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Flyiin secures first funding round of €2.4M for airline booking platform
Flyiin secures first funding round of €2.4M for airline booking platform
By Kevin May | January 22, 2019
Former Air Canada boss Montie Brewer is one of a number of airline industry execs who has backed the Germany-based startup in its debut round.... Read More
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Inside cruise, part 3: The technical transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2019
For the second in our series on cruise, we explore how cruise lines are using technology to improve the customer experience.... Read More
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Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2019
The study of 1,000 digital leaders and experts in China, India and Indonesia reveals that 79% view the internet as a necessity and 82% see it as a “fundamental right.”... Read More
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OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak
OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | January 22, 2019
Booking Holdings has activated a new loyalty benefit for OpenTable, allowing diners to redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for hotel savings on Kayak.... Read More
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Ryanair offers direct distribution for European hotels via Siteminder
Ryanair offers direct distribution for European hotels via Siteminder
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2019
One element of Ryanair's "Amazon Of Travel" strategy remains - giving European hotels a direct distribution channel for its Ryanair Rooms brand.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Giving innovators the tools required to create brilliant new travel apps
WEBINAR REPLAY! Giving innovators the tools required to create brilliant new travel apps
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2019
To create new travel experiences, innovators like startups and developers need to get connected to travel data and functionalities provided by leading IT providers.... Read More
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QOTW: Something about following a trail of data breadcrumbs
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2019
Travel brands - especially those at the center of the Battle Of The Platforms - need to think like their Big Tech cousins, slicing and dicing data to help them capitalize on owning the customer.... Read More
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HomeExchange builds alternative model to take on rentals with Netflix-style subscription
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2019
A subscription service, rather than pay-per-stay, is at the heart of the recently merged rental service.... Read More
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Ixigo launches tech provider Travenues
Ixigo creates subsidiary to develop consumer-facing tech for airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2019
Indian travel booking platform Ixigo has created Travenues, a subsidiary to help airlines improve their booking and upselling technology.... Read More
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VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 18, 2019
Uplift is the leading provider of flexible, seamless, pay-over-time consumer financing solutions for the travel industry.... Read More
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VIDEO: PerfectStay - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: PerfectStay - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 18, 2019
Big brands can fully realize their potential for packaged travel sales with this B2B travel operator.... Read More
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TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations
TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2019
A new partnership with software company Guesty is helping TripAdvisor refine its Rentals business.... Read More
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Enterprise acquires Deem
Enterprise to acquire managed-travel technology platform Deem
By Mitra Sorrells | January 17, 2019
Enterprise Holdings plans to acquire Deem, which provides booking and management software for travel management companies and suppliers.... Read More
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Airline mobile app usage is on the rise, bike and scooter apps freewheeling
By Linda Fox | January 17, 2019
App Annie's State of Mobile report reveals travel and wider mobile app trends.... Read More
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Conference time ahead - Phocuswright Europe 2019 and WIT Middle East
Conference time ahead - Phocuswright Europe 2019 and WIT Middle East
By PhocusWire | January 17, 2019
Phocuswright Europe returns to the Dutch city of Amsterdam on May 15 and 16 this year. WIT Middle East comes back to the United Arab Emirates' city on Tuesday, April 9.... Read More
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