Travel start-ups get plenty of love from GDSs

GDSs are increasingly investing into start-ups with an aim to groom a new generation of travel technology innovators and to diversify their business spectrum. Last...

Asiatravel.com aims to make virtual travel fairs a reality

Seow (left) and Boh. “Virtual reality and augmented reality are two aspects that will penetrate the travel space next,” said Seow. SINGAPORE-based Asiatravel.com aims to make virtual travel...

TripConnexion links travellers and agencies with global site

FRANCE-based TripConnexion has unveiled the English language version of its travel search engine, allowing agencies to sell directly to travellers worldwide via the portal...

TTS Corporate booking solution completes beta phase

TRAVEL technology company TTS has launched its corporate booking platform, TTS Corporate, allowing agents to sign up and utilise the solution for free on...

Ctrip empowers MakeMyTrip in mobile, accommodations

Gupta: Mobile first, web second FLUSHED with funds from Ctrip International’s US$180 million investment in it, MakeMyTrip (MMT) is surging ahead with the goal of...

TripAdvisor debuts instant booking in Asia

TRIPADVISOR has expanded its instant hotel booking tool into nine more countries – Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and...

Free online marketplace for Indian agents goes live

LAST week, QuadLabs Technologies India launched Konnect.travel, a free web platform which allows travel agents to manage bookings, resolve customer enquiries and connects agents directly...

SLH unveils redesigned mobile app

IN RESPONSE to the 49 per cent increase in visits to its mobile site and 71 per cent jump in mobile reservations in 2015,...

Disruptive technologies pose no threat to Thai hotels

WHILE disruptive technologies from the likes of Agoda and Airbnb have created headwinds for the US and western European hotels in recent years, Thailand’s...

Marriott distributes inventory on Rakuten Travel

(From right) Peggy Fang Roe, chief sales and marketing officer, Marriott International, AsiaPacific, and Kazunori Takeda, managing executive officer and director, Rakuten  MARRIOTT International has signed...

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