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Not dead yet: Why the old school travel agent isn't going anywhere
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Not dead yet: Why the old school travel agent isn't going anywhere
By Viewpoints | January 31, 2013
Well-designed, angel-funded websites are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, each clamoring... Read More
$50k bounty in latest round the world travel blogging competition
News / Technology
$50k bounty in latest round the world travel blogging competition
By Linda Fox | January 28, 2013
Online travel guide My Destination is taking the go big or go home approach with its competition... Read More
TripAdvisor tests hotel metasearch service - now the fun really begins
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TripAdvisor tests hotel metasearch service - now the fun really begins
By Kevin May | January 15, 2013
User review giant TripAdvisor is finally doing what pretty much everyone involved in the hotel sector... Read More
Kayak-Priceline deal validates evolution of meta model, but Skyscanner rules out immediate IPO
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Kayak-Priceline deal validates evolution of meta model, but Skyscanner rules out immediate IPO
By Kevin May | January 9, 2013
Two years is an awfully long time in travel technology, especially considering how quickly the... Read More
Brian Chesky of Airbnb explains new consumption model, answers critics, takes a bow
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Brian Chesky of Airbnb explains new consumption model, answers critics, takes a bow
By Kevin May | November 16, 2012
Airbnb polarises opinion - on the one hand it's the tech disrupter many want to emulate, growing fast... Read More
Priceline-Kayak deal: Marketing expertise and global footprint at heart of $1.8 billion takeover
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Priceline-Kayak deal: Marketing expertise and global footprint at heart of $1.8 billion takeover
By Evan Konwiser | November 8, 2012
Priceline is acquiring Kayak for $1.8 billion in cash and stock. Yes, read it again. While unexpected,... Read More
Priceline buys Kayak for $1.8 billion
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Priceline buys Kayak for $1.8 billion
By Kevin May | November 8, 2012
In a leftfield move, Priceline has agreed to buy metasearch engine Kayak for $1.8 billion.... Read More
Travelmob, Asia's version of Airbnb, passes Go, collects $1 million, and plots its future
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Travelmob, Asia's version of Airbnb, passes Go, collects $1 million, and plots its future
By Sean O'Neil | October 5, 2012
Travelmob is a peer-to-peer rental site for distinctive lodging in the Asia Pacific region. It's... Read More
GetGoing introduces the surprise element to air ticket bookings
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GetGoing introduces the surprise element to air ticket bookings
By Kevin May | August 20, 2012
Opaque search, blind bookings - models which have found their way in to the travel lexicon in recent... Read More
What happens if the hotel industry finally says RIP to rate parity?
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What happens if the hotel industry finally says RIP to rate parity?
By Viewpoints | July 24, 2012
It looks like the hotel industry's trusty steed, rate parity, is lumbering towards the knackers yard,... Read More
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March 26, 2019
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Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More