Articles tagged “Kiwi.com”

Online Travel

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Airlines have complained about the hidden costs of online travel agency web-scraping for years, but Southwest takes that sensitivity to a much higher strategic level. Kiwi apparently is adept at out-maneuvering Southwest's page-scraping roadblocks so the courts will have to sort it all out.

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Online Travel

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

The smart money has Southwest prevailing in this lawsuit against Skiplagged, given the airlines's 17-year history of beating back such alleged interlopers. On the other hand, when it came to an Orbitz lawsuit, Skiplagged knew how to bob and weave.

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

Online Travel

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Did Airbnb, Booking Holdings, Tripadvisor, Oyo, and Marriott, among others, squirm a bit upon learning of Chinese regulators' latest antitrust crackdowns, this time against ridesharing giant Didi and food-delivery and hotel booker Meituan? If not, they should.

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Business Travel

The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

The methods for booking a suitable corporate retreat these days still feel very experimental, with so many nuances to consider. But the rewards will be there for the platforms that get it right.

The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

Airlines

Prague Revamps Airport to Be Friendlier to Remote Workers Flying for Team Meetings

Prague's airport has debuted new perks and processes to boost its appeal as a transfer and stopover hub. The Czech capital hopes to attract more off-site gatherings and business retreats.

Prague Revamps Airport to Be Friendlier to Remote Workers Flying for Team Meetings

Business Travel

New Airfare Hedging Tool Approved to Help Airlines With Volatile Revenue Swings

A new platform called Skytra, developed by Airbus, has been three years in the making, but expect tentative first steps from a battered and bruised travel industry.

New Airfare Hedging Tool Approved to Help Airlines With Volatile Revenue Swings

Coronavirus

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Smaller online travel agencies try to make money by grabbing nickels and eurocent coins ahead of the steamrollers of global advertising behemoths. The underreported story of why China's largest travel company acquired a tiny Dutch travel group highlights the phenomenon.

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Online Travel

AirAsia.com Starts Selling Competitors’ Flights via Kiwi.com Partnership

It’s finally happened. AirAsia.com is selling other airlines on its website and app. Powered by Kiwi.com, it's a start. Getting direct contracts with airlines is next. Should online travel agencies continue to doubt AirAsia's foray into their turf? “Believe the unbelievable,” CEO Tony Fernandes said.

AirAsia.com Starts Selling Competitors’ Flights via Kiwi.com Partnership

Online Travel

Skift Global Forum Preview: Kiwi.com CEO Wants to Build a Rival to Expedia

Setting up a site for selling plane tickets is fairly easy. Building a startup into a globally recognized travel agency is much harder. Kiwi.com's CEO Oliver Dlouhý believes his company can defy the odds. But what comes next may be the toughest part of the journey.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Kiwi.com CEO Wants to Build a Rival to Expedia

Online Travel

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

A top-tier private equity firm like General Atlantic should provide a strong tailwind for Kiwi as it branches out from selling plane tickets into other types of travel. But it's a bit surprising that Ctrip.com or another travel conglomerate didn't bite instead.

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity