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Booking Holdings acquires ETraveli Group for €1.6 billion
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Booking Holdings acquires ETraveli Group for €1.6 billion
By Kevin May | November 23, 2021
Existing owner CVC Capital Partners has owned the Sweden-based ETraveli Group since 2017. Read More
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News / Technology
The hospitality industry's €768B journey to net zero
By Linda Fox | November 8, 2021
The accommodations industry is responsible for 10% of the total tourism sector's annual emissions. Read More
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Europe travel drives Booking Holdings' revenue uptick in Q3
By Mitra Sorrells | November 3, 2021
Booking Holdings reports that room nights booked in Q3 2021 increased to 183 million and revenue increased to $4.7 billion – putting it just shy of Q3 2019 revenue of $5 billion.   Read More
VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
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VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
By PhocusWire | October 13, 2021
The emerging trend around digital nomads and the combining work with leisure trips has forced many companies to emerge or rethink how they service customers with new requirements. Read More
VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 7, 2021
Not only is the sector now a mainstream form of accommodation but it has proven to be one that is at center of fundamental discussions around what is hospitality. Read More
Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
Opinion / Distribution
Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | October 6, 2021
Airbnb may have given the industry the jolt it needed to compete in today’s market, with new platforms and sales channels, but field is wide open for other travel businesses to take advantage Read More
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Online giants grasp recovery momentum via marketing mix
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
The three giants looked to what they already had in terms of their existing customer bases and continued to prudently put marketing dollars elsewhere, hopefully to bring in new travelers. Read More
VIDEO: Customer acquisition in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: Customer acquisition in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | September 30, 2021
The promise of convenience and not having to rub shoulders with other guests was enough to give the sector a much-needed boost after traveler volumes collapsed at the onset of COVID-19. Read More
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Airbnb revives hotel strategy, moves closer to rival OTA model
By Mitra Sorrells | September 29, 2021
Airbnb is beta testing new rate plans with an eye on attracting more hotels and better competing with online travel agencies. Read More
Do online travel agencies suffer from brand blindness?
Opinion / Online
Do online travel agencies suffer from brand blindness?
By Chris Torres - Tourism Marketing Agency | September 27, 2021
To grow a successful brand, online travel agencies need to refocus how they brand and market their services. Read More
Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019. Read More
Real estate firm JLL launches short-term rental platform
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Real estate firm JLL launches short-term rental platform
By Jill Menze | September 19, 2021
JLL Short Stays, powered by proptech company Lavanda, aims to rival Airbnb and Booking.com in the urban accommodations market. Read More
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News / Distribution
GetYourGuide gets help from Expedia, Amazon widens virtual tours
By Kevin May | September 13, 2021
The latest example of collaboration in the activities sector comes from a deal between Expedia and GetYourGuide for the former to distribute products for the Germany-based player. Read More
Key developments in the Russia online travel market
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Key developments in the Russia online travel market
By Phocuswright Research | September 13, 2021
Whether using online or offline distribution channels, Russians are rediscovering the tourism gems that their homeland offers, despite the pandemic restrictions. Read More
VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
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VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
By PhocusWire | September 1, 2021
It's not exactly game on just yet, in the battle by brands to wean themselves off the Google machine, but there is change afoot that could last beyond the pandemic recovery period. Read More