The second of our special editions of the PundIT Show, recorded during The Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles in mid-November.
More opinions, a few laughs, but lots of worthwhile travel punditry.
Joining us for #16:
Miriam Moscovici (BCD Travel)
Richard Harris (Intent Media)
Douglas Quinby (Arival and Phocuswright)
The PundIT Show returns from a break over the summer of 2018 with the first of two podcasts recorded at The Phocuswright Conference.
The advantage of grabbing a trio of podcast pundits during a major event is that their heads (and opinions) are in overdrive, having been exposed to the great and the good of the industry for a few days.
Over the course of the podcast we discuss a wide range of issues, including the welcome absence of an overwhelming dose of blockchain in the proceedings,...
Joining us in this episode recorded in New York City is John Matson of Voyager HQ - for a deep dive into the world of travel startups. Matson discusses some of the core issues facing startups (Voyager has over 1,000 members on its books, so has a good view on the market), how receptive - or not - the industry is to working with them, and a lot more.
Joining us for this special episode recorded at Phocuswright Europe 2018 are Pablo Delgado (Mirai), Sascha Hausmann (Howzat Partners) and Mat Orrego (Cornerstone Information Systems), where we get into a robust discussion about hotels and metasearch, plus the potential demise of the human aspect of travel as technology such as artificial intelligence creeps in.
Our guests, Alex Kremer (Redeam) and Stephen Joyce (Rezgo), dissect the latest in the tours and activities sector after what was probably the most fascinating week in its history following acquisitions by both Booking.com and TripAdvisor.
We end Phocuswire's Voice Tech theme month with a full episode dedicated to all things Alexa, Home and what it all means for the travel industry. Joining us are our reporter, Mitra Sorrells, Phocuswright's Mike Coletta and Charlie Cadbury of Dazzle.
PhocusWire brings in Valyn Perini, Stephen Joyce and Robert Cole for the latest episode. We get under the skin of Airbnb's recent, self-proclaimed "battle" with some other large brands, plus the obviously exciting prospect (not for everyone) of Amazon taking travel seriously again.