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Impala News

With Impala, even the smallest travel agent can access the biggest hotel chain. Even the busiest hotel manager can reach new markets. See how we’re building the future of travel, together.

Room Sellers

Envisioning Travel’s Super App: Part 1 - Where will it be born?

Fresh from the technology stage at WTM London, and in the first of a three-part series, Impala co-founder and CEO Ben Stephenson examines his panel’s views on how Super Apps are shaping the future of the travel industry.

Room Sellers
Hotels

In distribution tech, we need to walk before we run

Impala’s co-founder Charlie Cowley reflects on why blockchain, metaverse and web3 trends might need to wait their turn in hotel distribution

Inside Impala

Belonging in Bulgaria: how TikTok took Tif from outsider to insider

On a last-minute trip to Sofia, Impala’s Tifani Mabala broke from her usual meticulous travel routine - and discovered something new along the way.

Ben Stephenson on stage at the Travolution Start-Up Summit
Inside Impala

Travel needs innovators. Here’s our CEO’s advice to help them.

From finding investors to how to think about your competitors, get Ben Stephenson’s perspective on starting a travel business - and succeeding - as shared on stage at the 2022 Travolution Start-Up Summit.

Hotels

The Check-In: Keep your hotel thriving despite living cost worries this October

Rising living costs risk impacting travel patterns - but smart properties are staying ahead of the curve. Impala’s Head of Operations Nathalie Rey Valdivieso shares her insights and advice.

Room Sellers
Hotels

Booking and Expedia’s dominance pervades year after year

The travel industry was full of bright ideas and optimism at Skift Global Forum. But will the two giants leave any room for anyone else to flourish?

Hotels
Room Sellers

Five leading hotel chains Impala can connect you to - fast

Forward-thinking groups are working with Impala to make their rooms available to innovative travel agents. Get to know just some of the trailblazers that Impala can connect you to.

Julia Panabiere
Hotels

Product Manager Julia on why getting set up with Impala is so easy for hotels

For too long, starting new partnerships has been plagued with drama and complexity. Impala Product Manager Julia Panabiere explains how our technology has finally simplified things.

Charlie Cowley
Room Sellers

Three things OTA titans can learn from newcomer startups

Access to new technology is welcoming a wave of new OTAs to the market. There’s a thing or two the industry old guard can learn from them.

Slavi Kalov exploring in front of a mountain
Hotels

There one thing hotels need to ace to attract digital nomads

Properties worldwide are clamouring to attract long-stay guests, but there’s one thing that they’re often overlooking, according to an Impalan who’s been working remotely for two years

Charlie Cowley smiling into the middle distance
Room Sellers

Overheard at Phocuswright Europe: What’s on travel’s mind?

The snatches of conversation we heard in Amsterdam reveal a lot about what travel leaders are thinking about. See the quotes - and read our reactions.

Inside Impala

Inside Impala: Alessandro Nesta talks transitioning from front desk to home office

Inside Impala explores life on our team from the perspective of Impalans themselves. Alessandro Nesta, a Customer Operations Associate on the Booking Operations team, shares how he stays connected with his team, where he loves to travel and how he transitioned from front desk to home office.

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