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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2022
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
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2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2022
According to AirDNA research, 2022 is on track to outpace 2021 bookings by 88%. Read More
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Travelers willing to pay more, use loyalty points for trips in 2022
By Jill Menze | January 20, 2022
An Expedia Group report reveals Gen Z travelers have the most loyalty points stockpiled for trips. Read More
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The consumer trends seeping into the travel industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2022
According to a Euromonitor report, consumer attitudes have shifted in areas like climate and flexibility, impacting how and where they book travel. Read More
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On the Beach bets on long haul to drive recovery
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2022
In full-year 2021 results, On the Beach Group reported revenue of £21.2 million compared with £33.7 million in 2020 and £104 million in £2019. Read More
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TUI adds machine learning to optimize its shared-transfer platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2022
The new platform, created in collaboration with Mobi Systems, automatically updates routes as needed based and communicates with travelers through the TUI app. Read More
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
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Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2022
Origin's travel curators have local expertise and use machine learning to help travelers find, plan and book their trips, including flights, accommodation and experiences. Read More
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Airline tech chiefs prioritize investment in cybersecurity, cloud services
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2022
SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights study reveals 61% of airlines see IT investment increasing in 2022 while 55% of airports expect to spend more. Read More
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European camping platform JetCamp raises €500K to accelerate growth
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
JetCamp’s website offers information such as availability and pricing in 10 languages for nearly 23,000 verified campsites and holiday parks across Europe. Read More
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HomeToGo finishes 2021 with record booking revenue
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
HomeToGo CEO Patrick Andrae says he’s confident about the future as the newly listed company starts the year with a booking revenue backlog of €19 million.   Read More
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Bolt raises a €628M round, wants a role in congestion-free and sustainable cities
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2022
This latest and largest round for Estonia-based Bolt comes on top of a €600 million investment announced in August 2021. Read More
Airbnb makes change to guest profiles in Oregon to combat discrimination
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Airbnb makes change to guest profiles in Oregon to combat discrimination
By Jill Menze | January 7, 2022
Airbnb will block hosts in the state of Oregon from seeing guests’ full names in an effort to prevent racial bias. Read More
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Vrbo social ad spend outstrips Airbnb and Booking
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2022
Vrbo had 39% share of voice on paid-for social media advertizing in October and November according to BrandTotal. Read More
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Ride-hailing apps take half of travel download top spots
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2022
While Google Maps took the top travel app downloads spot, ride-hailing apps were not far behind. Read More
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VIDEO: Sojern on diversity, sustainability and startups
By PhocusWire | December 23, 2021
PhocusWire chats to Sojern's Noreen Henry at The Phocuswright Conference 2021 about some of the bigger challenges facing the travel industry. Read More