Travel tech updates from Interhome, Las Vegas, Priceline, Blackjet, Hotelbeds, ebookers, Stansted Airport and more
Today’s roundup of travel trade news briefs includes Frontier Airlines, Priceline, Foursquare, Digital Spring, Mr & Mrs Smith, Visit Finland, Navigate Media Group, Travel Supermarket, Sunshine, Booking.com, Go Pro Travelling, Drive.sg, Target Rooms, Waymate, Wego, Webjet, Onyx, RateGain, LocalUncle, mTrip, Babbel, and Interhome.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to observers of Booking.com (and the quest for global domination) as it now looks to be increasing its coverage of vacation rental properties.
Airbnb polarises opinion – on the one hand it’s the tech disrupter many want to emulate, growing fast and apparently pushing north of a $1 billion valuation.
TripAdvisor has been making a push for verified hotel reviews and plans on adding verified reviews from vacation-rental guests, as well.
TripAdvisor has forged partnerships with a number of holiday rental specialists worldwide as it seeks to offer local properties combined with consumer reviews