Skift Forum Asia: Agoda's CEO Looks to Homesharing for That Competitive Edge - Digital · 23 May

The Singapore-based online travel agency is focused on expanding outside of Asia through the marketing of non-hotel accommodations on its site. This

Amazon Launches Flight Bookings in India in a SuperApp Strategy - Digital · 16 May

A shoe just dropped. Amazon is stepping into travel again. It may offer travel products in all sizes once it really gets going.

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies - Digital · 9 May

Falling victim to the so-called law of large numbers, Booking Holdings saw its total revenues for the first quarter drop 3 percent from the prior yea

Expedia Being Investigated for Conspiring With Hotels to Suppress Competition - Digital · 9 May

These are some pretty serious allegations but we'll have to wait and see how far this one gets before any juicy details emerge.

China's Ctrip Will Own Nearly Half of India's MakeMyTrip After Share Swap - Digital · 26 Apr

It makes sense that Ctrip, the market leader in China, would be interested in strategically working more closely with MakeMyTrip in the fast-growing

V Resorts Raises $10 Million for Branded Resorts: Travel Startup Funding This Week - Digital · 12 Apr

Aditi Balbir, founder and CEO of V Resorts, has impressed investors with her take on asset-light hospitality management in India, like an Oyo for res

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week - Digital · 5 Apr

It's eye-catching that Fyle, a Bengaluru-based expense management software company, has received funding from Tiger Global, a venture firm that was a

Lyft IPO Teaches Lessons to Other Rising Travel Startups - Digital · 3 Apr

Several travel startups dream of going public. Lyft's initial public offering shows that profitability isn't necessarily as important as growth in th

Google's Travel Services Aren't a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet - Digital · 20 Mar

Over the last couple of years, rumors have been flying around that the European Union wanted to take a closer look at Google's travel tools. For now

BookingPal Raises $12 Million for Rental Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week - Digital · 8 Mar

This week travel startups BookingPal, Instawork, Withlocals, Ayenda Rooms, and Questo together announced more than $30 million in funding. Of note, f

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip's Growth Strategy Outside China - Digital · 5 Mar

China slowdown? Meituan rivalry? Naaah, Ctrip had a fab 2018. Domestic travel remains strong, but it is international travel growth that's exciting.

Expedia Had a Less-Is-More Approach to Mergers in 2018 - Digital · 15 Feb

Expedia is an opportunistic company, and mergers and acquisitions are part of its DNA. The company has been quiet on this front for the past three ye

Sabre's Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts - Digital · 12 Feb

A U.S. tax law change benefited travel distribution giant Sabre in more ways than the typical company due to some particularities in its business. Th

Traveler Sentiment Tracking Gets Spotlight With Medallia's Intent to Go Public - Digital · 12 Feb

Customer-experience software companies Medallia, which is planning to go public this year, and Qualtrics, which SAP has just acquired for $8 billion,

Airbnb Counters Paris' Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal - Digital · 10 Feb

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer - Digital · 29 Jan CEO Gillian Tans sounds like a typical corporate boss, opposing additional taxation as anti-business. The proposed EU tax on revenue woul

Uplift Raises $123 Million to Broaden Its Travel Loan Services - Digital · 23 Jan

The old idea of payments in monthly installments is seeing new life in the U.S. online travel sector. Uplift is one of the leading tech vendors power

Nezasa Raises $2.5 Million for Agency Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week - Digital · 4 Jan

Nezasa, a provider of booking tools for travel agents, and Halan, an Egyptian ride-hailing service for tuk-tuks and motorcycles, have recently receiv

Expedia Faces Lawsuit and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week - Digital · 22 Dec

This week in digital news, Expedia is facing a lawsuit over its allegedly deceptive collection of fees with And don't miss our 25 T

Expedia Faces Traveler Fee Lawsuit Alleging Tax Fraud and Racketeering - Digital · 19 Dec

Online travel agencies have been vehemently opposed to detailing the components of the taxes and fees they collect on prepaid hotel bookings because

Travelport Close to Being Taken Private by Activist Investor - Digital · 6 Dec

Travelport has only been on the public market for four years, but hedge fund Elliott Management believes it can engineer a leveraged buyout that will

Amadeus to Pay $3 Million to Settle an Antitrust Lawsuit in the U.S. - Digital · 30 Nov

In settling this lawsuit, Amadeus doesn't admit to any wrongdoing or violations of antitrust law. Along with Travelport, Amadeus agreed to have its t

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand - Digital · 27 Nov

It appeared several years ago that Ctrip had locked up the Chinese online travel market when it took control of Qunar and Elong, but that ship has sa

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering - Digital · 23 Oct

Flight Centre founder Scroo Turner must be wondering what it takes to keep the market happy. His company reported revenue and profit growth, but stil

Airbnb Clone Wimdu to Close Despite Having Raised More Than $90 Million - Digital · 27 Sep

One ripple effect of startups like Airbnb raising enormous sums of funding is that it has become harder for smaller rivals to clone their models else

Meituan's Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip - Digital · 19 Sep

China's travel market is fast-growing enough that it could support a competitor to current leader Ctrip. That day may arrive soon, too, given that Me