Group Travel


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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
By Amadeus  | February 13, 2019
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry trends, consumer technology preferences, enterprise innovations, business and leisure travel patterns,... Read More
News | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! Personalizing the group experience for hotels
WEBINAR REPLAY! Personalizing the group experience for hotels
By PhocusWire | February 6, 2019
Amadeus will explain how you can improve customer relationship management across your entire hotel portfolio by leveraging data to better connect with guests, filling guest rooms and function space and... Read More
News | Distribution
Gaest acquired as Airbnb bolsters unit for meetings and company services
Gaest acquired as Airbnb bolsters unit for meetings and company services
By Kevin May | January 28, 2019
Danish startup Gaest is a booking tool for interview rooms, teambuilding spaces, corporate events - an area that Airbnb has been concentrating on during 2018. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Trip Loop
STARTUP STAGE: Trip Loop coordinates group travel, with and without internet
By Mitra Sorrells | January 2, 2019
Trip Loop consolidates information related to group travel, such as hotel reservations, transportation, events and a closed communication network, in one platform, which can be accessed even when... Read More
Interview | Startups
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AvantStay wins $5M round to grow group booking service for private accommodation
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
AvantStay has landed a $5 million funding round from large group of investors led by Ballpen Capital. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Bacarai
STARTUP STAGE: Bacarai wants to automate online sales of group air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 27, 2018
Bacarai is creating a marketplace to bring group airfare online and add efficiencies – and upsell opportunities for airlines – to the process. The system functions through artificial... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2018
Domio targets group travelers with spacious, tech-forward homes in urban markets. In addition to its Domio-operated and designed properties, the company is planning to launch 25 apartment-hotels in the... Read More
Interview | Startups
Expedia Group Chinese travel survey
Chinese millennials nearly doubled travel spending in the past year
By Mitra Sorrells | September 19, 2018
Chinese residents born after 1990 are fueling a surge in international travel, with a preference for local experiences, independent accommodations and long-haul destination.   Read More
News | Online
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
By Kevin May | August 28, 2018
It's been a long time since a travel social network has caught some attention - but Travello has done so with a $5 million fund-raise. Read More
News | Startups
GBTA exhibitor news
Egencia, Yapta, Traxo and more product news from GBTA
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2018
The Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention wraps up today at the San Diego Convention Center.  Read More
News | Technology
Startup Stage TroopTravel
STARTUP STAGE: TroopTravel wants to fix corporate group travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2018
TroopTravel is a platform to help corporate travel managers add intelligence and efficiency to the process of planning meetings and events that involve attendees from different parts of the world. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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We need to talk: Conversational hospitality and the guest experience
By Jordan Parsons - Benbria | July 18, 2018
In 2016, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, published a post on Medium dubbing a new trend called “Conversational Commerce.” Read More
Opinion | Technology
Technology and customer experience analysis
Why technology is the key to a great customer experience for travelers
By Rakshit Desai - FCM Travel Solutions | July 2, 2018
It’s a universally acknowledged fact that technology has influenced every aspect of human life, specifically over the last few years. This stands unambiguously true for travel industry. Read More
News | Technology
TourRadar aims high on multi-day tour bookings with $50M raise
TourRadar aims high on multi-day tour bookings with $50M raise
By Kevin May | June 26, 2018
Multi-day online tour booking specialist, TourRadar, has secured a massive $50 million funding round and enlisted the help of an ex-Expedia executive. Read More
News | Online
Kayak Trip Huddle tool
Kayak launches new tool to streamline group travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Kayak has created a new service intended to make the process of planning a trip with friends or family a little easier.    Read More
News | Online