15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
By Kevin May | September 8, 2020
Insert a near-shutdown of the industry due to COVID-19 this year and you can multiply the existing challenges for travel startups tenfold. But they should think about these tips as they look ahead. Read More
News | Startups
Pricing principles to help hotels maximize revenue during COVID-19
Pricing principles to help hotels maximize revenue during COVID-19
By Vikram Singh | August 31, 2020
Hotels need a "back-to-basics" approach to pricing management, with a focus on facts not feelings. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Flight Centre sees emerging bright spot in business travel as it struggles with massive losses
By Mitra Sorrells | August 27, 2020
The company says it has taken the biggest hit in its leisure business, but corporate business recorded a $74 million AUD underlying profit in fiscal year 2020. Read More
News | Online
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RedDoorz CEO chases profitability, sees opportunities for travel companies to IPO
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebInTravel | August 25, 2020
As Airbnb prepares for its much-anticipated IPO, RedDoorz co-founder and CEO Amit Saberwal predicts there will be more strong companies that emerge out of COVID and want to go public. Read More
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Airbnb is set for a blockbuster IPO - here's why
Airbnb is set for a blockbuster IPO - here's why
By Tom Caton - AirDNA | August 24, 2020
Even amid COVID-19, Airbnb may be sneakily well-positioned to come out on top. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Despegar gets $200M in investments, sees “positive trend” in bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2020
Despegar's bookings declined 94% year-over-year in the second quarter, but the company is expressing optimism fueled by two new investments.   Read More
News | Online
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Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with... Sean Seton-Rogers
By PhocusWire | August 20, 2020
In a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in September, PhocusWire finds out what they have learned from the Covid-19 crisis. Next up: PROfounders Capital' Sean... Read More
Interview | Startups
Airbnb files for IPO despite crisis year for the travel industry
Airbnb files for IPO despite crisis year for the travel industry
By Kevin May | August 19, 2020
The question of when Airbnb would move towards its long-awaited IPO has followed the company long before the coronavirus pandemic hit the industry in early-2020. Read More
News | Online
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Omio secures $100M in funding, eyes customer experience developments and "opportunistic acquisitions"
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2020
Existing and new investors have participated in this latest round, including Kinnevik, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, NEA and Kleiner Perkins. Read More
News | Online
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Tripadvisor revenue down 86% in Q2 to $59M, still better than expected, says CEO
By Mitra Sorrells | August 6, 2020
Tripadvisor says it is seeing steady improvement in users and revenue since lows in April. Read More
News | Online
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Abysmal April pulls Expedia Group down to record lows in second quarter
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2020
Expedia Group saw an uptick in business in May and June and now a leveling off in July. Read More
News | Online
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Spotta nets $1.2M to bring its hotel pest control tech to new markets
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2020
Spotta has raised a seed round to put towards expansion and the launch of new services. Read More
News | Startups
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Southeast Asian OTA Traveloka raises $250M as it sees “encouraging recovery” in key markets
By Mitra Sorrells | July 28, 2020
The company has implemented several measures to address COVID-19 and says it is seeing recovery in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Read More
News | Online
Hotailors closes £2.6M seed round, looks to expansion
Hotailors closes £2.6M seed round, looks to expansion
By Linda Fox | July 24, 2020
Investors in the Poland-based company include DialCom24, Alfabeat and a number of private backers. Read More
News | Technology
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Didi Chuxing targets younger demographic with Huaxiaozhu ride-hailing service
By Linda Fox | July 23, 2020
Didi Chuxing has launched a cheaper ride-hailing service called Huaxiaozhu and targeting younger customers. Read More
News | Distribution
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