Articles tagged “travel agents”

Hotels

Accor Revamps How It Rewards Luxury Travel Advisors for Hotel Bookings

The Paris-based hotel giant is showering travel advisors with points, perks, and online tools. The goal is to inspire loyalty for bookings of its poshest brands, from Raffles to SLS—all while keeping those pesky online travel agency fees at bay.

Accor Revamps How It Rewards Luxury Travel Advisors for Hotel Bookings

Online Travel

Cleartrip Is Winning More Travel Agents for Its Agency Business – India Report

Cleartrip's agency business is recording fast growth, a sign of its growing stake in the online travel sector in India.

Cleartrip Is Winning More Travel Agents for Its Agency Business – India Report

News Blog

Travel Counsellors Acquires Travel Sales Platform Planisto

Travel Counsellors, a UK-based tech platform for travel agents, has acquired Planisto, a similar company that specializes in trip planning and booking.  Terms and acquisition price were not disclosed.  Travel Counsellors provides a platform that home-based leisure and corporate travel agents can use for trip planning and booking. Users who make bookings through the platform…

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

Hotels

Airbnb May Add More Boutique Hotels as NYC Listings Collapse

Diluting its short-term rental business is one thing Airbnb won't need to worry about if it indeed increases its hotel offerings in New York City.

Airbnb May Add More Boutique Hotels as NYC Listings Collapse

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

Tour Operators

TourRadar Adds 2 Partners for Organized Adventure Tours

Some experiences can take place in a day. Others need at least a week. It requires complex travel planning, but the adventure far outweighs these challenges, which is why TourRadar wants to extend its travel product reach to more travel companies, especially online travel agencies.

TourRadar Adds 2 Partners for Organized Adventure Tours

Startups

Zeelo Raises $14 Million to Optimize Corporate Shuttle Routes: Startup Funding Roundup

Zeelo is helping corporate clients make shuttle routes more efficient, and Teleport is making the visa submission process a little less tedious.

Zeelo Raises $14 Million to Optimize Corporate Shuttle Routes: Startup Funding Roundup

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

News Blog

Travelport Integrates Corporate Booking Tool Following Deem Acquisition

Travelport has completed the integration of corporate booking tool Deem, which it acquired earlier this year.  Travelport — along with its two larger competitors, public companies Amadeus and Sabre — primarily act as marketplaces to connect airlines and travel agents.  While Amadeus and Sabre have had in-house corporate travel booking tools in recent years, Travelport…