Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
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Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
By Kevin May September 27, 2021
The site was created in 1996 as a mechanism for travelers to share recommendations and discuss destinations and services ahead of, during and after their trips. Read More
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Pudu Robotics adds $77M for delivery robots
By Linda Fox September 27, 2021
Pudu Robotics announced $78 million in Series C1 funding earlier this year. Read More
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019.... Read More
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Sounding Off: Tripadvisor Plus changes show the complexity of travel subscriptions
By PhocusWire September 24, 2021
Tripadvisor's U-turn this week on the structure of Plus raises more questions than it answers about consumer and brand desire for subscription programs.... Read More
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Trip.com Group takes advantage of domestic travel return
By Kevin May September 24, 2021
Executive chairman James Liang says the Chinese domestic travel market has been encouraging for the company and it sees great potential in international markets.... Read More
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RateGain to acquire hotel distribution provider MyHotelShop
By Kevin May September 23, 2021
MyHotelShop was created in Germany in 2012 and provides tools and services to hotels to help increase their direct sales.... Read More
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital... Read more
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VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
Nobody wants to say that took advantage of a global crisis - but the reality is that the last 20... Read more
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Lufthansa enables digital health verification via mobile
The Traveler ID technology means passengers can scan their vaccination or test status via QR codes on... Read more
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Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation... Read more
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Lola ceases operations, touts "next phase"
Lola has shuttered its services, according to a notice on its website citing "new things to come" for... Read more
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VIDEO: Recentering, recruiting and rebuilding travel's future
Speaking during Phocuswright’s Diversity in Leadership event, a panel of experts discusses how travel... Read more
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