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Skift take Banks see integrating travel and spending products as an effective way to improve their own credit card offering to customers, businesses and others. Expect more deals before the end of the year. Matthew Parsons Banks are rushing to take over travel and spending platforms, as the rate of payments digitization accelerates. Now Travel …

Yanolja, Good Choice partners with travel agenciesBy Yi Whan-woo The country’s two leading startups in the online travel market – Yanolja and Good Choice – are capitalizing on their strengths as platform operators to expand their businesses before the government launches its “Living with COVID-19” policy. This decision is based on the confidence-based success of …

Allianz Partners has partnered with online travel agency (OTA) Jettzy to provide travel insurance integrated into the latter’s flight booking process. This is Allianz Partners’ first partnership with an OTA based in New Zealand. Travel insurance issued and managed by Allianz Partners will be integrated with Jettzy’s online booking platform, simplifying the process of obtaining …

BANGKOK (The Nation / Asia News Network): “Locanation,” the first online travel agency that does not collect commissions from hotels, was launched to provide more choice for Thai travelers. This platform, which looks like other online travel agencies like Agoda or Traveloka, was launched on October 1 as part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand …

LONDON, July 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Travel benefits, the world’s largest travel management platform, today announced the acquisition of UK business travel company Click on Travel. The Baupost Group, a Boston investment manager based with around $ 31 billion in assets under management, provided capital to TravelPerk to fund the acquisition, which will …

AppWatch Traveling can be a hassle. Flights, luggage, hotels, car rentals, it’s all a puzzle. Using an online travel agency is your best bet if you want to travel in style and with peace of mind. JustFly was designed to do just that. Becoming one of the top air travel agencies in the United States …

TripActions raised $155 million in Series E growth funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $5 billion. This is the travel agency’s second round of massive funding during the pandemic, adding to the $125 million convertible financing in IPO from June 2020. The company, founded in the United States by two Israeli entrepreneurs, says its rapid …

Performers are seen during the ceremony marking the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland following a shutdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China, on May 11, 2020. REUTERS / Aly Song / File photo SHANGHAI, Jan.18 (Reuters) – The Walt Disney Resort (DIS.N) in the Chinese city of …

The global travel industry has come to a halt after governments around the world announced strict closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At Unitize’s Virtual Blockchain conference on July 6, Juan Otero, co-founder and CEO of online crypto travel agency Travala, backed by Binance, said the platform has seen a sharp drop in volumes. …

According to a announcement As of June 30, 2020, EMURGO, a founding member of the Cardano Protocol (ADA), has partnered with the leading blockchain-based travel booking platform Travala.com to allow users to pay for their travel with ADA altcoin. Travala.com now accepts ADA EMURGO, a global blockchain solutions provider has reached an agreement with online …

LONDON — UK-based HalalBooking has secured a £1.6 million ($2 million) Coronavirus Business Interruption (CBILS) loan, a UK government-backed facility for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to cope with the economic disruption of the crisis. “This loan is purely a short-term measure to ensure that we are fully prepared, even in the worst case scenario, …

LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Anurag Kaushik, CEO of Riwigo, in partnership with Krishnendu Chatterjee, native Calcutta, announced the expansion of the Riwigo Holistic Health Platform in India, starting from Calcutta. Riwigo is a popular platform for discounted bookings at hotels and spa centers. Their unique and modern system currently offers …

Travala, a service that allows its users to pay for their hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support for NEM (XEM) tokens. The NEM Foundation and Travala.com announced the integration of XEM with the travel agency’s platform, according to a blog post published by Travala on January 22. …

Icelolly, the UK travel and holiday comparison platform, has secured a £2 million debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to support growth and increase brand recognition. Icelolly’s platform collects vacation deals and travel inspiration to help vacationers book the cheapest and most suitable package, from flights to car rental to accommodation. Founded in West …

Chinese travel platform Mafengwo could lay off 40% of its employees, our sister site TechNode Chinese reported on Friday. Why is this important: Mafengwo, backed by Tencent, once a top travel site in China known for its user-generated reviews and other travel-based content, is losing to bigger rivals after a number of scandals this year …

It is the traveller’s nightmare. You book a trip online and use the wrong dates. Spotting the error quickly, you assume you can change the reservation. To your horror, you find the reservation to be firm and final. No refund allowed. Mary Lennon found herself in this trap by booking a three-night stay at the …

Airbnb has signed an agreement to acquire HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based company that uses an app to sell unused last-minute inventory at boutique and independent hotels. The negotiation talks were first reported by the the Wall Street newspaper, although at the time, history suggested that the discussions were “cold.” The purchase shows how Airbnb, which …

Ah, the cheeky. Since Expedia changed its name from Expedia Inc. to Expedia Group in March, it has marketed itself as “the world’s travel platform”. At the company’s partner conference in December, executives took to the stage in Las Vegas and variously described the company as either already “the world’s travel platform” or aspiring to …

Jeff Katz wants to make travel better for consumers, and he’s partnered with some of the biggest companies in the industry to help him do it. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should. Katz founded and directed Orbitz, which started in Chicago in 2000, supported by five major airlines, and was absorbed by Expedia in …

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Skift grip BridgeStreet is bringing shared flats and hostels to its platform to provide more variety for business travelers. The key will be to find success with travel managers by making it easier for them to book stays outside of traditional extended-stay hotels. Andrew Sheivachman, Skift When extended-stay booking provider BridgeStreet Global Hospitality relaunched its …

Skift take Online hotel bookings remain much more valuable than online short-term rental bookings and will experience greater online growth in the long term as more travelers use their devices to book a room and stay. move away from alternative booking methods. Dan Peltier, Skift There is no doubt that short-term rentals have caused a …

When you book a hotel room, do you book directly with the hotel or through an online booking site like Expedia or Priceline? If you answered that last question, hotels are trying to change that. And you could win it. A few weeks ago, Hyatt Hotels began offering discounts to members of its loyalty program …

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No wonder people are still turning to travel agencies to book their trips. When things go wrong for travelers, they expect someone to help them. It’s frustrating to wade through electronic phone prompts to reach an airline reservation agent or online travel agency customer service. Companies like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Quikbook, and Hotels.com (and, to …