Articles tagged “software”

Hotels

Accor Doubled Size of Its Software Business D-Edge During Pandemic

Accor is facing off against tech companies Amadeus and Sabre in sales of software to hotels. Watch this space.

Accor Doubled Size of Its Software Business D-Edge During Pandemic

Hotels

Amenitiz Raises $30 Million to Push Software to Hotel Sector’s Long Tail

Amenitiz joins a wave of startups democratizing online selling tools for hoteliers. The Barcelona-based startup brings e-commerce tools to small hotel companies in a way that's similar to how Shopify helps small retailers.

Amenitiz Raises $30 Million to Push Software to Hotel Sector’s Long Tail

Short-Term Rentals

Private Equity Firm Alpine to Acquire AirDNA in Short-Term Rental Data Play

This deal is the second investment in two weeks in business intelligence for the short-term rental sector, coming after startup OTA Insight's purchase of Transparent. "Follow the data" is the new "follow the money."

Private Equity Firm Alpine to Acquire AirDNA in Short-Term Rental Data Play

Hotels

Shiji Aims to Fill an Overlooked Hole in Hotel Distribution

No one has cornered the market in enterprise software for hotels. This fractured sector creates opportunities for vendors. One notable pitch is Shiji's call for "total distribution."

Shiji Aims to Fill an Overlooked Hole in Hotel Distribution

Travel Technology

Decoding Yanolja Cloud and Its Hotel Software Strategy

Yanolja Cloud is the world's largest seller of hotel software whose strategy you don't understand. Here are a few "cheat codes," courtesy of the brand's chief strategy officer.

Decoding Yanolja Cloud and Its Hotel Software Strategy

Airlines

PROS Gains Travel Tech Sales Uplift With United Airlines Deal

About four out of every ten passengers boarded worldwide have their trips touched by tech from the vendor PROS. The company's recent win in selling more enterprise software to United, along with this year's new products, acquisitions, and R&D spending, may catch the eye.

PROS Gains Travel Tech Sales Uplift With United Airlines Deal

Airlines

All-Star Investors Katzenberg, Thiel, and Tosi Take Stake in Travel Startup Flyr

The WestCap Group has led a $150 million round in Flyr, a startup that helps travel companies boost their revenue. "Mogul management" appears to be the new "revenue management."

All-Star Investors Katzenberg, Thiel, and Tosi Take Stake in Travel Startup Flyr

Airlines

JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Two Companies to Expand Its Airline Software

Airlines have historically been cautious about adopting new technologies. So it's striking to hear any talk that carriers are buying new software during the pandemic-related revenue crisis.

JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Two Companies to Expand Its Airline Software

Online Travel

Travel Tech Firm RateGain to List as a Public Company in India

RateGain, a 15-year-old travel tech firm, wants to position itself for growth post-pandemic by raising capital. Its private equity sponsor TA Associates also wants a payday, and no wonder.

Travel Tech Firm RateGain to List as a Public Company in India

Hotels

Kayak Moves Into Hotels by Opening Miami Beach Property in Partnership With Life House

Skift has long speculated that online travel agencies might launch soft brands, and now Kayak is attempting to do so during a dire moment for the hotel industry. Whether independent hotels would see any value in using a software package through the Kayak app is a wide open question.

Kayak Moves Into Hotels by Opening Miami Beach Property in Partnership With Life House