News from Travel Technology Update: The Russian online travel industry, if not in its infancy, is barely into toddlerhood. Until the mid-2000s, travel e-commerce didn’t exist. The initial pioneer went bankrupt. Several more emerged at the same time, and Hotels.com and Booking.com came in. Some start-ups tried to copy the Booking.com model – and the company’s success – but one entrepreneur said they were overlooking a distinctive trait of Russian travelers: ...

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