Interviews

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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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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripshifu connects experienced travelers with those seeking advice
By Kathryn Walson | September 26, 2022
The co-founders realized that people have the best travel experiences when they take recommendations from people in their social circle. ... Read More
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Interview / Distribution
Q&A: Amadeus on the changing face of airline distribution
By Linda Fox | September 23, 2022
In this Q&A, Decius Valmorbida, president of Amadeus’ travel unit, discusses how the company is ditching the old, transaction-based treatment of customers in favor of a new, traveler-based approach.... 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
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Postcard Travel promotes responsible luxury tourism
By Kathryn Walson | September 19, 2022
Bangalore, India-based Postcard Travel is a global community of storytellers, hoteliers and travel designers who want to make travel a force for good.... Read More
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News / Online
Q&A: Hyatt exec on brand-building with community in mind
By Jill Menze | September 16, 2022
Crystal Vinisse Thomas, the global brand leader for Hyatt’s lifestyle and luxury brands, explains why hotels should hire, buy and support local.... Read More
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News / Online
Q&A: Doug Lansky on the efficacy of carbon offsetting schemes
By Jill Menze | September 13, 2022
The destination management and tourism specialist explains why offsetting schemes sound “too good to be true.”... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Pinktada is an NFT-based hotel marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | September 12, 2022
Pinktada is a blockchain-based marketplace for hotels that turns each combination of "hotel plus room plus night" into an NFT that the owner can use, sell or swap.... Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Aloke Bajpai of Ixigo
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2022
Aloke Bajpai founded India-based Ixigo in 2007 alongside co-founder Rajnish Kumar to improve the travel booking process for consumers through technology. ... Read More
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Interview / Online
STARTUP STAGE: RatePunk is a browser extension that finds the cheapest hotel price
By Kathryn Walson | September 6, 2022
Launched in February, RatePunk scans major booking websites’ algorithms and compares hotel prices. ... Read More
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News / Technology
Q&A: OAG on why supersonic travel won’t take off
By Kathryn Walson | September 1, 2022
In a Q&A with PhocusWire, John Grant, chief analyst with U.K.-based airline data provider OAG, explains why he thinks the future is bleak for supersonic commercial flights.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Andes STR buys and manages rental properties for investors
By Mitra Sorrells | August 22, 2022
Andes STR furnishes, markets and manages the properties, including setting rates, handling customer support and coordinating cleaning and maintenance.... Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: A hotelier’s long-term learnings from COVID
By PhocusWire | August 19, 2022
An Italian hotelier provides an update on the impact of COVID at Phocuswright Europe 2022.... Read More
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News / Startups
New travel tech fund targets European startups
By Linda Fox | August 18, 2022
Roch Ventures co-founder discusses why Europe needs a specialist travel tech fund and the high growth potential for travel.... Read More