The rumoured bidding war is over – Germany-based SAP emerged as the victor in the battle to acquire Concur.
Darjeelin, a France-based startup which describes itself as a crowd-sourced travel agency has been acquired by l’Officiel des Vacances, a travel deals site.
Spottly, a mobile social travel app based around video has raised $850,000 in seed funding. Investors in the Hong Kong-based startup include incubator 500Startups, Cherubic Ventures, Gobi Partners and a number of angel investors.
Who remembers Sidestep? This was probably the first metasearch tool I used and a few years before Kayak emerged in 2006 (Kayak acquired Sidestep in 2007).
One of the issues when predicting how the future might unfold, especially in travel, is that fairly often the trends being identified are already being played out.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for September 2014.
Enterprise software giant SAP will spend $8.3 billion to get its hands on corporate travel and expense management tech company, Concur.
No matter what your astrological sign is, Virgo, a new US travel service, has an offer for you: “Book a hotel, get a free ride.” The new brand is a pivot for a startup team that, in 2012, built Guestmob, a semi-opaque hotel-booking platform that used predictive-pricing algorithms to deliver a Hotwire-style service.
As omnichannel distribution in the travel industry becomes increasingly part of the new world order, it is critical for large enterprises to keep a solid grasp on customers and maintain reach across travel sites and channels.
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American consumers continue to be engrossed in digital media – especially on social networks – yet advertisers are not matching ad dollars to digital time spent, shows the latest analysis.
In a presentation at vacation rental technology confab RezFest, HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples announced an expansion of the initial pilot with Expedia.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel MARKETING in tourism and hospitality for September 2014.
One thing we hear a lot of in the hospitality industry is that service and customer experience is where it begins and ends.
TripAdvisor‘s mantra is “Speed wins.” So it’s unsurprising that the user-generated giant has already digested its acquisition of European restaurant booking platform lafourchette, which it purchased in May.
Timing is everything – ClearTrip has released its first-ever Quarterly Insights on Mobile a few days after what the Indian OTA claims was its “busiest ever week on mobile”.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for September 2014.
Domestic tourism in Russia could benefit from a state-backed online booking portal, although two Russian OTAs have different views about whether this is the best way to persuade Russians to holiday at home.
The problem is familiar to many business travelers: every hotel near the convention’s location is sold out, and the only way to secure a last-minute opening is to re-search regularly.
Big data is a fashionable concept and Europe is just at the beginning of this phenomenon, could travel data be the next “online marketing” of the industry?