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Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | February 18, 2019
Startups are mounting fresh challenges to both traditional hotels, whose forays into the home-rental space have met with mixed results, and to a maturing Airbnb, which is showing signs of evolving its property management role.... Read More
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Four notable trends and stories impacting the airline sector right now
Four notable trends and stories impacting the airline sector right now
By Phocuswright Research  | February 18, 2019
A look at the four most notable trends and stories that are impacting the U.S. airline segment in 2019.... Read More
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TourRadar marketing contest
TourRadar works with Google Zoo for unusual multi-continent tour contest
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2019
TourRadar's "Tour the World" campaign, with help from Google Zoo, is intended to introduce a new audience to its services as an online travel agency for multiday tours.... Read More
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Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2019
Removing manual process (such as cash) and historic (perhaps unfair) relationships between supplier and the concierge as intermediary should ultimately benefit the consumer.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European Union.... Read More
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Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2019
Hilton boosted its loyalty program by 14 million members in 2018 and continues to focus on direct relationships.... Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2019 - sessions revealed, speaker lineup growing
By PhocusWire | February 14, 2019
A stellar lineup of speakers and debates, revolving around the theme of Empires On Edge, will take place over the course of two days in the Dutch city.... Read More
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Lyft, Amex GBT and more executive moves...
Lyft, Amex GBT and more executive moves...
By PhocusWire | February 14, 2019
In today’s wrap-up of news in brief… Lyft poaches from Uber... Kiwi.com creates new role... Amex GBT bets on digital...... Read More
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GoEuro global expansion new name Omio
GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2019
GoEuro is preparing to expand to South America, Asia and the United States with a new name: Omio.... Read More
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Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2019
To help its hotel clients curate and distribute visual content, Shiji Group has acquired Ice Portal.... Read More
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Business travelers happy with tech and human hybrid approaches to services
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Travelport research reveals the technologies business travelers are adopting, with support growing for alt-human interfaces.... Read More
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TripAdvisor full year earnings 2018
TripAdvisor credits “reinvigorated” hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2019
TripAdvisor reports improved hotel segment profitability and growing experiences and restaurants for 2018 financial results.... Read More
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Virtuo revs up with €20M in funding for expansion of car-rental app across Europe
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Mobile app-based car-rental startup Virtuo adds €20 million in funding. Balderton Capital and others are backing the company.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
By Kevin May | February 12, 2019
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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Alipay usage Chinese New Year
Older Chinese tourists catching up to millennials in use of mobile payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2019
Alipay says middle-aged travelers, those born between 1960 and 1979, were the main driving force in outbound tourism and overseas consumption for the Chinese Lunar New Year week. ... Read More
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