Articles tagged “rakuten”

AirAsia’s Expansion Into Online Travel Draws Skepticism From Potential Competitors

AirAsia’s Expansion Into Online Travel Draws Skepticism From Potential Competitors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's obvious that executives from Booking, Expedia, and Rakuten are laying odds that AirAsia won't be very successful in striving to add online travel agency services. Several airlines have already tried and failed at it, although AirAsia seems to be undertaking a much more thoughtful and rigorous approach.

5 months ago

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The group booking company is on an acquisition spree. Plus, other startups raise funding for booking platforms for serviced apartments, event spaces, and branded budget hotels, while one Indian booking site gets a new investor owner.

3 years ago

Lyft Adds CEO From Investor Rakuten to Its Board

Lyft Adds CEO From Investor Rakuten to Its Board

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Rakuten usually knows what it's doing in travel, so Lyft should listen closely to its advice.

4 years ago