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India Paytm 35m travel investment
India’s Paytm invests $35M to expand its travel business
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2019
Indian e-commerce giant Paytm says it will invest about $35 million in its travel business over the next six months. Read More
News | Online
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Loyalty programs still the biggest ancillary earner for most airlines
By Linda Fox | September 19, 2019
The latest study of airline ancillary revenue reveals those earning the most for extras such as legroom, meals and bags. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
By Kevin May | September 12, 2019
Details of exactly how the giant will achieve its ambition to connect hotel guests with activities and transportation, plus a myriad of other travel-related services, are becoming clearer now. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 3 - Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu
How I Got Here, episode 3 - Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu
By Kevin May | September 5, 2019
For the third episode, PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak from Mozio chat with Polina Raygorodskaya, co-founder and CEO at Wanderu. Read More
Interview | Online
How smart tourism developments in Thailand can help attract visitors
How smart tourism developments in Thailand can help attract visitors
By Linda Fox | September 2, 2019
Investment in infrastructure - especially tech-led - is needed for Thailand to keep maintaining its current tourism growth trajectory. Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 2 - Aaron Gowell of SilverRail Technologies
How I Got Here, episode 2 - Aaron Gowell of SilverRail Technologies
By Kevin May | August 29, 2019
Aaron Gowell is an outspoken and realistic CEO who knows the challenges of any business trying to tackle the complex world of rail technology. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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My Method... How Google's tailored ads helped Eurostar reach potential customers
By Becky Power - Google  | August 23, 2019
PhocusWire asked Becky Power, sector director for travel at Google, to talk through how the search giant helped Eurostar deliver relevant ads to customers in direct response to search queries. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 1 - Gareth Williams of Skyscanner
How I Got Here, episode 1 - Gareth Williams of Skyscanner
By Kevin May | August 22, 2019
For the debut of the How I Got Here weekly podcast, hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak from Mozio, we talk to Gareth Williams, one of the co-founders, ex CEO and now chairperson at... Read More
Interview | Online
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Inflight VR looks to fresh funding to bring more travel companies on board
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
The funding comes from existing shareholders Motu Investors and CBC Investments while two new investors also came on board. Read More
News | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
By Jill Menze | August 20, 2019
The Wapanda app connects consumers with ride-share companies as well as New York City taxis and lets them negotiate on fares. Read More
Interview | Startups
GBTA convention digital identity frictionless travel
Could digital ID be the key to achieving a frictionless travel experience?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Amadeus traveler ID innovation manager Laurent Conjat says digital identity is coming and will add efficiency and remove friction at every step of the traveler's journey.  Read More
News | Technology
RV sharing site PaulCamper raises €7M
European RV-sharing platform PaulCamper raises €7M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Berlin-based RV sharing site PaulCamper has raised €7 million in Series A funding. Read More
News | Startups
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
News | Online
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Uber and Lyft are dominating business travel expense claims
By Linda Fox | August 1, 2019
The suppliers that top business travel expense claims include Uber, Starbucks and Lyft according to Certify. Read More
News | Technology
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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
News | Online