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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Rajesh Magow of MakeMyTrip
By Jill Menze | September 30, 2022
Rajesh Magow is co-founder and Group CEO of India’s MakeMyTrip. He previously served as CEO of the online travel company's India business before assuming the role in 2020. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Skipper’s sales platform drives direct bookings for hotels
By Kathryn Walson | September 29, 2022
Skipper aims to give independent hotel owners the sales platform they need to compete with large chains and online travel agencies. Read More
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News / Online
Guesty nabs two hospitality software companies in continued acquisition spree
By Mitra Sorrells | September 28, 2022
The new acquisitions bring Spain-based vacation rental software company Kigo and Australian property management software company HiRUM Software Solutions under Guesty’s umbrella. Read More
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News / Online
India's WB Hotels plots expansion following new investment
By Linda Fox | September 28, 2022
The India-based group, which describes itself as tech-led, says the funds are from existing investors. Read More
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News / Online
Five traveler trends shaping the future of accommodations
By Kathryn Walson | September 28, 2022
For 78% of working travelers and 60% of leisure travelers, the “little things” – for example, a property’s scent, its artwork or the restaurant’s music – “always” or “often” impact whether they would... Read More
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News / Online
Travel app bookings up 16% as consumers embrace digital solutions
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2022
According to a PYMNTS study, consumers reported more engagement with travel platforms such as Airbnb and Homestay along with other digital solutions in Q2 2022. Read More
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News / Online
My Method... How a luxury hotel upped its online direct sales game
By Harriet McCarroll - onejourney | September 26, 2022
Influenced by learnings from high-end online retailers, Journey Hospitality's OneJourney has helped The Elms embrace e-commerce principles and more than double its revenue Read More
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News / Online
The state of accessible travel
By Johanna Jainchill, Christina Jelski & Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | September 23, 2022
Travel companies are working to improve the travel experience for the disabled. Advocates say it just makes good business sense. Read More
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News / Online Group sees signs of optimism despite revenue drop in Q2
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2022 Group's total revenue in the second quarter of this year came in at $598 million, down 32% from the same period in 2021 and down 2% compared to the prior quarter.   Read More
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News / Online
Wellness travel on rise as consumers prioritize health
By Kathryn Walson | September 21, 2022
As consumers prioritize their well-being, travel brands are ramping up services to accommodate wellness-focused experiences. Read More
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News / Online
Flyr Labs brings revenue management tools to hotels with Pace Revenue acquisition
By Kathryn Walson | September 21, 2022
The acquisition is Flyr Labs' second in the past week and sixth in the past year. Read More
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News / Technology
Hilton to design hospitality suites for Voyager’s Starlab space station
By Jill Menze | September 20, 2022
Hilton will support the design and development of crew suites aboard Voyager Space’s Starlab, “helping to reimagine the human experience in space.” Read More
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News / Online
Google Search adds train bookings, eco-filters for hotel and air
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2022
Travelers can now book train tickets directly from Google Search and can filter hotel and flight results based on the property's eco-certification or a flight's emission data. Read More
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News / Technology
CLEAR makes foray into hotels via Virdee partnership
By Jill Menze | September 20, 2022
The partnership between CLEAR and Virdee allows travelers to bypass the front desk and check in by showing a photo at a hotel kiosk. Read More
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Interview / Online
Q&A: Cleartrip CFO on how the Flipkart deal is fueling growth
By Kathryn Walson | September 20, 2022
Cleartrip CFO Aditya Agarwal discusses the benefits of having Flipkart as a distribution channel as well as how the OTA is reviving its hotels business. Read More