Guesty nabs two hospitality software companies in continued acquisition spree

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the new acquisitions bring spain based vacation rental software company kigo and australian property management software company hirum software solutions under guesty s umbrella

Expedia Group launches new startup accelerator

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called open world accelerator the initiative provides startups and small and medium size businesses access to expedia group s technology and resources

Five traveler trends shaping the future of accommodations

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for 78 of working travelers and 60 of leisure travelers the little things for example a property s scent its artwork or the restaurant s music always or often impact whether they would consider...

Ancillary sales drive pandemic recovery for many airlines

phocuswire 2022-9-27

ancillary revenue accounted for more than half of 2021 revenue at four airlines wizz air frontier spirit and allegiant

Travel app bookings up 16% as consumers embrace digital solutions

phocuswire 2022-9-27

according to a pymnts study consumers reported more engagement with travel platforms such as airbnb and homestay along with other digital solutions in q2 2022

U.S. Department of Transportation calls for fee transparency from airlines, OTAs

phocuswire 2022-9-27

the proposal 160 would affect u s air carriers foreign air carriers and third parties such as otas and metasearch sites that display fares for flights to from and within the united states

The long past - and future potential - of connectivity standards for experiences

phocuswire 2022-9-26

a new non profit association octo wants to enable reservation and ticketing system providers and tour activity and attraction ticket resellers to connect their systems for more efficient distribution

B2C versus B2B travel startup funding tells an interesting story

phocuswire 2022-9-26

the share of b2c versus b2b funding has trended toward b2b companies for years and in 2021 b2b funding hit its highest share ever at 39

Q&A: Amadeus on why airline distribution is overdue for an overhaul

phocuswire 2022-9-23

in this q a 160 decius valmorbida president of 160 amadeus 160 travel unit discusses how the company is ditching the old transaction based treatment of customers in favor of a new traveler based...

JetBlue Travel Products unveils Troupe mobile app

phocuswire 2022-9-22

with troupe travelers can manage rsvps create polls and vote as a group to build consensus before they book

Japan’s TakeMe lands $1.8M to expand restaurant-reservation service

phocuswire 2022-9-22

takeme connects with otas such as klook kkday and meituan to link foreign tourists with restaurants in japan

Zartico raises $20M to help destinations make sense of visitor data

phocuswire 2022-9-22

founded in march 2020 zartico has raised a total of 24 5 million and says it has more than 180 customers 160

Wellness travel on the rise as consumers prioritize mental, physical health

phocuswire 2022-9-21

as consumers prioritize their well being travel brands are ramping up services to accommodate wellness focused experiences

Hilton to design hospitality suites for Voyager’s Starlab space station

phocuswire 2022-9-21

hilton will support the design and development of crew suites aboard voyager space s starlab helping to reimagine the human experience in space

Group travel planning startup TrovaTrip lands $15M to expand creator network

phocuswire 2022-9-20

trovatrip one of phocuswire s hot 25 startups for 2022 enables creators such as instagram influencers to plan sell and host group travel experiences with their communities

Q&A: Cleartrip CFO on how the Flipkart deal is fueling growth

phocuswire 2022-9-20

cleartrip cfo aditya agarwal discusses the benefits of having flipkart as a distribution channel as well as how the ota is reviving its hotels business

Air India growth plan includes focus on technology, sustainability

phocuswire 2022-9-20

air india is unveiling an ambitious growth plan that aims to increase its market share for domestic and international travel over the next five years

MisterFly Group rebrands as Digitrips in B2B push

phocuswire 2022-9-20

misterfly group now known as digitrips says 90 of its revenues are from b2b sales to more than 5 000 b2b clients

OYO looks to IPO again as results improve

phocuswire 2022-9-19

the company initially filed its ipo documents with sebi the stock exchange of india just under a year ago

TAKE A SURVEY: The outlook for tours and attractions

phocuswire 2022-9-19

phocuswright and arival are conducting a survey on the outlook for tours experiences and attractions

More travel companies look to fintech and payments to drive revenue

phocuswire 2022-9-16

insurance products and buy now pay later options are becoming more widespread in travel

Voicing optimism about the future of travel call centers

phocuswire 2022-9-16

using a hybrid model where data forms a bridge between human agents and technology travel brands can enhance customer experience empower staff and increase margins

Rakuten India partners with InterGlobe Technology Quotient to develop travel tech solutions

phocuswire 2022-9-16

rakuten india will help itq grow its travel tech offerings through ai augmented and virtual reality blockchain and the internet of things

Travel planning app Orbzii acquires Pluto

phocuswire 2022-9-15

orbzii will take over ownership of pluto s mobile app website and community of users

How payments can help airlines maximize the retailing opportunity

phocuswire 2022-9-15

according to a new report from mckinsey airlines stand to earn an additional 14 billion on top of the 40 billion airline retailing opportunity by strategically addressing payments

