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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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Oh dear, lost in (social media) translation: Thai AirAsia plane did NOT hit Nok Air counterpart
Oh dear, lost in (social media) translation: Thai AirAsia plane did NOT hit Nok Air counterpart
By Karthick Prabu | June 11, 2014
Bad news travels fast. And with on social media it travels even faster. Sadly, news of a Thai AirAsia aircraft hitting a bird took on a life of its own in social media this week, but for a wrong re Read More
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AirAsia withdraws in-flight magazine after MH 370 Twitter anger
AirAsia withdraws in-flight magazine after MH 370 Twitter anger
By Karthick Prabu | April 7, 2014
AirAsia has withdrawn its in-flight magazine Travel 3Sixty after a passenger caused a stir on Twitter over the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370. The magazine had a section that exp Read More
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