Sabre buys airline retail platform Radixx for $110M
Sabre buys airline retail platform Radixx for $110M
By Kevin May | October 16, 2019
The deal is being positioned as a mechanism to get more low-cost carriers into the Sabre fold, with Radixx's core platforms being a passenger service system and internet booking engine Read More
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Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
By Marissa Trew - WebInTravel  | October 16, 2019
The hotel-online travel agency relationship has always been a tricky one. The two are co-dependent and must care for each other, but not too much. Read More
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TripAdvisor ponders the platform’s future direction, monetization and competing with Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 16, 2019
TripAdvisor's president of core experience took the stage at WebInTravel's conference in Singapore to discuss the brand's ideas for the years ahead. Read More
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Booking.com pilots integrated flight booking service with Etraveli
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2019
Booking.com has partnered with Etraveli to pilot an integrated flight booking service. Read More
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Airline fraud on the rise, finger pointed at loyalty programs and data breaches
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2019
Online fraud attacks on airlines are increasing with loyalty schemes often the target, according to a report from Forter. Read More
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Corporate investors in travel: Deciphering strategy and knowing the limits
Corporate investors in travel: Deciphering strategy and knowing the limits
By Mitra Sorrells | October 15, 2019
Execs from Amadeus Ventures, AccorHotels and Singapore Airlines join a panel at WebInTravel, moderated by Timothy Hughes of Agoda. Read More
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Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
By Kevin May | October 14, 2019
It is hoped the service, operated in conjunction with Groupe Renault, will run between La Defense in Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Read More
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Southeast Asia, part 2: Investors, entrepreneurs look to specialized solutions in complex region
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2019
For the second piece in our series on Southeast Asia we hear from some of the region's most active investors and entrepreneurs. Read More
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Hilton CEO: It's "not a competition" in travel industry to address climate change
Hilton CEO: It's "not a competition" in travel industry to address climate change
By Jill Menze | October 14, 2019
Speaking at the World Travel and Tourism Council's Climate & Environment Action Forum, the Hilton boss said the industry must work together to have a positive impact on the environment. Read More
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How destinations might soon have a voice via Amazon and Google
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2019
One company hopes to have a beta application ready before the end of 2019 that will enable consumers to search for destination information via the voice-enabled devices. Read More
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Sounding Off: Big opportunities for travel startups must carry a warning
Sounding Off: Big opportunities for travel startups must carry a warning
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2019
Dangling the glories of others in front of startups is a powerful, motivating force for any new business. Yet it must be tempered with ensuring a founder's feet are kept firmly on the ground. Read More
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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Google's time has come
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Google's time has come
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2019
The "super app" concept is not particularly new but it's clearly now part of the Google agenda for travel and a myriad of other services that have an impact on the lives of its users. Read More
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Q&A: ATPCO's Beth Taylor on looking past the C-suite, diversifying voices and leadership programs
Q&A: ATPCO's Beth Taylor on looking past the C-suite, diversifying voices and leadership programs
By Jill Menze | October 9, 2019
ATPCO's Lead From the Front program aims to serve employees from all levels of the company - not just those on a management track. Read More
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The Future Of Travel Experience: A view from mega-investor Andreessen Horowitz
The Future Of Travel Experience: A view from mega-investor Andreessen Horowitz
By Jeff Katz - Journera  | October 8, 2019
Jeff Katz talks to one of the biggest names in venture capital and a major investor in travel companies: Jeff Jordan, the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz and ex-CEO of OpenTable. Read More
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OYO founder funnels $700M into new $1.5B round, valuing company at $10B
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
India-based hospitality company OYO Hotels & Homes will use its latest funding round – a $1.5 billion Series F – to expand its vacation rentals business in Europe and to grow its overall presence in the... Read More
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