Interviews
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with ... Henrik Kjellberg
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with ... Henrik Kjellberg
By PhocusWire | March 19, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Awaze CEO Henrik Kjellberg.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GetGuided wants to connect corporate travelers with tours
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2019
GetGuided wants to work with hotels, travel management companies and directly with corporates to bring curated tours and activities to the business travel space.... Read More
Interview | Online
In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2019
BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling. Founded in France is 2006, it has since grown to cover additional markets and has widened its offerings to other transport modes.... Read More
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Sounding Off: Innovation in travel is only in the eye of the beholder
Sounding Off: Innovation in travel is only in the eye of the beholder
By PhocusWire | March 8, 2019
It's time to stop worrying about who is apparently providing the "innovation" and concentrate on ensuring that a brand keeps up with market forces, customer requirements and technology.... Read More
Interview | Startups
In the Big Chair - Patrick Bosworth of Duetto
In the Big Chair - Patrick Bosworth of Duetto
By Linda Fox | March 6, 2019
Learning the trade at a number of hotels and resorts in the mid-2000s, the often outspoken Patrick Bosworth co-created Duetto in 2011 in the U.S.... Read More
Interview | Technology
Sounding Off: Voice-enabled devices in travel need to be given time
Sounding Off: Voice-enabled devices in travel need to be given time
By PhocusWire | March 1, 2019
A touch of the "information superhighway - it'll never catch on"-type reactions to voice tech failures should be put to one side.... Read More
Interview | Technology
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
By Jill Menze | March 1, 2019
In one of his first interviews since he was appointed president in July, Tao Peng lays out his vision for Airbnb China in this extensive conversation.... Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: GAFFL connects solo travelers to plan trips, split costs
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2019
GAFFL, or, Get a Friend for Life, is intended to help solo travelers find others planning similar itineraries to travel together and share costs.  ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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In The Big Chair - Ethan Lin of Klook
By Kevin May | February 28, 2019
Klook has only been on the scene since 2014 but - with almost $300 million in so far - it has become the most heavily funded startup ever in tours and activities.... Read More
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Q&A: Tujia CBO Jennifer Li on Chinese homestays, overseas growth, Airbnb
By Jill Menze | February 26, 2019
The former CEO of Ctrip’s homestay business explains Tujia’s growth strategy, its relationship with Ctrip and SiteMinder and the home-share opportunities in China and beyond.... Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European Union.... Read More
Interview | Startups
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2019
Founded in 1998, Shiji Information Technology Company provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management solutions, to food and beverage and retail systems, payment gateways, data management, online distribution and more.  ... Read More
Interview | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Finalrentals digitizes vehicle price comparison and booking in UAE
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2019
Dubai-based Finalrentals is digitizing price comparison and booking for short- and long-term car rentals in the UAE, where it estimates 70% of bookings currently take place offline. The company is also gradually adding short-term rental service in markets around the world. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
In The Big Chair - Tarry Wang Liantao of Xiaozhu
In The Big Chair - Tarry Wang Liantao of Xiaozhu
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2019
Xiaozhu is a Beijing-based short-term rental and management platform. The company was launched in 2012 and recently established a second base in Chengdu. It has already expanded to Japan and South-east Asia.... Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Strabe wants to streamline business travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2019
Founded in 2017, Strabe is intended to help corporate agents streamline the booking and travel process for their clients.  ... Read More
Interview | Startups