31 Mar 2017

Storm Doris caused chaos when it raged through the UK in February. Motorists struggled through the snow, vehicles fell prey to slippery ice-lined roads, and massive trees were uprooted. Now that was a while ago and life has returned to normality but, the same cannot be claimed for the…

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31 Mar 2017

Adrenaline Hunter, a platform offering extreme sports and activities, has received an additional €600,000 in funding. The France-based startup initially raised €600,000 in seed funding in late 2015 and hopes to raise a Series A round this summer. This latest round has been contributed by previous investors including Denis…

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31 Mar 2017

The three major Gulf carriers — Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates — are developing workarounds to ease the pain and annoyance of the US Department of Homeland Security’s ban on large electronic devices in passenger cabins on some flights. The DHS decreed, much to the annoyance of airlines, that…

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30 Mar 2017

One of the most exciting aspects of the hospitality industry is its revolving door of change. Substantial transitions in revenue strategy, industry data and analytical capabilities have resulted in significantly improved performance for limited service hotels over the years. NB: This is a viewpoint by Ryan MacLagan, product manager…

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30 Mar 2017

Turkish authorities have ordered the temporary suspension for some of the operations at Booking.com in the country. The injunction was imposed by a court in Istanbul during an ongoing dispute with the country’s main travel association. The ban means that, for the time being, Turkish hotels are not available…

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30 Mar 2017

Hitwise has been looking at online visitors to US airlines in terms of age and gender of passengers, household earnings and which carriers are attracting the most traffic online in the past three years. The charts are self-explanatory with market share remaining fairly consistent but noteworthy is Southwest Airlines online share…

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30 Mar 2017

OneTwoTrip has raised $3 million in funding from Bank Saint Petersburg with the bank taking a small stake in the online travel agency. In a statement, the Russia-based OTA says it plans to use the funds for new product lines and to strengthen the brand. OneTwoTrip was launched in…

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29 Mar 2017

Product development and geographic expansion are on the schedule for Travelaer after it raised a €4.3 million funding round. The money has come from lead investor Entrepreneur Venture and with Pleiade Venture also involved. Existing backers Calypso Capital and Alderville also came back. The company has raised 1.5 million in an early…

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29 Mar 2017

In marketing, there is often the tendency to make decisions based on instincts, which can sometimes generate enormous success. But what if the instincts are off? The business could fail, or at the very least, money that could have been spent on a better investment is wasted. This is…

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29 Mar 2017

Asian travel brands have plenty of room to grow sales of ancillaries by presenting customers with personalized offers. A report prepared by SapientRazorfish in the lead-up to Digital Travel Asia shows that while the share of revenue generated from ancillaries is modest. 61% of those surveyed said ancillary sales…

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