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Desires, aspirations and bucket lists - the importance of travel to Gen Z
By Linda Fox | July 15, 2019
When pitting travel against other spend choices such as homewares, clothes, technology and gadgets and eating out, travel still came out top.... Read More
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VIDEO: GetYourGuide says raise big or go home
VIDEO: GetYourGuide says raise big or go home
By Kevin May | July 15, 2019
CEO Johannes Reck talks about why the race to scale is so important and what happens if they don't get to it. The answer is very black and white.... Read More
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India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2019
For the second piece in our series on India, we talk to some of the country's travel industry investors and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities and challenges of the market.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Decoding the hotel guestprint
By PhocusWire | July 15, 2019
In the webinar, produced by PhocusWire and Cendyn, we cover the six keys to designing acquisition and engagement programs that treat your guests as individuals, not a marketing segment.... Read More
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Sounding Off: Brand equity counts for nothing if you don't use it wisely
Sounding Off: Brand equity counts for nothing if you don't use it wisely
By PhocusWire | July 12, 2019
Trading on its former and well-deserved glories is never going to be enough. Lonely Planet will need to think about how it fits into a digital travel future beyond websites and mobile content.... Read More
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Life House 100M real estate equity investment
Life House hotel chain and tech provider secures $100M investment
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Boston-based Blue Flag, an investment, real estate development and branding firm that has a collection of hotels in its portfolio, is behind the deal.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Tryps.Tech is digitizing tour and activity distribution for the Middle East
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Tryps.Tech is an online distributor of more than 14,000 tours, activities, attraction tickets, airport lounge access, events and transfers in 130 countries, focused on serving Middle East travelers. Its system offers real-time availability and instant booking.  ... Read More
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Sonder valued at $1B following $210M Series D round
By Jill Menze | July 11, 2019
The round puts the hospitality brand at $400 million in total funding and a valuation of more than $1 billion.... Read More
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Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
By Kevin May | July 11, 2019
The new look comes just a handful of months after the deployment of a new CEO for Lonely Planet and two acquisitions.... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Damian Scokin of Despegar
By Linda Fox | July 11, 2019
Despegar was created in 1999 as one of Latin America's first online travel agencies. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the company raised just $31 million before going public in 2017.... Read More
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CarTrawler transportation for airlines apps
CarTrawler aims to help airlines own "first and last mile" through app enhancements
By Mitra Sorrells | July 11, 2019
CarTrawler’s new mobility platform connects airline apps with on-demand and pre-booked transportation options.... Read More
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Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2019
ICO, the information authority, plans to fine Marriott International more than £99 million for the data breach it reported last year.... Read More
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Few "travel innovations" get the thumbs up by corporate travelers on the go
Few "travel innovations" get the thumbs up by corporate travelers on the go
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2019
Research from CWT reveals how much business travelers like the technology they use versus how much they use it.... Read More
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Travelport brings in ex-Sabre exec Greg Webb to replace CEO Gordon Wilson
Travelport brings in ex-Sabre exec Greg Webb to replace CEO Gordon Wilson
By Kevin May | July 9, 2019
In his most recent role, Webb spent just a year as senior vice president and general manager for hospitality at Oracle.... Read More
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OYO rebrands recent buy @Leisure to OYO Vacation Homes
OYO rebrands recent buy @Leisure to OYO Vacation Homes
By Kevin May | July 9, 2019
Just two months after announcing its plan to buy @Leisure Group, OYO Rooms has closed the deal and renamed the company.... Read More
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