Business travelers increasingly seek digital channels
By Linda Fox | May 22, 2019
Research from CWT shows how business travelers are increasingly look to self-service channels such as web and mobile bookings and other travel-related tasks. Read More
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Latin America part 3 ground transportation
Latin America, part 3: The evolution of buses, bikes and scooters
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2019
For part three in our series on Latin America's travel industry we take a look at some developments in the ground transportation sector. Read More
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GetYourGuide 484 million funding reaction
Investors and a rival on the impact of GetYourGuide's record-breaking funding round
By Mitra Sorrells | May 17, 2019
Industry leaders react to news that SoftBank Vision Fund has invested $484 million in GetYourGuide. Read More
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VIDEO: eDreams Odigeo CEO Dana Dunne on mobile booking, harnessing data
By Linda Fox | May 16, 2019
Dana Dunne, CEO of eDreams Odigeo, shares thoughts on the company's progress over the past four years as well as the wider industry. Read More
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Startup Stage Frontdesk
STARTUP STAGE: Frontdesk manages short-term rentals in urban apartment communities
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2019
 Founded in 2017, Frontdesk develops and manages short-term rental suites around the United States for both business and leisure guests.    Read More
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Latin America part 2 startups and VC
Latin America, part 2: Investors take notice as travel startup activity picks up
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2019
For part two in our series on Latin America, we talk to one of the region's prominent accelerator programs and two entrepreneurs for their takes on the startup ecosystem. Read More
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Booking Holdings earnings Q1 2019
Bookings slightly up, revenue slightly down for Booking Holdings in Q1 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | May 9, 2019
Revenue was down but gross bookings were up for Booking Holdings in the first quarter of 2019, including a more than 10% increase in room nights sold. Read More
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Latin America part 1 overview
Latin America, part 1: Mobile, social drive travel forward despite lingering challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2019
For the first piece in our series on Latin America, we explore some of the region's characteristics impacting the travel industry. Read More
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new Muslim OTA Rihaala launches
New OTA targets Muslim travelers looking for halal-friendly destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2019
Rihaala is a new online travel agency focused on halal-friendly destinations and accommodations and user-generated content. Read More
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Middle East series part 4 aviation
Middle East, part 4: Aviation innovation
By Mitra Sorrells | April 29, 2019
For the final piece in our monthlong series on the Middle East, we take a look at innovations in the airline sector. Read More
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Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Read More
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TripScout signals next phase of travel discovery app with $2.1M funding
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The investment is being led by Corazon Capital and includes participation from a number of other funds including New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures and Connetic Ventures. Read More
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Travel translation app TripLingo bought by Travel and Transport
Travel translation app TripLingo bought by Travel and Transport
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The app was created in 2011 as a means for travelers to obtain instant voice and image translation from a database of useful phrases. Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2019 preview Lax Poojary
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Lax Poojary
By PhocusWire | April 22, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Touring Bird (Area 120 - Google) co-founder and CEO Lax... Read More
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Middle Eastern travel marketers see Amazon as biggest disruption threat
Middle Eastern travel marketers see Amazon as biggest disruption threat
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2019
Travel marketers in the Middle East say Amazon has the greatest potential to disrupt travel marketing in the next five years. Read More
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