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Articles tagged “superapps”

Hotels

Sonder Could Go Public at a $2.5 Billion Valuation Through a Merger With a Blank Check Company

The blank check frenzy may be sweeping up companies such as Sonder that would otherwise have had to wait their turn to go public. It would certainly be an interesting comeback for the quasi-hotel company whose prospects were not looking particularly bright a year ago.

Sonder Could Go Public at a $2.5 Billion Valuation Through a Merger With a Blank Check Company

Online Travel

A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Running an airline isn't easy, and neither is launching ridesharing, financial services, and delivery businesses from scratch. AirAsia has its work cut out for it in terms of the required investments and trying to be everything to everyone in Southeast Asian markets with entrenched incumbents.

Online Travel

Google’s Soaring Ad Revenue Gets Little Help From Travel

Google's advertising revenue and profits skyrocketed during the fourth quarter — although travel industry spend didn't drive the results. As with other industries, travel advertisers will likely flock to YouTube for brand promotions when demand returns.

Google’s Soaring Ad Revenue Gets Little Help From Travel

Online Travel

South Korea’s Travel App Yanolja Backed by Booking Holdings Invests in Data Startup Ahead of IPO

Yanolja may seek a $4 billion valuation in its planned IPO next year. Its investment in Triple underscores its ambition to go beyond South Korea and become a global superapp and a hotel services provider.

South Korea’s Travel App Yanolja Backed by Booking Holdings Invests in Data Startup Ahead of IPO

Online Travel

Japan’s Top Messaging App Has a Pandemic-Mindful Strategy for Domestic Tourism

Take a look at how Japan's most popular messaging app has approached travel marketing during the pandemic. It's a glance at how superapps might define the future of travel in Asia.

Japan’s Top Messaging App Has a Pandemic-Mindful Strategy for Domestic Tourism

Online Travel

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Trump's ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could cause real harm to some U.S. travel organizations.

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Online Travel

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Slowly but surely Amazon is building up a considerable travel presence in India via its app. How deep and far will it eventually decide to go?

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Ground Transport

Grab Invests in Splyt to Give Users a One-App Ridehailing Solution Globally

What if you could use your everyday ridehailing app anywhere in the world? No more cumbersome downloads of another app or losing loyalty points from your app. That’s what Grab wants to achieve with its investment in Splyt. Too good to be true?

Grab Invests in Splyt to Give Users a One-App Ridehailing Solution Globally

Online Travel

Jumia IPO Highlights Africa’s Shifting Online Travel Ecosystem

Jumia is one of a few companies that deserve credit for building nascent online travel businesses in several African markets. But as Google and other tech platforms gain a continent-wide presence, they may use their pervasiveness to play kingmakers in online travel.

Jumia IPO Highlights Africa’s Shifting Online Travel Ecosystem

Online Travel

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Consumers in the West reach almost reflexively for the Google Maps app as the service becomes a nearly ubiquitous utility despite a dearth of messaging and payments. Whether it evolves into the next superapp may depend on whether users really want a do-everything app and the mood of regulators seeking to break up big tech.

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive