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Articles tagged “makemytrip”

Online Travel

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Hopper's leave-for-any-reason hotel offering would seemingly be attractive to many guests, but can also be a headache for hotels and open to abuse.

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Online Travel

Exclusive Amazon Partnership Could Broaden MakeMyTrip’s India Reach

Amazon is doing travel these days in India in its own image — as a way to build even greater traction for Amazon Pay. Hey Amazon, where to next?

Exclusive Amazon Partnership Could Broaden MakeMyTrip’s India Reach

Startups

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups Groups360 and Amenitiz announced more than $65 million in funding.

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Outsiders figure out what's wrong with an industry and rightfully disrupt it. Then they learn that the disrupted industry does things a certain way for a reason. It doesn't mean Sonder's overall strategy is wrong, but that's a lesson it is learning.

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Tourism

Russia Travel: Who’s In, Who’s Out

The global travel industry is split over doing business in Russia, although the vast majority of companies are abiding by the relevant economic sanctions. Moral outrage, self-interest, and disparate views over harming ordinary Russians are clashing big time.

Russia Travel: Who’s In, Who’s Out

Online Travel

Expedia Ceases Sales to and From Russia

Expedia Group stepped out of the pack and ceased offering travel to and from Russia because of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The company doesn't have a ton of Russia-related business, so even if the move is more symbolic than anything else, it is an important statement.

Expedia Ceases Sales to and From Russia

Business Travel

India’s Yatra Leans More on Freight Delivery Than Corporate Travel for Recovery

This push into cargo is risky, because Yatra needs as many investors on its side as possible as it prepares to go public in its home country, where corporate travel stands to rebound strongly.

India’s Yatra Leans More on Freight Delivery Than Corporate Travel for Recovery

Online Travel

Grab and Western Superapp Confusion

Grab emerged as a leading superapp because of conditions specific to Southeast Asia. Don't look for U.S. and European copycats to get traction.

Grab and Western Superapp Confusion

Online Travel

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

Online Travel

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’

Business school students can probably debate this question endlessly and there would be merit in either position: Should smaller companies copy their larger rivals or vice versa? In the Google era, marketing power often wins the day — but differentiation still counts.

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’