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Travelport Is Selling Off Its Corporate Hotel Booking Platform Hotelzon

Travelport is planning to sell its Hotelzon division to corporate travel agency startup TripStax, which was officially launched earlier this year — by two former execs at Travelport. Hotelzon claims to offer 1.5 million properties from multiple content sources that include Booking.com and Expedia, and says it has 370,000 users, including travel agencies, corporations and…

Online Travel

15 Key Moments During Sam Shank’s Days at Airbnb-Owned HotelTonight

Sam Shank and HotelTonight had a significant impact on the travel industry's competitive landscape. We picked 15 pivotal events that helped to define Shank's legacy as co-founder and CEO as he embarks for a new journey elsewhere.

15 Key Moments During Sam Shank’s Days at Airbnb-Owned HotelTonight

Online Travel

Despegar More Upbeat on Latin America Economic Climate Than in U.S. and Europe

Latin American economies frequently seem to be in shambles, but there are positive developments on the inflation front as far as Despegar is concerned.

Despegar More Upbeat on Latin America Economic Climate Than in U.S. and Europe

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Oman Tourism Opens the Way for Approved Short-Term Rentals

UnderTheDoormat Group CEO Merilee Karr said her company's new technology and distribution agreement with Visit Oman can be a novel approach to short-term regulation — one where technology can spur governments to embrace the sector rather than shun it. UnderTheDoormat CEO Merilee Karr and Shabib Al Maamari, managing director, Visit Oman, signed a a short-term…

Online Travel

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

The online travel duopoly is dead — if it ever existed. New travel brands from sectors like banks and rideshare services are running amok.

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

Online Travel

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Booking Holdings' hoped-for acquisition of Etraveli Group is not a make or break deal for Booking, but its failure to close would be a setback for its connected trip strategy.

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Booking.com and Airbnb are tough to compare. Although Booking.com officials would admit it has a lot to improve in short-term rentals, the company is playing its hotel hand to an advantage.

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Business Travel

Prince Harry’s Travalyst Focuses on Corp Travel Carbon Emissions With Travelport, Amadeus

Adding Amadeus and Travelport certainly expands Travalyst's reach, but the partnerships will only be worthwhile if their corporate travel agency customers adopt Travalyst's method of calculating carbon emissions.

Prince Harry’s Travalyst Focuses on Corp Travel Carbon Emissions With Travelport, Amadeus

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

CEO Glenn Fogel is focused on making Booking Holdings apps easier for consumers to use. Apparently he's doing something right.

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

Online Travel

Trivago Tests How to Give Independent Hotels More Direct Bookings

The search platform is displaying free links to independent hotels to push more direct bookings their way, but how will it ultimately claw back revenue from them when the likes of Hilton and Marriott have far bigger marketing budgets?

Trivago Tests How to Give Independent Hotels More Direct Bookings