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Booking.com launches Flash Deals for hotels
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Booking.com launches Flash Deals for hotels
By Kevin May | August 4, 2021
The discounts will take place every two weeks and on fixed days, lasting for just 36 hours. Over that time period, customers will get up to 30% off a selected room and rate. Read More
How to reach the next generation of travelers reigniting the industry
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How to reach the next generation of travelers reigniting the industry
By Google | July 28, 2021
As travel bounces back, industry leaders are keenly focused on next-gen travelers, who have emerged as a critical audience for post-pandemic excursions. Read More
VIDEO: Digital marketing to the rescue? Reevaluating best practices in travel
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VIDEO: Digital marketing to the rescue? Reevaluating best practices in travel
By PhocusWire | July 23, 2021
During Phocuswright Europe 2021, executives from Mirai and Sojern discuss the digital marketing opportunities presented by the pandemic and the clean slate travel marketers can build from. Read More
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
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The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
By Luca Romozzi & Katy Gallagher - Sojern | July 22, 2021
Technology and data-driven strategies can help destinations of all sizes build sustainable business models. Read More
VIDEO: The push for direct - will hotels take a stand or accept a hand?
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VIDEO: The push for direct - will hotels take a stand or accept a hand?
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2021
Maud Bailly, CEO for Southern Europe at Accor, and Tim Davis, founder and managing director at PACE Dimensions, join Phocuswright analyst Lorraine Sileo to discuss the issues in play for the rest of... Read More
How to evolve destination marketing for the future of travel
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How to evolve destination marketing for the future of travel
By Katie Anderson and Alli Bolger - Colle McVoy | June 28, 2021
We believe COVID‐19 is allowing the travel industry to reevaluate, readjust and reimagine the definition of sustainable travel and, as a result, what that could mean for the future of destination... Read More
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Travel industry must fix “trust gaps” as it restarts
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2021
Based on a results of a survey of 11,000 consumers, Travelport says the pandemic has created a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for the travel industry to regain travelers’ trust. Read More
Short-term rental booking habits are starting to "normalize"
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Short-term rental booking habits are starting to "normalize"
By Jill Menze | June 23, 2021
According to new data from Guesty, travelers are growing comfortable with shorter stays and longer booking windows as they head into the summer and beyond. Read More
The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
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The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
By Jill Menze | June 14, 2021
The alternative accommodations market is headed for a record summer, but as people return to work and school, can that trajectory be sustained? Read More
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Q&A: OYO on how it wants to emerge from the COVID crisis
By Mitra Sorrells | June 8, 2021
Abhinav Sinha, COO of India-based OYO, discusses what the company has learned through the pandemic, new tech products it has launched and its plans for future growth. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: NaviSavi is an app for sharing short-form travel videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 1, 2021
Founded in June 2019, NaviSavi is an app for individuals and businesses to share videos of 30 seconds or less about a destination or experience. Read More
Google Travel adds vacation rentals alongside hotels in search results
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Google Travel adds vacation rentals alongside hotels in search results
By Mitra Sorrells | May 27, 2021
Beginning today, consumers that search for accommodations in a specific destination may see both hotels and vacation rentals in the search results on google.com/travel. Read More
Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
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Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
By Kevin May | May 19, 2021
Three giant brands in online travel are attempting to capture the pent-up demand for trips as lockdowns ease in some markets around the world. Read More
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Airbnb revenue climbs 5% as travel rebounded in Q1 2021
By Jill Menze | May 13, 2021
Airbnb revenue grew 5% to $887 million in the first quarter of 2021, though losses mounted to $1.2 billion. Read More
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VIDEO: What's next for travel influencers?
By PhocusWire | May 12, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, Travel Mindset’s Jade Broadus discussed how influencers fit into travel marketing strategies as travel resumes. Read More