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Influential travel sites for booking not always the big players
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2019
Online travel agents might be spending billions on marketing yet very few make the cut when it comes to sites used to choose a hotel. Read More
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Airbnb reaches seven out of ten properties available for instant booking
By Kevin May | July 18, 2019
The figure is a sizeable jump from 2016, when just one in three of Airbnb's properties could be secured straight away. Read More
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Travelstop raises $3M for business travel expense tools
Travelstop raises $3M for business travel expense tools
By Kevin May | July 16, 2019
The company's pre-Series A round is being led by Accel with Strive and previous investor SeedPlus also included in the group of investors. Read More
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Q&A: Hospitality tech guru Dave Berkus on disruption, exec mistakes and Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | July 16, 2019
Dave Berkus, creator of one of the earliest property management systems, discusses technology lifecycles, the risk of hacking, tech giants and travel, his advice for entrepreneurs and travel executive... Read More
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TripAdvisor still inspires booking confidence, new study shows
TripAdvisor still inspires booking confidence, new study shows
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2019
Despite cries of fake content infiltrating reviews sites, travelers are still turning to TripAdvisor ahead of booking trips, a new study shows. Read More
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India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2019
For the second piece in our series on India, we talk to some of the country's travel industry investors and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities and challenges of the market. Read More
News | Startups
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WEBINAR ALERT! Decoding the hotel guestprint
By PhocusWire | July 15, 2019
In the webinar, produced by PhocusWire and Cendyn, we cover the six keys to designing acquisition and engagement programs that treat your guests as individuals, not a marketing segment. Read More
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Life House 100M real estate equity investment
Life House hotel chain and tech provider secures $100M investment
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Boston-based Blue Flag, an investment, real estate development and branding firm that has a collection of hotels in its portfolio, is behind the deal. Read More
News | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Tryps.Tech is digitizing tour and activity distribution for the Middle East
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Tryps.Tech is an online distributor of more than 14,000 tours, activities, attraction tickets, airport lounge access, events and transfers in 130 countries, focused on serving Middle East travelers. Its... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2019
ICO, the information authority, plans to fine Marriott International more than £99 million for the data breach it reported last year. Read More
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Few "travel innovations" get the thumbs up by corporate travelers on the go
Few "travel innovations" get the thumbs up by corporate travelers on the go
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2019
Research from CWT reveals how much business travelers like the technology they use versus how much they use it. Read More
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How metasearch became the most important marketing channel in travel
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai  | July 10, 2019
Six years on from their early phases, metasearch engines now dominate, exceeding investment in other ads in 2017 and growing even faster ever since. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Travelport brings in ex-Sabre exec Greg Webb to replace CEO Gordon Wilson
Travelport brings in ex-Sabre exec Greg Webb to replace CEO Gordon Wilson
By Kevin May | July 9, 2019
In his most recent role, Webb spent just a year as senior vice president and general manager for hospitality at Oracle. Read More
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Forget tech - Hoteliers are struggling with the law
Forget tech - Hoteliers are struggling with the law
By Renee Robbie - SiteMinder  | July 8, 2019
This September, another European standard known as PSD2 (the second Payment Services Directive) and requiring Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will come into play, changing online payments as we... Read More
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India, part 1: A vast travel opportunity, now led by digital
India, part 1: A vast travel opportunity, now led by digital
By Mitra Sorrells | July 8, 2019
For part 1 in our month-long look at India we explore the overall travel market and implications of the country's growing, young and socially-active population. Read More
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