Ride sharing platform Tripda has raised a $11 million series A to fund its expansion into North America.
No one can escape the rise and rise of mobile and its importance in the travel industry. Tablets, smartphones and, now the hybrid phablets, are taking on PCs’ functions from planning a trip to booking elements of the trip such as hotels and flights,.
HotelTonight’s pioneering success with same-day hotel bookings has led a host of copycat products from other companies, including online travel agencies like Priceline and metasearch sites like Hipmunk.
Indian OTA MakeMyTrip has talked up its performance in the quarter to end-Dec but this hasn’t prevented a big drop in its share price.
Payment efficiency and security for cross-border payments are essential in today’s global marketplace.
Qantas will soon offer virtual-reality headsets to select first-class passengers to see if they like the devices’ three-dimensional spin on in-flight entertainment.
Outside of the World Cup and Olympics, the Super Bowl is one of the most watched viewing events on the planet.
KelBillet, the French multimodal search engine, has launched a new brand for other European markets: Gopili.
After enjoying success with its first round of user-generated advertisements, TripAdvisor is back with a massive $25k prize for round two.
Do you have an idea for a digital innovation in travel? Can you code a working mobile or web application in 24 hours that helps travelers discover, enhance or share their journey?
TravelMassive, the global community of startups, industry insiders, bloggers and more, has relaunched this week.
Qunar’s profitability in the next year is a much mooted topic in the Chinese travel industry. While Ctrip never fails to remind everyone that its performance is reflected in its profitability, Qunar is confident that its keen watch on operating expense and technology strategy will stand it in good stead.
The US has the largest number of free hotel wifi spots in the world, but conversely it has the lowest quality connections, a new study has found.
In the past week, there were 16 threats via Twitter, according to USA Today. Bomb threats via social media have been around for a while, complicating the job of airline social media managers.
Vacation-rental provider HomeAway‘s attempt to stop new regulations for house rentals in San Francisco has been halted.
The “marketer” designation continues to shift towards a new “marketing technologist” title, according to a massive new Salesforce report that crunched responses from 5,000 marketers across the globe.
There is a clear mobile majority in travel across all demographics for the first time ever, says the latest Travel Technology Survey from Phocuswright.
So you made it through the busy holiday travel season and are gunning for a great 2015. The US (and SOME elsewhere around the world) economy is looking up, wallets are opening for travel, and the online travel website continues to popularize.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for January 2015.
TheLater is an app for iOS that helps travelers organize their trip research. A Q&A with founder Ashley Byers: Tell us how you founded the company, why and what made you decide to jump in and create the business.