BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2019
The France-based carpooling platform says the acquisition will expand its inventory of third-party bus operators in a region where members total more than 25 million. Read More
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VIDEO: JetBlue Tech Ventures on investment pillars, larger checks and non-travel entrepreneurs
By Linda Fox | September 20, 2019
JetBlue Technology Ventures has 24 startups in the portfolio that are seeking to address pain points across the wider business and the customer experience. Read More
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TravelLocal brings broadcaster Channel 4 on board for Series A funding
By Linda Fox | August 23, 2019
TravelLocal is getting airtime from Channel 4 as it brings the U.K. broadcaster on for its Series A funding. Read More
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Booking Holdings q2 2019 earnings
Booking Holdings integrates brands, develops payment capabilities in quest for “connected trip”
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2019
Booking Holdings reports positive financial results as it works toward what CEO Glenn Fogel called the "connected trip." Read More
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MakeMyTrip narrows operating losses after growth across air, hotels and bus divisions
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2019
Group chairman and chief executive Deep Kalra hailed “strong business growth” in the “peak travel quarter” despite softer domestic demand. Read More
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Certify/Chrome River acquires payment card provider Emburse
Certify/Chrome River acquires payment card provider Emburse
By Jill Menze | July 30, 2019
Certify/Chrome River is adding San Francisco-based startup Emburse to its travel expense management portfolio. Read More
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RedDoorz 45 million series b
Tech-based hospitality company RedDoorz raises $45M Series B
By Mitra Sorrells | July 28, 2019
Singapore-based budget hospitality brand RedDoorz has raised $45 million to expand through Southeast Asia. Read More
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expedia group q2 2019
Vrbo ticks revenue growth as Expedia Group gets brand "back on track"
By Jill Menze | July 25, 2019
For the quarter ending June 30, revenue for Vrbo was up 17% compared to the second quarter of 2018, while gross bookings were up 2% compared to the same period. Read More
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Trivago Q2 2019 earnings
Trivago returns to referral revenue growth, ticks four consecutive quarters of profitability
By Mitra Sorrells | July 24, 2019
Trivago is on the upswing in the first half of 2019, with increased profitability and a return to positive referral revenue growth. Read More
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Collinson looks to double lounge platform presence across India
By Linda Fox | July 16, 2019
Collinson plans to triple its investment in India with the development of more airport lounges as well as bespoke services in partnership with local companies. Read More
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VIDEO: How investors decipher the fast-paced online travel landscape in Asia
By Linda Fox | June 5, 2019
The “Through the Lens of Investors” session at the Phocuswright Europe 2019 Conference threw a spotlight on many of the recent big deals as well as some of the areas investors are drawn to currently. Read More
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How payment tech could revolutionize travel brands in Latin America
By Howard Blankenship - CellPoint Mobile  | May 31, 2019
Have fintech and alternative forms of payment had an effect on the travel sector in Latin America? The short answer is yes; in fact, the impact is significant. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Ctrip Q1 earnings
Ctrip sales jump 21% in Q1 to more than $1B
By Mitra Sorrells | May 23, 2019
The online travel agency giant's results are fueled by strong performance in both accommodation and transportation ticketing and growing international business. Read More
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VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 22, 2019
Empowering e-businesses to turn insurance into products consumers love and providing a new insurance experience.  Read More
Interview | Startups
MakeMyTrip revenue and bookings up more than 25%, operating losses down more
MakeMyTrip revenue and bookings up more than 25%, operating losses down more
By Mitra Sorrells | May 21, 2019
Operating losses have decreased and revenue and bookings are up for India's largest online travel agency, MakeMyTrip. Read More
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