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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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VIDEO: Kayak on the future of meta, Google and the limitations of voice search
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2018
By some measures it’s been a tough year for traditional metasearch players, including Kayak.... Read More
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Tourlane raises $24M for agent-led trip tool, plans to nearly double staff
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2018
Berlin-based Tourlane, which offers online booking of custom itineraries planned by travel specialists, has raised $24 million in Series B funding.  ... Read More
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Sleepbox - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Sleepbox - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 7, 2018
Sleepbox is a technology-driven micro-hotel providing frictionless, autonomous, affordable, private and safe housing during travel.... Read More
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Lyft first out of the ride-hailing blocks with filing for IPO
Lyft first out of the ride-hailing blocks with filing for IPO
By Kevin May | December 6, 2018
Ride-hailing service Lyft will be the first of the big U.S. brands to test their model on the public financial markets.... Read More
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Rental meta options narrow as Tripping.com finds a new home at HomeToGo
By Linda Fox | December 6, 2018
Holiday rental metasearch service HomeToGo has acquired the assets of U.S rival Tripping.com, with terms of the deal undisclosed.... Read More
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Technically Speaking - Ari Balogh of Airbnb
By Jill Menze | December 6, 2018
Ari Balogh comes to Airbnb from Google and is charged with leading infrastructure, information IT and security and engineering for payments, trust and community support as CTO.... Read More
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Hosco eyes Americas for hospitality networking platform as it closes €5.4M round
Hosco eyes Americas for hospitality networking platform as it closes €5.4M round
By Linda Fox | December 6, 2018
Hosco, an online hospitality network and recruitment specialist, has closed a €5.4 million funding round.... Read More
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VIDEO: Regulations and sustainability - an awkward paradox for travel
VIDEO: Regulations and sustainability - an awkward paradox for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 6, 2018
Tourism drives economic growth for destinations, but it can also cause issues such as overcrowding and regulatory challenges.... Read More
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Hotelchamp Autopilot marketing AI
Hotelchamp creates AI “Autopilot” to personalize hotel websites
By Mitra Sorrells | December 6, 2018
Hotelchamp, an Amsterdam-based startup that provides technology to drive direct bookings on hotel websites, is launching a new product to automate a personalized user experience.  ... Read More
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