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Singapore Tourism Board opens accelerator to improve the visitor experience
By Linda Fox | October 31, 2019
Singapore Tourism has announced the first cohort of startups for its accelerator which has been set up to boost the visitor experience. Read More
News | Startups
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Q&A: Travelfish's Stuart McDonald on the OYO and Instagram problems plaguing Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 31, 2019
The Travelfish co-founder gets candid on why OYO's model is flawed, Google needs to relent and "influencers are like influenza." Read More
News | Online
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Southeast Asia a “melting pot of trends” in online travel
By Mitra Sorrells | October 30, 2019
Travel companies are expanding their offerings and forging partnerships to stay ahead in the fast-changing market of Southeast Asia. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com app integrates ride-hailing services via Grab
Booking.com app integrates ride-hailing services via Grab
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | October 29, 2019
Booking.com and Grab are extending their partnership with the addition of Grab's ride-hailing service into the OTA's mobile app. Read More
News | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Amit Saberwal of RedDoorz
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2019
RedDoorz was founded five years ago and has raised $115 million in 2019. Expansion to new markets is part of the strategy, as is technology development. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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Why Klook is using offline events to target Southeast Asia’s mobile-first travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | October 25, 2019
Klook is hosting offline travel festivals to attract new customers to its digital platform. Read More
News | Distribution
Q&A: Agoda CMO on how it tackles Southeast Asia
Q&A: Agoda CMO on how it tackles Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 23, 2019
Agoda chief marketing officer Ittai Chorev discusses how the platform tries to deliver on what customers want, how new features like Mix and Save have played out, its partnership with Grab and more. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Ross Veitch of Wego
By Mitra Sorrells | October 22, 2019
Ross Veitch is CEO of Wego, the travel marketplace he co-founded with Craig Hewett in 2005 in Singapore. Read More
Interview | Online
Agoda CEO on moving beyond accommodation and forging unorthodox partnerships
Agoda CEO on moving beyond accommodation and forging unorthodox partnerships
By Corinne Wan - WebInTravel  | October 21, 2019
The OTA says it is focusing on finding the “best inventory” for its customers, operating with the “best tech” and fending off the intense competition in Asia armed with the “best weapons." Read More
News | Online
Southeast Asia, part 3: Homegrown travel brands know consumers best but struggle to educate market
Southeast Asia, part 3: Homegrown travel brands know consumers best but struggle to educate market
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2019
For the third piece in our series on Southeast Asia, we look at the distribution landscape in the area and how both B2C and B2B local players are competing for their slice of the pie. Read More
News | Distribution
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Traveloka brings VR tours of Indonesia to Singapore airport
By Jill Menze | October 18, 2019
Called the Xperience Wonderful Indonesia Hub and located in Terminal 3 of the airport, the pop-up takes visitors on virtual tours Bali, Banyuwangi, Riau Islands, West Java, Sumba, Rapatwaken, Jakarta... Read More
News | Technology
ZEN Rooms gets new funding from Yanolja, plots technology expansion
ZEN Rooms gets new funding from Yanolja, plots technology expansion
By Steven Lerner | October 18, 2019
Yanolja - a self-appointed “unicorn” after Booking Holdings and GIC invested $180 million in the platform in June - is doubling down on the $15 million it invested in ZEN Rooms last year, adding to its... Read More
News | Online
Thailand, Indonesia see growth in booking volume in Southeast Asia
Thailand, Indonesia see growth in booking volume in Southeast Asia
By Steven Lerner | October 17, 2019
New research by Insights-X reveals that Thailand was the destination of choice for 47% of the reservations in Southeast Asia this year, and Indonesia is experiencing the fastest booking volume growth in... Read More
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Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
By Marissa Trew - WebInTravel  | October 16, 2019
The hotel-online travel agency relationship has always been a tricky one. The two are co-dependent and must care for each other, but not too much. Read More
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TripAdvisor ponders the platform’s future direction, monetization and competing with Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 16, 2019
TripAdvisor's president of core experience took the stage at WebInTravel's conference in Singapore to discuss the brand's ideas for the years ahead. Read More
News | Online