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Research Spotlight: Asia Pacific's fast-growing OTA landscape
By PhocusWire | February 19, 2018
In the Asia Pacific region, aggregate gross bookings via online travel agencies are projected to jump 68% from 2017 to 2012. Read More
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QOTW: Something about putting pieces in the Troogle jigsaw
QOTW: Something about putting pieces in the Troogle jigsaw
By PhocusWire | February 16, 2018
Quote from Gino Engels, co-founder and chief commercial officer of OTA Insight. Read More
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Wyndham Worldwide offloads European rental brands for $1.3 billion
Wyndham Worldwide offloads European rental brands for $1.3 billion
By Kevin May | February 15, 2018
James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks and Hoseasons are under new ownership after Wyndham Worldwide finalized a deal to sell its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity. Read More
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OTA Insight on Google and Airbnb
Google, Airbnb and the evolving distribution landscape
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2018
Airbnb and Google made notable announcements in the first week of February – the former opening its platform to hotel distribution and the latter rolling out updates to expand and simplify travel... Read More
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Why small property owners see OTAs as a "necessary evil"
By Jill Menze | February 15, 2018
The codependent nature of small property owners and their booking partners has its upsides, but primarily, it’s viewed by the underdogs as a “necessary evil.” Read More
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Sabre posts record revenue for 2017 despite slowing growth
Sabre posts record revenue for 2017 despite slowing growth
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
Sabre saw revenues hit more than $3.5 billion during 2017, in what the company claims was a "transformational year" for the business. Read More
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Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
A year ago, just 11% of travel buyers in a survey said they believe IATA's New Distribution Capability is "a good thing" for the industry. Read More
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Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2018
The travel industry has yet to see a clear frontrunner emerge in the tours and attractions space. Be it for lack of the right idea or the right distribution model - or, most likely, both - no major or... Read More
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Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
By Kevin May | February 13, 2018
Hotels have a high dependency on online travel agencies to distribute their inventory, with almost every other channel deemed to be low on same scale. Read More
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Routehappy gets second GDS deal as Amadeus signs
By Kevin May | February 12, 2018
Amadeus will include airline information such as amenities, cabin services and seat provision to travel agencies after inking a deal with Routehappy. Read More
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QOTW: Something about the beginning of a new battle
By PhocusWire | February 9, 2018
Quote from Airbnb in its plea to hotels. Read More
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Kiwi Logitravel partnership
Kiwi, Logitravel partner to expand global footprint
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2018
Kiwi.com, a search platform that combines flights from nearly 700 airlines, has partnered with online travel agency Logitravel Group to increase flight offerings in Europe, Russia, Latin America and... Read More
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Booking.com leads the way as top hotel channel
Booking.com leads the way as top hotel channel
By Kevin May | February 7, 2018
Some 72 million reservations have been analysed to discover what are claimed to be top revenue-generating booking channels for hotels. Read More
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Airbnb officially opens up platform to hotel distribution
Airbnb officially opens up platform to hotel distribution
By Kevin May | February 7, 2018
Airbnb is to allow hotels and other accommodation providers to list on the site for the first time through an official third party distribution network. Read More
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Nordic Choice blockchain test Winding Tree
Q&A: How - and why - Nordic Choice Hotels is testing blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2018
Could an open-source blockchain-based distribution system stimulate innovative solutions from travel industry startups, provide more choices to travelers, and drive more revenue to suppliers?  Read More
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