Travel Booking


wrapup april 20 2018
Delta, Blacklane, BookingKit and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2018
Delta launches Farelogix’s calculation engine… BookingKit partners with Vakario… Thai Airways International promotes Blacklane… Cathay Pacific integrates with Skyscanner… RedAwning grows... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Booking acquires FareHarbor
Booking Holdings buys FareHarbor in push for share of tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
Booking Holdings has agreed to acquire FareHarbor, a Denver-based software company focused on tours and activities.   Read More
News | Distribution
Aruba blockchain Winding Tree3
Can blockchain help a tiny, travel-dependent island reinvent its economy?
By Mitra Sorrells | April 18, 2018
On the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba – population just over 100,000 – tourism is the foundation of the economy, contributing about 88% of its gross domestic product and accounting for 90% of its... Read More
News | Technology
Eatwith partnerships Chinese travel
Food experiences platform Eatwith partners with five Chinese travel providers
Travelers that use any of China’s five largest online travel sites now have direct access to book food experiences offered by Eatwith in cities around the globe.   Read More
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Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
By Kevin May | April 18, 2018
Plenty of attention on Marriott this week as it introduces a new loyalty package - but other efforts to coincide with the launch illustrate a maturing of another sector. Read More
News | Online
Turo adds rental agencies new funding
Car-share startup Turo adds rental agencies to expand globally
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo is adding vehicles from independent car rental companies to its platform.    Read More
News | Startups
eDreams ODIGEO machine learning
Machine learning drives 50% increase in flight bookings for eDreams ODIGEO
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
Barcelona-based eDreams ODIGEO reports a significant boost in business since it began using machine learning technology to personalize offers for travelers.    Read More
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AI series part 3 Hopper
AI analysis, part 3: The brains behind Hopper
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2018
In part three, we talk to Fred Lalonde, founder and CEO of Hopper. Read More
News | Technology
sabre synxis property hub
Sabre sharpens tools for hoteliers with new guest-focused property hub
By Jill Menze | April 16, 2018
Sabre’s newly outlined vision to reshape the business of travel includes not only solutions for its airline customers, but also for hoteliers. Read More
News | Technology
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
By Mitra Sorrells | April 13, 2018
TravelTriangle, an India-based online marketplace, has raised $12 million in a series C funding round.   Read More
News | Online
CarTrawler Splyt ride hailing partnership
CarTrawler puts ride-hailing into airline mobile apps
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
CarTrawler, the technology platform that powers car rentals, chauffeurs, taxis and other ground transportation services, is adding on-demand ride hailing to its system.   Read More
News | Technology
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
By Kevin May | April 11, 2018
A series B round of $21 million has come to Travelperk from a group of new and existing investors in its bid to "fix business travel". Read More
News | Startups
Vacation rental new association
Vacation rental "disruption" triggers new focus for association
By Mitra Sorrells | April 10, 2018
A new non-profit association is positioning itself to be the voice of vacation rental owners and managers as they deal with changes and challenges in their business model.   Read More
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Google tests activities search platform with a twist
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine for tours and activities. Read More
News | Online
Airbnb tests eliminating guest fees in new pilot program
Airbnb tests eliminating guest fees in new pilot program
By Jill Menze | April 9, 2018
Airbnb is asking select hosts to join a pilot program that removes guest fees from listings. Read More
News | Online