Tag: Travel

Talent Shortage & Airport Chaos

This summer, airports have been characterised by one thing: chaos. Delayed flights, crazy queues and trips cancelled altogether – travellers are facing a frenzy of disruptions. So how are airports responding? Well, Heathrow has implemented a controversial flight cap. Although it was originally planned to end mid-September, it’s now expected to last until the end of October. […]

Experiences & Flight subscriptions

Flight subscriptions are taking off. We all want to jet off and get back to exploring all this world has to offer, and it’s getting more financially-friendly to do so. Barcelona-based Caravelo, a startup that’s pioneering flight subscription and revenue optimization models for airlines, has just picked up a €3 million funding boost. The company is flying […]

Attractions, Investment and Talent Hunting

To infinity and beyond? Or to ground? While we hope it’s merely a case of scaremongering, there is growing unease in the space and aviation startup scene right now. Venture capital firms are starting to tell their portfolio companies to save cash ahead of a predicted economic downturn. For startups in space and aviation innovation this […]

Cities are sold out for the Summer

Berlin, NYC and Dublin sold out for the summer. This summer, business travel is booming. Not only are companies enjoying that staff can travel more freely again, but employees are also taking the chance to stay longer and convert business trips into workcations. Recent research by AltoVita shows that some cities are now ‘sold out’ – Dublin, NYC […]

COVID-19 makes Australian skiing even more expensive in 2020

Thredbo has become the first Australian ski resort to reveal its pricing for season 2020, increasing the cost of a daily lift ticket by 20 per cent to $159 a day. Sounds outrageous at a time of hardship and unemployment for many, however the steep price hike is no doubt down to the fact that […]

Hotel tech company ReZme launches $800,000 crowd funding capital raise

Hospitality tech startup ReZme has launched an $800,000 capital raise to build out its website design, management and online marketing platform, which the founders claim will help operators increase direct bookings. reZme was founded by Matt Taylor, former GM of Marketing at Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific, and and digital marketer Luke Young late last year. It’s aiming to […]

Booking.com softens rate parity stance in Australia

Booking.com has made major concessions to its controversial rate parity policy in Australia following negotiations with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission but will still not allow hoteliers to offer cheaper rates on their own websites. In an email this week, Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans advised Australian hoteliers that from September 1 the world’s largest […]

Clement Wong, CEO, BeMyGuest

Clement has worked with the top travel companies in the world, airlines, hotels, online travel agencies, tour operators, car rental companies, helping them with their strategies and market research. He has also advised blue chip banks and venture capital firms on their acquisitions in the travel space. Before starting BeMyGuest, he was heading up research […]

Book with confidence at Wotif? No, it’s just ‘Puffery’ says Expedia

Lawyers are supposed to protect the reputations of their clients, not trash them. But it looks like someone forget to tell the highly-paid legal eagles representing Expedia in Australia, who’ve inadvertently done a hatchet job on the credibility of once-iconic Australian subsidiary Wotif.com. They did this by arguing that Wotif should not have to refund the […]

Big changes as Qantas restructures business and staff

In major news, the Qantas Group will split Qantas Airlines into separate domestic and international businesses from July 1, while there have been numerous staff changes, including the resignation of Jetstar boss Bruce Buchanan after nine years with the low cost carrier he helped create. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said: “Qantas Domestic is strong […]