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Accor takes over FASTBOOKING, accelerating digital strategy
18/04/2015, by

Accor has announced its take-over of FASTBOOKING, a digital services provider for the hotel industry. A French company founded in 2000, FASTBOOKING provides daily support to nearly 4,000 global hotels. Hotel website development, distribution channel management solutions, digital marketing campai... Read more

The online travel habits of Middle East Millennials
17/04/2015, by

The rising wave of millennial travellers will change the face of travel in MENA and companies that fail to figure out a strategy risk getting left behind, said Google’s Head of Tourism & Hotels, Middle East and North Africa, Ali Hashmi (pictured left). He defined them as those aged between... Read more

Almosafer is first Saudi-based OTA partner for Wego
08/04/2015, by

Leading travel metasearch website and travel app, Wego, has teamed up with Almosafer, a fast growing online travel agency based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as its first local OTA partner. Ross Veitch, Wego chief executive officer and co-founder, announced the partnership at WIT Middle Eas... Read more

Letter from Dubai: Lights, sand, fog, the work goes on
07/04/2015, by

It’s 6am Dubai time and outside my room at the Oberoi is a city that never sleeps. By that, I mean, work never stops. In the darkness of the dawn, I can hear hammering and knocking as men at work continue their labour to build a city that’s been in the making for at least the last two decades... Read more

WIT Start-Up Pitch: New car rental start-up drives into town
31/03/2015, by

Adrian Lee, co-founder of Drive.SG, tells WIT what drove him to start the car rental site and what he hopes to change. Q: Describe the business, core products and services in one paragraph Drive is an aggregator for car rental services in Asia. With obvious international choices such as A... Read more