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15th Feb 2019
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Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Expedia Singapore and Hotels.com Singapore have the best mobile apps, says Google/Accenture study. Expedia Skift Take: A bigger chunk of online travel bookings will be made...

15th Feb 2019
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The Hotel Love Match | By Margaret Ady

We say, “It’s actually not so hard.” One of the solutions to the tech problem is for hotels to re-evaluate the way they prioritize and integrate technology. Instead of beginning...

15th Feb 2019
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Indonesia’s Go-Jek Seeks $2 Billion More in Funding as Startup Wars Heat Up

By Yoolim Lee, Crystal Tse and Joyce Koh, Bloomberg Street-hailing starts to look quaint, at the rate Go-Jek and Grab are going. PRImageFactory, NewsCred Skift Take: This is a battle...

15th Feb 2019
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Italy’s Government Wants to Remain Central to Alitalia’s Future

By Chiara Albanese, Daniele Lepido and Tommaso Ebhardt, Bloomberg EasyJet and Delta Air Lines want to invest in Alitalia, the Italian airline, according to reports. The Italian government wants to...

15th Feb 2019
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New Radisson Blu Opens Its Doors In Vadistanbul, Turkey

Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul in the heart...

15th Feb 2019
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 15 New Member Hotels

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 700 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – is pleased...

15th Feb 2019
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Expedia Had a Less-Is-More Approach to Mergers in 2018

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom was very involved as CFO during the company’s buying binge of 2015, but didn’t pull the trigger on any mega deals...

15th Feb 2019
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Why Aren’t Visitors Splurging in Crazy Rich Singapore?

By Raini Hamdi, Skift The Outpost Hotel, one of three properties by Far East Hospitality which will open on Sentosa Island in the third quarter. Skift’s Asia Forum will be...

15th Feb 2019
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How Deem Wants to Reinvent Itself After Enterprise Deal

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift Jaclyn Waggoner, left, and Jason Gillespie, center, work the counter at a Enterprise Rent-A-Car office in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 30, 2012. David Carson/St. Louis...

15th Feb 2019
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Virtuo Raises $23 Million for Car Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Virtuo, a car rental company, has raised $23 million in funding. Shown here is Virtuo’s co-founder, Karim Kaddoura (right) and co-founder Thibault Chassagne (left) with example...