Uber buys Postmates in $2.65B all-stock deal

PhocusWire · 6 Jul

Postmates, a competitor of the Uber Eats platform, will continue to operate as its own app following the acquisition.

Hotels count the cost of updating hygiene protocols

PhocusWire · 4 Jun

Hotel operations platformOptii Solutionsestimates that hotels need to set aside $130,000 each year per hotel, based on a 250-room U.S. leisure proper

Transportation platform Bolt raises EUR100M to add new products, markets
Transportation platform Bolt raises EUR100M to add new products, markets

PhocusWire · 26 May

European transportation platform Bolt has closed an investment round of €100 million to grow its ride-hailing, micro-mobility and food delivery servi

How airports are considering ways to reduce human contact

PhocusWire · 13 May

Airports are considering how to prepare for a post-COVID-19 air travel environment in order to protect and reassure a public wary of flying.

Coronavirus places heightened concern on sanitation of short-term rentals

PhocusWire · 10 Apr

As guest concerns over cleanliness in vacation rentals mount, industry players are taking stock of how they keep properties safe.

New platform helps hoteliers offer beds for coronavirus-related needs
New platform helps hoteliers offer beds for coronavirus-related needs

PhocusWire · 24 Mar

Hotel technology company Cloudbeds has created an online portal to connect hotels with health care providers and local governments.

VIDEO: SAP Concur on coronavirus, duty of care and Google in corporate travel

PhocusWire · 10 Mar

Phocuswire talks to SAP Concur about rogue spend, what's next in expense management and more at Travel Technology Europe 2020.

How Singapore Tourism Board is working on a post-coronavirus strategy

PhocusWire · 9 Mar

Some areas of the world are already looking to the future as they seek to rebuild their tourist economies after the outbreak of coronavirus.

Perseverance, prudence - and slights pivots - are key to startup success during coronavirus
Perseverance, prudence - and slights pivots - are key to startup success during coronavirus

PhocusWire · 9 Mar

Investors from Plug and Play and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and the founder of startup Stride Travel weigh in on the short- and long-term impacts of the

Flight Centre draws from SARS experience to plan for coronavirus impact

PhocusWire · 27 Feb

Flight Centre anticipates a decline in its full-year profits before tax projection due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

eDreams Odigeo anticipates financial disruption from coronavirus slowdown

PhocusWire · 27 Feb

Despite posting positive metrics for the first nine months of fiscal year 2020, eDreams Odigeo is raising the alarm over the rise of the COVID-19 cor

Travel reservations in China down 79% amid coronavirus scare

PhocusWire · 21 Feb

According to data analyzed by TravelgateX, travel reservations in China fell 79% in January and are down 90% so far in February.

Beachy raises $1M to fund new ancillary booking tools for hotels

PhocusWire · 16 Dec

Beachy has secured $1 million in debt, which was be invested into its new food and beverage product.

TripAdvisor will offer Wi-Fi services to restaurants to help their marketing efforts

PhocusWire · 20 Aug

TripAdvisor Wi-Fi Plus is a new option to enable restaurants to offer free Wi-Fi to their guests in return for sharing their email or social media cr

Uber and Lyft are dominating business travel expense claims

PhocusWire · 1 Aug

The suppliers that top business travel expense claims include Uber, Starbucks and Lyft according to Certify.

The Amazon effect on travel customer service: Patience is no longer a virtue

PhocusWire · 28 Jun

The old saying that patience is a virtue is no longer valid. Not in today's world, where top brands like Amazon, Uber and Netflix have changed the ex

Booking Holdings boosts restaurant arm with acquisition of Venga

PhocusWire · 2 May

Booking Holdings is to acquire Venga, a guest management platform for restaurants and other businesses, with terms of the deal not disclosed.

TripAdvisor-owned TheFork buys Restorando, expands in Latin America
TripAdvisor-owned TheFork buys Restorando, expands in Latin America

PhocusWire · 4 Mar

TripAdvisor-owned restaurant reservation platform TheFork has acquired competitor Restorando to expand its presence in Latin America.

TripAdvisor credits "reinvigorated" hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018

PhocusWire · 13 Feb

TripAdvisor’s total revenue rose 8% in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $346 million and grew 4% for the full year to $1.62 billion.

In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji

PhocusWire · 7 Feb

Founded in 1998, Shiji Information Technology Company provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertai

OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak

PhocusWire · 22 Jan

Booking Holdings has activated a new loyalty benefit for OpenTable, allowing diners to redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for hotel savings on Kaya

SevenRooms gets voice tech boost from Amazon Alexa Fund

PhocusWire · 22 Oct

SevenRooms has received investment from Amazon's Alexa fund to develop voice-enabled technology for restaurants. The company, which specializes in fr