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.
Most of us have sat through hundreds — if not thousands — of startup pitches, attended hackathons, offered mentorships at various conferences. But Travel Tech Israel 2018 was different. While it surely had some of the aforementioned elements, its overall positioning was ultimately about...