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Travelzoo works to revise hotel platform, unhappy with initial results

Deals publisher Travelzoo continues to plough on with its two-pillar strategy of growing the audience and enhancing the products. In fourth quarter …


Did you hear? Even Groupon is moving away from the daily deal business.


Luxury flash sales site Secret Escapes has won £8m in new funding with Index Ventures leading the round


Yabbedoo is setting itself a huge challenge – to disrupt the industry by providing its special deals platform incorporating geo-location as well an industry news and information service for travel companies looking for that competitive edge as well as travellers and locals

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Travel Onion, a three-year old, US-based startup, relaunched this month to become an aggregation service for about 120 daily deals sites along with blogs and contests.


When it comes to disruptive forces in travel distribution, 2010-2011 seemed to be largely about airlines, GDS’s, GNE’s (the so called Genies), direct connects, and full content agreements.


Travelzoo CEO Chris Loughlin blasted the competition in the daily deals space for unsustainable practices and acknowledged that the company’s Local Deals business is “hindered in the short term by industry dynamics.”


Which sectors of the hospitality industry are dabbling the most in travel flash sales? Independent hotels and then alternative property types such as inns and B&Bs — that’s who.


Two bits of technology have come across the Tnooz desks in the past couple of weeks aim to address the flash deals fatigue that many are feeling


Groupon priced its shares for its IPO debut today at a higher-than-expected $20 per share and at least one analyst urged investors to jump in based in part on the company’s evolving travel business.

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