Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2018
For the second piece in our series on startups, we go to the front lines to gather insights from three startup founders.   Read More
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Amadeus confirms acquisition of TravelClick for $1.52B
Amadeus confirms acquisition of TravelClick for $1.52B
By Jill Menze | August 10, 2018
As speculated last week, Amadeus is buying hotel technology provider TravelClick in a $1.52 billion deal. Read More
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As travel distribution evolves, Amadeus looks at its own approach
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2018
Amadeus is building out its Live Travel Space platform to keep itself and its customers at pace with the evolving consumer landscape. Read More
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Booking Holdings closely monitoring paid channels as it builds direct strategy
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2018
Following the release of its Q2 financials, Booking Holdings says it's continuing its strategy of building its direct business as well as a wider travel offering. Read More
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Q&A: Terry Jones on the challenges of creating a successful travel startup
By Mitra Sorrells | August 8, 2018
Terry Jones has had a long history in travel, including working as a travel agent, 24 years at American Airlines, launching and serving as CEO of Travelocity, helping to found Kayak and - most recently... Read More
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Klook brings in $200M in funding, eyes expansion in Europe and the U.S.
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2018
Klook has raised $200 million in Series D funding with plans to expand its tours and activities booking platform to Europe and the US. Read More
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Startups part 1 investors' perspective
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 1: The investors’ perspective
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
This month we're digging into the topic of startups, aiming to understand the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of various players in the field, beginning with insights from venture... Read More
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QOTW: Something about not being immune to competition
QOTW: Something about not being immune to competition
By PhocusWire | August 3, 2018
Quote from Peter O’Connor, professor at Essec Business School, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
By Kevin May | August 2, 2018
Hotel distribution service DHISCO is now part of the RateGain family following an acquisition of the company for an undisclosed fee. Read More
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Can FOMO help capture hotel bookings?
Can FOMO help capture hotel bookings?
By Mike Ford - SiteMinder | August 2, 2018
Around 69% of millennials experience FOMO, and 60% make reactive purchases because of it. In other words, they’ll buy just because they feel they might miss out - even at hotels. Read More
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Amadeus in talks for major deal to acquire TravelClick
Amadeus in talks for major deal to acquire TravelClick
By Kevin May | August 2, 2018
Amadeus has signalled its intent to further challenge rival Sabre in the hotel technology arena with a potential deal to buy TravelClick. Read More
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More than half of travel apps deleted after a month
By Linda Fox | August 1, 2018
Travel apps face a range of problems, such as user fatigue and infrequency of engagement, according to new research. Read More
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Sojern Q2 global travel insights
Desktop still dominates over mobile for travel search
By Mitra Sorrells | August 1, 2018
Although mobile penetration and usage continues to grow, travelers in most parts of the world are still doing their searching and price comparison on desktop.   Read More
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Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
By Jill Menze | July 31, 2018
Understanding the nuances of a digital strategy in the travel business is a never-ending series of projects and experimentation. Read More
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Ideas and insight from startups at Battleground: The Americas
Ideas and insight from startups at Battleground: The Americas
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2018
Don't miss a day of fresh ideas and innovation from travel startups and speakers from high-profile companies at Battleground: The Americas. Register now. Read More
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