YouTrip raises US$25.5m in pre-Series A to help SEA travellers with payments on the road

Web In Travel (WIT) · 16 May

Singapore startup YouTrip announced today that it has raised US$25.5m in its pre-Series A – making it the largest funding round for a fintech startup

WiT Europe puts spotlight on two markets for the future, Asia and Middle East

Web In Travel (WIT) · 3 May

In two weeks’ time, WiT will be back in Amsterdam, putting the spotlight on Asia and for the first time, Middle East. For companies looking for new g

Ctrip boosts ownership of MakeMyTrip after Naspers swap

Web In Travel (WIT) · 30 Apr

Ctrip has increased its shareholding in India’s MakeMyTrip to 49 percent after Naspers, a South African Internet giant, swapped out its MakeMyTrip sh

Helicopter ride-sharing pioneers Ascent Flights flying high

Web In Travel (WIT) · 25 Apr

Ride-sharing has gone up to the skies with newcomers Ascent Flights joining the fray with a pioneering concept – helicopter ride-sharing.

Spoiler alert. GOT Season 8: No one dies - yet, just like online travel

Web In Travel (WIT) · 24 Apr

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will know the first two episodes have largely been helping us to catch up on the story, and none of the main ch

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Grab adds four new services in quest to become "everyday super app"

Web In Travel (WIT) · 23 Apr

In a bid to evolve from ride-hailing app to super app, Grab announced four new services to its platform – trip planning, hotel booking, on-demand vid

Google is now top site for hotel reviews, overtaking Booking.com

Web In Travel (WIT) · 19 Apr

In Revinate’s Hotel Reputation Benchmark Report 2019 which analysed reviews for more than 140,000 hotels in over 200 countries, key findings like the

How to thrive amid disruption in a globalised world: Lessons from tech and travel giants

Web In Travel (WIT) · 18 Apr

At the STB Tourism Industry Conference earlier this week, a cast of tech giants from Expedia, Alibaba and Google, moderated by WiT’s Yeoh Siew Hoon,

STB joins forces with Traveloka, Alibaba in move to deepen its digital strategy

Web In Travel (WIT) · 16 Apr

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced two strategic partnerships with Alibaba Group and Traveloka in a move that signals its intent to deve

Online payment solutions crucial to travel, as Middle East travellers book later and more often

Web In Travel (WIT) · 11 Apr

At WiT Middle East this week, Checkout.com’s Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo (VP Business Development, MENA) presented a comprehensive report on the state

The Wrap: Agoda gives Amadeus agents access to its pre-paid hotel content

Web In Travel (WIT) · 10 Apr

In the news: Amadeus and Agoda partner in sharing hotel content, Cloud solution for The Ascott in managing rapid growth, artificial intelligence to f

Cleartrip lays down solid road map to become "OTA to the emerging world"

Web In Travel (WIT) · 4 Apr

At the last WiT Middle East in Dubai in 2015, Stuart Crighton, CEO of Cleartrip, made it very clear the OTA would bet big on mobile given the high mo

The Wrap: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore crowned world's busiest international route for second straight year

Web In Travel (WIT) · 28 Mar

In the news: Asia Pacific home to world’s busiest flight routes, more rail options for Ctrip users in Amadeus tie-up, Fliggy’s new shopping channel

WeChat Pay gathers global and local merchants, announces five key areas of focus

Web In Travel (WIT) · 27 Mar

When WeChat Pay organises a conference for global service providers and merchants on how to engage Chinese travellers through their ecosystem, you ca

APAC mobile sites lagging in speeds, while consumers increasingly depend on mobile

Web In Travel (WIT) · 21 Mar

Consumers of today’s mobile generation are highly dependent on their devices and are an impatient lot. And APAC sites have some work to do to keep up

David Kong on the transformation of Best Western through quality, talent and technology

Web In Travel (WIT) · 12 Mar

Ever since he took over as CEO of Best Western Hotels & Resorts in 2004, David Kong has been a man on a mission to transform the company, and the pro

Air Black Box acquired by 777 Partners, will bring its solution to more airlines and beyond

Web In Travel (WIT) · 12 Mar

Air Black Box, the first global travel technology company founded by a team of industry veterans to solve the complexities of cross-selling products

Amadeus and partners pick top tech trends that will impact travel consultants>>?

Web In Travel (WIT) · 12 Mar

As travel continues to grow, and travel expectations evolve, technology continues to impose itself in the travel booking process and also in the trav

Here are some of the ways the IATA NDC could transform air travel

Web In Travel (WIT) · 11 Mar

At the CAPA Global LCC Summit held in Singapore recently, a panel of experts offered a primer on NDC (New Distribution Capability). Specifically, the

Skyscanner partners with Trello to create seamless trip planning and booking

Web In Travel (WIT) · 6 Mar

Skyscanner has just announced a new partnership with Trello – a visual collaboration tool – by introducing a “Skyscanner Power-Up” feature that will

Magpie launches CMS to address operators' content crunch

Web In Travel (WIT) · 5 Mar

A new content management system has been launched for the experiences sector, a sector that has been hoarding the headlines of late. San Francisco-ba

Travelport urges more support for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities in global campaign

Web In Travel (WIT) · 5 Mar

An estimated 200 million people worldwide have intellectual disability (2.6% of the global population) and many are avid travellers, and yet many tra

Tech disruption, commoditisation keeping airline CEOs awake, among other things

Web In Travel (WIT) · 28 Feb

Anyone who ever thought aviation was a glamorous business would have had their illusions shattered at this week’s CAPA LCC Global Summit in Singapore

Peach urges travel lovers to share...info, that is

Web In Travel (WIT) · 20 Feb

Peach has devised another way for travel lovers to share travel tips and notes with one another. “tabinoco”, which in fact means travel lovers, is ba

PhocusWire Digest: Dominant OTAs and key developments, Xiaozhu in the chair

Web In Travel (WIT) · 7 Feb

A ruling from the Competition and Markets Authority in the U.K., coming after a leading academic institution in Europe made claims that large hotel b

Travel enthusiasts help fuel Trip 101's growth

Web In Travel (WIT) · 4 Feb

Trip101, a Singapore-based global “travel enthusiast-generated media” startup, has reported exponential growth in web traffic and revenue, validating