28 Dec 2017

Vacation rental metasearch engine HomeToGo has had a good run since it launched in 2014. In less than three years, the Europe-based startup was helped along by a $20 million Series B funding round from Insight Venture Partners in 2016 and has since grown to include inventory of more…

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28 Dec 2017

Three recent stories from the mobility sector – featuring Uber, Didi and Daimler – form a convenient structure on which to assess the current state of play in the sector formerly known as taxi apps. Taxi apps are part of what is know more often these days as “mobility”…

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28 Dec 2017

December is almost gone and, as usual, we found ourselves in that inspiring state of mind in which it is all about New Year’s resolutions. Sure, in 2018 we all will walk 10,000 steps a day, lose those final extra five pounds and start meditating. But for people like…

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28 Dec 2017

Air New Zealand is one of only a few companies around the world trialing Google Pixel Buds wireless headphones technology for improved customer service. Travel and translation needs go hand-in-hand, and Air New Zealand’s customers come from all around the world. While the airline has many multilingual employees, the…

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22 Dec 2017

The idea that travel firms need to embrace technology is like saying that motor vehicles need round wheels. Surely conversations have moved on to specifics about what sort of tech, from which supplier and on what business terms. The travel tech ecosystem is getting bigger by the byte. In…

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22 Dec 2017

Uplift, a travel financing company says it has raised $90 million in funding via a credit facility as well as new equity. The $75 million represents a credit facility from “funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group” while the $15 million equity comes via previous investors which include…

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22 Dec 2017

This is an article from China Travel Daily.It appears as part of the tnooz sponsored content initiative. Sebastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, shared his ideas on China’s hospitality market and the upcoming travel technologies at the 2017 China Tourism Development Forum held in Suzhou, China on December…

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22 Dec 2017

KLM has been at the forefront of new tech and social developments in the airline industry in 2017. From its work on the WhatsApp Business Platform to its bot on Google Home. tnooz spoke with KLM’s manager of social media, Karlijn Vogel-Meijer, to get insights on the benefits the airline…

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21 Dec 2017

Data is meaningless until it is given a context, and that’s one of the recurring themes in the latest batch of tnooz webinar replays, collected here for your viewing pleasure. Expedia Media Solutions linked up with a consumer insights agency to drill down into the habits of travellers from…

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21 Dec 2017

Revenue management businesses are on the front line of many issues facing hoteliers today. As the hotel industry becomes subsumed into the wider “accommodation” industry, the demands on revenue management specialists widen accordingly. Here’s a perspective on 2017 and some thoughts on 2018 from Klaus Kohlmayr, chief evangelist for…

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