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Travelport returns corporate travel tech Locomote to original founders
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2020
The company originally announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Australia-based Locomote in August 2014, ahead of its IPO in late-September of the same year. Read More
News | Technology
Tobias Wann leaves as CEO of OYO's vacation rental unit
By Linda Fox | July 2, 2020
After a year heading OYO Vacation Homes, Tobias Wann has handed the reins to chief operating officer Raj Kamal. Read More
News | Distribution
trip-group-fund Group launches $500M partner fund as part of Travel On initiative
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2020
The $500 million war chest will help its travel partners get back on their feet in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
News | Distribution
How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from straightforward. Read More
News | Startups
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
By Jill Menze | June 22, 2020
For years, Black travelers have been voicing concern about the challenges they face planning and going on trips. Is the industry ready to listen? Read More
News | Online
eDreams adds hotels to Amazon-style subscription service
By Linda Fox | June 19, 2020
The Spain-based online travel brand is now three years into its Prime membership service, with other companies also exploring the subscription model to inspire customers to travel. Read More
News | Distribution
Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help SoftBank with its super app strategy. Read More
News | Technology
How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2020
Brands such as are investing in training to make the travel industry more inclusive to LGBTQ family travelers. Read More
News | Online
Wingly soars with €3M in funding, expands into commercial aviation
By Linda Fox | June 16, 2020
Wingly will extend its flight-sharing platform to small aviation operators following a round led by Innovacom Fund. Read More
News | Startups
Accelya swoops in to buy Farelogix
Accelya swoops in to buy Farelogix
By Kevin May | June 16, 2020
Accelya has pounced to buy Farelogix just six weeks after Sabre pulled out an existing plan to acquire the company, first announced in November 2018 and for $360 million. No terms are... Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: TripAdmit wants to help activities suppliers sell online
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2020
The Ireland-based company gives tour and activity providers the technology to sell via their websites as well as distribution partners such as hotels and airlines. Read More
Interview | Startups
rentals united chinese travelers
Attracting Chinese travelers to the short-term rental market
By James Burrows - Rentals United | June 15, 2020
A look at how to attract Chinese travelers and how will play an essential role in the post-pandemic environment. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Airbnb seeks to help local tourism as cross-border travel remains uncertain
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2020
Airbnb is working with tourist organizations and governments to help bring local travel back to pre-COVID levels, recognizing that domestic is going to come first. Read More
News | Distribution
The Hotels Network raises €10M to boost direct booking for properties
By Linda Fox | June 10, 2020
The Hotels Network says its funding will go towards further personalization and user experience tech to help hoteliers. Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2020
SION officially launched in May but has decided to provide the service free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Interview | Startups
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