28 Feb 2017

While the big guns of online travel compete over what brand can spend the most on digital ads, developments are still allowed to continue for everyone else. HotelPlanner, a specialist in group travel for meetings, sporting events and weddings, has bought InternetHotels for an undisclosed fee. InternetHotels Sister site HotelsAtAnywhere was…

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28 Feb 2017

Rainmaker will devote its attention to hotels and the casino world after trousering a cool $300 million from the sale of its real estate tech to RealPage. The group has operated a dual industry model for many years, producing hotel tech (revenue management and rate shopping tools) and also what…

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28 Feb 2017

Whether it’s big travel companies getting bigger and better through acquisition, tech entrepreneurs carving out new markets to change consumer behaviour or more spontaneous, digitally savvy consumers driving innovation in travel, it’s hard to keep up. NB This is a viewpoint by Pamela Whitby, editor of EyeForTravel. In the…

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28 Feb 2017

A month to the day on from its suspension, Ryanair Holidays is back online with a new provider behind the scenes to power its package trips. Ryanair took its fledgling Holidays service offline at the end of January this year, just a month after its launch, due to what…

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27 Feb 2017

The Priceline Group made $10.7 billion in revenue in 2016 – up from $9.2 billion in 2015 – and has seen a 40% jump in adjusted EBITDA. Agency revenues made up $7.9 billion of the overall pie. Gross profit increased by 21% year on year to $10.3 billion during 2016. Merchant…

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27 Feb 2017

The CAPA India Aviation Summit 2017 took place recently at the Leela Hotel Mumbai and was a great opportunity to network with key industry stakeholders – senior executives and CEOs from airlines, corporations, suppliers and representatives from airports and local government. NB This is a viewpoint by Ian Heywood,…

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27 Feb 2017

Think about it for a moment – over $600 million in capital has been raised in seven years by companies in the tours and activities sector. It is also seven years since Phocuswright published its debut report into the sector: When They Get There and Why They Go. Yet…

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24 Feb 2017

Jumia Travel, one of Africa’s leading online hotel booking sites, is now selling domestic, intra-regional and international flights via partnerships with suppliers including Amadeus. Paul Midy, CEO of Jumia Travel, said: “ is also part of our broader program to create a one stop travel shop providing accommodation,…

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24 Feb 2017

A lot of water has passed under the Golden Gate bridge since the travel industry began to discuss the mobile wallet war. While alternative travel payments have progressed, the variety of services are still very diverse and sometimes confusing, with mixed consumer take-up. But airlines, and other travel services…

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24 Feb 2017

Flight Centre Travel Group‘s half-year results highlight a number of its recent investments, including a move into China and a stake in an artificial intelligence tool for unmanaged travel. However, a strong operational performance in the six months to end-Dec16 in most markets has been impacted in financial terms…

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