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Travel Technology

How Much Hotel Tech Investment Is Just Way Too Much

Some hoteliers risk being overly ambitious in their tech efforts coming out of the pandemic.

How Much Hotel Tech Investment Is Just Way Too Much

Online Travel

Airbnb and Booking: 12 Takeaways From Their Annual Financial Reports

Airbnb went deep while Booking Holdings went wide in terms of product development in 2021. Airbnb assuredly will get back to broadening its product line, if not in 2022, then later.

Airbnb and Booking: 12 Takeaways From Their Annual Financial Reports

Coronavirus

Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up the Pace

The pace of hotel development in the Middle East is picking up after a two-year dry spell. The key to making these hotels a success is showing this region is still a place to visit when the rest of the world is back to open borders and on a level tourism playing field.

Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up the Pace

Business Travel

Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Impacts Remote Work Trends

Specialist employment and travel platforms are stepping up to help those fleeing Ukraine, from cryptocurrency payments to fast-tracking recruiting in new countries.

Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Impacts Remote Work Trends

Travel Technology

Nordic Choice Embraces Hotel Tech Reset

How Nordic Choice recently handled a ransomware attack, sold a hotel tech subsidiary, and kept employees engaged while opening 16 hotels makes it an interesting tech example for other hotels.

Nordic Choice Embraces Hotel Tech Reset

Online Travel

Expedia Ceases Sales to and From Russia

Expedia Group stepped out of the pack and ceased offering travel to and from Russia because of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The company doesn't have a ton of Russia-related business, so even if the move is more symbolic than anything else, it is an important statement.

Expedia Ceases Sales to and From Russia

Coronavirus

Casino Resorts Look to Diversify Asia Growth Beyond Macau

MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands aren’t writing off Macau, but they also aren’t solely focusing on China’s gaming hotspot for growth in Asia.

Casino Resorts Look to Diversify Asia Growth Beyond Macau

Startups

Where This Fidelity Venture Fund Is Placing Travel Tech Bets

Many people wonder why some travel startups attract venture funding while others don't. In this interview, Gaurav Tuli, a partner at Fidelity's F-Prime, clears up some of the mystery.

Where This Fidelity Venture Fund Is Placing Travel Tech Bets

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Is Case Study in Online Travel Hype

Less than a year ago, a Tripadvisor pitch deck about Tripadvisor Plus touted its "multibillion dollar revenue potential." Despite the company expressing confidence in Plus when it scrapped its business model in September, Tripadvisor admitted last week "we haven't found the product-market fit that we're looking for."

Tripadvisor Plus Is Case Study in Online Travel Hype

Business Travel

Team Travel Strategies Evolve as Offices Remain Closed

Travel firms are gearing up for a busy year booking company retreats and off-sites, because team meetings are moving on from U-shaped tables and an overhead projector to ranches, sites in the woods and beyond.

Team Travel Strategies Evolve as Offices Remain Closed