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QOTW: Something about the reality of innovation
QOTW: Something about the reality of innovation
By PhocusWire | July 20, 2018
Quote from Brian Solis, principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, in an article on PhocusWire this week.... Read More
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Regulator called out for not enforcing airline distribution rules
Regulator called out for not enforcing airline distribution rules
By Linda Fox | July 20, 2018
ETTSA, the organisation representing GDS and OTAs, has lodged a complaint against the European Commission for failing to enforce airline distribution regulations.... Read More
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Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
By Michael Coletta | July 20, 2018
For all the skills in Amazon's Alexa voice marketplace (30,000 and counting), the majority can still be described as "unskilled" for travel planning and booking tasks. The same can be said for Google Assistant and most other available voice experiences.... Read More
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Secret Escapes unlocks new investment round of £52M
Secret Escapes unlocks new investment round of £52M
By Kevin May | July 19, 2018
Secret Escapes has landed another funding round - the second time in the space of eight months that its secured a $50 million investment.... Read More
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Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2018
Booking Holdings is piloting a service that offers access to third party technology platforms for its hotel customers.... Read More
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Fresh faces, new voices at The Phocuswright Conference
Fresh faces, new voices at The Phocuswright Conference
By PhocusWire | July 19, 2018
Our sister brand Phocuswright's flagship conference always features the most high-profile names in the digital travel economy - the leaders of the brands that shape the industry.... Read More
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Sabre creates Travel Solutions division, rejigs team, hires ex-Google engineering chief
By Linda Fox | July 18, 2018
Sabre has created a Travel Solutions division spanning airline solutions as well as data and analytics across its business units.... Read More
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Package bookings drive higher ADR, have longer booking windows
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2018
Analyzing data on package bookings vs. standalone hotel bookings, Expedia Group found that for full year 2017, package bookings delivered higher average daily rates and had longer booking windows, particularly internationally.... Read More
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Startup Stage TransferTravel generic
STARTUP STAGE: TransferTravel.com wants to be the "eBay" of travel
By Mitra Sorrells | July 18, 2018
TransferTravel.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace designed to help people sell their unwanted tickets and reservations to travelers looking for bargains. ... Read More
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Airbnb told to get in line with European consumer law
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Airbnb has been told by the European Commission to clean up its pricing as well as commercial terms.... Read More
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Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Utrip, a personalization platform for travel, has been testing a destination discovery experience driven by artificial intelligence.... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business account for 40 to 50% of total revenue in the next five years.... Read More
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Booking Holdings invests $500M in Didi ground transport platform
Booking Holdings invests $500M in Didi ground transport platform
Didi Chuxing has caught the eye of Booking Holdings, with a $500 million capital injection and a major strategic partnership.... Read More
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Certify snaps up travel expense tech platform Abacus
Certify snaps up travel expense tech platform Abacus
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Certify, an expense management software specialist, has acquired real-time expense reporting system Abacus.... Read More
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TripAdvisor makes second investment in eatigo
TripAdvisor makes second investment in eatigo
By Linda Fox | July 16, 2018
Restaurant reservations service eatigo has received a second investment boost from TripAdvisor in pre Series C funding.... Read More
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