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Hopper acquires GDX Travel, advancing NDC capacity and geographic growth
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2019
The deal gives Hopper direct access to more than 25 regional and low-cost carriers in Latin America via IATA’s NDC. Read More
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Skyscanner pivots from original model, becomes marketplace with bookings
By Kevin May | November 14, 2019
The U.K.-based company is at pains to point out that it is not "becoming an online travel agency" - instead it is offering a three-pronged approach to connecting users with air tickets. Read More
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Removing friction from travel is Expedia's "Everest" goal
By Jill Menze | November 14, 2019
Expedia Group is seeking to connect customers partners more intelligently as part of a bid to make it locally relevant. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Kenneth Purcell
By PhocusWire | November 14, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Up next: Kenneth Purcell of iSeatz. Read More
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HotelBeds to axe 5% of workforce as part of "optimization" strategy
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2019
The Spain-based bedbank says it has now consolidated into one business following its acquisitions, in early 2017, of Tourico Holidays and GTA. Read More
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Accor gets access to Alibaba customers via distribution and loyalty deal
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2019
The agreement aims to develop “digital applications and loyalty programs” by integrating Accor’s products and services within the Alibaba ecosystem. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Amiad Soto
By PhocusWire | November 11, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick. Welcome to Amiad Soto of Guesty. Read More
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Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2019
Argentina-based Despegar reports gross bookings up 26% and revenue up 19% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.    Read More
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Amadeus sees growth metrics in 2019 boosted by business expansion
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2019
The travel technology giant reported a 15% increase in revenue to €4.2 billion while EBITDA climbed just over 11% to €1.8 billion in the first nine months of 2019. Read More
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Brand Business - Steven Taylor of Accor Hotels
Brand Business - Steven Taylor of Accor Hotels
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2019
The hotel giant's chief marketing officer discusses the major shifts in the marketing discipline, the Billboard Effect and learning from the famous Dove campaign. Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Guest Experience in 2020: Uncovering links between behavior, service recovery and business impact
WEBINAR ALERT! Guest Experience in 2020: Uncovering links between behavior, service recovery and business impact
By PhocusWire | November 6, 2019
By opening the lines of communication with guests and improving service, hotels have a huge opportunity to separate themselves from the competition and drive real business results. Read More
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How can your smart watch and mobile help you boost hotel revenues on the go?
How can your smart watch and mobile help you boost hotel revenues on the go?
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | November 5, 2019
Revenue managers need flexibility and responsiveness that comes from mobile notifications. And so we built it. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Ritesh Agarwal
By PhocusWire | November 5, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Hotels and Homes. Read More
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MakeMyTrip reports $181M in quarterly revenue, touts growing customer base
MakeMyTrip reports $181M in quarterly revenue, touts growing customer base
By Steven Lerner | November 4, 2019
The India-based online travel agency saw gross bookings grow 20.6% year-over-year to $1.5 billion, at the same time as cutting marketing expenses by 10.5% to $40.1 million. Read More
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Kayak enters corporate travel sector with launch of free solution
By Mitra Sorrells | November 1, 2019
Kayak is going after the small- and medium-sized corporate travel sector with the launch of Kayak for Business. Read More
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