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Airline ancillary revenue projections slashed by half for 2020
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2020
Airlines are expected to report ancillary revenue declines of at least 40% for 2020 - but revenue rates are holding during this pandemic-hit year. Read More
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AirAsia and Trip.com Group unite in digital travel services pact
AirAsia and Trip.com Group unite in digital travel services pact
By Kevin May | August 10, 2020
Flights, hotels, airport transfers and activities are included in the sharing of inventory across both platforms, with Trip.com Group's premium members getting "upgraded privileges" when they book... Read More
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Q&A: Travelfish's Stuart McDonald on the OYO and Instagram problems plaguing Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 31, 2019
The Travelfish co-founder gets candid on why OYO's model is flawed, Google needs to relent and "influencers are like influenza." Read More
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Southeast Asia a “melting pot of trends” in online travel
By Mitra Sorrells | October 30, 2019
Travel companies are expanding their offerings and forging partnerships to stay ahead in the fast-changing market of Southeast Asia. Read More
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AirAsia launches venture capital fund to grow startup base in Southeast Asia
AirAsia launches venture capital fund to grow startup base in Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | March 5, 2019
The low-cost carrier’s venture arm, RedBeat Ventures, is establishing the VC fund - dubbed RedBeat Capital - alongside a strategic partnership with San Francisco-based startup accelerator and venture... Read More
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Airlines, cruise lines see big gains in WeChat engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2019
According to a report from Dragon Trail Interactive, the top 10 airlines and cruise lines saw significant increases in WeChat activity in 2018. Read More
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Global airline ancillary revenue will close in on $100B in 2018
By Linda Fox | November 28, 2018
Airline ancillary revenue is forecast to hit $93 billion in 2018, according to the latest report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler. Read More
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AirAsia enlists Google for help in digital transformation
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2018
AirAsia is working with Google Cloud to apply AI and machine learning technology to its data. Read More
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Expedia Group pays $60M to buy out AirAsia from AirAsiaGo platform
Expedia Group pays $60M to buy out AirAsia from AirAsiaGo platform
By Kevin May | August 14, 2018
An investment of $60 million has brought to an end a seven-year joint venture between Expedia Group and AirAsia to sell the airline's tickets alongside hotels. Read More
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How travel brands are using WeChat to reach Chinese consumers
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2018
With more than 963 million active users each month, WeChat is the leading social media app in China.   Read More
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From the WIT desk: The next billion users
From the WIT desk: The next billion users
By Siew Hoon Yeoh | November 8, 2017
During the WIT conference last month, one clear message hit home – how tech and travel brands in the West were now looking toward Asia for inspiration and ideas, not just growth and profits. Read More
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AirAsia looks to boost ancillary services through Touristly investment
AirAsia looks to boost ancillary services through Touristly investment
By Linda Fox | April 19, 2017
AirAsia plans to acquire 50% of Touristly, an online travel planning service for the APAC region. The value of the deal is said to be just over £2 million (Rm11.5 million) and includes an asset inj Read More
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Indian airline giant Indigo makes GDS move, Travelport benefits
Indian airline giant Indigo makes GDS move, Travelport benefits
By Kevin May | September 15, 2016
Low-cost carrier Indigo has signed its first deal to sell fares through the global distribution systems - with Travelport getting the nod to help. The India-based airline has so far followed other Read More
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Why North American airlines have to adapt to a New World Order
Why North American airlines have to adapt to a New World Order
By Nick Vivion | May 4, 2015
The aviation market is in a state of upheaval, with fewer carriers competing across more borders than ever before. With competition increasing across long-haul routes, how will airlines respond to de Read More
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Expedia spends $86.3 million to increase stake in AirAsia joint venture
Expedia spends $86.3 million to increase stake in AirAsia joint venture
By Kevin May | February 17, 2015
Expedia Inc will now command a 75% ownership of its joint venture with AirAsia, after a cash injection of $86.3 million this week. The pair originally formed the partnership in March 2011 as a 50:5 Read More
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