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Indonesia’s Traveloka Lands $300 Million Funding

Indonesia's leading online travel agency Traveloka will be receiving a fresh round of funding of $300 million from Indonesia Investment Authority — the newly-formed sovereign wealth fund of Indonesia, investment management agency — BlackRock, Allianz Global Investors, Orion Capital Asia and other global financial institutions. The financing round is said to have attracted significant interest…

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Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

When it comes to running mainstream tours to popular attractions, booking sites can't hope to compete with the online user experience that Google provides. Off-the-beaten track activities, though, may be more fruitful.

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

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Expedia Group Launches a Startup Accelerator To Foster Innovation on Its Platform

Expedia Group announced the launch of a startup accelerator to empower innovation on its business to business platform. Selected startups — and small businesses, as well — would get technology and business development support, mentorship from Expedia Group personnel as well as outside experts, a non-equity grant, and access to the Expedia Group platform and…

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Full Video: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022

Many will argue that Barry Diller's views are contrarian, but he's indeed correct that many sustainability programs are puffery.

Full Video: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022

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Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

Experiences aren't a financial game-changer for most online travel companies, but they are a must-have regardless.

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

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Airbnb, Google and Agoda Hint at Upcoming Search and Fintech Features

Airbnb needs to provide more information to guests about hosts, and making them more searchable would be an improvement. The fear, though, is that such information would make it easier for guests to book directly with hosts and bypass Airbnb.

Airbnb, Google and Agoda Hint at Upcoming Search and Fintech Features

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Full Video: Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2022

This is your chance to watch Peter Kern, Expedia Group's CEO, share his views on stage with Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali — no stone left unturned exploring the current state of online travel.

Full Video: Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2022

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Travel Planning and Booking Platform TrovaTrip Raises $15 Million

TrovaTrip, a Portland, Oregon-based startup that connects social media content creators and travelers, has raised $15 million in a Series A round led by the Madrona Venture Group. TrovaTrip, which offers more than 150 experiences in 48 countries, enables travelers to participate in activities such as hiking in Patagonia and doing yoga in Bali. Creators…

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Trip.com Group’s Europe and U.S. Business Now Playing Larger Role in Performance

Geographic diversification is paying off for China's Trip.com Group. Europe and the U.S. is still a fraction of its overall business, but they are now significant contributors.

Trip.com Group’s Europe and U.S. Business Now Playing Larger Role in Performance

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SoftBank Slashed Oyo Valuation 20 Percent

SoftBank Group has reportedly cut the valuation of Indian hotel-booking platform Oyo by more than 20 percent, Bloomberg reported on Thursday quoting people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the Japanese investor, who owns 45 percent of Oyo, cut its estimated value for initial public offering-bound Oyo to $2.7 billion in the June…