Online Travel Agency


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 Booking.com. Read More
News | Technology
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The massive jump from its official launch number of 20 in September 2018 to 200 this week comes almost a year to the day since the Google Area 120-run search engine was first tested in the open market. Read More
News | Online
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
News | Technology
Travel recession opinion MMGY Clayton Reid
It's time to call it - we are heading for a travel recession, part 1
By Clayton Reid - MMGY Global  | April 24, 2019
MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid sees a looming slowdown that will impact travel. The first part of his analysis explains why this has come about. Read More
Opinion | Online
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
By Kevin May | April 23, 2019
Key findings from a major study carried out by D-Edge, the Accor-owned hotel technology group that includes the AvailPro and FastBooking platforms. Read More
News | Distribution
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Online payment solutions crucial to travel, as Middle East travelers book later and more often
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 22, 2019
At WiT Middle East, Checkout.com’s Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo looked at the purchasing behaviors of travelers in the Middle East, where the opportunities lie and what some of the core challenges facing... Read More
News | Online
Middle East series part 3 distribution
Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
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Going beyond NDC: Answers to your questions
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
We caught up with the three panelists from a recent webinar to answer some of the top audience questions that we didn’t have time to address live at the event. Read More
News | Distribution
How to deepen the relationship between tour and attraction suppliers and distributors
How to deepen the relationship between tour and attraction suppliers and distributors
By Melanie Ryan Meador - Redeam  | April 18, 2019
Distributors can make great business partners, but they’re also keen to make the most money off suppliers as possible… or as much as you will let them. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Ryanair to get new website, promises more personalization
Ryanair to get new website, promises more personalization
By Linda Fox | April 17, 2019
The move is part of the airline’s customer strategy for 2019, which aims to deliver a more personalized service on its digital channels. Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2019
Through this webinar you’ll leave with the tactics you need to step up your parity game and stop leaving money on the table. Read More
News | Distribution
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Lastminute.com Group now also a media company, offers out marketing services
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Lastminute.com Group launches Forward as an independent media business. Read More
News | Online
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
By Kevin May | April 15, 2019
Hotelbeds has become the first third-party bedbank to sign a distribution deal with India-based OYO Rooms. Read More
News | Distribution
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Kiwi.com invests in Zuri to help develop unmanned civilian flights
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Virtual interlining specialist Kiwi.com has backed the unmanned flight concept that uses vertical take-off and landing tech. Read More
News | Distribution
wit 2019 wrapup
From WiT Middle East 2019: Travel brands jostle to find their groove in a booming market
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WiT  | April 15, 2019
A look at the five key takeaways from WiT Middle East conference. Read More
News | Online