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The web and its connection to travel is now over two decades old, yet it continues to evolve at a pace that is enough to keep the major players in the industry on alert and inspire new business to make a move.

The internet is no longer just about websites  - and the last disruptive force: mobile  - but the addition of new digital marketing techniques, cutting-edge user interfaces, and functionality that brings brands and consumers closer than ever before.


Triton private equity giant buys online tour operator Sunweb
Triton private equity giant buys online tour operator Sunweb
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
Sunweb Group is now under auspices of private equity ownership following a deal to sell the... Read More
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Q&A: Figuring out a role in a mega-funded world of ground transportation
Q&A: Figuring out a role in a mega-funded world of ground transportation
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
The focus tends to go to ground transportation brands that have raised multimillion (even billion... Read More
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VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
TourRadar may not perhaps get quite the same level of attention as other consumer-facing players... Read More
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HomeAway commits to future of VRBO with rebrand and new features
HomeAway commits to future of VRBO with rebrand and new features
By Kevin May | March 27, 2019
Expedia Group is "doubling down on what made the business successful", HomeAway president John Kim... Read More
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Tim Berners-Lee laments state of the web but offers hope for travel brands
Tim Berners-Lee laments state of the web but offers hope for travel brands
By Linda Fox | March 27, 2019
The iconic figure in the history of digital communications envisions a re-decentralized travel... Read More
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Airbnb counts half a billion guest arrivals, host earnings at $65B
Airbnb counts half a billion guest arrivals, host earnings at $65B
By Jill Menze | March 27, 2019
More than 500,000 guests have stayed at Airbnb properties around the globe, the company reports, with... Read More
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Uber eyes Middle East with $3.1B acquisition of Careem
Uber eyes Middle East with $3.1B acquisition of Careem
By Kevin May | March 26, 2019
The purchase price will be split between $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes,... Read More
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Lola 37 million Series C
Lola nearly doubles funding with $37M capital injection
By Mitra Sorrells | March 26, 2019
The corporate travel management platform will use the Series C funding to double its headcount and... Read More
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VIDEO: TUI on thinking about experiences as part of the overall trip
VIDEO: TUI on thinking about experiences as part of the overall trip
By Kevin May | March 26, 2019
With a string of acquisitions under its belt, one of Europe's biggest travel brands in the tours... Read More
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Women's Leadership: Out with soft skills, in with strategic skills
Women's Leadership: Out with soft skills, in with strategic skills
By Kirsteene Phelan - Rome2Rio  | March 26, 2019
The use of terms like "soft skills" in business is a disservice to all in online travel, particularly... Read More
Opinion | Online
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More