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Airbnb to turn over over anonymized records to New York authorities

In an announcement today, Airbnb, the peer-to-peer short-term housing rental network, agreed to a request from New York State’s Attorney General for …

MakeMyTrip reports strong growth in hotels and packages business

MakeMyTrip reported revenues of $255.4 million for the year ending March 2014, an increase of 11.6% year-on-year.<p>The NASDAQ-listed online travel …

Vacation rental service Vive Unique raises $6 million

UK-based rental marketplace Vive Unique has raised $5.9 million from a local venture capital firm Smedvig Capital.<p>Vive Unique says it will be using …

Hotel and activity deals via Google Offers starting to hit the web

Google‘s move into local deals – the Groupon clone, as some call it – is up and running with travel offers already working their way into the …

The White List tracks which startups investors have their eye on

When an investor decides to put money into a startup, effectively putting a stamp of approval on that company, the tech industry pays attention to the startup’s next move.<p>But what if we get a sense of who investors are interested in earlier by watching their behavior on social networks?<p>That’s what …

A reality check on tours and activities (bubble?)

It’s that time again, on the heels of another big tours and activities study from Phocuswright, when the hive starts buzzing about this sector in …

Sometimes you just have to simplify in order to grow in mobile

<b>DEVICES:</b> Many startups focusing on mobile, especially in the travel sector, can perhaps be forgiven for trying to be all things to all people – …

Travel personalization startup Olset raises $1.1M

Olset, which offers personalized recommendations for hotels, has raised $1.1 million of seed funding on a convertible note. This includes a $500,000 …

Time to build travel applications that will move the world again

Late last year, Sabre hosted a webinar on Tnooz to provide thoughts on how the digital landscape is evolving — as well as a few key trends that are …

Alibaba acquires air fare service provider Aslan

Alibaba‘s latest addition to its travel industry product suite is China’s B2B air fare service provider Aslan, according to a source familiar with …

Generation Y travellers and the future of travel technology

So what are some of the key trends in the travel industry and where the industry could it be heading next?<p>These are takeaways from a talk by Mario …

Startup pitch: Explora solves the international mobile conundrum

There are few large problems left in travel that aren’t being tackled in some way by a startup somewhere on the planet – and yet, there hasn’t been a …

Mobile Devices

Reinvent travel by collaborating and using new tools

Introducing Sabre Dev Studio, a portfolio of services and tools that enables companies to build apps that move the world.<p>Sabre Dev Studio powers both …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

We are seeing a growing number of startups focused on outdoor adventure travel and peer-to-peer local experiences. Many concepts are creative and …

Concur: the perfect trip is a bit like the Apple ecosystem

Concur CEO Steve Singh sees much of the platform work amidst the backdrop of the 18-month old investment fund as the promise of the ecosystem – and …

Airbnb quietly tries a new approach to selling tours and activities

Airbnb is struggling to stay out of the news with various regulatory issues in the US – but behind the scenes it’s still trying out new things.<p>As it …

Top 5 Future Travel Trends in Big Data

The travel industry is no stranger to data. Every airline reservation, every hotel stay, every rental car reservation creates data. This has added up …