30 Apr 2018

These are exciting times in tours & activities with the segment attracting investor attention as well as a renewed focus from online travel giants such Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor. Enter TourScanner which sees potential in aggregating the supply from many of the big players to create a single platform…

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30 Apr 2018

Expedia technology is to power a package bookings platform for MGM Resorts International following a partnership announced between the companies. The deal means MGM Resorts will have access to Expedia’s airline inventory which the OTA says comprises more than 550 airline relationships. Expedia says package bookers are likely to…

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27 Apr 2018

JetBlue Airways has signed a code-sharing deal with a public-private charter airline, a “first” in the history of such agreements. The new deal, which goes into operation on May 1 with JetSuiteX, offers several potential advantages to JetBlue. Two-year-old JetSuiteX will broaden JetBlue’s penetration on the West Coast, with…

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27 Apr 2018

Expedia Group has reported a good start to the year with bookings, revenue and, room-night growth in room nights across its major brands. During an earnings call, CEO Mark Okerstrom says results for the first quarter of 2018 were helped by the timing of Easter as he announced and increase…

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27 Apr 2018

In April, Fyde got off the ground with the launch of the platform’s Apple iOS app, with an Android counterpart to follow later this year. The platform protects against wetware, intercepting phishing, smishing and vishing as well as online account takeovers through a hybrid of machine learning and human…

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27 Apr 2018

Latin American bus ticketing start-up PasajeBus is planning to expand further around the region outside of its home market of Chile. PasajeBus.com, which was set up by two Indian tech entrepreneurs in 2014, is based in Chile and also operates in neighbouring Argentina, as well as having some limited coverage…

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26 Apr 2018

Trivago‘s performance in the first three months of the year is a mixed bag of metrics, and despite attempts to paint a positive picture, the market was unimpressed and its share price fell to an all-time low. The press release headline talked about an “increase in qualified referrals …

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26 Apr 2018

Sponsored by Adphorus. The nature of Facebook is indeed different from other advertising channels, including search engines. Apart from behavior or interest targeting, Facebook has been changing the rules of the game with cross-device, people-based tracking, and cross-platform targeting. While navigating the intricacies of this channel poses a challenge,…

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26 Apr 2018

Guesty, a property rentals management platform, has raised $19.75 million in Series B funding. The investment was led by TLV Partners while existing investors Magma VC and Buran VC also participated. The Tel Aviv-based business has been around since 2013 and provides a platform to manage short-term rentals. Guesty…

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26 Apr 2018

The latest report looks at which China-based giants are bidding for a company that provides wifi services on trains, Meituan’s potential IPO and funding news from across the travel industry Major moves Chinese social media giant Tencent Holdings will bid for a stake in Bullet Train Networks, a company…

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