Booking Holdings survives SEO headwinds, reports financial growth
Booking Holdings survives SEO headwinds, reports financial growth

PhocusWire · 8 Nov

Gross bookings increased 4% year-over-year to $25.3 billion, while net income soared 10% to $2 billion.

Airline fraud on the rise, finger pointed at loyalty programs and data breaches
Airline fraud on the rise, finger pointed at loyalty programs and data breaches

PhocusWire · 15 Oct

Online fraud attacks on airlines are increasing with loyalty schemes often the target, according to a report from Forter.

Sounding Off: Embrace digital disruption, or suffer a fate like Thomas Cook
Sounding Off: Embrace digital disruption, or suffer a fate like Thomas Cook

PhocusWire · 27 Sep

Thomas Cook's demise will eventually be seen as one of the biggest illustrations in the history of the industry that a strategy that doesn't recogniz

What the travel sector can learn from the demise of Thomas Cook

PhocusWire · 26 Sep

Unlike the leading OTAs or the low-cost airlines whose business models necessitated digital capability to reduce cost,Thomas Cook was unable to find

Startup Stage: Anyplace wants to make flexible-term housing as easy to book as hotels

PhocusWire · 27 Aug

Anyplace is a B2C marketplace where travelers can book fully furnished accommodations on a monthly basis.

Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution

PhocusWire · 1 Aug

There is a growing threat to the future of tours and activities: the loss of independence in reservation systems, thanks to acquisitions by TripAdvis

A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side

PhocusWire · 23 Jul

For all the money pouring into the likes of GetYourGuide and Klook, spare a thought for other businesses that are finding the sector extremely tough.

FlixMobility raises Series F round to fuel global expansion
FlixMobility raises Series F round to fuel global expansion

PhocusWire · 22 Jul

FlixMobility has raised a Series F funding round to expand its FlixBus and FlixTrain service and to launch FlixCar.

TravelPerk completes Series C round with an additional $60M in funding

PhocusWire · 18 Jul

TravelPerk has raised about $134 million in three rounds since launching in 2015.

Travelport sells Travelwire brand to Dolphin Dynamics

PhocusWire · 17 Jul

U.K-based Dolphin Dynamics is looking to boost its presents in the Nordics through the acquisition of Travelwire from Travelport.

Sonder valued at $1B following $210M Series D round

PhocusWire · 11 Jul

The round puts the hospitality brand at $400 million in total funding and a valuation of more than $1 billion.

Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott
Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott

PhocusWire · 10 Jul

ICO, the information authority, plans to fine Marriott International more than PS99 million for the data breach it reported last year.

Travel payment startup ConnexPay raises $7M Series A round

PhocusWire · 28 Jun

Travel payment solution provider ConnexPay has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by BIP Capital.

Sabre broadens hospitality offerings with retail push, new lodging APIs

PhocusWire · 27 Jun

At the Sabre Technology Exchange, the company detailed how hotels can benefit from its Intelligent Retailing platform and announced the launch of Con

Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups

PhocusWire · 24 Jun

One of the key drivers of travel’s evolution from a primarily offline, manually processed business to one increasingly coordinated online has been th

Payments month, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
Payments month, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud

PhocusWire · 10 Jun

For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine learning can help to solve them.

VIDEO: How investors decipher the fast-paced online travel landscape in Asia

PhocusWire · 5 Jun

The "Through the Lens of Investors" session at the Phocuswright Europe 2019 Conference threw a spotlight on many of the recent big deals as well as s

IoT, asset management and transforming the short-term rental experience

PhocusWire · 5 Jun

One of the greatest challenges for the international vacation and short-term rental industry today is providing a product with the level of consisten

Travelport completes $4.4BN sale to private equity

PhocusWire · 30 May

Travelport has officially ended its almost five-year stint on the public markets and is now back in the hands of private equity ownership.

Agent organization accuses IATA of abusing dominant distribution role

PhocusWire · 28 May

European agents and operators' body ECTAA has filed an antitrust complaint with the European competition authority.

VIDEO: How the travel industry is preparing for Brexit

PhocusWire · 21 May

Travel and tourism executives discuss Brexit plans during Phocuswright Europe 2019 in Amsterdam.

VIDEO: Airbnb plays down competition, says it welcomes new entries into home-sharing

PhocusWire · 16 May

Speaking at Phocuswright Europe, Airbnb managing director of EMEA Jeroen Merchiers claimed: "We're not obsessed with any individual company."

Tourlane quickly adds $47M, plans international expansion and product development

PhocusWire · 7 May

Tourlane, a business which offers customers the expertise of travel agents combined with online booking, has raised $47 million in Series C funding.

Datalex suspends shares as it continues review process over accounts

PhocusWire · 1 May

The Ireland-based airline retail tech companystopped trading today on the Irish Stock Exchange, Euronext Dublin.

Ctrip controls half of MakeMyTrip shares after swap deal with Napsters
Ctrip controls half of MakeMyTrip shares after swap deal with Napsters

PhocusWire · 29 Apr

Ctrip gives up 6% of its shares in order to gain a 49% stake in MakeMyTrip, the Indian online travel agency where it's had an interest for over three

Travel investors talk areas of focus, the right fit and U.S. funding

PhocusWire · 23 Apr

For travel startups with a product in the market and with early funding, perhaps from friends and family, navigating the investment landscape is chal