Archive: November, 2012

MakeMyTrip to focus on hotel and package tour segment

MakeMyTrip to focus on hotel and package tour segmentNews from TravelBizMonitor: Online travel ticket service provider MakeMyTrip is planning to shift its focus from online ticket servicing to holiday and package tour segment, as per a Business Standard report. The company, which currently gets 30 per cent of its revenue from hotel and package tour [...]

Ga. city sues travel sites for hotel occupancy tax

Ga. city sues travel sites for hotel occupancy taxNews from Seattle Post Intelligencer: COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Columbus is set to receive about $ 1.6 million from travel websites that failed to divert money from hotel reservations to pay the city’s hotel occupancy tax. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (http://bit.ly/TppTUQ ) reports that city council voted Tuesday [...]

MakeMyTrip acquires majority stake in Thai hotel aggregator ITC Group for $3.2M

MakeMyTrip acquires majority stake in Thai hotel aggregator ITC Group for $ 3.2MNews from VC Circle: NASDAQ-listed online travel services firm MakeMyTrip Ltd has struck its second acquisition within a month by snapping an effective majority equity interest in Thai hotel aggregator comprising a group of companies known as the ITC Group for $ 3.2 [...]

MakeMyTrip to focus on hotel and package tour

MakeMyTrip to focus on hotel and package tourNews from Business Standard:     Monday, Nov…………… continues on Business Standard … Read the full article . Related News: Phuket-based HotelTravel.com sold to MakeMyTrip for US$ 25mNews from The Phuket News: PHUKET: Blair Speers, founder of Phuket-based website HotelTravel.com, has sold his company to Indian OTA MakeMyTrip for [...]

Naughty & nice businesses this holiday

Naughty & nice businesses this holidayNews from 10News: Santa’s not the only one checking who’s been naughty and nice this year. Our partners at Consumer Reports Magazine are out with their third annual “Naughty and Nice” list highlighting company policies that deserve a thumbs up or raspberries. This time of year, whether you’re madly shopping, [...]

Ex-BBC building to become hotel

Ex-BBC building to become hotelNews from Travel Daily Media: By Amanda Greenwood, 19 November 2012, Monday 4:15 PM A former BBC broadcasting centre is to be opened as a luxury hotel at the end of the month. The Worcestershire-located property has recently undergone a GBP4 million restoration and will open as The Wood Norton on [...]

Users of travel, hotel industry sites latest target of cybercriminals

Users of travel, hotel industry sites latest target of cybercriminalsNews from MENAFN.COM: Users of travel, hotel industry sites latest target of cybercriminals NEW DELHI, Nov 23, 2012 (Menafn – Mint – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –After targeting users of e-commerce websites like eBay Inc. and its payments unit PayPal Inc. , cybercriminals are starting [...]

Drury Hotels makes Consumer Reports “Nice” list

Drury Hotels makes Consumer Reports “Nice” listNews from St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis Business Journal by Matthew Hibbard, Reporter Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6:56am CST St. Louis-based hotel chain Drury Hotels was recognized as “nice” in Consumer Reports’ third annual Naughty & Nice List. Matthew Hibbard Reporter- St. Louis Business Journal Email  |  [...]

HotelTravel.com Sold To MakeMyTrip For US$25m

HotelTravel.com Sold To MakeMyTrip For US$ 25mNews from Travel Trends: Blair Speers Blair Speers, founder of Thai-based website HotelTravel.com, has sold his company to Indian OTA MakeMyTrip  for US$ 25m – $ US15m cash and US$ 10m in shares. Speers, a Canadian national who has lived and worked in Phuket for the last 20 years, [...]

Cyber Monday travel deals that help you plan your getaway for less

Cyber Monday travel deals that help you plan your getaway for lessNews from Fox News: Cyber Monday’s not just for buying electronics. Check out these great deals on hotels and resorts, but take note- you must book these trips on Monday, Nov. 26 to get the discount. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris CasinoAruba Deal: Buy [...]

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