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Q&A: OYO on how it wants to emerge from the COVID crisis
By Mitra Sorrells | June 8, 2021
Abhinav Sinha, COO of India-based OYO, discusses what the company has learned through the pandemic, new tech products it has launched and its plans for future growth. Read More
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VTrips makes string of acquisitions as consolidation in vacation rentals continues
VTrips makes string of acquisitions as consolidation in vacation rentals continues
By Jill Menze | June 7, 2021
VTrips has acquired Tennessee-based Resort Property Management as well as Florida-based Distinctive Beach Rentals and Resort Collection. Read More
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What is corporate travel's sequel post-pandemic?
What is corporate travel's sequel post-pandemic?
By Linda Fox | June 7, 2021
As business travelers look to get back on the road, what will change for better or worse post-pandemic? Read More
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VIDEO: Fighting fraud in vacation rentals
VIDEO: Fighting fraud in vacation rentals
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security, Expedia Group's James Cassidy explains how booking vacation homes via an intermediary comes with certain protections. Read More
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Why hotels are experiencing a sweet moment in direct sales
Why hotels are experiencing a sweet moment in direct sales
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | June 4, 2021
A huge increase in share has meant that many hoteliers have changed their passive or neutral attitudes towards direct sales, considering it a strategic pillar in their distribution. Read More
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FlixMobility valued at $3B following $650M funding round
By Jill Menze | June 3, 2021
FlixMobility will use the round to expand its FlixBus offerings in the United States, as well as grow the FlixBus and FlixTrain networks across Europe. Read More
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Operto acquires fellow hospitality tech provider VRScheduler
Operto acquires fellow hospitality tech provider VRScheduler
By Kevin May | June 3, 2021
VRScheduler is known for its property management tools for vacation rentals, including bookings and distribution through major third parties, payments, forecasting, staff and resource services,... Read More
News | Technology
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Cosi acquires Friendly Rentals to boost presence in Spain
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2021
Germany-based Cosi is focusing on city-center locations for leisure and business travel use. Read More
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TUI enlists Nezasa to develop new multi-day tours platform
By Mitra Sorrells | June 1, 2021
The two companies will work together to create a platform for the digital production of personalized multi-day tours across all TUI markets.   Read More
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Southwest, Sabre set July 26 as GDS start date
Southwest, Sabre set July 26 as GDS start date
By Michael B. Baker - BTN | June 1, 2021
The date falls on the early end of Southwest's prior guidance of the second half of 2021. Read More
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Google Travel adds vacation rentals alongside hotels in search results
Google Travel adds vacation rentals alongside hotels in search results
By Mitra Sorrells | May 27, 2021
Beginning today, consumers that search for accommodations in a specific destination may see both hotels and vacation rentals in the search results on google.com/travel. Read More
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Sabre partners with ByHours to sell hotel rooms by the hour
Sabre partners with ByHours to sell hotel rooms by the hour
By Jill Menze | May 27, 2021
The agreement makes Sabre the first global platform to offer by-the-hour hotel reservations. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Sankar Narayan of SiteMinder
In The Big Chair - Sankar Narayan of SiteMinder
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2021
Sankar Narayan took up the reins at SiteMinder's first CEO in late 2018, joining from Xero, a cloud accounting software company. He previously held roles at technology and travel brands including Virgin... Read More
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MakeMyTrip optimistic of domestic recovery in second half of 2021
By Linda Fox | May 25, 2021
The company has seen gains from domestic tourism in the third and fourth quarter of its 2021 fiscal year but it expects the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on its financial results to be greater... Read More
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airbnb 2021 updates
Airbnb unveils “most comprehensive update ever,” offering new flexibility, easier host signup
By Jill Menze | May 24, 2021
Airbnb has introduced more than 100 platform innovations and updates to capture travel demand and increase its pool of and support for hosts. Read More
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