zacks.com- March 04, 2015
A recent PhoCusWright report mentions the top seven technology trends influencing the travel market. Accordingly, it appears that video is essential to draw customers and content marketing, guides, travel information and ROI tracking can all benefit ...
Expedia Plans To Acquire Orbitz: How Will The Various Stakeholders Be ...Trefis

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Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Travel startup Options Away lands $3.5 million
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)- March 03, 2015
“It's a really interesting option, especially for price-sensitive travelers, and there are a lot of them out there,” said Douglas Quinby, an Atlanta-based analyst at researcher PhoCusWright. “It looks a bit more like an interesting and novel tuck-in ...
Options Away Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding to Scale its Air Travel Big Data ...PR Web (press release)

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Groupize Selected As Preferred Online Group Booking Solution For Gcommerce ...
Hospitality Net- March 03, 2015
Boston, MA -- Groupize Solutions and GCommerce announced today a strategic partnership to leverage the Groupize group booking platform as part of the GCommerce digital marketing strategy for their portfolio of 1,400 hotel clients. This alliance will ...

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Dana Dunne becomes eDreams new CEO
Money Market (blog)- March 03, 2015
... adversely impacted eDreams Odigeo, and overly aggressive tactics that “were not necessarily economically rational” by well-funded competitors, especially in France and Italy. Philip Wolf, founder and former CEO of Phocuswright, who joined the ...

Weekly Online Travel Agency Notes: Priceline, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Travelzoo ...
Trefis- March 02, 2015
As a result of the Orbitz acquisition, Expedia might own up to 75% of the U.S. online travel market, according to the 2013 market shares provided by PhoCusWright. The chief rivals on the U.S. online travel space till now were Expedia, Priceline ...

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Booking Flights and Hotels: Online Agents or Direct?
New York Times- February 25, 2015
Even as direct booking is gaining popularity, more travelers are choosing to book places to stay through alternative lodging websites like Airbnb and HomeAway. PhoCusWright estimates that 14 percent of travelers booked a private home, condo or ...
Booking Flights and Hotels: Online Agents or Direct? | nytimes.comHospitality Net

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Higher than the average rating? 95% of Airbnb listings rated 4.5 to 5 stars
Mashable- February 25, 2015
He cited a 2012 survey by PhoCusWright that found "95% of users found TripAdvisor hotel reviews to be accurate of the actual experience." For travelers who may be weary of an abundance of positive reviews, one technique is to. look beyond the star rating.

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Pan-European Rail Travel Startup Loco2 Adds Italy's Trenitalia
TechCrunch- February 24, 2015
It says it now has majority of the European train network covered (it pegs its coverage at 73 per cent “based on PhoCusWright figures”). Loco2, which was founded back in 2006 — out of frustration with the European ticket booking status quo which ...

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Research finds Europe's private accommodations present a big opportunity.
4Hoteliers- February 21, 2015
"Although the U.S. is home to two of the largest innovators in private accommodation – Airbnb and HomeAway – Europe presents a substantially larger opportunity," says Phocuswright's vice president, research, Douglas Quinby. "The percentage of European ...

Phocuswright Research Finds Europe's Private Accommodations Present a Big ...
MarketWatch- February 19, 2015
NEW YORK, NY, Feb 19, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- The private accommodation market in Europe is significantly larger than in the U.S. According to a new report by travel industry research authority Phocuswright, more than twice as many British, ...

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What the Expedia-Orbitz Deal Means for Travelers
NBCNews.com- February 17, 2015
"I don't see this as meaning less choice for consumers," said Douglas Quinby, vice president of research for PhoCusWright. For one thing, he says, Expedia will maintain the Orbitz brand (as well as Travelocity, which the Bellevue, Wash.-based company ...
The small world of online travel agenciesThe Deal Pipeline

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Conrad Hotels Allows Travelers to Book Rooms via Instagram
TravelPulse- February 16, 2015
It also just so happens that 50 percent of millennials are now Instagram users, according to Phocuswright. Social media in general has become a focal point in the hospitality industry. In 2013, Loews Hotels allowed travelers to request a room by ...

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Book a hotel room on Instagram
KAGS News- February 13, 2015
"Instagram is an especially interesting platform because it has grown so quickly," says Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at PhoCusWright. "It is especially popular with younger travelers--the much-coveted millennials--and it is a highly ...

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Who benefits when Expedia buys the competition?
Marketplace.org- February 13, 2015
“They've got a lot of customers at their disposal, a big share of the market, so they can command supplier's attention in a way that smaller players cannot," says Doug Quinby, vice president of research with research firm Phocuswright. Thursday's news ...
Expedia's Orbitz deal sends travel stocks flyingCBS News
Is Expedia's Orbitz buy a good deal for Chicago?Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Orbitz agrees to be sold to Expedia for $1.33 billionChicago Tribune
eCreditDaily.com -Pioneer News
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Phocuswright Inc.: Canada's Travel Industry Fails to Keep Pace as Travelers ...
Marketwired (press release)- January 16, 2015
According to Canadian Online Travel Overview Third Edition: 2012-2016, a new publication by travel industry research authority Phocuswright, gross bookings via mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) remain well below that of the U.S., Europe and even ...

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New Phocuswright Research Shows OTA Hotel Play Pays Off: Double-Digit ...
Marketwired (press release)- December 11, 2014
According to an upcoming report from travel industry research authority Phocuswright, OTA hotel bookings are projected to grow 15% in 2014, outpacing hotel website gains for the third consecutive year. OTAs' share of the online hotel market will ...

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Phocuswright Announces the Next Generation of Groundbreaking Travel ...
Hospitality Net- November 13, 2014
Travel industry research authority Phocuswright Inc. has announced the award winners of The Travel Innovation Summit, held on Nov. 11, the first day of The Phocuswright Conference currently underway in Los Angeles, Calif. Each year, 32 innovators are ...
WorldMate Wins The PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit AwardPR Newswire (press release)
Phocuswright: Options Away takes people's choice accoladeTravolution

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OTAs, more than a distribution channel for hotels? | Free PhoCusWright ...
Hospitality Net- November 04, 2014
A new white paper by PhoCusWright, and sponsored by Expedia, paints the role of OTAs as a significant and effective marketing and distribution channel for hotels. One that specifically broadens a hotels reach in attracting new customers, including an ...

PhoCusWright Conference 2014 – Los Angeles
Tnooz- August 13, 2014
Over 1,500 of the travel industry's most influential leaders from around the world attend The PhoCusWright Conference – the most visionary thinkers and innovators with the “Next Big Idea” among them. Further details: Registration · Agenda · Logistics ...

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