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wrapup april 20 2018
Delta, Blacklane, BookingKit and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2018
Delta launches Farelogix’s calculation engine… BookingKit partners with Vakario… Thai Airways International promotes Blacklane… Cathay Pacific integrates with Skyscanner… RedAwning grows... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Booking acquires FareHarbor
Booking Holdings buys FareHarbor in push for share of tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
Booking Holdings has agreed to acquire FareHarbor, a Denver-based software company focused on tours and activities.   Read More
News | Distribution
airbnb event planning tool
Airbnb makes foray into events with meeting planner tool
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2018
Airbnb is out to conquer yet another corner of the travel market with the launch of a new tool for meeting and event planners. Read More
News | Online
Eatwith partnerships Chinese travel
Food experiences platform Eatwith partners with five Chinese travel providers
Travelers that use any of China’s five largest online travel sites now have direct access to book food experiences offered by Eatwith in cities around the globe.   Read More
News | Distribution
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
By Kevin May | April 18, 2018
Plenty of attention on Marriott this week as it introduces a new loyalty package - but other efforts to coincide with the launch illustrate a maturing of another sector. Read More
News | Online
Turo adds rental agencies new funding
Car-share startup Turo adds rental agencies to expand globally
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo is adding vehicles from independent car rental companies to its platform.    Read More
News | Startups
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with CitizenM Hotels' Michael Levie
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses the importance of data, what it means to be a mobile traveler and more. Read More
Interview | Distribution
eDreams ODIGEO machine learning
Machine learning drives 50% increase in flight bookings for eDreams ODIGEO
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
Barcelona-based eDreams ODIGEO reports a significant boost in business since it began using machine learning technology to personalize offers for travelers.    Read More
News | Distribution
Pegasus ambitious on its return to the fold
Pegasus ambitious on its return to the fold
By Kevin May | April 16, 2018
Hotel computer reservation and technology provider Pegasus predicts a rosier future ahead after putting a turbulent few years behind it. Read More
News | Technology
sabre synxis property hub
Sabre sharpens tools for hoteliers with new guest-focused property hub
By Jill Menze | April 16, 2018
Sabre’s newly outlined vision to reshape the business of travel includes not only solutions for its airline customers, but also for hoteliers. Read More
News | Technology
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | April 13, 2018
Creating differentiation and building guest loyalty is more complex than ever for hotel brands. Read More
Opinion | Technology
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
By Mitra Sorrells | April 13, 2018
TravelTriangle, an India-based online marketplace, has raised $12 million in a series C funding round.   Read More
News | Online
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
By Jill Menze | April 12, 2018
While airlines are still adjusting their attitudes toward IATA’s New Distribution Capability, Sabre has changed its tune about how the communication standard will present new opportunities around... Read More
News | Distribution
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | April 11, 2018
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in vogue once more. Read More
Opinion | Online
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Airbnb's Jeroen Merchiers
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Airbnb's Jeroen Merchiers
By PhocusWire | April 11, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses Airbnb's 10th anniversary, sustainable tourism and the company's European ambitions. Read More
Interview | Online