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Ctrip hotel marketing training
Ctrip expands its "Hotel University" training program to hoteliers worldwide
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2019
The travel giant is growing its in-person marketing training - dubbed Ctrip Hotel University - to hotels outside China. Read More
News | Online
The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital  | February 20, 2019
As the travel planning process increases in complexity, hoteliers need to find ways to engage their best potential guests across multiple touch points and across all devices, especially mobile. Read More
Opinion | Online
Startup Stage Refundit
STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European Union. Read More
Interview | Startups
GoEuro global expansion new name Omio
GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2019
GoEuro is preparing to expand to South America, Asia and the United States with a new name: Omio. Read More
News | Online
travelport-business-travel-tech
Business travelers happy with tech and human hybrid approaches to services
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Travelport research reveals the technologies business travelers are adopting, with support growing for alt-human interfaces. Read More
News | Technology
virtual-car-rental
Virtuo revs up with €20M in funding for expansion of car-rental app across Europe
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Mobile app-based car-rental startup Virtuo adds €20 million in funding. Balderton Capital and others are backing the company. Read More
News | Startups
Alipay usage Chinese New Year
Older Chinese tourists catching up to millennials in use of mobile payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2019
Alipay says middle-aged travelers, those born between 1960 and 1979, were the main driving force in outbound tourism and overseas consumption for the Chinese Lunar New Year week.  Read More
News | Technology
How airlines can sweat existing assets to capture in-flight eyeballs
How airlines can sweat existing assets to capture in-flight eyeballs
By Dan Hurwitz - Penthera  | February 11, 2019
In-flight entertainment has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years, yet seat-back screens are already on the decline - so airlines need to think differently as their passengers are now paying more... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Sounding Off: China is treading a path of ideas for others to follow
Sounding Off: China is treading a path of ideas for others to follow
By PhocusWire | February 8, 2019
Hardware and software providers may have been inspired in part by some of their counterparts in the West but China is arguably at the bleeding edge of pulling it all together for the sake of the user. Read More
Interview | Online
Lime rides away with big expansion plans after $310M investment
Lime rides away with big expansion plans after $310M investment
By Kevin May | February 7, 2019
The Series D round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Fidelity Investments, GV and IVP. Read More
News | Online
Can OYO capture the unbranded hotel market in the U.S. and Europe?
Can OYO capture the unbranded hotel market in the U.S. and Europe?
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2019
OYO Hotels & Homes is expanding again, debuting in the United States and ramping up operations in Europe. Read More
News | Distribution
China series part 1 overview
China, part 1: The big (and getting bigger) picture
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2019
Travel brands and suppliers need to be aware that the Chinese travel market is not only growing - it is also changing. Read More
News | Online
Zingle hospitality messaging 11M funding
Zingle charts deeper push into hospitality with $11M capital raise
By Mitra Sorrells | February 1, 2019
B2C messaging platform Zingle has landed $11 million in new funding to support its growth in hospitality. Read More
News | Technology
Cruise series part 4 digital marketing NCL
Inside cruise, part 4: The marketing mix
By Mitra Sorrells | January 28, 2019
Norwegian Cruise Line chief marketing officer Meg Lee shares her thoughts on social media, paid search, content curation and how emerging technologies can be used in cruise marketing. Read More
News | Online
Cruise series part 3 technology
Inside cruise, part 3: The technical transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2019
For the third in our series on cruise, we explore how cruise lines are using technology to improve the customer experience. Read More
News | Technology