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Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

A view of Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands in August 2018. Amsterdam-based Travix has been acquired by online travel giant Trip.com Group at a time when many smaller online travel agencies across Europe are looking for mergers and acquisitions. Piroschka van de Wouw / Reuters Skift Take: Smaller online travel agencies try to make […]

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AirAsia.com Starts Selling Competitors’ Flights via Kiwi.com Partnership

To mark the partnership with Kiwi.com, an ​all-in return fare to Madrid from Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta and Sydney from just $25 (RM99) is offered. AirAsia Group Skift Take: It’s finally happened. AirAsia.com is selling other airlines on its website and app. Powered by Kiwi.com, it’s a start. Getting direct contracts with airlines is next. […]

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General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

A view of a common area at the offices of travel tech company Kiwi.com, which is located in a business park in the suburbs of Brno and was designed by Kaplan Architects. General Atlantic, a private equity firm, has taken majority control of the company. Kiwi.com Skift Take: A top-tier private equity firm like General […]