No doubt that the idea of stitching together the various pieces of the traveler’s journey in the digital era has been floating around for a while. But several industry leaders believe that the time of the inter-connected trip is finally upon us.
Chetan Kapoor, Co-founder of videc, hosted a panel discussion with the leading online travel intermediaries from Japan, Indonesia, India and South Korea, at the inaugural Arival Asia conference in Bangkok, Thailand in July 2019.
The breadth of solutions in the marketplace can be overwhelming for most independent hoteliers. Besides, limited human resources or capital to evaluate the right solution results in an ad-hoc tech deployment and a bulky stack.
Online travel has become synonymous with Ctrip. After cornering the domestic travel market, China’s largest — and world’s third-biggest by gross bookings — online travel company has been sizing up the global travel opportunity.
Once a budget hotel listing platform, OYO, the five-and-a half-year-old company has transformed into India’s largest hospitality chain. Thanks to the billion dollar boost it received from Masayoshi Son’s visionary fund and other investors over the years.