Booking Holdings invests in Korean hotel booking startup Yanolja, Asia's latest travel unicorn

Web In Travel (WIT) · 11 Jun

Korean hotel platform, Yanolja, has raised US$180 million in Series D funding led by Booking Holdings and Singapore sovereign wealth fund, GIC.

The Wrap: Rising costs halved Asia Pacific airlines profitability in 2018

Web In Travel (WIT) · 22 May

Airlines take centre stage with Asia Pacific carriers reporting a dip in profits, Malaysia Airlines and Radisson in loyalty partnership and Vietnam l

PhocusWire Digest: Online travel lures Amazon; Startup focus on Frontdesk

Web In Travel (WIT) · 16 May

This was Morgan Stanley’s estimate of gains for Amazon should it enter the online travel space. The report for investors also told of the impact Amaz

YouTrip raises US$25.5m in pre-Series A to help SEA travellers with payments on the road

Web In Travel (WIT) · 16 May

Singapore startup YouTrip announced today that it has raised US$25.5m in its pre-Series A – making it the largest funding round for a fintech startup

All four Asian startups in 2019 Booking Booster programme earn grants to scale-up
All four Asian startups in 2019 Booking Booster programme earn grants to scale-up

Web In Travel (WIT) · 13 May

Following the success of the 2019 Booking Booster accelerator programme, geared towards supporting sustainable tourism initiatives, all four qualifyi

Al Tayyar ups stake by 40% to fully acquire Saudi OTA, Almosafer

Web In Travel (WIT) · 28 Jan

Al Tayyar – a Saudi Arabia-based travel agency – has fully acquired Saudi OTA, Almosafer, after upping its stake by 40% for just under USD$19 million

Hello monopolies, goodbye independents - it's getting hard to stand alone in a world of giants

Web In Travel (WIT) · 11 Jul

I was at a blockchain event last night when a Beijing-based investor let loose a rant on how this Internet world of centralisation was creating monop

As funding consolidates and channels fragment, small startups will face challenges

Web In Travel (WIT) · 28 Jun

One message was clear at the WIT Japan & North Asia Bootcamp which took place in Tokyo today – small startups, especially in the B2C space, will face

8 key takeaways from WIT Hospitality 2018: Cash flow and real estate may still rule but transform or be left behind

Web In Travel (WIT) · 22 Mar

I am sure by now hoteliers must be tired of hearing people tell them they must change. But they do say if you say something often enough, it will hap

Building talent and brand identity main challenges facing hospitality, says Oakwood Premier's Roy Liang

Web In Travel (WIT) · 19 Feb

From a distance, the Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore looks and runs like any longstanding branded accommodation property in the city; smoothly and seem

The Wrap: Alipay rolls out tax refund service in Singapore, a first for Southeast Asia

Web In Travel (WIT) · 31 Jan

Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to offer the Alipay tax refund scheme, which allows Chinese visitors to the city-state to seamlessly