Companies


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AvantStay locks in $20M in funding, looks to expand short-term rental portfolio
By Linda Fox | September 18, 2019
AvantStay is looking to bring in more properties for its short-term rentals for groups concept following $20 million in funding. Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: IATA on NDC, One Order and how it views innovation
By Linda Fox | September 10, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac about developments beyond NDC, innovation and the current challenges for airlines. Read More
News | Distribution
Return on Ethics - abandoning high‐pressure sales tactics can make travel marketing better
Return on Ethics - abandoning high‐pressure sales tactics can make travel marketing better
By Parry Malm - Phrasee  | September 2, 2019
Natural anxieties about travel make consumers particularly susceptible to pressure tactics, with the invisible hand of the market pushing the envelope (perhaps a little further than it should have). Read More
Opinion | Online
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Are you really doing data-driven marketing or do you just think you are?
By Volkan Çağsal - Adphorus  | August 28, 2019
By definition, data-driven marketing is the strategy of gathering and analyzing audience insights for optimal and targeted media buying and creative messaging.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Jan Gerlach of Peakwork
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
Peakwork was founded in 2009 and provides software to connect supply from airlines, bedbank and other travel companies with online and off distributors. Read More
Interview | Technology
Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2019
Choice Hotels has suffered a security breach said to involve 700,000 customer records. It blames a third-party vendor that “copied the impacted data from our environment without authorization." Read More
News | Technology
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In the Big Chair - Dan Ruch of Rocketrip
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2019
Before creating Rocketrip, Ruch was entrepreneur-in-residence at Genacast Ventures for 12 months. He also had a four-year stint at Tremor Video and was a director at AOL. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: Taptrip builds an efficient business travel booking platform for unmanaged trips
By Linda Fox | August 2, 2019
U.K.-based Taptrip was founded just over a year ago and has seven employees. It has signed a string of partnerships in recent months, including WeWork and Kiwi.com. Read More
Interview | Startups
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TravelPerk completes Series C round with an additional $60M in funding
By Linda Fox | July 18, 2019
TravelPerk has raised about $134 million in three rounds since launching in 2015. Read More
News | Startups
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Travelport sells Travelwire brand to Dolphin Dynamics
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2019
U.K-based Dolphin Dynamics is looking to boost its presents in the Nordics through the acquisition of Travelwire from Travelport. Read More
News | Technology
In The Big Chair - Philipp Mintchin of Splyt
In The Big Chair - Philipp Mintchin of Splyt
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2019
Splyt began in London in 2015 as a competitor to Uber, but following regulatory roadblocks, it pivoted to the B2B service it offers today. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Collinson looks to double lounge platform presence across India
By Linda Fox | July 16, 2019
Collinson plans to triple its investment in India with the development of more airport lounges as well as bespoke services in partnership with local companies. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2019
The company's vision is to offer a B2B insurance service to online intermediaries so they build relevant products for consumers and earn valuable ancillary revenue. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Grab helps with $8M investment in Splyt to expand partnership globally
By Linda Fox | June 26, 2019
Grab and Splyt say their shared vision is for travelers not to have to download local transportation apps or fall back on hailing taxis. Read More
News | Startups
Mastercard makes experiences available via voice technology
Mastercard makes experiences available via voice technology
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2019
Mastercard has released an experiences skill for smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Read More
News | Technology