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2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
News / Online
2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2022
According to AirDNA research, 2022 is on track to outpace 2021 bookings by 88%. Read More
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News / Startups
Outdoor experience tech company The Wanderlust Group raises $30M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2022
Founded in 2014, TWG is the parent brand to Dockwa, which connects boaters and marinas, and Marinas.com. Read More
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VIDEO: TourRadar on the B2B opportunity in multi-day tours
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2022
CEO Travis Pittman discusses how the pandemic enabled TourRadar to reset and look at product growth opportunities. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Staypia uses AI to give travelers maximum discount on hotels
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Staypia uses AI to give travelers maximum discount on hotels
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2022
Staypia searches for the lowest price for 3.16 million hotels and beats that by as much as 30% more in discount. Read More
Even top hotel brands need to improve distribution and marketing performance in 2022
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Even top hotel brands need to improve distribution and marketing performance in 2022
By Dori Stein - Fornova | January 17, 2022
In such turbulent COVID times, it will come as little surprise that hotels are struggling to find their feet when it comes to optimizing their distribution. Read More
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
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Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2022
Origin's travel curators have local expertise and use machine learning to help travelers find, plan and book their trips, including flights, accommodation and experiences. Read More
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News / Startups
European camping platform JetCamp raises €500K to accelerate growth
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
JetCamp’s website offers information such as availability and pricing in 10 languages for nearly 23,000 verified campsites and holiday parks across Europe. Read More
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HomeToGo finishes 2021 with record booking revenue
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
HomeToGo CEO Patrick Andrae says he’s confident about the future as the newly listed company starts the year with a booking revenue backlog of €19 million.   Read More
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Car-sharing platform Turo files for IPO
By Jill Menze | January 11, 2022
Turo revenue jumped 207% to $330.5 million for the nine months ending September 30, 2021.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Katanox aims to simplify hotel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | January 10, 2022
Katanox is focused on opening hospitality distribution to enable hotels to capture more direct bookings through multiple channels and to provide more choice for travelers. Read More
How to prepare for the Omicron wave with hotel business intelligence data
From Our Partners / Distribution
How to prepare for the Omicron wave with hotel business intelligence data
By Dori Stein - Fornova | January 10, 2022
Building a tech stack that collates hotel and guest data, competitor pricing and e-commerce tools will give revenue, distribution and marketing teams the opportunity to navigate their way to revenue... Read More
Airbnb makes change to guest profiles in Oregon to combat discrimination
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Airbnb makes change to guest profiles in Oregon to combat discrimination
By Jill Menze | January 7, 2022
Airbnb will block hosts in the state of Oregon from seeing guests’ full names in an effort to prevent racial bias. Read More
travala launches nft rewards program
News / Technology
Travala builds NFT-based travel rewards program
By Jill Menze | January 5, 2022
The “Travel Tigers” NFT collection gives users access to Travala’s Smart Diamond membership program. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Travel applications of decentralized digital ID
By PhocusWire | January 5, 2022
In the recent PhocusWire Pulse: Emerging Innovation online event, two experts explain how SSI and DDID will transform the travel experience.  Read More
American-Sabre NDC integration paused
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American-Sabre NDC integration paused
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | December 22, 2021
NDC-enabled content has been halted since late in the summer, according to an American Airlines official who is familiar with the integration project. Read More