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Mastercard’s Weak Forecast Overshadows Upbeat 3rd Quarter Boosted by Travel

While credit card companies continue to benefit from the travel rebound, Mastercard's earnings call might be a reality check for industries that rely on discretionary spending.

Mastercard’s Weak Forecast Overshadows Upbeat 3rd Quarter Boosted by Travel

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Booking.com Probed by Spanish Competition Watchdog

The alleged practices are linked to unfair conditions and policies affecting hotels and online travel agencies, and the Spanish Association of Hotel Managers and Mardid Hotel Business Association aren't happy.

Booking.com Probed by Spanish Competition Watchdog

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India’s EaseMyTrip Advances Fintech Model by Paying Interest on Vacation Deposits

Evolving the ever-popular Buy Now Pay Later model, one travel company is now offering up to 20 percent interest to customers willing to bank their deposit with it. India's EaseMyTrip is calling the concept “Save Now Buy Later” and the investment solution offers a bank-like interest rate on the customer's cash. It claims its new…

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Hostelworld Projects Return to Profit After New Social Networking Feature Slashes Ad Spending

Online travel agent Hostelworld is predicting a return to profit by the end of this year, thanks in part to its app's new social networking feature, which it launched in April.  The company struggled through the pandemic, which shut down large parts of core market Asia, as backpackers avoided hostel dormitories. In 2021 it reported…

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AirAsia SuperApp Boosts Ground Transport Options With Bookaway Deal

AirAsia has added more train, bus, ferry and private transfer travel options to its superapp following a new partnership with 12Go, which is part of the Bookaway Group. 12Go offers instant seat confirmation with the 4,000 operators, covering 50,000 routes across 26 countries in Asia. AirAsia claims its superapp has 10.6 million monthly users and…

Travel Agents

American Express Travel Sees an Advanced Bookings Surge

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at a leading travel agency’s optimism, one destination’s digital nomad edge, and a London airport backing down.

American Express Travel Sees an Advanced Bookings Surge

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Full Video: Hopper CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

Carrot cash. Loot boxes. Bunnies. What's going on inside the mind of Frederic Lalonde? You're about to find out.

Full Video: Hopper CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

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What’s Next for Travel With Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel

Listen in for a discussion from Skift Global Forum featuring the CEO of Booking Holdings and Skift’s in-house online travel expert.

What’s Next for Travel With Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel

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JetBlue Wants to Make Group Travel Easier With New App

Ever tried to plan a trip with friends? The multiple planning emails, messages, Airbnb wish lists, can all get a bit overwhelming when one just wants to hang out with their pals. Well, JetBlue Travel Products has an app for that. Troupe, which launched on Wednesday, is an app that allows groups to plan their…

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Former Kayak Exec Jan Valentin Joins Rail Tech Startup Seatfrog

Former Kayak Europe leader and now travel investor Jan Valentin has joined Seatfrog's board of directors, as the rail startup looks to move on from the pandemic by tapping into the trend for more sustainable travel. The app, which lets train travelers upgrade their ticket at a reduced rate on the original cost by bidding,…