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Could addiction to debt come back to haunt some online travel companies?
By Steven Lerner | March 25, 2020
If revenue drops due to COVID-19, past debt will make it more challenging for online travel companies to survive economic obstacles. Read More
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Calm before the coronavirus storm - recap of latest online travel earnings
By Steven Lerner | March 23, 2020
We've updated PhocusWire's visual history of online travel company revenues to include the most recent quarter. Read More
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Despegar 2019 earnings
Despite "volatile macro environment," Despegar finishes 2019 strong with 10% revenue increase
By Steven Lerner | March 5, 2020
Despegar ended 2019 on a high note with a 10% increase in fourth quarter revenue to $145.6 million, although revenue for the full year declined by 1% to $524.9 million.   Read More
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Google, Barry Diller, annual marketing spend - what to watch in upcoming online travel earnings
By Steven Lerner | February 3, 2020
Here are six important questions regarding the upcoming earnings for online travel companies.   Read More
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Despegar acquires Mexico’s Best Day Travel Group for $136M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 27, 2020
Argentina-based Despegar will acquire Mexico's Best Day Travel Group. Read More
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VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | November 28, 2019
Despegar CEO Damian Scokin discussed the Latin American OTA's plans for continued growth, including new products and partnerships, during an interview at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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WATCH: A visual history of digital travel company revenues
WATCH: A visual history of digital travel company revenues
By Steven Lerner | November 22, 2019
PhocusWire documented the entire history of quarterly total revenues since the first digital brands IPOed in the mid-1990s. Read More
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Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2019
Argentina-based Despegar reports gross bookings up 26% and revenue up 19% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.    Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Damian Scokin
By PhocusWire | November 7, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Damian Scokin of Despegar. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Damian Scokin of Despegar
By Linda Fox | July 11, 2019
Despegar was created in 1999 as one of Latin America's first online travel agencies. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the company raised just $31 million before going public in 2017. Read More
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Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | May 28, 2019
For the final piece in our series on Latin America, we take a look at the current state and future outlook for distribution in hospitality and air. Read More
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Ctrip Despegar Positive Outlook
Market gains expected for Ctrip, Despegar
By Mitra Sorrells | January 17, 2018
China’s Ctrip and Latin America’s Despegar are drawing optimistic outlooks from two financial analysts ahead of the release of their fourth-quarter results.  Read More
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Despegar raises $254 million from IPO
Despegar raises $254 million from IPO
By Bernadette Giacomazzo | December 1, 2017
Latin America-focused online travel agency Despegar will use the proceeds from its recent public listing to fund a long-term growth strategy. Read More
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