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booking-holdings-q2-2021
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Booking Holdings hits $22B in bookings as latest quarter rides recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2021
Room nights booked in the second quarter were 157 million, up from 99 million in the Q1 of this year and a 458% increase from Q2 2020.   Read More
Booking.com launches Flash Deals for hotels
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Booking.com launches Flash Deals for hotels
By Kevin May | August 4, 2021
The discounts will take place every two weeks and on fixed days, lasting for just 36 hours. Over that time period, customers will get up to 30% off a selected room and rate. Read More
Sabre revenues less than half of 2019 levels despite some travel resuming
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Sabre revenues less than half of 2019 levels despite some travel resuming
By Kevin May | August 3, 2021
Revenues in the second quarter of 2019 were $1 billion, compared to $400 million this quarter, an indication of how far the distribtion and tech supplier still has to go before it reachs pre-pandemic... Read More
vtravel-250-million
News / Online
Vietnamese tech conglomerate, OTA operator raises $250M
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2021
VNLife operates VNTravel, a Vietnam-based online travel agency with more than five million customers. Read More
rentals-business-travel-sonder
News / Online
Will standardized rentals work for business travelers?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2021
A subset of alternative accommodations - ones that provide a standardized experience for travelers - could become more popular with business travelers coming out of the pandemic. Read More
amadeus-q2-2021
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Amadeus scores some financial improvements as traveler restrictions ease
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
The distribution company reported improvements in revenue and EBITDA compared to Q1, while air bookings are recovering in all regions. Read More
Ixigo raises $53M led by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund
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Ixigo raises $53M led by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund
By Mitra Sorrells | July 29, 2021
The round also has participation from Bay Capital Holdings, IE Venture Fund, India Acorn Fund, Malabar India Fund and others.  Read More
revinate-navis-acquisition
News / Technology
Revinate acquires direct booking platform NAVIS
By Mitra Sorrells | July 27, 2021
Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but Revinate says its investor and partner, Serent Capital sponsored the deal. Read More
amadeus-hopper-fintech
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Amadeus offers Hopper’s travel fintech products to intermediaries and airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | July 27, 2021
In a new two-way partnership Amadeus will offer Hopper’s fintech products to its clients while Hopper gains access to Amadeus’ car rental inventory.     Read More
d-edge-distribution-report
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Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings... Read More
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
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U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
By Jill Menze | July 22, 2021
Fintech startup Revolut has launched a travel product called Stays that allows customers to book trips and receive 10% instant cash back. Read More
leisure-pass-rebrand-go-city
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Leisure Pass Group rebrands as Go City
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Go City provides contactless, mobile passes for entry to more than 1,000 attractions, tours, museums, observation decks, cruises, theme parks and other experiences. Read More
united reaches ndc deal with amadeus
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United reaches NDC deal with Amadeus
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | July 21, 2021
The airline will begin making NDC-enabled content available on the GDS later this year. Read More
european-commission-aintitrust-probe-ends
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Regulator ends antitrust probe into Sabre and Amadeus over air distribution deals
By Kevin May | July 20, 2021
The European Commission unveiled a formal review into agreements between airlines and two of the air industry's global distribution systems in November 2018. Read More
softbank invests in yanolja
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SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More