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Airbnb boosts hotel visibility with homepage refresh, new filter
Airbnb boosts hotel visibility with homepage refresh, new filter
By Jill Menze | December 14, 2018
Airbnb is pushing its hotels business by featuring a “Boutique Hotels” category on its homepage and by including hotels in its space type filter. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
By Mitra Sorrells | December 14, 2018
2018 was a big year for Hopper. The app-only price prediction and booking platform picked up $100 million in Series D funding in October and rolled out its hotel service to more than 40 markets. Read More
News | Technology
GuestReady expansion Portugal France
GuestReady grows European presence with new acquisition and partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | December 13, 2018
London-based GuestReady is expanding its portfolio of European short-term rentals through deals with providers in Portugal and France.   Read More
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Who holds the best hand in the battle for tours, activities and experiences?
Who holds the best hand in the battle for tours, activities and experiences?
By Joost Schreve - KimKim | December 13, 2018
Four of the biggest players - TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia - are approaching the tours, activities and experiences category from angles that leverage their respective strengths. Here's... Read More
Opinion | Online
2018 review 2019 preview voice technology
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Voice technology
By Mitra Sorrells | December 12, 2018
To provide a look ahead on this topic, Say It Now CEO Charlie Cadbury offers his take on the top five developments in voice technology he expects to see in 2019. Read More
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Rentals United - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
Rentals United - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
The vacation rental industry is drawing off new tech such as this advanced automation platform, something it claims the sector has ever seen. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: DataArt and Hudson Crossing on giving brands a new edge
VIDEO: DataArt and Hudson Crossing on giving brands a new edge
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
Travel brands have made no secret of a desire to evolve their underlying technology and boost their strategic position in an increasingly complicated and competitive marketplace. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: MakeMyTrip and Yatra on the future of the Indian travel market
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
Cheap smart phones, cheap data and a proliferation of mobile payment options are spurring massive adoption of mobile shopping in India.   Read More
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Kiwi.com takes stake in airline tech company AeroCRS
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Kiwi.com has taken a minority stake in AeroCRS, a cloud-based airline reservation technology specialist. Read More
News | Technology
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Travel guide book publisher Rough Guides has announced a move into "travel booking". Read More
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Travelport sold back to private equity for $4.4B
Travelport sold back to private equity for $4.4B
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Travelport will end just over four years on the public markets and be taken into private equity hands once more, following a $4.4 billion takeover by Elliott Management Corporation. Read More
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VIDEO: ARC on a future for airline distribution
VIDEO: ARC on a future for airline distribution
ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation) has powered settlement services for airlines, travel agencies and the travel departments of businesses for over 30 years. Read More
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VIDEO: Kayak on the future of meta, Google and the limitations of voice search
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2018
By some measures it’s been a tough year for traditional metasearch players, including Kayak. Read More
News | Online
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Rental meta options narrow as Tripping.com finds a new home at HomeToGo
By Linda Fox | December 6, 2018
Holiday rental metasearch service HomeToGo has acquired the assets of U.S rival Tripping.com, with terms of the deal undisclosed. Read More
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Technically Speaking - Ari Balogh of Airbnb
By Jill Menze | December 6, 2018
Ari Balogh comes to Airbnb from Google and is charged with leading infrastructure, information IT and security and engineering for payments, trust and community support as CTO. Read More
Interview | Online