Travel Booking

russia-travel-recovery
News / Online
Russia primed for online travel growth as investment arrives
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2021
The country's travel industry had been experiencing strong growth in the years running up to 2020 and online travel sales were steadily growing. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TravelRank guides travelers to new destinations via AI
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2021
TravelRank's AI analyzes the user's travel history and compares it to data of similar travelers and similar unvisited destinations. Read More
bolt-investment-rider
News / Technology
Bolt rides off with €600M investment round
By Linda Fox | August 3, 2021
Bolt, which calls itself Europe's super app, claims it is valued at more than €4 billion after its most recent Series E funding round. Read More
amadeus-q2-2021
News / Distribution
Amadeus scores some financial improvements as traveler restrictions ease
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
The distribution company reported improvements in revenue and EBITDA compared to Q1, while air bookings are recovering in all regions. Read More
Vacasa plots public listing through SPAC merger
News / Online
Vacasa plots public listing through SPAC merger
By Kevin May | July 30, 2021
Trading under the ticker VCSA, publicly listed Vacasa is forecast to have a valuation of $4.5 billion as a result of the IPO and will generate $485 million in cash proceeds. Read More
exoticca-$30M-funding
News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million. Read More
booking-pulse-payments
News / Technology
VIDEO: Booking.com on overcoming the travel payments mountain
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
During the PhocusWire Pulse: Progress in Travel Payments session, Daniel Marovitz, SVP of booking.com's fintech arm talks about the ambitions for the unit. Read More
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News / Online
Skyscanner tests personalized road trip service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 29, 2021
Skyscanner's new Road Trips service is built on personalization capabilities from Inspirock and launching in five countries. Read More
Google told more transparency needed in flight and hotel prices by regulator
News / Online
Google told more transparency needed in flight and hotel prices by regulator
By Linda Fox | July 28, 2021
Google has been given two months to make changes to its flight and hotel pricing results. Read More
revinate-navis-acquisition
News / Technology
Revinate acquires direct booking platform NAVIS
By Mitra Sorrells | July 27, 2021
Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but Revinate says its investor and partner, Serent Capital sponsored the deal. Read More
travelzoo-q2-2021
News / Online
Travelzoo sees revenues climb, driven by North America
By Linda Fox | July 26, 2021
Travelzoo's Europe business is still lagging at 48% of 2019 revenues. Read More
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News / Distribution
Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings... Read More
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
News / Online
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
By Linda Fox | July 23, 2021
Culture Trip is combining places to stay with curated experiences for the launch of multi-day tours. Read More
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
News / Technology
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
By Jill Menze | July 22, 2021
Fintech startup Revolut has launched a travel product called Stays that allows customers to book trips and receive 10% instant cash back. Read More
leisure-pass-rebrand-go-city
News / Distribution
Leisure Pass Group rebrands as Go City
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Go City provides contactless, mobile passes for entry to more than 1,000 attractions, tours, museums, observation decks, cruises, theme parks and other experiences. Read More