KrAsia-OYO
KrASIA: SoftBank-backed OYO to be Valued at US$10 Billion after Talks for US$1.5 Billion Fundraise

OYO Rooms, which claims to own the world’s second-largest chain of hotels, homes, and managed living and work spaces is reportedly raising US$ 1.5 billion from a slew of investors.

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PhocusWire-Southeast Asia
PhocusWire: Southeast Asia: How Low-Cost Options, Mobile Reliance are Driving Travel Transformation

Despite its relatively small geographic size, Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most diverse regions, and with 650 million people, its population is larger than North America. But the overall picture is one of growth.

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Nikkei-Traveloka
Nikkei Asian Review: Indonesian Unicorn Traveloka Learns What Not to do from Uber

When Dita Listya is planning a holiday, looking for a stylish hair salon, or just hoping to kill a couple of hours, the 27-year-old Jakarta resident turns to the same app: Traveloka.

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OYO Rooms
The Ken: Too many fingers, too many pies: OYO’s expansion story

The minimum revenue guarantee that was supposed to be a bait to bring hotels on-board has become the primary factor for hotels to stay with OYO

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BS-OTA
Business Standard: Loyalty on the radar, online travel agents sharpen the hook

Travel companies are looking at different ways to retain and reward customers in a highly competitive, price-sensitive Indian market.

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OYO
ThePassage: The chink in OYO’s armour

The minimum revenue guarantee that was supposed to be a bait to bring hotels on-board has become the primary factor for hotels to stay with OYO

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PhocusWire-india
PhocusWire: India, part 1: A vast travel opportunity, now led by digital

India’s travel and tourism industry is the seventh highest contributor to GDP and has increased from 6.7% in 2013 to 9.4% in 2018

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nikkei-airasia
Nikkei Asian Review: AirAsia opens RedBeat digital arm to investors ahead of possible IPO

Budget airline pioneer AirAsia will open its digital business arm RedBeat Ventures to outside investors within the year ahead of a possible IPO, as it strives to become the “Amazon of travel.”

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Wego-videc
Tech in Asia: How this travel-booking platform survived for 14 years and outlasted its competitors

“A metasearch – and the success of a metasearch – be it Wego, Kayak, Skyscanner, Trivago, or even Tripadvisor for that matter, lies in being as neutral as possible,” says Chetan Kapoor, co-founder of videc. Read more on: Tech in…

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TheKen-OYO
The Ken: Can India’s On Your Own (OYO) crack Southeast Asia?

“It is an ambitious play,” said Chetan Kapoor, co-founder and COO of videc, a boutique hospitality advisory and analytics firm from India.Read more on: The Ken (February 18, 2019)

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