Articles tagged “phocuswright”

Northstar Travel Group Is Sold by One Private Equity Company to Another

Northstar Travel Group Is Sold by One Private Equity Company to Another

Jason Clampet, Skift

Under Wicks, Northstar has acquired multiple companies in order to grow, but we've yet to see its digital endeavors reach the audience such a large organization should be able to command.

3 years ago

European Tours and Activities Market Expanding But Vast Majority of It is Offline

European Tours and Activities Market Expanding But Vast Majority of It is Offline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tours and activities are indeed a huge potential market, but it is highly fragmented and still mostly offline. There is a substantial upside when the market catches up with the mobile revolution.

5 years ago

8 Questions for the PhoCusWright Conference That Probably Won’t Be Asked

8 Questions for the PhoCusWright Conference That Probably Won’t Be Asked

Skift, Dennis Schaal

The annual gathering has been travel tech's prom for years now. But with the departure of its visionary founder and its sale to one of travel's least creative brands can it keep the magic alive?

5 years ago

The 10 Tech Innovations That Influenced Travel This Year

The 10 Tech Innovations That Influenced Travel This Year

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The speed of innovation and expectations of customers will only rise in the next year. Travel providers to need adapt and adapt quickly before new technologies take their place.

5 years ago

Vacation Rentals Startups Are Hot, But How Real Is the Market?

Vacation Rentals Startups Are Hot, But How Real Is the Market?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The presence of established players such as HomeAway and TripAdvisor, plus a market that isn't as addressable as it might appear, will make the vacation rental startup sector the next bubble.

5 years ago

Three companies we admire in travel business information

Three companies we admire in travel business information

Rafat Ali, Skift

Travel business information is a huge industry with mostly sub-standard and sub-scaled players. But these three stand out for their quality.

6 years ago

The advanced digital habits of ski travelers

The advanced digital habits of ski travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Skiers are more affluent than bowlers, for example, so it's not surprising that lots of ski buffs are packing mobile devices. But the're not just packing, they are transacting, too.

6 years ago

Special Report: Why the tours and activities market is more hype than the next big thing

Special Report: Why the tours and activities market is more hype than the next big thing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kayak's dropping of tours in its mobile apps shows that the sector may not be as addressable as envisioned and isn't ready for prime time.

6 years ago

What’s behind the technology gap for European Travelers?

The study reveals the gap between consumers who have eagerly embraced mobile technology and those who are just fine going along without it.

6 years ago

Updated: PhoCusWright and Travel Weekly parent Northstar acquired by Wicks

Finally, an outcome for Northstar, which had been trying to sell in various phases over the last decade. And PhocusWright changes hand twice in a year. Read through Tom Kemp's remarks, he's just happy the deal happened, which means overall price is low.

7 years ago