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Sion secures $3.2M to help agents chase commission
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2022
The investment in the U.S.-based SaaS business was led by TIA Ventures with SmartFlyer and Virtuoso also involved.... Read More
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Evaneos lands €20M to develop its sustainable tourism marketplace
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2022
Existing investors Partech, Level Equity, Quadrille Capital, XAnge, Serena Capital and Bpifrance have come together to participate in the funding for the France-based travel platform.... Read More
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How travel brands are prioritizing mobile app engagement
By Kathryn Walson | December 7, 2022
Companies like Expedia, Booking, Tripadvisor, CWT and more are using their apps to drive loyalty and provide personalization.... Read More
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American tells TMCs to be NDC-ready by April or lose some content access
By Donna M. Airoldi - BTN | December 6, 2022
American Airlines on Monday alerted travel agencies that they need to be connected to the carrier's New Distribution Capability technology by April 2023.... Read More
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Amex GBT and Traxo pilot tech to capture out-of-channel booking data
By Linda Fox | December 6, 2022
Amex GBT is using Traxo's Filter technology to capture out-of-policy bookings and bring the data back into its own systems.... Read More
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Hospitality execs on competing with rentals, driving more loyalty
By Mitra Sorrells | December 6, 2022
In a session at The Phocuswright Conference, hospitality executives say they need to better understand consumer wants and needs – and to communicate more effectively about why their properties are the right choice.  ... Read More
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OYO restructures to scale up hotels and homes business
By Kathryn Walson | December 5, 2022
The India-based company is adding 250 employees to partner-relationship management and business development teams.... Read More
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TripStax adds hotel booking capabilities with acquisition of Hotelzon
By Linda Fox | December 5, 2022
The acquisition of Hotelzon is the second this year for TripStax after its purchase of corporate booking startup TapTrip this summer.... Read More
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TTC launches carbon fund to reach net zero
By Linda Fox | December 5, 2022
After a year of reviewing possible routes towards achieving net zero by 2050, The Travel Corporation (TTC), whose brands include Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Tours and Uniworld River Cruises, opted for the introduction of a carbon fund.... Read More
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Forbes Travel Guide partners with Jerne for influencer marketing
By Kathryn Walson | December 5, 2022
The integrated partnership grants FTG’s 2,000 hotels, restaurants and spas access to Jerne’s technology that facilitates relationships with influencers and creators.... Read More
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Le Collectionist scores €60M for luxury rentals expansion
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2022
Highland Europe led the investment in the Paris, France-based business with a number of business angels and private investors also involved.... Read More
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AltoVita lands $9.5M in funding for corporate accommodation platform
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2022
The round, which is led by Novum Capital Partners and Fifth Wall, will go towards further expansion with a goal of delivering 2.5 million properties by the end of 2023.... Read More
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Snapchat, Meta share how to use social media to engage travelers
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2022
During a panel at The Phocuswright Conference, participants discuss why AR and influencers are key for travel brands’ social media strategies.... Read More
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Travelers’ demand for experiences requires industry rethink
By Kathryn Walson | December 1, 2022
Industry experts are convening this week at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit 2022 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.... Read More
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ResortPass lands $26M to expand "daycation" access globally
By Kathryn Walson | November 30, 2022
The round was co-led by Declaration Partners and 14W, with participation from existing lead investor CRV and new investors including celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. ... Read More