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Brace yourselves - how a deal changed the game in tours and activitiesBrace yourselves - how a deal changed the game in tours and activities
Most startup acquisition stories are interesting to those in the sector, or investors, but a week... Read More
TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
TripAdvisor has agreed to acquire Bokun in a deal it claims will provide suppliers in tours and... Read More
Meet the ultra-smart new head of AI at GoogleMeet the ultra-smart new head of AI at Google
Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company’s software write music and... Read More
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a roleMarriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
Plenty of attention on Marriott this week as it introduces a new loyalty package - but other efforts... Read More
Apple in danger of being Blackberry, circa 2007Apple in danger of being Blackberry, circa 2007
Parallels from history are rarely exact replicas. Learning from history requires we look for... Read More
Pegasus ambitious on its return to the foldPegasus ambitious on its return to the fold
Hotel computer reservation and technology provider Pegasus predicts a rosier future ahead after... Read More
Six trends for travel startups to considerSix trends for travel startups to consider
Fifteen startups have joined the popular Welcome City Lab, part of the Paris & Co network of services... Read More
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry createdBanishing the pricing monster that the industry created
Creating differentiation and building guest loyalty is more complex than ever for hotel brands.... Read More
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influentialTripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
The conversation in online travel circles has been dominated this year by new entrants and the age-old... Read More
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking toolTravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
A series B round of $21 million has come to Travelperk from a group of new and existing investors in... Read More
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buyAmazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in... Read More
Google tests activities search platform with a twistGoogle tests activities search platform with a twist
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine... Read More
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Brace yourselves - how a deal changed the game in tours and activities
April 20, 2018
Brace yourselves - how a deal changed the game in tours and activities
Most startup acquisition stories are interesting to those in the sector, or investors, but a week... Read More
TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
April 20, 2018
TripAdvisor buys Bokun, says it "solves the supply problem"
TripAdvisor has agreed to acquire Bokun in a deal it claims will provide suppliers in tours and... Read More
QOTW: Something about the other side of the hype
April 20, 2018
QOTW: Something about the other side of the hype
Quote from Jeff Chow, vice president of product, consumer experience, at TripAdvisor.... Read More