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Google acquires Indian rail app Where Is My Train?
Google acquires Indian rail app Where Is My Train?
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
Google is well-known for snapping up the teams behind various cogs in the wheel of the travel industry - and this week it has flexed its muscles once again.... Read More
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2018 review 2019 preview voice technology
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Voice technology
By Mitra Sorrells | December 12, 2018
To provide a look ahead on this topic, Say It Now CEO Charlie Cadbury offers his take on the top five developments in voice technology he expects to see in 2019.... Read More
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Rentals United - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
Rentals United - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
The vacation rental industry is drawing off new tech such as this advanced automation platform, something it claims the sector has ever seen.... Read More
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Phocuswright Conference 2018 India executive interview
VIDEO: MakeMyTrip and Yatra on the future of the Indian travel market
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
Cheap smart phones, cheap data and a proliferation of mobile payment options are spurring massive adoption of mobile shopping in India.  ... Read More
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WhyHotel 10 million series A
Pop-up hotel concept WhyHotel raises $10M, plans U.S. expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
A startup that manages units in new luxury apartment buildings as temporary hotels has raised $10 million in series A funding.  ... Read More
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Kiwi.com takes stake in airline tech company AeroCRS
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Kiwi.com has taken a minority stake in AeroCRS, a cloud-based airline reservation technology specialist.... Read More
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Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Travel guide book publisher Rough Guides has announced a move into "travel booking".... Read More
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Tinyclues - Launch pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
Tinyclues - Launch pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 11, 2018
Tinyclues' AI-first solution reinvents how marketers work while doubling their campaign revenue and improving the customer experience.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
WEBINAR ALERT! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Join Sabre and our industry-leading airline and agency partners as we discuss how we’re implementing NDC solutions in our organizations and collaborating across segments and regions to ensure collective success.... Read More
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Uber up next in ride-hailing IPO frenzy
Uber up next in ride-hailing IPO frenzy
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Not to be undone by its ride-hailing rival, Uber has become the second brand in the space of a few days to declare its intention to list on the public financial markets.... Read More
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Travelport sold back to private equity for $4.4B
Travelport sold back to private equity for $4.4B
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Travelport will end just over four years on the public markets and be taken into private equity hands once more, following a $4.4 billion takeover by Elliott Management Corporation.... Read More
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Grab plots new sector strategy, invests $100M in OYO
Grab plots new sector strategy, invests $100M in OYO
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
OYO has confirmed that it took $100 million in funding from ride-hailing app Grab during its last capital-raising round.... Read More
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Women's leadership in travel: What does the industry think?
By Jill Menze | December 10, 2018
Despite there being a clear business case for hiring women in leadership positions, there is still much to be done to advance the standing of women at travel companies.... Read More
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Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Vivere.travel transforms your vacation vision into reality. A personalized, interest-based, visual travel guide.... Read More
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QOTW: Something about simply pressing a button
QOTW: Something about simply pressing a button
By Kevin May | December 7, 2018
Quote from Clayton Reid, CEO at MMGY Global, in an article on PhocusWire this week.... Read More
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