Articles tagged “travel agencies”

Online Travel

Booking.com Hit With $530 Million Fine From Spanish Regulators

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said the company would appeal the Spanish competition authority's $530 million draft decision if it becomes permanent.

Booking.com Hit With $530 Million Fine From Spanish Regulators

Online Travel

Latin America’s Despegar Opens Travel Agencies to Get Travelers to Book Online

If you work for an online travel agency and suggested it open brick-and-mortar stores to bring customers online, you would get very quizzical looks, at the least. Let's see if it works in Argentina and Brazil for Despegar/Decolar.

Latin America’s Despegar Opens Travel Agencies to Get Travelers to Book Online

Tourism

Skyscanner Taps Creators and Globetrotters to Launch Virtual Travel Consultancy

In the age of social media shaping travel trends, the decision to include globetrotters and content creators to address travel challenges could resonate with a significant audience.

Skyscanner Taps Creators and Globetrotters to Launch Virtual Travel Consultancy

Airlines

What’s Next for the Alaska-Hawaiian Airline Merger

Today's podcast looks at the Alaska Air-Hawaiian Air combo, American Air's tussle with travel agents, and an investment in Travelport.

What’s Next for the Alaska-Hawaiian Airline Merger

Travel Agents

Travel Agency Group Doubles Down on Dispute With American Airlines

In an exclusive, the leading group of U.S. travel advisors responds to claims by American Airlines that they're Luddites. The group says the carrier's effort to force them to adopt its preferred technology for booking flights is too fast and that, essentially, it's a bully.

Travel Agency Group Doubles Down on Dispute With American Airlines

Online Travel

Despegar Sees Brazil Gains After Alleged Airline Ticket Ponzi Scheme Goes Bust

Brazil is a huge market, as are airline tickets, for Despegar. A rival with an alleged Ponzi scheme for selling airline tickets wasn't really fair competition.

Despegar Sees Brazil Gains After Alleged Airline Ticket Ponzi Scheme Goes Bust

Luxury

Certares’ Internova: Behind Its Strategy for Luxury Travel Agencies

Internova Travel Group is owned by private equity firm Certares, and its CEO is the brother of Certares' CEO. How they are thinking about company strategy reflects insight into broader trends among the luxury travel agencies.

Certares’ Internova: Behind Its Strategy for Luxury Travel Agencies

Airlines

American Airlines’ Lawsuit Against Ticket Consolidator Reveals Details About Hidden Practices

The whole airline consolidator business model lends itself to cutting corners and difficulties in enforcing contractual rules.

American Airlines’ Lawsuit Against Ticket Consolidator Reveals Details About Hidden Practices

Travel Technology

Mondee Buys Its Fourth Company This Year

Mondee is venturing down an unbeaten path by targeting travel influencers, and it seems to be making investors a little uneasy.

Mondee Buys Its Fourth Company This Year

Travel Technology

Mondee Adds Mobile App and AI Chatbot for Travel Booking

A mobile app, online shopping cart, and easier group travel booking are highlights in a world of outdated tech for travel agents.

Mondee Adds Mobile App and AI Chatbot for Travel Booking