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News / Online
FlixMobility acquires Greyhound for $78M
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The initial deal is worth $46 million, with a further deferred consideration of $32 million to U.K.-based First Group.... Read More
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News / Startups
Wander bags $7M for home rental platform
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The investment is led by Redpoint Ventures and will go towards developing the platform and expanding the number of vacation rental homes in its portfolio.... Read More
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News / Distribution
Moving beyond the PNR in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The corporate travel landscape could see significant change if plug and play micro-services gain traction, according to some travel buyers, managers tech suppliers.... Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for financial analysts
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for financial analysts
By PhocusWire | October 21, 2021
This year's Street Talk panel features Helane Becker (Cowen), Jed Kelly (Oppenheimer & Co) and Mark Mahaney (Evercore).... Read More
Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
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Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
According to AirDNA, about 150,000 new short-term rental listings were added in Q3 2021, while bookings for Thanksgiving weekend are pacing 65% higher compared to 2020.... Read More
Innovation chief envisions big future for AI and biometrics at U.S. airports
News / Technology
Innovation chief envisions big future for AI and biometrics at U.S. airports
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | October 21, 2021
AI, coupled with multinational information sharing, will bring a day relatively soon when transportation security officers won't have to view the contents of most carry-ons brought through screening stations.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants.... Read More
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2021
A panel at ATPCO's recent event looks at how as cross-border travel picks up and airlines and channels vie for customers, many are accelerating efforts to modernize their customer experience.... Read More
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News / Technology
HT Aero raises $500M for urban air mobility company
By Jill Menze | October 20, 2021
HT Aero, which is backed by Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng, is developing a model designed for air and road travel.... Read More
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News / Online
JetBlue Vacations adds flight and cruise packages
By Jill Menze | October 19, 2021
As part of its ambitions to become a broader travel company, JetBlue is the first domestic U.S. airline to offer flight, cruise and hotel bookings in one place.... Read More
Hopper buys PlacePass, moves into tours and activities
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Hopper buys PlacePass, moves into tours and activities
By Kevin May | October 19, 2021
PlacePass has a consumer-facing booking service but the company is perhaps best known as the engine behind Marriott's Bonvoy Tours and Activities platform.... Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
By PhocusWire | October 19, 2021
Kern oversees a portfolio of brands such as Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com and Trivago, as well as a number of B2B services including Expedia Group Media Solutions and Expedia Group Partner Solutions.... Read More
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News / Startups
Rezdy lands $5.6M investment, plans North America expansion
By Linda Fox | October 19, 2021
Rezdy is planning product and engineering development with its latest funding, over three years on from its previous round.... Read More
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
Opinion / Technology
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
By Scott Davidson - Accenture | October 19, 2021
The disruptive potential of urban air mobility is such that no travel company can afford to wait before thinking through the implications.... Read More
Princess Cruises president John Padgett on driving brand, tech innovation
News / Technology
Princess Cruises president John Padgett on driving brand, tech innovation
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | October 19, 2021
The line's new president talks about how innovation adds value to vacations.... Read More