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Press Release Archive


More than 200,000 new hotel rooms added to KAYAK through partnership with Impala

KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, and Impala are joining forces to add 200,000 hotel rooms from Impala’s hotel portfolio, available on KAYAK and its brands globally through its direct booking platform.

Impala and Rakuten Travel Xchange logos

Impala announces global partnership with travel powerhouse Rakuten Travel Xchange

This new deal supercharges growth for Impala as it taps into Rakuten’s global membership base, which includes 100 million members in Japan


Travel sector responds to new wave of digital nomads

With cities and countries now funneling budget into targeting digital nomads, the travel sector has responded at rapid pace with new OTAs such as RemoteDream coming to market thanks to new travel technology, provided by Impala. 

Ben Stephenson

Is Peter Kern’s Expedia Group really so different that it can build an ‘open world’ of distribution?

Impala CEO Ben Stephenson responds to Expedia Group's 'Open World' announcement in an open letter

Ed Taylor CTO

Travel technology platform Impala surpasses 1.5 million rooms and Ed Taylor moves to CTO as part of growth strategy

Impala, the London-based startup using technology to empower and reimagine the travel industry, has surpassed an inventory of 1.5 million hotel rooms, with an average growth of 100,000 rooms per week whilst Ed Taylor moves from VP of engineering to Chief Technology Officer as part of the company’s growth strategy.

Joey Ceunen, Carefree CTO and Eleanor Hasler, Senior Product Manager at Impala

London-based startup Impala wins Best Digital Innovation Award at the Business Charity Awards

Impala wins coveted award through its work with charity Carefree, which saw Impala powering up a booking hub to help 4000 carers access 2,000 rooms per month for a vital break.


Impala appoints new COO from Apple and Nest to join recent exec hires from Airbnb and Booking.com

Impala, the London-based startup that is reimagining the travel industry’s technology, has appointed Lionel Paillet as COO as it prepares to scale up.


W Lotus appointed by travel tech platform Impala

Multi-award winning PR and communications agency, W Communications, together with their specialist travel agency LOTUS, have been appointed to manage PR for Impala, the fast growing travel start-up.

Remote worker

Travel Sector responds to new wave of digital nomads

Impala paves way for new OTAs dedicated to servicing this sector


Impala Supercharges its Growth with Multiple Senior Leadership Hires 

London-based startup employs talent from leading technology and travel businesses including Google, Checkout.com and Airbnb


Impala launches Deals platform: Businesses can now negotiate discounted rates with multiple hotels in minutes – not weeks – at the touch of a button

Impala’s new Deals platform allows any online travel agency (OTA) to negotiate discounted room rates with hotels in 56 countries at the click of a button


Impala Shakes up Travel Sector as Open Distribution Paves the Way for Innovation

Open Distribution is a new approach which finally allows any room seller to work with any hotel directly - without anyone in the way.