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Zoomcar steers to electric rental future with $40 million round
Zoomcar steers to electric rental future with $40 million round
By Kevin May | February 19, 2018
Car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra is leading a $40 million investment in on-demand car rental service Zoomcar.... Read More
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Research Spotlight: Asia Pacific's fast-growing OTA landscape
By PhocusWire | February 19, 2018
In the Asia Pacific region, aggregate gross bookings via online travel agencies are projected to jump 68% from 2017 to 2012.... Read More
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Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2018
Data sharing is a complicated - and sometimes disjointed - process in the air transport industry. The creation and storage of information for each flight is handled by multiple entities, at minimum the arrival and departure airports and the airline.... Read More
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Top reasons why startups end up in the deadpool
Top reasons why startups end up in the deadpool
By Kevin May | February 16, 2018
The travel industry is littered with the remains of startups that came and went quicker than you can say "great, but please tell us how you're going to make money".... Read More
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Digital tools to enhance the value of airline offerings
Digital tools to enhance the value of airline offerings
By Jill Menze | February 16, 2018
The traveler path to purchase is influenced by countless factors, but above all, consumers make decisions based on how they interpret the value of an offer at any given moment.... Read More
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QOTW: Something about putting pieces in the Troogle jigsaw
QOTW: Something about putting pieces in the Troogle jigsaw
By PhocusWire | February 16, 2018
Quote from Gino Engels, co-founder and chief commercial officer of OTA Insight.... Read More
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TripAdvisor 2018 strategy hotels attractions mobile
TripAdvisor bets on TV advertising, improved UX to restore profit in hotel segment
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2018
TripAdvisor will expand its television advertising spending to $100 to $130 million for its hotel segment during 2018, with new creative and new markets, while simultaneously reducing online marketing spend.... Read More
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Wyndham Worldwide offloads European rental brands for $1.3 billion
Wyndham Worldwide offloads European rental brands for $1.3 billion
By Kevin May | February 15, 2018
James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks and Hoseasons are under new ownership after Wyndham Worldwide finalized a deal to sell its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity.... Read More
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OTA Insight on Google and Airbnb
Google, Airbnb and the evolving distribution landscape
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2018
Airbnb and Google made notable announcements in the first week of February – the former opening its platform to hotel distribution and the latter rolling out updates to expand and simplify travel search.   ... Read More
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Full speaker roster, topics and a €400 saving for Phocuswright Europe
Full speaker roster, topics and a €400 saving for Phocuswright Europe
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2018
It's just three months to go until the best travel conference in Europe returns to the Dutch city of Amsterdam.... Read More
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sawydays necessary evil
Why small property owners see OTAs as a "necessary evil"
By Jill Menze | February 15, 2018
The codependent nature of small property owners and their booking partners has its upsides, but primarily, it’s viewed by the underdogs as a “necessary evil.”... Read More
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TripAdvisor earnings full year 2017
TripAdvisor has revenue elsewhere to thank as hotel growth remains flat
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2018
TripAdvisor turned in modest 5% growth in total revenue for 2017 but a notable 24% increase in revenue in its non-hotel category.   ... Read More
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Duetto raises massive $80 million to push hotel tech platform
Duetto raises massive $80 million to push hotel tech platform
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
Duetto can boast $143.2 million in funding rounds to date after landing a huge Series D investment of $80 million this week.... Read More
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Sabre posts record revenue for 2017 despite slowing growth
Sabre posts record revenue for 2017 despite slowing growth
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
Sabre saw revenues hit more than $3.5 billion during 2017, in what the company claims was a "transformational year" for the business.... Read More
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Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2018
When Microsoft announced in November 2016 that it was working with Australia-based online travel agency Webjet to build a blockchain proof-of-concept solution, the term “blockchain” was still relatively unknown.  ... Read More
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