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TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
TUI is not ruling out further acquisitions in the tours and activities space as it looks to grow its holiday experiences division further. Read More
News | Distribution
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ecosystem? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
RV sharing site PaulCamper raises €7M
European RV-sharing platform PaulCamper raises €7M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Berlin-based RV sharing site PaulCamper has raised €7 million in Series A funding. Read More
News | Startups
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
By Tim Peter - Tim Peter, Associates, & Tim Peter - Tim Peter & Associates | August 15, 2019
It doesn't seem that guests really need attribute-based selling, and it's unrealistic to assume that the model will both improve prices for guests and drive more revenue. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Doug Anderson of American Express Global Business Travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2019
The CEO of the global TMC discusses business travel pain points, the impact of NDC in the corporate channel and new startups entering the market. Read More
Interview | Online
Amex GBT acquires Middle East Kanoo Travel
American Express GBT acquires stake in Middle East TMC
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2019
American Express Global Business Travel has taken a 65% stake in Kanoo Travel, a TMC focused on the Middle East. Read More
News | Online
Business travel part 2 TMC innovation
Business travel, part 2: TMCs focus on innovation to stay competitive
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
For part two of our series on business travel we explore how some of the legacy TMCs are pursuing innovation. Read More
News | Online
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Mark Okerstrom on competitor moves, Expedia's strengths and what he's had to "unlearn"
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | August 12, 2019
In this wide-ranging interview, the Expedia Group boss opens up about where the travel company fits in an ever-evolving tech landscape. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Saba Hospitality builds tools to maximize guest and hotel staff engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
 Saba Hospitality is building solutions for the hospitality industry using artificial intelligence and scalable chatbot technology.    Read More
Interview | Startups
Travel Leaders tours and activities from Viator
Travel Leaders adds Viator tours and activities for business travelers staying on
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2019
Travel Leaders Corporate has created a new service that offers more than 200,000 bookable activities for business travelers who want to add a leisure component to their trips.  Read More
News | Distribution
Booking Holdings q2 2019 earnings
Booking Holdings integrates brands, develops payment capabilities in quest for “connected trip”
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2019
Booking Holdings reports positive financial results as it works toward what CEO Glenn Fogel called the "connected trip." Read More
News | Online
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In the Big Chair - Dan Ruch of Rocketrip
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2019
Before creating Rocketrip, Ruch was entrepreneur-in-residence at Genacast Ventures for 12 months. He also had a four-year stint at Tremor Video and was a director at AOL. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
By Michael B. Baker - Business Travel News  | August 7, 2019
Southwest Airlines at long last will provide content and full booking capabilities in global distribution systems via agreements with Travelport and Amadeus. Read More
News | Distribution
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Culture Trip finally unveils its online travel agency, promises to cover the full funnel
By Linda Fox | August 6, 2019
The company claims it has spent a lot of time understanding customer needs and is not just “replicating a bog standard OTA.” Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2019
GreatGuides is a marketplace to connect adventure travelers with adventure guides. Guides create and control their itineraries and pricing and keep up to 90% of trip fees. Read More
Interview | Online