Distribution


Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Booking.com. Read More
News | Technology
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
By Kevin May | April 23, 2019
Key findings from a major study carried out by D-Edge, the Accor-owned hotel technology group that includes the AvailPro and FastBooking platforms. Read More
News | Distribution
Startup Stage Wanderift
STARTUP STAGE: Wanderift brings a subscription model to air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2019
Founded in December 2017, Wanderift allows users to buy a subscription of either $369 per month for three one-way flights or $459 per month for four one-way flights. Subscriptions are month-to-month.... Read More
Interview | Startups
Phocuswright Europe 2019 preview Lax Poojary
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Lax Poojary
By PhocusWire | April 22, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Touring Bird (Area 120 - Google) co-founder and CEO Lax... Read More
Interview | Online
Middle East series part 3 distribution
Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
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GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | April 19, 2019
Increasingly, GDSs and agencies are encouraging advisors to switch to graphical user interfaces. Read More
News | Distribution
sabre-NDC-beyond
Going beyond NDC: Answers to your questions
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
We caught up with the three panelists from a recent webinar to answer some of the top audience questions that we didn’t have time to address live at the event. Read More
News | Distribution
How to deepen the relationship between tour and attraction suppliers and distributors
How to deepen the relationship between tour and attraction suppliers and distributors
By Melanie Ryan Meador - Redeam  | April 18, 2019
Distributors can make great business partners, but they’re also keen to make the most money off suppliers as possible… or as much as you will let them. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
lyric investment
Airbnb leads $160M investment in hospitality platform Lyric
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The Series B round will allow the San Francisco-based company to expand its relationships with local real estate developers. Read More
News | Online
locale raises funds
Apart-hotel brand Locale nabs $2.5M to expand operations
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
It's the first funding round for the Austin, Texas-based company since launching in 2016. Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2019
Through this webinar you’ll leave with the tactics you need to step up your parity game and stop leaving money on the table. Read More
News | Distribution
meetingpackage fund raise
MeetingPackage promotes online venue booking through €1.5M raise
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The round for the Finnish meeting venue tech provider closed in late 2018 and was led by existing investors and well as new ones including Falkensteiner Ventures. Read More
News | Technology
ANA OpenJaw NDC platform2
All Nippon Airways, OpenJaw partner to create NDC-enabled booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2019
All Nippon Airways will use OpenJaw Technologies' NDC platform to connect multiple distribution partners and personalize fare offers.     Read More
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phocuswright europe 2019 google
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Thijs van As
By PhocusWire | April 16, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Google Flights lead product manager Thijs van As. Read More
Interview | Online
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
By Kevin May | April 15, 2019
Hotelbeds has become the first third-party bedbank to sign a distribution deal with India-based OYO Rooms. Read More
News | Distribution