hotel attachment

Startups Advance Intelligent Booking Attachment

Online booking and agent desktop tech provider Atriis Technologies said Wednesday that it acquired ReTravel.io, a tech and marketing platform designed to help attach items from the long tail of business travel services to booked trips. Execs see the solution as helping with corporate travel policy compliance, duty of care, spend management and overall trip…

Hotel Booking Firm For Essential Workers And SMEs Gets State Incentives, Plans Huge Growth

Denver-based hotel booking company Hotel Engine expects to more than double its workforce next year by hiring 400 people, thanks partly to about $9 million in incentives from the state of Colorado.  The Colorado Economic Development Commission last month approved more than $12 million in incentives to local companies. The largest beneficiary is Hotel Engine,…

GetThere’s Founders Return To Lead Hotel RFP Technology Company BTP Automation

Twenty-five years ago in Palo Alto, Calif., Internet Travel Network made the first online airline reservation. Founders Al Whaley, Dan Whaley and Bruce Yoxsimer took the company public with a new name, GetThere, and in 2000 sold it to Sabre for more than $750 million. It’s 2021, and Bruce and Dan are back, targeting one…

CWT Hotel Booking Chatbot Promised Higher Traveler Engagement Before Pandemic Paused Project

There’s so much information to convey about traveling during a pandemic that many companies shut off their online booking tools. They told employees to call human travel agents for support. While few see this as permanent, the lack of activity provides tech-based solutions with limited use cases. Faced with near-zero demand, CWT had to mothball…

Package Concept For Hotel Attachment Highlights Egencia’s Intriguing Position Between Suppliers And Buyers

Packages don’t really work in business travel. Ask Upside. What about a variation? Egencia in April incorporated “add-on rates,” first announced for its desktop version two months earlier, into its mobile app. Employees of participating Egencia clients can access discounted lodging offers after making an air booking. Presented with information about the program, several observers…

Deem To Push Hotel, Ground Attachment With Mobile Messaging Service

Deem is working on mobile messaging to remind travelers to book hotels and ground transportation if they didn’t do so when making an airline reservation. The company plans to make it available through Apple iOS and Google Android messaging applications starting in the fourth quarter. Deem will expand the service in 2019 to cover flight…

GDSs Power Up In Hotel Arms Race

GDS operators continue to beef up hotel content and make it easier for travel agents to get at. Among recent moves, Travelport began negotiating its own hotel rates and offered a new agent point-of-sale tool. Sabre is planning a new multi-source hotel content solution for 2018. The goal for these distributors and Amadeus is to bring…

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