Online Travel Agency


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
News | Online
The journey before the journey: How travel marketers establish trust with consumers
The journey before the journey: How travel marketers establish trust with consumers
By Jim Price - PebblePost | February 19, 2018
The last couple of decades have seen the advent of some very useful and powerful trip planning and booking tools, but planning a vacation is not just scientific, it is emotional, aspirational and... Read More
Opinion | Online
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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
News | Distribution
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
News | Technology
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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
News | Online
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
News | Technology
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
News | Distribution
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... Read More
News | Technology
Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
A year ago, just 11% of travel buyers in a survey said they believe IATA's New Distribution Capability is "a good thing" for the industry. Read More
News | Distribution
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2018
The travel industry has yet to see a clear frontrunner emerge in the tours and attractions space. Be it for lack of the right idea or the right distribution model - or, most likely, both - no major or... Read More
News | Online
Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
By Kevin May | February 13, 2018
Hotels have a high dependency on online travel agencies to distribute their inventory, with almost every other channel deemed to be low on same scale. Read More
News | Distribution
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Routehappy gets second GDS deal as Amadeus signs
By Kevin May | February 12, 2018
Amadeus will include airline information such as amenities, cabin services and seat provision to travel agencies after inking a deal with Routehappy. Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia splashed out record $5.3 billion on marketing in 2017
Expedia splashed out record $5.3 billion on marketing in 2017
By Kevin May | February 12, 2018
Expedia Inc spent a record $5.3 billion on marketing in 2017 - a figure that continues to trouble investors amid its full year financial results. Read More
News | Online
Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.    Read More
News | Startups
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QOTW: Something about the beginning of a new battle
By PhocusWire | February 9, 2018
Quote from Airbnb in its plea to hotels. Read More
News | Distribution