Articles tagged “checkmate”

Online Travel

Room 77 Investors Lost Half of Their Investment, Employees Got Nothing

Like Hipmunk, Room 77 had an innovative product and talented team but ran into a buzz saw: the marketing clout of Google preferencing its own products, and Expedia, Booking.com and Kayak. Don't feel sorry for the venture capital firms receiving just 53 cents on the dollar. That's the game they play. The real losers are the angel investor and employees, although we're sure for many it was quite a ride nonetheless.

Room 77 Investors Lost Half of Their Investment, Employees Got Nothing

SkiftX

TrustYou Acquires Hotel-Messaging Platform CheckMate

We don't know the terms of the transaction. Still, messaging, mobile and review analytics all make for a nice concoction and the two companies will likely be better for the mixture.

TrustYou Acquires Hotel-Messaging Platform CheckMate

Online Travel

Expedia Reveals Its Ownership Stakes in Smaller Travel Sites and Services

Expedia inherited some minority investments in travel startups from HomeAway and Trivago, and made a few of its own in 2015. Look for Expedia to spread its money around in 2016, making additional minority investments, as well as a big acquisition or two.

Expedia Reveals Its Ownership Stakes in Smaller Travel Sites and Services

Hotels

Commune Hotels Introduces Personalized Guest Communication Service

Commune Hotels Introduces Personalized Guest Communication Service

Online Travel

CheckMate Gives Hotels a New Way to Connect With Guests Before Arrival

Hotels -- yes they do -- have to live with the fact that they move a lot of rooms through powerful online travel agencies. Platforms like CheckMate's can enable hotels to better communicate with their guests despite the involvement of the third parties.

CheckMate Gives Hotels a New Way to Connect With Guests Before Arrival

Hotels

CheckMate Beta Enables Hotels To Streamline Guest Check-Ins

Hotels are looking to increase engagement with guests, and CheckMate offers some of the mobile tools to get the job done. It remains to be seen, though, whether any large chains will opt for CheckMate as their preferred solution or whether they will seek out alternatives.

CheckMate Beta Enables Hotels To Streamline Guest Check-Ins