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Mary Meeker's annual report: Growing giants, next-gen data and super apps
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2019
Many in the digital and wider industrial world await Mary Meeker’s annual trends report with anticipation for what can be expected for their sector. We look at the travel-related elements. Read More
News | Online
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Sounding Off: Another major OTA arriving is the least of the hospitality sector's worries
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2019
Understanding and meeting the changing customer is going to become the single most important investment that hotels and chains make in the years ahead, after asset improvements and other infrastructure... Read More
Interview | Online
booking-reviews-influence talks up importance of reviews in travel decisions, especially for rentals
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
The OTA's survey of 21,500 travelers globally reveals that 53% of travelers have decided not to book accommodation because of negative reviews about a host. Read More
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The A-to-Gen Z of travel loyalty
By Craig Brennan - SwitchFly  | June 14, 2019
The next generation of consumers don’t want one-size-fits-all rewards. They want to be recognized as individuals and they want rewards that are relevant to their needs and to their travel journey. Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
By Jill Menze | June 13, 2019
The adventures, numbering more than 200 at the outset, are available either exclusively to Airbnb or provided by small local operators. Read More
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
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Worldpay Helldorff payment challenges trends
Q&A: Worldpay's Thomas Helldorff on challenges, trends and predictions for travel payments
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2019
Worldpay's vice president of vertical strategy for travel and airlines shares his thoughts on the role of mobile and alternative payments, how payment systems can drive conversions and much... Read More
News | Technology
Bitcoin continues to be on a slow burn as payment option in travel
By Linda Fox | June 12, 2019
Can Bitcoin gain real traction in travel payments as it's explored by new segments? Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair LIVE - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
By Kevin May | June 12, 2019
The group's CEO is a DJ-turned-entrepreneur having founded brands such as MrJet in Sweden and, more recently alongside overseeing Travelstart, investing in other startups. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: Teenage years still to come for NDC, patience required
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2019
New Distribution Capability (NDC) has broadly been accepted as a positive step in bringing value, and eventually greater efficiency, to the airline distribution chain. But, it’s not an overnight... Read More
News | Distribution
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
By Kevin May | June 11, 2019
The South Korea-based hotel booking website has now secured a total of $242 million in funding after landing the latest Series D round. Read More
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What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | June 11, 2019
As lines blur between platform and provider, there are some real questions around rate parity and price competitiveness in this brave new world. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
VIDEO: on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
By Kevin May | June 10, 2019's semi-official entry into the tours and activities sector was notable for many things - not least why did it take so long. Read More
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Aviation innovation: Insider perspectives on where the industry goes next
By Voyager HQ  | June 10, 2019
Voyager HQ asked individual table moderators from this year’s summit to share some of the most compelling conversations and useful tidbits from their tables and from the day as a whole. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Payments month part 2 fraud
Travel payments, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2019
For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine learning can help to solve them. Read More
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