CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Groupon today announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, a leading European destination for great deals on highly curated, same-day hotel bookings, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business. TheMadrid-based Blink works with more than 2,000 hotel partners in eight European countries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are very excited to welcome the Blink team to the Groupon family,” said Aaron Cooper, senior vice president of Groupon Getaways. “The combination of a fantastic mobile app, same-day inventory management for properties and a team that is obsessed with mobile and last-minute travel will help us further expand our travel business as the go-to destination for great deals on great places to stay.”
The addition of same-day bookings gives Groupon Getaways another way to serve customers’ travel needs, whether it’s deals on hotels across the globe, all-inclusive travel packages or full-service tours in popular destinations. Blink’s easy-to-use mobile app caters to on-the-go travelers looking for unique hotels in travel hotspots across Europe and complements Groupon’s existing European travel offerings.
via Groupon Acquires Last-Minute Travel App Blink (NASDAQ:GRPN).
|Technology is key to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry.
Sunday, 8th September 2013
Source : TravelDaily
Amadeus discusses critical trends that will shape the future of travel in China at the Travel Distribution Summit.
TravelDaily, China’s leading online publisher and event organiser focusing on distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, welcomes Amadeus as the platinum sponsor at the 2013 China Travel Distribution Summit in Guangzhou on September 11 & 12.
Over 750 C-level executives and senior leaders from travel and tourism will take centre stage at the China Travel Distribution Summit to address the core issues affecting the heart of their industry.
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, will showcase how its advanced technology solutions creates new opportunities, maximises revenues and increases efficiency for airlines, travel agencies and hotels across Asia.
Bart Tompkins, Managing Director for Amadeus China will also deliver a keynote presentation detailing the increasing use of technology and infrastructure during the travel process, the rise of individualism of Chinese travellers, the disappearance of travel barriers within the Asia Pacific region, and expected growth at the upper and lower ends of the travel market.
via Technology is key to unlocking the enormous potential of the Chinese travel industry. ~ Sunday, 8th September 2013 from 4Hoteliers.