Articles tagged “partnerships”

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

Airlines

JetBlue-American Partnership Draws Scrutiny of U.S. Senator Over Airfares

An increase in airfares could contribute to reducing airline passenger numbers. That would be another blow for an industry still suffering from damage caused by Covid variants.

JetBlue-American Partnership Draws Scrutiny of U.S. Senator Over Airfares

Coronavirus

Airbnb Hasn’t Seen Mass Exodus of Hosts Over Refunds

Hosts may come and go on Airbnb's global platform. But the fate of Airbnb's listings will depend much more on supply and demand than on grievances.

Airbnb Hasn’t Seen Mass Exodus of Hosts Over Refunds

Online Travel

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

The Booking.com flight partnership with eTraveli doesn't seem particularly seamless because travelers still have to hop over to a third-party site, Gotogate, to complete their reservations. Still, the deal is another step in Booking.com's evolution from hotel-only provider in its early days to well-rounded online travel company.

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

Online Travel

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Amazon's deal with Cleartrip using Amazon Pay for India domestic flights could be a forerunner of similar moves in other emerging markets where payment systems are being disrupted. This time around in travel, Amazon has decided to partner rather than build its own offering — a very reasonable way to get back into the game.

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Airlines

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

When airlines such as Delta and Etihad opt to make investments in partner airlines around the globe instead of making acquisitions, which can trigger regulatory hassles, the investor carriers are going to be subject to economic turmoil in partners' domestic markets. That just goes with the territory.

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Online Travel

Hipmunk Displaces Orbitz as Yahoo Travel Provider

Yahoo Travel opted to reach a deal with a search site, Hipmunk, which means in some cases users will have to navigate to Hipmunk and then navigate again to an online travel agency, airline or hotel site to complete their bookings. A little clunky, although Hipmunk also provides direct bookings on Hipmunk.com in some instances.

Hipmunk Displaces Orbitz as Yahoo Travel Provider

Airlines

Malaysia Air-Etihad Partnership Possibility Spurs Stock Surge

Malaysia Airlines is desperate for a partnership and Etihad may swoop in at a time when Malaysia Airlines is acutely vulnerable.

Malaysia Air-Etihad Partnership Possibility Spurs Stock Surge

Hotels

Starwood Founder Barry Sternlicht Invests in HotelTonight

Does HotelTonight really provide incremental bookings without detracting from the hotels' own websites and apps? Several big hotel chains and Barry Sternlicht are now on board and apparently believe so. But, what happens down the road when the humble startup gets too powerful? That's something to consider, as well.

Starwood Founder Barry Sternlicht Invests in HotelTonight