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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
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Amazon expands travel offerings in India with RedBus partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2019
Amazon in India is adding bus ticketing through a partnership with RedBus. 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
VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | November 28, 2019
Despegar CEO Damian Scokin discussed the Latin American OTA's plans for continued growth, including new products and partnerships, during an interview at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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Leavy completes $14M seed round, launches travel app for millennials
By Steven Lerner | November 27, 2019
Funding will be used to develop a mobile app that rewards members for renting out their homes while away on a trip.   Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Airalo - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Airalo - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 26, 2019
Get pain-free travel and stay connected without changing SIM cards or renting a Wi-Fi device. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Brand Business - Lindsay Nelson of TripAdvisor
By Mitra Sorrells | November 20, 2019
Lindsay Nelson is TripAdvisor's president of core experience, overseeing brand, content development and revenue-generating products and features. Read More
Interview | Online
Hot 25 Startups 2020: SnapTravel
Hot 25 Startups 2020: SnapTravel
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
SnapTravel has developed an AI-powered chatbot that sources through thousands of hotels to find the best deals based on price, location, quality and overall value. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Hopper acquires GDX Travel, advancing NDC capacity and geographic growth
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2019
The deal gives Hopper direct access to more than 25 regional and low-cost carriers in Latin America via IATA’s NDC. Read More
News | Technology
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The three biggest tech-led trends for airlines right now
By Philippe Der Arslanian - Answair  | November 12, 2019
Philippe Der Arslanian shares his take from IATA's recent Airline Industry Retailing Symposium in Bangkok. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Brand Business - Daniel Gelemovich of Volaris
By Mitra Sorrells | November 11, 2019
Daniel Gelemovich is responsible for all marketing and digital strategies for the Mexico City-based low-cost carrier. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2019
Argentina-based Despegar reports gross bookings up 26% and revenue up 19% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.    Read More
News | Distribution
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Damian Scokin
By PhocusWire | November 7, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Damian Scokin of Despegar. Read More
Interview | Distribution
How can your smart watch and mobile help you boost hotel revenues on the go?
How can your smart watch and mobile help you boost hotel revenues on the go?
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | November 5, 2019
Revenue managers need flexibility and responsiveness that comes from mobile notifications. And so we built it. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Jeff Klee of AmTrav
By Mitra Sorrells | November 5, 2019
Jeff Klee, co-founder and CEO of travel management company AmTrav, discusses problems with flight distribution, the state of NDC, Google's role in travel and more. Read More
Interview | Online