Articles tagged “yapta”

Yapta CEO on the Innovation That’s Creeping Into Corporate Travel

Yapta CEO on the Innovation That’s Creeping Into Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Services that automate smarter buying decisions in corporate travel are part of a wave of transformative change that will cause the corporate travel ecosystem to evolve.

4 years ago

Startups Stories Series: The Pivot to B2B Is Not the Promised Land

Startups Stories Series: The Pivot to B2B Is Not the Promised Land

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel startups pivoting from a consumer business toward a B2B focus is trendy, with founders and CEOs believing that there will be fewer marketing woes and reduced competition. But get in line when it comes to joining the droves of startups trying to sell to big corporations, hotels and travel agencies. The sales hurdle can be almost as intractable as the marketing roadblock.

4 years ago

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The Rapid Pace of Innovation in Travel

The Rapid Pace of Innovation in Travel

Amadeus + Skift

Innovation and change have always been driving factors in the evolution of travel, but now it’s happening at a much more accelerated pace. We're no longer tracking industry changes by looking at the calendar, but instead by looking at our watches.

5 years ago

Tracking Hotel Rate Drops Just Got Easier With Yapta’s RoomIQ

Tracking Hotel Rate Drops Just Got Easier With Yapta’s RoomIQ

Dan Peltier, Skift

Yapta pivoted toward the corporate travel market several years ago, and its hotel-rate tracking tool could be useful for business travelers looking to take advantage of fluctuating hotel rates.

5 years ago

Best Time to Find Business Travel Price Drops is Tuesdays, Off-Hours

Best Time to Find Business Travel Price Drops is Tuesdays, Off-Hours

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Just because corporations have negotiated fares with their preferred airlines doesn't mean these corporations don't have to be vigilant about carriers lowering their fares. A lack of vigilance about these price drops means businesses are wasting money, and leaving themselves open to charges of wastefulness to foes in the corporation.

5 years ago

San Francisco Airport and British Airways Have the Most Volatile Airfares

San Francisco Airport and British Airways Have the Most Volatile Airfares

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to airfare volatility for business travel, airfare-tracker Yapta has a dog in this fight. Still, Yapta's study shows that corporations, which are undoubtedly acutely aware of the issue, need tools to track the wild world of airline pricing.

5 years ago

Yapta Trying to Take Hotel-Price Tracking to Corporate Travel Agencies

Yapta Trying to Take Hotel-Price Tracking to Corporate Travel Agencies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With Concur and Amadeus as strategy investors, Yapta will have a nice headstart once it completes the development of a hotel price-tracking tool.

6 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

6 years ago

Amadeus Launches Venture Fund To Invest In Travel Startups

Amadeus Launches Venture Fund To Invest In Travel Startups

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amadeus has long been involved in incubating startup-like ventures within the company, but will now do so with a more deliberate strategy to forge closer relationships with young companies that it feels are worth associating with.

6 years ago

Yapta Adds Another $2 Million to Series D Round, Led by Amadeus

Jason Clampet, Skift

The additional investment will allow Yapta to go deeper into corporate travel, and take advantages from its relationship with Concur to deliver savings to corporate travel bookers.

6 years ago

PayPal Price Matching on flights means you can collect twice on some fare drops

PayPal Price Matching on flights means you can collect twice on some fare drops

Dennis Schaal, Skift

PayPal Price Matching requires some heavy lifting, but it will be good for collecting some fare drops, and you can approach some airlines for travel credits, too. Double the fun.

7 years ago

ExpertFlyer brings its seat alerts to your iPhone

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The commoditization of airline seats makes services such as ExpertFlyer's Seat Alerts essential for the savvy traveler. You snooze, you lose.

7 years ago