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Travel Planning and Booking Platform TrovaTrip Raises $15 Million

TrovaTrip, a Portland, Oregon-based startup that connects social media content creators and travelers, has raised $15 million in a Series A round led by the Madrona Venture Group. TrovaTrip, which offers more than 150 experiences in 48 countries, enables travelers to participate in activities such as hiking in Patagonia and doing yoga in Bali. Creators…

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Trip.com Group’s Europe and U.S. Business Now Playing Larger Role in Performance

Geographic diversification is paying off for China's Trip.com Group. Europe and the U.S. is still a fraction of its overall business, but they are now significant contributors.

Trip.com Group’s Europe and U.S. Business Now Playing Larger Role in Performance

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SoftBank Slashed Oyo Valuation 20 Percent

SoftBank Group has reportedly cut the valuation of Indian hotel-booking platform Oyo by more than 20 percent, Bloomberg reported on Thursday quoting people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the Japanese investor, who owns 45 percent of Oyo, cut its estimated value for initial public offering-bound Oyo to $2.7 billion in the June…

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Expedia CEO Sees Plenty of Room Left for Growth in Online Travel

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern is correct that there is a whole big world out there with lots of opportunities for online travel companies to grow. Don't count out Expedia prematurely.

Expedia CEO Sees Plenty of Room Left for Growth in Online Travel

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Hopper Rides Rise of Fintech Projects to Major Growth

Hopper's strategy to focus on fintech has it well-positioned to take advantage of the growing appetite for products that make trip planning less stressful.

Hopper Rides Rise of Fintech Projects to Major Growth

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Google Is Reviving Price Guarantee Program for Flights

Many travel brands have been toying with financial technology, or fintech, to cater to new consumer needs brought on by the pandemic. Google's latest revival probably won't be a one-hit wonder.

Google Is Reviving Price Guarantee Program for Flights

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Barry Diller Disparages Work From Home as ‘a Crock’

When it comes to work from home, Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller doesn't "get it," but he's not shy telling you about it.

Barry Diller Disparages Work From Home as ‘a Crock’

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Booking Holdings Takes Aim at Travelers’ Ongoing Anxieties

The emotional button that trip-planning pushes the most in the post-pandemic era is anxiety. Booking Holdings is looking to assuage trip worries with products and services it is ramping up.

Booking Holdings Takes Aim at Travelers’ Ongoing Anxieties

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Oyo Looks to Finally Go Public Early Next Year: Sources

Even as Oyo continues to remain tight-lipped about the initial public offering, the long-awaited IPO looks to be on.

Oyo Looks to Finally Go Public Early Next Year: Sources

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Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb believes its rivals have the travel marketing funnel all wrong, hostel brand Generator is targeting cities lacking affordable hostels and Tunisia is broadening its tourism branding with help from the U.S.

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week