Travel Planning

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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News / Distribution
Booking Holdings hits $22B in bookings as latest quarter rides recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2021
Room nights booked in the second quarter were 157 million, up from 99 million in the Q1 of this year and a 458% increase from Q2 2020.   Read More
startup-stage-travelrank
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
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
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
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
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
VIDEO: Focusing on the opportunities for travel's recovery
From Our Partners / Online
VIDEO: Focusing on the opportunities for travel's recovery
By PhocusWire | July 28, 2021
With mass vaccinations taking place in many countries and the industry attempting to become operational once more, attention is turning to how companies can and should take advantage of the opportunites... Read More
amadeus-hopper-fintech
News / Distribution
Amadeus offers Hopper’s travel fintech products to intermediaries and airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | July 27, 2021
In a new two-way partnership Amadeus will offer Hopper’s fintech products to its clients while Hopper gains access to Amadeus’ car rental inventory.     Read More
getaway-email-marketing
News / Online
My Method... How Getaway used email marketing to boost metrics across the board
By Will Crocker Hay - Braze | July 27, 2021
With the travel industry in recovery mode, businesses are driving growth by investing in customer engagement. 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
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
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