Guesty expands hotel offerings with acquisition of YieldPlanet

phocuswire 2022-9-14

guesty is also launching a new distribution hub that adds direct connections with hopper trip com marriott homes villas and google s hotel and vacation rental search products

My Method... How Staycity went from pen and paper to tech-driven operations

phocuswire 2022-9-14

staycity enlisted optii solutions to help the hotel company improve productivity and efficiency across housekeeping and operations

Intrepid Travel acquires Australian tour operator Joob

phocuswire 2022-9-13

australia based intrepid travel says the acquisition will bolster the growth of its dmc in australia which was created in 2021

Amadeus NDC content surpasses 20 airlines with addition of Lufthansa Group

phocuswire 2022-9-13

the lufthansa group content including continuous pricing and a range of ancillary services will begin to roll out in the fourth quarter of this year 160

Hungarian OTA Szallas Group acquired by Wirtualna Polska Holding

phocuswire 2022-9-13

szallas group operates the largest domestic travel portals in central and eastern europe enabling travelers to book accommodations in hungary the czech republic romania poland and croatia

HotelOnline acquires HotelPlus to accelerate expansion across Africa

phocuswire 2022-9-12

prior to the deal hotelonline was valued at 24 million

3 hospitality tech predictions for the new era of travel

phocuswire 2022-9-12

improved connectivity the use of cognitive computing with ai and even emerging digital worlds inside the metaverse are shaping the future of hospitality 160 160

Multi-day packaged tours specialist Exoticca snags €20M for growth in North America, Latin America

phocuswire 2022-9-12

the financing brings the barcelona based company s total funding to 66 million

Corporate payments startup Mesh scores $60M funding round

phocuswire 2022-9-9

mesh aims to help companies automate and provide data around corporate spending including travel and entertainment

Why proptech is key for a sustainable rental businesses

phocuswire 2022-9-9

it s crucial for property managers to understand the importance of property technology and how it can supercharge long term strategic business goals

TripAdd acquires AI-powered chatbot solution Eddy Travels

phocuswire 2022-9-9

ancillary travel product marketplace tripadd plans to grow revenue with the b2b eddy chatbot service

United Airlines makes second eVTOL investment in less than a month

phocuswire 2022-9-8

united says it is the first major airline to publicly invest in two evtol companies

Spotnana integrates with American Airlines for personalized offers

phocuswire 2022-9-8

spotnana says the connection uses its 160 open extensible system of record instead of the traditional pnr which enables it to automate exchanges and cancellations

In The Big Chair - Aloke Bajpai of Ixigo

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aloke bajpai founded india based ixigo in 2007 alongside co founder rajnish kumar to improve the travel booking process for consumers through technology 160

Does climate change mean summer holidays are over for good?

phocuswire 2022-9-8

as warmer weather trends continue the travel industry needs to rethink its whole approach to summer holidays

U.K. startup wi-Q lands £3 million to digitalize payments in hospitality

phocuswire 2022-9-8

founded in 2014 wi q aims to help hospitality and leisure companies improve the guest experience via its mobile ordering and payments solutions

Expedia Group outlines new social impact and sustainability strategy

phocuswire 2022-9-7

the open world social impact and sustainability strategy addresses the traveler experience community engagement and environmental impact

Payments startup SquadTrip launches platform targeting millennial group travelers

phocuswire 2022-9-7

the black owned saas platform helps travel professionals target millennials by offering flexible payment installments apple pay checkout and promo codes

Tripadvisor enables businesses to display "identity" attributes

phocuswire 2022-9-6

hotels and restaurants in the u s and canada can select from eight attributes such as black owned indigenous owned lgbtqia owned and woman owned to display on their tripadvisor profile

STARTUP STAGE: RatePunk is a browser extension that finds the cheapest hotel price

phocuswire 2022-9-6

launched in february ratepunk scans major booking websites algorithms and compares hotel prices 160

Looking ahead into the Middle East travel market

phocuswire 2022-9-6

according to phocuswright s middle east travel market report 2021 2025 the region is poised for a bright future

MintAir partners with Jaunt for 100 eVTOL aircraft

phocuswire 2022-9-2

mintair plans to launch a passenger air taxi service in korea via a partnership with jaunt 160

Why the travel industry should care about SSI and DID

phocuswire 2022-9-2

nick price explains how technology to enable self sovereign digital identity will be commonplace in the next decade 160 160

Why airport self-service technology is crucial now

phocuswire 2022-9-2

forward thinking airports are embracing self service technology resulting in increased efficiency and an improved passenger experience 160

Google to phase out Book on Google for flights

phocuswire 2022-9-2

the decision comes after google shuttered its book on google option for hotels earlier this year