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News / Startups
Car subscription startup Invygo drives off with $10M for expansion
By Kathryn Walson | November 1, 2022
Launched in 2019, the Invygo app allows customers to choose, drive and swap cars. Read More
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News / Online
5 things to know about U.S. travel shopping and booking behavior
By Phocuswright Research | October 31, 2022
In 2021, the U.S. travel industry finally showed signs of life again, and shoppers turned away from pandemic-era considerations, focusing more on travel style and budget-related concerns.  Read More
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News / Startups
Canary Technologies lands $30M to enhance hotel platform
By Kathryn Walson | October 28, 2022
The company’s platform offers an array of products for hoteliers, including contactless check-in, contactless checkout, guest messaging, digital upsells, digital tipping, digital authorizations and... Read More
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News / Online
Travel apps have work to do in improving customer satisfaction
By Kathryn Walson | October 24, 2022
According to a recent study from Applause, 37% of customers say travel apps have not been helpful in managing recent travel challenges. Read More
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News / Technology
The push to digitalize the air travel experience
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2022
While Lufthansa Group has set up Digital Hangar to focus on the customer experience, other airlines are also addressing how they interact with customers.  Read More
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News / Technology
Pace of innovation set to pick up in travel, but fraud worries grow
By Alfred Siew - WiT | October 19, 2022
Panelists at WiT Singapore discuss innovation around trip planning while also sharing concerns about fraud in the digital realm. Read More
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News / Online
Move to digital gains momentum in tours and activities sector
By Kathryn Walson | October 14, 2022
Online travel agencies will continue to accelerate the move to digital. And with niche OTAs entering the tours and activities market, consolidation is likely on the horizon. Read More
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News / Technology
Google adds new tools to help tours and attractions operators target customers
By Kathryn Walson | October 11, 2022
Google Maps now displays ticket prices for attractions to help people quickly compare prices across different partners. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel brands laser in on mobile experience in India
By Kathryn Walson | October 10, 2022
An ever-growing number of consumers in India are making purchases through mobile platforms. This trend is leading travel brands to heighten their focus on mobile. Read More
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News / Online
Amadeus partners with Latin American super app Rappi to power travel growth
By Kathryn Walson | October 5, 2022
With its search and automation capabilities, the Amadeus Travel Platform will power the Rappi Travel service and strengthen its growth, according to the companies. Read More
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News / Online
Travel app bookings up 16% as consumers embrace digital solutions
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2022
According to a PYMNTS study, consumers reported more engagement with travel platforms such as Airbnb and Homestay along with other digital solutions in Q2 2022. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
Q&A: Amadeus on the changing face of airline distribution
By Linda Fox | September 23, 2022
In this Q&A, Decius Valmorbida, president of Amadeus’ travel unit, discusses how the company is ditching the old, transaction-based treatment of customers in favor of a new,... Read More
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News / Startups
Zartico raises $20M to help destinations make sense of visitor data
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2022
Founded in March 2020, Zartico has raised a total of $24.5 million and says it has more than 180 customers.  Read More
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News / Technology
CLEAR makes foray into hotels via Virdee partnership
By Jill Menze | September 20, 2022
The partnership between CLEAR and Virdee allows travelers to bypass the front desk and check in by showing a photo at a hotel kiosk. Read More
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News / Distribution
TAKE A SURVEY: The outlook for tours and attractions
By PhocusWire | September 19, 2022
Phocuswright and Arival are conducting a survey on the outlook for tours, experiences and attractions. Read More