Packaging


VIDEO: Rethinking the entry of Google in travel
VIDEO: Rethinking the entry of Google in travel
By Kevin May | May 20, 2019
A series of spiky (angry, even) tweets and comments during conferences over the years - that's been the mainstay of one critic of Google's role in travel. Read More
News | Online
What we’ve learned from tracking more than 280M online bookings
What we’ve learned from tracking more than 280M online bookings
By SaleCycle  | May 13, 2019
Over the past year, we have tracked more than 280 million online bookings and abandonments from their airline and travel clients. This is what we found out. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Phocuswright Europe 2019 preview Dirk Tietz
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Dirk Tietz
By PhocusWire | May 3, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick. Next up: Dirk Tietz of DER Touristik Group... Read More
Interview | Distribution
Digital natives reveal what and who gets their attention with online travel reviews
Digital natives reveal what and who gets their attention with online travel reviews
By Kevin May | May 2, 2019
TripAdvisor does not compare to Google for getting online reviews of travel products in the minds of travelers aged between 18 and 28. Read More
News | Online
new Muslim OTA Rihaala launches
New OTA targets Muslim travelers looking for halal-friendly destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2019
Rihaala is a new online travel agency focused on halal-friendly destinations and accommodations and user-generated content. Read More
News | Distribution
amadeus drivers of change in hospitality
Welcome to next-generation hospitality: Attribute-based booking, tech-led services and achieving cult status
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2019
According to the new Drivers of Change in Hospitality report, produced by Amadeus in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group, Foresight Factory and Cornell University, there are three key... Read More
News | Online
Ctrip controls half of MakeMyTrip shares after swap deal with Naspers
Ctrip controls half of MakeMyTrip shares after swap deal with Naspers
By Kevin May | April 29, 2019
Ctrip gives up 6% of its shares in order to gain a 49% stake in MakeMyTrip, the Indian online travel agency where it's had an interest for over three years. Read More
News | Online
Travel recession opinion MMGY Clayton Reid part 2
It's time to call it - we are heading for a travel recession, part 2
By Clayton Reid - MMGY Global  | April 26, 2019
In part two of his analysis of the economic outlook for travel, MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid offers advice on how to prepare for a downturn. Read More
Opinion | Online
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
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
By PhocusWire | March 26, 2019
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines in their journey to modern retailing and how they are addressing the challenges. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Ctrip ticks $4.5B annual revenue level for the first time
Ctrip ticks $4.5B annual revenue level for the first time
By Kevin May | March 5, 2019
Ctrip cited "robust growth momentum" in its international business during 2018, but despite the uptick in overall annual revenue, Ctrip saw a decline of 19% in fourth quarter revenues to $1.1... Read More
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Peakwork invests in Chinese partner Zhouyou Technology
Peakwork invests in Chinese partner Zhouyou Technology
By Kevin May | February 25, 2019
Zhouyou Technology received an undisclosed investment from its European partner Peakwork, in a bid to expand dynamic packaging services in China. Read More
News | Distribution
China series part 1 overview
China, part 1: The big (and getting bigger) picture
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2019
Travel brands and suppliers need to be aware that the Chinese travel market is not only growing - it is also changing. Read More
News | Online
Switchfly in new hands as private equity firms take over loyalty tech provider
Switchfly in new hands as private equity firms take over loyalty tech provider
By Kevin May | January 29, 2019
Golub Capital and L Capital take a controlling stake in the business, with a new CEO coming in as former boss steps down. Read More
News | Technology
MakeMyTrip posts gains in revenue and bookings as overall loss figure narrows
MakeMyTrip posts gains in revenue and bookings as overall loss figure narrows
By Kevin May | January 24, 2019
Total gross booking volumes hit $1.41 billion, up by 32% on the same period in 2017 - pushing loss figure down to $22.9 million. Read More
News | Online