Articles tagged “online travel agency”

Online Travel

Taiwan Tours and Activities Startup KKday Raises $95 Million to Expand in Asia

KKDay is ready for significant growth across Asia, but it needs to act fast as its rivals are also eager to take advantage of the surging demand for travel to the continent.

Taiwan Tours and Activities Startup KKday Raises $95  Million to Expand in Asia

News Blog

Online Travel Agency Kiwi Receives $105 Million in Investment

Kiwi.com, an online travel agency based in Brno, Czechia, said on Wednesday it had received an investment of $105 million (€100 million) from an unnamed "preeminent global institutional investor." The company didn't disclose the terms of the deal. General Atlantic had invested in the company before the pandemic. One of Kiwi.com's signature offerings is "virtual…

Online Travel

Softbank’s $1.7 Billion Bet on Yanolja Is Largest Investment in a Travel Startup Since Pandemic Began

It's official and improbable. The South Korean startup Yanolja considers itself a triple threat to hotel tech sellers like Oracle Hospitality, online agencies like Hopper, and mid-market hospitality brands like Sonder. Can it really succeed in all three?

Softbank’s $1.7 Billion Bet on Yanolja Is Largest Investment in a Travel Startup Since Pandemic Began

Short-Term Rentals

Skift Summit Video: Short-Term Rentals and The New Era of Online Distribution

In this Skift Online Travel and Distribution Summit video we hear from Julie Brinkman, CEO of Beyond Pricing, about how short term rental owners, managers, and key stakeholders can optimize their short term rental distribution strategy for the rapidly changing travel environment of 2021 and beyond.

Skift Summit Video: Short-Term Rentals and The New Era of Online Distribution

Announcements

Get Ready for the Skift Future of Online Travel and Distribution Summit on February 17

Join us as we kick off 2021 with our first sector-specific summit this February, exploring the fast-paced world of online travel and distribution. Hear from Skift editors and analysts as they dissect pendulum swings and hear what leaders have in store for this year.

Get Ready for the Skift Future of Online Travel and Distribution Summit on February 17

Travel Booking

Understanding the Finances Behind Trip.com’s Global Ambitions: New Skift Research

How do you measure the largest booking site in the world? Is it rooms sold, gross bookings, commissions earned, or profits. A look into Trip.com shows the need to be nuanced in analyzing an online travel agency's financials.

Understanding the Finances Behind Trip.com’s Global Ambitions: New Skift Research

Travel Booking

Lessons From Trip.com on the Future of Travel: New Skift Research

China is like no other place on Earth and Trip.com is like no other online travel agency. It offers lessons on how to build an industry-leading business and how to respond to our deepest crisis ever.

Lessons From Trip.com on the Future of Travel: New Skift Research

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip Bets on the Pandemic Speeding Up India’s Shift to Online Travel

Executives are fine-tuning their strategy by pushing more into business travel management, tours-and-activities sales, and international bus booking.

MakeMyTrip Bets on the Pandemic Speeding Up India’s Shift to Online Travel

Online Travel

Collapse of Australia’s Fly365 Shakes Confidence in Online Booking

The sudden collapse of Sydney-based Fly365, the latest in a string of closures of online booking sites, is expected to shake up consumer confidence in travel agencies. The Australian Federation of Travel Agents surely has a lot of convincing to do in the days ahead.

Collapse of Australia’s Fly365 Shakes Confidence in Online Booking