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Tnooz

Nordic Choice Hotels ends 2017 on a blockchain

Technology
CNN Tech

Airbnb makes gains in quest for more diversity

Diversity Employment
VentureBeat , Xconomy

Target's acquisition of Shipt is a win for Alabama, but coastal investors are the biggest victors

Funding Retail
Tnooz

Video: Live on stage, Expedia exec demos Alexa booking app, digital room keys, and new partner insights

Travel
BetaKit

Aaron Zifkin departs Airbnb to become Lyft’s Canadian managing director

Global
ZDNet

Rakuten touts online user base in bid for Japan's mobile market

Asia
Acquisition
Tnooz

Digital experiences platform falling into place as Priceline plans BookingGo

Apps & Services Travel
Bloomberg Business

Qatar Airways Keen to Increase Cathay Pacific Stake From 9.9%

Asia Flying
CNN Tech

Rakuten: Japan's answer to Amazon plans its own cell-phone network

Asia Mobile providers
Virtual Reality Tech News

Airbnb developing a VR property viewing solution

Travel Virtual Reality
$133,000,000 Venture capital (Series D)
AVCJ , ChinaMoneyNetwork , Tnooz

Chinese travel platform Mafengwo secures $133m Series D

Funding
Bloomberg

Lufthansa Moves to Ease Antitrust Concerns About Air Berlin Bid

Flying
TechCrunch

HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

Costs Travel Deals
$8,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
PE Hub

| SevenRooms books $8 mln in Comcast Ventures-led round

AlleyWatch

SevenRooms Raised $8M to Optimize How You Treat Your Guests

PE Hub

| VC-backed Rocketrip taps Figenshu as CFO

Funding People
Quartz

Yoga in the Sahara or a renovated bus in Nairobi: Airbnb’s top places to stay in Africa

Travel Global
e27

Adventoro launches online platform to discover and book adventure-based tours and activities in Malaysia

Startup events Jobs Asia
$1,800,000 Private equity
VCCircle Network

Exclusive: HT Media backs hotel aggregator icanstay.com

Funding Asia Apps & Services
Business Insider

A new study by AAA reveals why you shouldn't buy premium gas

Energy Costs Self driving cars