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Articles tagged “online travel agencies”

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

Airlines

Scouting New FAA Leadership and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, the FAA may appoint a United pilot to be its new administrator, Cuba's tourism industry struggles to reach pre-Covid figures, and IHG returns to profitability after dumping poorly performing hotels.

Scouting New FAA Leadership and More Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Wego Acquisition of Cleartrip Middle East Would Create Online Travel Group

Booking.com has a substantial presence in the Middle East, but there is a vacuum that Wego Group and homegrown players could begin to fill over the next few years.

Wego Acquisition of Cleartrip Middle East Would Create Online Travel Group

Startups

HotelPlanner and Reservations.com Scrap $688 Million SPAC Merger

The companies didn't say why the merger failed. But the popularity of going public via mergers with SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, is waning. At least 22 deals have fallen apart since mid-2021, said SPAC Research.

HotelPlanner and Reservations.com Scrap $688 Million SPAC Merger

Airlines

Frontier-Spirit to Join Forces and More Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines unveil plans to merge in a massive deal, Philippines Airlines makes a tumultuous leadership change, and European officials implement new metrics for measuring tourism success.

Frontier-Spirit to Join Forces and More Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Don’t Expect a Huge Crisis Bounceback for Online Travel Agencies This Time

The online travel space has always been super-competitive, but established players like Expedia Group and Booking Holdings face a growing roster of formidable competitors, including hotels, Google and Airbnb.

Don’t Expect a Huge Crisis Bounceback for Online Travel Agencies This Time

Online Travel

New Online Travel Transparency Is Being Tested in Ecuador

After Covid put the travel industry under a microscope, Ecuador aims to define who’s who in the agencies segment, create a clearer environment for online sales, avoid embezzlements and improve the quality of professionals.

New Online Travel Transparency Is Being Tested in Ecuador

Startups

Hipcamp Buys UK Booking Brand Cool Camping

Hipcamp, a booking site led by Alyssa Ravasio and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, seems intent on international expansion. The startup's skill at creating supply, not just listing campsites, has set it apart and given it momentum so far.

Hipcamp Buys UK Booking Brand Cool Camping

Mergers and Acquisitions

10 Largest 2021 Travel Acquisitions Ripple Across Industry

Big names drove many of the top 10 travel mergers of the year. But among the largest deals, aircraft lessors, rail manufacturers and an online travel agency used the pandemic to scoop up infrastructure and technology to shore up their positions.

10 Largest 2021 Travel Acquisitions Ripple Across Industry

Media and PR

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Media brands that publish travel content are seeking enhanced monetization of their work and audiences. The story of one vendor serving them helps to highlight the questions that brands such as BBC and MTV face more generally.

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands