Articles tagged “financial services”

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Hopper Notches First Fintech Deal With Online Travel Agency

This deal with MakeMyTrip is likely to be the first among several tech agreements that Hopper will make with rival online travel agencies. This potentially could become a big side of Hopper's overall operation.

Hopper Notches First Fintech Deal With Online Travel Agency

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Booking Holdings’ New Fintech Unit Aims to Help Travelers Beat Banks at Their Own Game

Bookings Holdings Fintech boss Daniel Marovitz says payments is arguably the world's largest industry. Across the online travel universe, look for payments to eventually become a line item — and very material to companies' financials.

Booking Holdings’ New Fintech Unit Aims to Help Travelers Beat Banks at Their Own Game

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A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Running an airline isn't easy, and neither is launching ridesharing, financial services, and delivery businesses from scratch. AirAsia has its work cut out for it in terms of the required investments and trying to be everything to everyone in Southeast Asian markets with entrenched incumbents.

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Latin America’s Despegar Turns to Its Acquisitions for Pandemic Improvements

Like Traveloka in Indonesia, Argentina's Despegar is making strides in financial services. Amsterdam-based Booking.com is busy building a payments platform, and Grab Taxi in Southeast Asia has a lending and insurance arm. Megatrend, yes.

Latin America’s Despegar Turns to Its Acquisitions for Pandemic Improvements
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How Travel Brands Should Think About Their Financial Agendas for 2021 and Beyond

The pandemic caused massive disruption for travel industry financials, decimating balance sheets and driving large debt loads. Yet travel demand is coming back more quickly than expected, and companies that take advantage of strategic financial opportunities now will be in a position to control their own destinies through the recovery and beyond.

How Travel Brands Should Think About Their Financial Agendas for 2021 and Beyond