Travel Booking

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News / Online
Travel Chapter files for IPO in bid to expand rental services
By Linda Fox | October 22, 2021
Travel Chapter, which has 8,000 homes in its portfolio, plans organic growth as well as acquisitions after listing on the London Stock Exchange. Read More
Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
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Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
By Jill Menze | October 22, 2021
Called Accelerate, Viator’s new program allows tour operators to pay to boost their visibility. Some are questioning the strategy. Read More
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News / Startups
Wander bags $7M for home rental platform
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The investment is led by Redpoint Ventures and will go towards developing the platform and expanding the number of vacation rental homes in its portfolio. Read More
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News / Distribution
Moving beyond the PNR in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The corporate travel landscape could see significant change if plug and play micro-services gain traction, according to some travel buyers, managers tech suppliers. Read More
Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
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Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
According to AirDNA, about 150,000 new short-term rental listings were added in Q3 2021, while bookings for Thanksgiving weekend are pacing 65% higher compared to 2020. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants. Read More
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News / Online
JetBlue Vacations adds flight and cruise packages
By Jill Menze | October 19, 2021
As part of its ambitions to become a broader travel company, JetBlue is the first domestic U.S. airline to offer flight, cruise and hotel bookings in one place. Read More
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News / Startups
Rezdy lands $5.6M investment, plans North America expansion
By Linda Fox | October 19, 2021
Rezdy is planning product and engineering development with its latest funding, over three years on from its previous round. Read More
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News / Online
Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2021
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself. Read More
Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
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Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
By Jill Menze | October 18, 2021
Zeus Living, which counts Airbnb as a previous investor, is looking beyond the corporate travel market. Read More
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News / Startups
Startup accommodation platform CuddlyNest raises $3.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2021
Founded in 2017, CuddlyNest says it will use the funding to grow its team and add new product features.   Read More
New booking platform for luxury hotels promises higher, faster pay
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New booking platform for luxury hotels promises higher, faster pay
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | October 14, 2021
Four Hundred by Design offers advisors access to a curated collection of high-end hotels, resorts, villas and private residences. Read More
TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
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TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 13, 2021
 The funding comes less than nine months after TripActions' Series E round of $155 million in January. Read More
VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
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VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
By PhocusWire | October 13, 2021
The emerging trend around digital nomads and the combining work with leisure trips has forced many companies to emerge or rethink how they service customers with new requirements. Read More
Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
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Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
By Phocuswright Research | October 13, 2021
Several behaviors, preferences and expectations shifted in the age of COVID, as travelers had to acclimate to travel in the most unusual state of the world. Read More