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European airlines emerge top in ancillary add-ons revenue
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2020
European carriers followed by their Asia counterparts make the most revenue from ancillary add-ons in the 2019 CarTrawler-IdeaWorksCompany report.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Toristy wants to make it easier for travelers to find local experiences
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2020
Toristy recently received a funding round, which it will devote towards speeding up its white label pilots with a plan to have them in place for summer 2020.... Read More
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Coronavirus, Viator rebranding among top concerns for Tripadvisor’s potential growth
Coronavirus, Viator rebranding among top concerns for Tripadvisor’s potential growth
By Steven Lerner | February 19, 2020
As Tripadvisor aims to grow in 2020, what are the big headwinds to watch out for?  ... Read More
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Chinese airline industry could take years to recover from coronavirus
Chinese airline industry could take years to recover from coronavirus
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly  | February 19, 2020
Passenger traffic at China's airports will fall by 30% this year due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, which will likely lead to a restructuring of the Chinese airline industry... Read More
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Where travel brand loyalty sits in a super app world
Where travel brand loyalty sits in a super app world
By Linda Fox | February 18, 2020
It’s hard for major travel brands to ignore super apps given the huge volume of consumers that they attract and their high-frequency usage.... Read More
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Lufthansa Group renews IT partnership with Amadeus, adds digital services
By Linda Fox | February 18, 2020
While the deal was agreed in principle about a year ago, Amadeus says it has taken time to negotiate various elements included in it.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Amenitiz helps independent hotels tackle a digital world
STARTUP STAGE: Amenitiz helps independent hotels tackle a digital world
By Steven Lerner | February 18, 2020
Amenitiz is an all-in-one platform that allows independent hoteliers and vacation rental owners to address all digital needs in a centralized tool.... Read More
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International expansion swells losses for OYO to $335M
By Linda Fox | February 17, 2020
The company reported revenue of $951 million in its full-year earnings for 2019, a more than four-fold increase year-over-year.... Read More
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Trip.com Group wants $1.2B loan as coronavirus tests China’s economy
By Steven Lerner | February 17, 2020
As companies in China grapple with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s largest online travel agency aims to gauge investor risk appetite.  ... Read More
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Hotel websites hold firm in booking rankings, Airbnb makes progress
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2020
SiteMinder reveals the top sources of online bookings for hotels in 2019.... Read More
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Coronavirus upends revenue management strategies for hotels and airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2020
The growing coronavirus outbreak is creating challenges for revenue managers across all sectors of the travel industry.... Read More
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Barry Diller cites “dumb things” and “mistakes” as Expedia still ends 2019 on financial high
Barry Diller cites “dumb things” and “mistakes” as Expedia still ends 2019 on financial high
By Steven Lerner | February 14, 2020
In his first earnings call since taking over day-to-day operations for Expedia Group, Chairman Barry Diller very candidly outlined his 2020 plan to “drive sustained growth.”... Read More
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CWT adds messaging service for travelers, ponders adding voice tech
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2020
The technology enables travelers to contact a counselor at any time of the day via desktop, mobile or a third party messaging app approved by their employer.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Holibob is a marketplace connecting activity suppliers with resellers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2020
Holibob is a B2B marketplace for tours and experiences that provides resellers such as airlines, hotels, travel agents and OTAs with an inventory that has been vetted for safety and quality. ... Read More
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Tripadvisor ends 2019 with revenue fall, remains optimistic about 2020
Tripadvisor ends 2019 with revenue fall, remains optimistic about 2020
By Steven Lerner | February 13, 2020
Total revenue for the fourth quarter slipped 3% year-over-year to $335 million.... Read More
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