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Amadeus confirms acquisition of TravelClick for $1.52B
Amadeus confirms acquisition of TravelClick for $1.52B
By Jill Menze | August 10, 2018
As speculated last week, Amadeus is buying hotel technology provider TravelClick in a $1.52 billion deal. Read More
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Airbnb for Work bookings triple, drive "significant" growth for Homes business
Airbnb for Work bookings triple, drive "significant" growth for Homes business
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2018
Airbnb is reporting a sizable increase in bookings via its corporate travel platform - so much so that Airbnb for Work is now “one of the most significant growth drivers” for the company’s Homes sector. Read More
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QOTW: Something about not being immune to competition
QOTW: Something about not being immune to competition
By PhocusWire | August 3, 2018
Quote from Peter O’Connor, professor at Essec Business School, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
By Kevin May | August 2, 2018
Hotel distribution service DHISCO is now part of the RateGain family following an acquisition of the company for an undisclosed fee. Read More
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Amadeus in talks for major deal to acquire TravelClick
Amadeus in talks for major deal to acquire TravelClick
By Kevin May | August 2, 2018
Amadeus has signalled its intent to further challenge rival Sabre in the hotel technology arena with a potential deal to buy TravelClick. Read More
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Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School | August 1, 2018
Just as the taxi industry responded to new competition by trying to manipulate governments in their favor, hotel chains are ganging up on travel industry innovators such as Airbnb and online travel... Read More
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Amadeus reports revenue and profit growth for first half of 2018
By Linda Fox | July 27, 2018
Amadeus has reported gains in revenue and profit for the first six months of 2018. Read More
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How hotel operators can leverage technology to retain more customers
How hotel operators can leverage technology to retain more customers
By Mark McGregor - Signavio | July 27, 2018
Process management or process modeling is one the most underrated applications that can be utilized to enhance the experience of travel. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
By Carson Booth - SnapShot | July 20, 2018
With massive amounts of data now available to hotels, it’s safe to say that all future technologies will rely on data and integrations. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Secret Escapes unlocks new investment round of £52M
Secret Escapes unlocks new investment round of £52M
By Kevin May | July 19, 2018
Secret Escapes has landed another funding round - the second time in the space of eight months that its secured a $50 million investment. Read More
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Travel startups - pick your battles against the powerful wisely
Travel startups - pick your battles against the powerful wisely
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | July 19, 2018
The Phocuswright Conference in November this year comes at a point in the travel and hospitality industry life-cycle where challenger startups from 15-20 years ago are now the global incumbents. Read More
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Desktop revenue for hotels trumps mobile despite dominance of traffic to devices
Desktop revenue for hotels trumps mobile despite dominance of traffic to devices
By Linda Fox | July 16, 2018
Revenue for hotel bookings via mobile devices still lags behind those made on a desktop, according to research from Bookassist. Read More
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QOTW: Something about embracing the mess
QOTW: Something about embracing the mess
By PhocusWire | July 13, 2018
Quote from James Ferguson, senior design manager at Skyscanner, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Seatfrog grabs $6 million round to bolster upgrade bidding app
Seatfrog grabs $6 million round to bolster upgrade bidding app
By Kevin May | July 12, 2018
Rail and air upgrade platform Seatfrog has secured a Series A investment to the tune of $6 million. Read More
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VIDEO: Tours and activities from two perspectives
VIDEO: Tours and activities from two perspectives
By PhocusWire | July 11, 2018
We all know the widely-used phrases - "hottest sector in the industry", "ripe for growth", "fragmented but fixable", etc. Read More
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