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EaseMyTrip brings flight bookings to WhatsApp
By Linda Fox | January 28, 2020
Communications platforms such as WhatsApp are mostly used for customer service in travel but EaseMyTrip is enabling flight booking.... Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2020 - first round of speakers, price discount klaxon!
Phocuswright Europe 2020 - first round of speakers, price discount klaxon!
By PhocusWire | January 28, 2020
While the 2020 program will be announced closer to the event, we've already begun confirming speakers for Center Stage.... Read More
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Nannybag packs €2M in funding to launch new door-to-door service
By Steven Lerner | January 28, 2020
Nannybag is a collaborative luggage storage network that allows travelers to entrust their belongings to local hotels and stores.  ... Read More
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Are venture capitalists consciously focusing on sustainability in travel?
By Steven Lerner | January 28, 2020
Although sustainability is gaining momentum among investors, is it advancing in travel?  ... Read More
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Mobility startup Bounce raises $105M on the path to electric vehicle expansion
By Steven Lerner | January 28, 2020
Bike and scooter rental company Bounce is developing its own fleet of electric vehicles with the help of a new investment of $105 million.... Read More
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Despegar acquires Mexico’s Best Day Travel Group for $136M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 27, 2020
Argentina-based Despegar will acquire Mexico's Best Day Travel Group.... Read More
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eDreams Odigeo acquires Waylo to strengthen hotel division
By Linda Fox | January 27, 2020
eDreams Odigeo says it is acquiring Waylo to boost its hotels and dynamic packages business.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Balance Holidays curates bespoke retreats for eco-conscious travelers
STARTUP STAGE: Balance Holidays curates bespoke retreats for eco-conscious travelers
By Jill Menze | January 27, 2020
Balance Holidays specializes in bespoke wellbeing retreats in natural locations. ... Read More
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Daytrip gets €1M, aims to overtake Uber in countries served
By Steven Lerner | January 27, 2020
Daytrip, a platform that connects travelers with local drivers, received the investment as part of an ongoing Series A round.... Read More
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Software-driven hotel brand Life House raises $30M, led by Thayer Ventures
By Mitra Sorrells | January 24, 2020
The Series B round will be used to grow Life House's boutique hotels business and management services.... Read More
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WEX buys Travelport's eNett and Optal for $1.7B
WEX buys Travelport's eNett and Optal for $1.7B
By Kevin May | January 24, 2020
The decision to offload the eNett division comes just nine months after Travelport came off the public financial markets and went back into the hands of private equity.... Read More
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Sabre goes all-in with Google Cloud for infrastructure and analytics
Sabre goes all-in with Google Cloud for infrastructure and analytics
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2020
The distribution and technology giant says new services and “operational agility” are part of the plan, with Google Cloud becoming its preferred cloud provider as well as a “broader strategic partner.”... Read More
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What's shaping travel marketing in 2020? Social media, connected TV and an always-on approach
What's shaping travel marketing in 2020? Social media, connected TV and an always-on approach
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2020
Sojern's Future of Travel Advertising report outlines the priorities and challenges for travel marketers in 2020.... Read More
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Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2020
Tripadvisor is embarking on a dramatic realignment aimed at helping the company preserve profitability and spur new growth as it deals with competition from Google and others and with evolving preferences from travelers.... Read More
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Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Lonely Planet Experiences launches via a partnership with Intrepid Travel to offer day and multi-day sustainable tours.... Read More
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