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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
News | Startups
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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
News | Distribution
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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Booking Holdings earnings Q1 2019
Bookings slightly up, revenue slightly down for Booking Holdings in Q1 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | May 9, 2019
Revenue was down but gross bookings were up for Booking Holdings in the first quarter of 2019, including a more than 10% increase in room nights sold. Read More
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Expedia Q1 earnings 2019
Q1 growth slows for vacation rentals as Expedia Group realigns business for long-term
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2019
Expedia Group bookings were up 8% in the first quarter of 2019, but only 5% in its vacation rental businesses, now consolidated under the Vrbo brand. Read More
News | Online
Local payment strategy unlocks travel's potential in the Middle East
Local payment strategy unlocks travel's potential in the Middle East
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | April 4, 2019
Three forces – a young demographic, an aspirational market of travellers and strong mobile adoption – illustrate that the future for online and mobile payments is bright in the Middle East. Read More
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A simple switch keeps consumers’ credit card numbers safe - and builds loyalty
A simple switch keeps consumers’ credit card numbers safe - and builds loyalty
By Jim Pratt - WEX Corporate Payments  | April 4, 2019
Traditionally, consumer card details have been handed over to a booking agent, then to an airline or a hotel receptionist. Unfortunately, fraudulent activity could happen at any stage. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
TourRadar may not perhaps get quite the same level of attention as other consumer-facing players in the tours and activities sector. Read More
News | Online
Why does the financial community not value digital innovation at airlines?
Why does the financial community not value digital innovation at airlines?
By Lennart Dobravsky - Lufthansa Innovation Hub  | March 20, 2019
Lufthansa Innovation Hub used AI to analyze the major themes discussed by Wall Street and top management executives of five major airlines during earnings calls between 2015 and 2018. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2019
As part of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial report, Booking Holdings is disclosing details on Booking.com's alternative accommodations business, which now accounts for 20% of the... Read More
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Digital disruption in China shows anything possible from e-commerce giants
Digital disruption in China shows anything possible from e-commerce giants
By Mohan Subramaniam and Raj Rajgopal - Sloan MIT  | February 26, 2019
Recent events in the Chinese banking industry to highlight how these massive digital newcomers gain powerful consumer experience insights from their digital ecosystems and how this changed the nature of... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Travelport posts final full-year results ahead of sale to private equity
Travelport posts final full-year results ahead of sale to private equity
By Kevin May | February 22, 2019
Travelport passed the $2.5 billion annual revenue mark for the first time in its history during 2018. But it will soon head back to the land of private equity ownership. Read More
News | Distribution
Solutions for your mobile payment journey
Solutions for your mobile payment journey
By Worldpay  | February 21, 2019
With the massive shift of people using mobile phones, travel companies should look to offer a seamless user experience and provide customers with a simple and secure payment journey. Read More
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