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Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
By Kevin May | June 11, 2019
The South Korea-based hotel booking website has now secured a total of $242 million in funding after landing the latest Series D round. Read More
News | Online
Booking Holdings earnings Q1 2019
Bookings slightly up, revenue slightly down for Booking Holdings in Q1 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | May 9, 2019
Revenue was down but gross bookings were up for Booking Holdings in the first quarter of 2019, including a more than 10% increase in room nights sold. Read More
News | Distribution
Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Booking.com. Read More
News | Technology
Middle East series part 3 distribution
Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
Accommodation providers want brand "hijacking" on Google to be made illegal
Accommodation providers want brand "hijacking" on Google to be made illegal
By Linda Fox | March 19, 2019
The Bed and Breakfast Association is supporting a petition to make bidding by OTAs on a B&B or hotel’s name on search engines illegal. Read More
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Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2019
As part of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial report, Booking Holdings is disclosing details on Booking.com's alternative accommodations business, which now accounts for 20% of the... Read More
News | Distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of alignment with hotelier’s best interests Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Online travel agencies under spotlight from regulators and academics over hotel strategies
By Kevin May | February 6, 2019
Booking.com and Expedia agree to cooperate with a set of guidelines regarding the portrayal of discounts, availability and influence of commissions on rankings. Read More
News | Online
Booking Holdings Q4 earnings 2018
Booking Holdings reports 200M room nights milestone during upbeat Q3 earnings
By Mitra Sorrells | November 6, 2018
Booking Holdings saw an acceleration in the rate of its room night growth in the third quarter of 2018, exceeding the high end of its guidance, driven by a delayed summer travel peak and improved... Read More
News | Online
Booking Holdings Grab investment partnership
Booking Holdings invests $200M in SE Asian ride-hail company Grab
By Mitra Sorrells | October 29, 2018
Booking Holdings is making a major investment and creating a strategic partnership with Grab Holdings, a Singapore-based on-demand transportation platform that operates in 235 cities in eight countries... Read More
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Common mistakes of startups entering travel
Common mistakes of startups entering travel
By Jill Menze | October 16, 2018
Startups angling to break into travel can’t win without knowledge of the so-called travel funnel. Read More
News | Startups
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Maintaining the power and influence of online travel agencies
By PhocusWire | October 4, 2018
One of the central tenets of the Power Paradox in travel is how some of the biggest brands ever assembled in the industry "have aggregated the content, established the trust and amassed the war chests... Read More
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booking holdings q2 earnings
Booking Holdings closely monitoring paid channels as it builds direct strategy
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2018
Following the release of its Q2 financials, Booking Holdings says it's continuing its strategy of building its direct business as well as a wider travel offering. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com gets down to Basics, gets rates from other agencies
Booking.com gets down to Basics, gets rates from other agencies
By Kevin May | July 10, 2018
In what could be a significant strategic development, Booking.com is now getting inventory and exclusive prices for hotels from other online travel agencies. Read More
News | Online
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, Booking Holdings, formerly the Priceline Group, has reported significant financial growth despite a slowing of growth in bookings and room nights. Read More
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