Metasearch


Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
By PhocusWire | January 17, 2020
As cold and neutralized by PR as a company could muster, SAP Concur may well have summarized the history of Hipmunk in one sentence. Read More
Interview | Online
Ryanair wins legal ruling against Skyscanner over display of fares
Ryanair wins legal ruling against Skyscanner over display of fares
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2020
Ryanair granted interim injunctions against Skyscanner.de in a Hamburg court. Read More
News | Distribution
Hotels stuck in a market where online travel agency rate issues still burn
Hotels stuck in a market where online travel agency rate issues still burn
By Kevin May | January 16, 2020
In a series of questions posed to participants on a recent webinar hosted by PhocusWire with wholesaler Hotelbeds, hotels indicated a range of issues that still exist around rate parity. Read More
News | Distribution
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SAP Concur shuts down metasearch engine Hipmunk
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2020
SAP Concur says it is “retiring” both the consumer-facing Hipmunk product as well as travel and expense product Concur Hipmunk and will stop supporting the brand on January 23. Read More
News | Online
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Price-predicting app Atta raises $3M to strengthen Asia partnerships, marketing efforts
By Steven Lerner | January 10, 2020
Atta Inc. will also use the funding to recruit engineers and increase partnerships in the region. Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 19 - Fritz Demopoulos of Qunar
How I Got Here, episode 19 - Fritz Demopoulos of Qunar
By PhocusWire | January 9, 2020
Fritz Demopoulos, co-founder and ex-CEO of Qunar (now head of Queen's Road Capital), talks to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire about how he created a travel startup in China. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on being a different brand and concerns over capital
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on being a different brand and concerns over capital
By Kevin May | December 17, 2019
In an interview in the PhocusWire Studio, Fogel discusses the "connected trip" strategy, the influx of bad investment capital and sustainability. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: What will the travel purchase funnel look like in the future?
By Mitra Sorrells | December 12, 2019
Executives from Skyscanner, HotelTonight, TripTuner and Fareportal discuss the future of the funnel in travel at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: How travel companies should think about Asia's super apps
VIDEO: How travel companies should think about Asia's super apps
By Linda Fox | December 10, 2019
Travel execs at The Phocuswright Conference 2019 discuss some of the interesting consumer purchase behaviors emerging on super apps in Asia. Read More
News | Distribution
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2019
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2019
By Jill Menze / Kevin May  | December 9, 2019
Our annual list of the newsmakers over the course of the past 12 months features three of the brands that have had the most impact on the news agenda. Read More
News | Online
An entrepreneur's vision on the turnaround needed at Expedia Group
An entrepreneur's vision on the turnaround needed at Expedia Group
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura  | December 9, 2019
Expedia Group's strategy is unlikely to shift immediately, but it's not too late to apply a new position around acquisitions and put the business back on track at the top table. Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: Kayak CEO Steve Hafner on new “Premium” badge, cross-brand loyalty and why it's a startup
By Mitra Sorrells | December 9, 2019
Kayak has made several updates in the past year, including the launch of "Kayak Premium" on Thursday. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 15 - Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor
How I Got Here, episode 15 - Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor
By Kevin May | December 5, 2019
TripAdvisor is one of the pioneering brands in online travel, no question about it. CEO Steve Kaufer gives the inside story - the ups and the downs - to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
Interview | Online
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Kayak partners with Trip.com Group to offer car rentals in Asia Pacific
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2019
Trip.com car rentals are now available on the Kayak platform in Asia Pacific. Read More
News | Online
Google's playbook to become a Super App in travel
Google's playbook to become a Super App in travel
By Mario Gavira  | December 2, 2019
Combine a global army of local experts with Google’s unlimited capacity to track movements of all its Maps users and you get the picture: a rapidly expanding database of the nearly entire human... Read More
Opinion | Online