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Yo! Travelstart offers location-based deals on demand
30/01/2015, by

The South African-based Travelstart has launched a service for location-based special deals on demand on the social app platform Yo, making it the first OTA to allow users to book directly within the Yo app.Launched in 2014, Yo, the social app for iOS, Android and Windows phones, hit one million dow... Read more

Millennial Traveller: Light at the end of the tunnel
27/01/2015, by

The standard of public transport in a country like Singapore is frankly superb. I can get from one side of the island to the other in under an hour on the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), costing me a couple of dollars at the most. The bus routes make for a more leisurely journey, but so long as I have got... Read more

Indonesia Online Travel: Arrived With a Bang, Brace for the Boom
27/01/2015, by

A newly-released study by Phocuswright, three months before the third WIT Indonesia is set to kick off in Bali on April 30, sheds new light on a market that has captured the world’s attention as the next big land of opportunity.Its population of 250 million and consistent annual gross domestic pro... Read more

AirAsia removes fuel surcharge across the group
26/01/2015, by

When global oil prices started declining many airlines were asked if they would reduce or remove the fuel surcharges, and consequently the prices of air tickets. Almost all replied in the negative at that time. However, now a number of airlines have done so.Virgin Australia incorporated  fuel cost... Read more

Expedia purchases Travelocity for US$280 million in cash
26/01/2015, by

Expedia Inc. has purchased online travel agency Travelocity from technology company, Sabre, for US$280 million in cash.Expedia and Sabre announced in a joint statement that the acquisition follows a 2013 marketing agreement between Expedia, Inc. and Travelocity under which Expedia powered the techno... Read more

Innovation meets the future at Phocuswright@ITB
22/01/2015, by

Global travel market research company, Phocuswright, will host Phocuswright@ITB themed "Disruption’s Curve” on 4 March in conjunction with ITB Berlin. The event will feature discussions on how new business models are changing tourism, as well as latest studies on the prospects for future investm... Read more

Tripbooka matches travellers with agents for customised itineraries
20/01/2015, by

Customised itinerary planning remains one of the hardest problems to solve with technology but one Australia-based start-up is having a go at it. Tripbooka is an online platform connecting travel agents with travellers who want the ease of technology but still want the human touch when it comes to p... Read more