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Getaround acquires fellow car-share service Drivy for $300M
Getaround acquires fellow car-share service Drivy for $300M
By Kevin May | April 25, 2019
The acquisition immediately gives Getaround access to six new country markets and will form part of a mission to expand the brand. Read More
News | Online
Four steps to personalize the traveler's path to purchase
Four steps to personalize the traveler's path to purchase
By Jay Radia - Yieldify  | April 25, 2019
By taking a data-driven approach to the customer journey, travel businesses can better recognize intent signals to personalize the journey to users as they browse. Read More
Opinion | Online
Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Booking.com. Read More
News | Technology
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The massive jump from its official launch number of 20 in September 2018 to 200 this week comes almost a year to the day since the Google Area 120-run search engine was first tested in the open market. Read More
News | Online
Phocuswright Europe 2019 preview Lax Poojary
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Lax Poojary
By PhocusWire | April 22, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Touring Bird (Area 120 - Google) co-founder and CEO Lax... Read More
Interview | Online
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Online payment solutions crucial to travel, as Middle East travelers book later and more often
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 22, 2019
At WiT Middle East, Checkout.com’s Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo looked at the purchasing behaviors of travelers in the Middle East, where the opportunities lie and what some of the core challenges facing... Read More
News | Online
Middle East series part 3 distribution
Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | April 19, 2019
Increasingly, GDSs and agencies are encouraging advisors to switch to graphical user interfaces. Read More
News | Distribution
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Thijs van As
By PhocusWire | April 16, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Google Flights lead product manager Thijs van As. Read More
Interview | Online
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Kiwi.com invests in Zuri to help develop unmanned civilian flights
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Virtual interlining specialist Kiwi.com has backed the unmanned flight concept that uses vertical take-off and landing tech. Read More
News | Distribution
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Sounding Off: Loyalty does not belong in the past
By PhocusWire | April 12, 2019
Quote from David Armstrong, CEO of HolidayPirates, in an article on PhocusWire this week on what makes him tick. Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Gomingo wants to bring down commission rates for accommodation providers
By Linda Fox | April 11, 2019
Gomingo aims to bring down commission rates for hotels and other accommodation providers by offering 0% commission to hotels that sign up initially with a promise that they will only reach a maximum of... Read More
Interview | Distribution
GuestReady acquires BnbLord
More expansion for GuestReady with acquisition of competitor BnbLord
By Mitra Sorrells | April 11, 2019
European Airbnb property management company GuestReady has grown its property count to 2,000 with the acquisition of BnbLord, a Paris-based competitor. Read More
News | Online
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with ... David Armstrong
By PhocusWire | April 10, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: HolidayPirates CEO David Armstrong. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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Travelstart looks to Middle East for growth
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | April 10, 2019
With South Africa as its home base and its businesses spread across the African continent, Travelstart believes its roots and experience make it well suited to take on the emerging and fragmented... Read More
Interview | Distribution