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amadeus-q2-2021
News / Distribution
Amadeus scores some financial improvements as traveler restrictions ease
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
The distribution company reported improvements in revenue and EBITDA compared to Q1, while air... Read More
exoticca-$30M-funding
News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million.... Read More
misterfly-10M-funding
News / Online
MisterFly looks to recovery with €10M investment round
By Linda Fox | July 28, 2021
Investment will go towards strengthening the company's financial position, technology development and... Read More
Google told more transparency needed in flight and hotel prices by regulator
News / Online
Google told more transparency needed in flight and hotel prices by regulator
By Linda Fox | July 28, 2021
Google has been given two months to make changes to its flight and hotel pricing results.... Read More
travel-spac-update
News / Startups
Charting the rise of SPACs in online travel
By Linda Fox | July 27, 2021
About eight travel companies have exited via special purpose acquisition company in recent months, as... Read More
travelzoo-q2-2021
News / Online
Travelzoo sees revenues climb, driven by North America
By Linda Fox | July 26, 2021
Travelzoo's Europe business is still lagging at 48% of 2019 revenues.... Read More
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
News / Online
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
By Linda Fox | July 23, 2021
Culture Trip is combining places to stay with curated experiences for the launch of multi-day tours.... Read More
bbot-seriesA-funding
News / Startups
Bbot lands $15M for hospitality ordering and payment service
By Linda Fox | July 22, 2021
The latest raise brings Bbot's total to just over $22 million following a $4 million investment... Read More
ndc-progress-challenges
News / Distribution
Different paths on offer as airline distribution standard NDC evolves
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2021
Eight years on from NDC's inception, some old challenges remain and the pandemic has added some new... Read More
ola-funding
News / Startups
Ola revs up with $500M investment, IPO in the works
By Linda Fox | July 12, 2021
Ola is continuing to scale its business in different categories and geographies.... Read More

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WiT Startup Pitch to offer $250,000 of AWS credits and support
News / Startups
WiT Startup Pitch to offer $250,000 of AWS credits and support
WiT’s annual Startup Pitch is back, bolstered by the continuing collaboration with Amazon Web Services... Read More
Refunds, enhanced cleaning drive booking decisions - not price
News / Online
Refunds, enhanced cleaning drive booking decisions - not price
According to a new report from Expedia Group, price is not the primary driver behind traveler booking... Read More
Sounding Off: New innovations don't always spell the end of old ones
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: New innovations don't always spell the end of old ones
An additional tool in a provider or traveler’s toolbox does not eliminate the need for similar... Read More
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
News / Technology
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
Fintech startup Revolut has launched a travel product called Stays that allows customers to book trips... Read More
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
Opinion / Online
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
Technology and data-driven strategies can help destinations of all sizes build sustainable business... Read More
How Apple’s newest features will affect hotel check-in
Opinion / Technology
How Apple’s newest features will affect hotel check-in
While a significant move to simplify digital keys, Apple Wallet only solves one part of the complex... Read More
united reaches ndc deal with amadeus
News / Distribution
United reaches NDC deal with Amadeus
The airline will begin making NDC-enabled content available on the GDS later this year.... Read More
softbank invests in yanolja
News / Online
SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net... Read More
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
Opinion / Technology
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
Will property managers keep adopting new tech and refining their tech stacks? Or is there a saturation... Read More
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