Travel Booking


Wegogo blockchain travel platform
Wegogo aims for fair-share travel platform, alternative to web agency dominance
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2018
In the midst of growth plans, Wegogo is forging ahead with the introduction of blockchain-based tech and the creation of its cryptocurrency known as WeGold. Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: Vacaryx ticks high-touch and blockchain boxes for rental platform
STARTUP STAGE: Vacaryx ticks high-touch and blockchain boxes for rental platform
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2018
Vacaryx is a vacation rental platform that aims to add transparency to the booking process by facilitating communication between hosts and guests.    Read More
Interview | Startups
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2018
For the second piece in our series on startups, we go to the front lines to gather insights from three startup founders.   Read More
News | Startups
Handiscover 700K funding
Handiscover raises $700,000 to expand accessible accommodations platform
By Mitra Sorrells | August 10, 2018
Handiscover, a startup to help people find and book accessible hotel rooms and rental properties, has raised $700,000 in new funding.   Read More
News | Startups
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QOTW: Something about doing business like - and with - locals
By PhocusWire | August 10, 2018
Quote from Max Starkov, president and CEO of HEBS Digital, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Distribution
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As travel distribution evolves, Amadeus looks at its own approach
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2018
Amadeus is building out its Live Travel Space platform to keep itself and its customers at pace with the evolving consumer landscape. Read More
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booking holdings q2 earnings
Booking Holdings closely monitoring paid channels as it builds direct strategy
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2018
Following the release of its Q2 financials, Booking Holdings says it's continuing its strategy of building its direct business as well as a wider travel offering. Read More
News | Online
HRS rate filtering tool
HRS tool eliminates incorrect hotel rates in business booking channels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2018
Business travel management company HRS is preparing to launch a filtering tool to prevent incorrect hotel rates from appearing in booking systems used by business travelers.   Read More
News | Technology
Travelport business travel survey
Business travelers divided over whether to allow GPS tracking during work trips
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2018
GPS-tracking is a tool companies can use to know the location of their employees traveling for business, for example to reach them in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.  Read More
News | Technology
Why offering local tours and activities is a huge revenue opportunity for hotels
Why offering local tours and activities is a huge revenue opportunity for hotels
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | August 9, 2018
Local tours and activities are a multibillion-dollar business, and hoteliers are uniquely positioned to offer experiences and work closely with fellow local business operators. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Booking Holdings establishing hub in Manchester to grow ground transport division
By Linda Fox | August 8, 2018
As part of its experiences push, Booking Holdings is setting up a hub in Manchester, U.K., for its ground transportation division. Read More
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Travel management giants sign up to Amadeus NDC-X program
Travel management giants sign up to Amadeus NDC-X program
By Linda Fox | August 8, 2018
American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel are partners for NDC pilots with both Amadeus and Sabre. Read More
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klook-$200m-funding
Klook brings in $200M in funding, eyes expansion in Europe and the U.S.
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2018
Klook has raised $200 million in Series D funding with plans to expand its tours and activities booking platform to Europe and the US. Read More
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Startup Stage MüvTravel
STARTUP STAGE: MüvTravel uses AI to customize itineraries for independent travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
MüvTravel is an AI-powered platform to help independent travelers customize their entire trip, including transportation, accommodations and activities.     Read More
Interview | Startups
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
News | Online