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The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital  | February 20, 2019
As the travel planning process increases in complexity, hoteliers need to find ways to engage their best potential guests across multiple touch points and across all devices, especially mobile. Read More
Opinion | Online
Egencia adds hotel chat, package booking features to business travel platform
Egencia adds hotel chat, package booking features to business travel platform
By Jill Menze | February 20, 2019
Egencia is rolling out platform updates to benefit both business travelers and travel managers. Read More
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Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2019
Hilton boosted its loyalty program by 14 million members in 2018 and continues to focus on direct relationships. Read More
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GoEuro global expansion new name Omio
GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2019
GoEuro is preparing to expand to South America, Asia and the United States with a new name: Omio. Read More
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Virtuo revs up with €20M in funding for expansion of car-rental app across Europe
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Mobile app-based car-rental startup Virtuo adds €20 million in funding. Balderton Capital and others are backing the company. Read More
News | Startups
Sabre bullish for the year ahead, rounds out 2018 with revenue close to $4BN
Sabre bullish for the year ahead, rounds out 2018 with revenue close to $4BN
By Linda Fox | February 12, 2019
Sabre says it's confident of growth in revenue for 2019 as it announces 2018 full-year figures. Read More
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Travel websites losing billions as shoppers abandon purchases
Travel websites losing billions as shoppers abandon purchases
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2019
An eye-watering estimate of $2.4 billion was lost in online revenue on websites during the fourth quarter of 2018. Read More
News | Online
Secret Escapes buys into Ireland with the acquisition of Empathy Marketing
Secret Escapes buys into Ireland with the acquisition of Empathy Marketing
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2019
Secret Escapes is expanding its presence to Ireland with the acquisition of the company behind Pigsback, TheDiningRoom and LuxuryBreaks. Read More
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China series part 2 Ctrip James Liang
China, part 2: A conversation with Ctrip founder James Liang
By Mitra Sorrells | February 11, 2019
For part two of our China theme month, we talk to Ctrip co-founder and chairman James Liang about the company's growth and future plans. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb hires airline veteran Fred Reid to oversee "transportation", but rules out obvious options
By Kevin May | February 7, 2019
The seasoned airline exec - Virgin America, Lufthansa, American Airlines and Delta - becomes the company's global head of transportation. Read More
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Lime rides away with big expansion plans after $310M investment
Lime rides away with big expansion plans after $310M investment
By Kevin May | February 7, 2019
The Series D round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Fidelity Investments, GV and IVP. Read More
News | Online
Can OYO capture the unbranded hotel market in the U.S. and Europe?
Can OYO capture the unbranded hotel market in the U.S. and Europe?
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2019
OYO Hotels & Homes is expanding again, debuting in the United States and ramping up operations in Europe. Read More
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Trivago reports improvement in financials, looks further into private accommodation
By Linda Fox | February 6, 2019
Trivago reports Q4 2018 earnings with double digit net income for the second consecutive quarter Read More
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Online travel agencies under spotlight from regulators and academics over hotel strategies
By Kevin May | February 6, 2019
Booking.com and Expedia agree to cooperate with a set of guidelines regarding the portrayal of discounts, availability and influence of commissions on rankings. Read More
News | Online
2nd Address 10 million funding
2nd Address raises $10M for long-term rental platform for business travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 6, 2019
2nd Address, an Airbnb-style platform for business travelers, has raised $10 million to expand. Read More
News | Startups