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Ctrip scores £1.3B in revenue for second quarter in a row, will change name to Trip.com Group
Ctrip scores £1.3B in revenue for second quarter in a row, will change name to Trip.com Group
By Kevin May | September 10, 2019
Executive chairman James Liang says the move is to position the brand further as a global player, ending almost 20 years as Ctrip. Read More
News | Online
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TravelLocal brings broadcaster Channel 4 on board for Series A funding
By Linda Fox | August 23, 2019
TravelLocal is getting airtime from Channel 4 as it brings the U.K. broadcaster on for its Series A funding. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Jan Gerlach of Peakwork
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
Peakwork was founded in 2009 and provides software to connect supply from airlines, bedbank and other travel companies with online and off distributors. Read More
Interview | Technology
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
By Tim Peter - Tim Peter, Associates, & Tim Peter - Tim Peter & Associates | August 15, 2019
It doesn't seem that guests really need attribute-based selling, and it's unrealistic to assume that the model will both improve prices for guests and drive more revenue. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Four online travel agency myths to stop believing now
Four online travel agency myths to stop believing now
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School  | August 8, 2019
OTAs suffer from some image problems amongst many hoteliers, often due to misconceptions or misinformation about how they work. So, let's bust some myths. Read More
Opinion | Online
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MakeMyTrip narrows operating losses after growth across air, hotels and bus divisions
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2019
Group chairman and chief executive Deep Kalra hailed “strong business growth” in the “peak travel quarter” despite softer domestic demand. Read More
News | Online
REPORT: Can AI help OTAs earn customer loyalty?
REPORT: Can AI help OTAs earn customer loyalty?
By Marisa Garcia  | July 22, 2019
In this report, we’ll explore how using advanced technology and artificial intelligence can help OTAs and metasearch companies gain a competitive edge on bookings. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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Travel tech startup Pickyourtrail targets booming market of Indian travelers to Australia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 17, 2019
Indian travel planning startup Pickyourtrail is partnering with Tourism Australia to target the booming market of Indian travelers to that country. Read More
News | Startups
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2019
For the second piece in our series on India, we talk to some of the country's travel industry investors and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities and challenges of the market. Read More
News | Startups
Why travel marketers must be always on and multichannel
Why travel marketers must be always on and multichannel
By Stephen Taylor - Sojern  | July 4, 2019
To be successful in this era of convergence, travel providers must think more strategically, not just about inventory, but about how they’re selling entire experiences. Read More
Opinion | Online
Sabre broadens hospitality offerings with retail push, new lodging APIs
Sabre broadens hospitality offerings with retail push, new lodging APIs
By Jill Menze | June 27, 2019
At the Sabre Technology Exchange, the company detailed how hotels can benefit from its Intelligent Retailing platform and announced the launch of Content Services for Lodging. Read More
News | Technology
The evolution of the user experience in online business travel
The evolution of the user experience in online business travel
By Simon Carmouche - PredictX  | June 19, 2019
It feels like the industry is finally getting around to giving some long-overdue attention to the relative quality of the user experience of booking and trip itinerary management. Maybe not? Read More
Opinion | Online
Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | June 19, 2019
Hotels can fend off threats from outside by adopting a retailing mindset and using tech that supports their model, rather than relying on outdated property management systems. Read More
News | Online
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Stride walks away with $2.5M in funding for multiday packages platform
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
Stride adds $2.5 million to its coffers and launches its TripFinder feature to match travelers to their ideal trips. Read More
News | Startups
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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