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Can travel become less dependent on Google in a post-pandemic world?
By Mario Gavira | September 1, 2020
Travel marketers may want to use this time to reinvent their strategies to avoid falling once again under the iron grip of Google.  Read More
Opinion | Online
Booking Holdings feels "full impact" of coronavirus as gross bookings plunge 91% in Q2 2020
Booking Holdings feels "full impact" of coronavirus as gross bookings plunge 91% in Q2 2020
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2020
CEO Glenn Fogel believes it will be years and not quarters before the travel market returns to pre-COVID dollars. Read More
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Booking.com cuts workforce by a quarter as pandemic bites
Booking.com cuts workforce by a quarter as pandemic bites
By Kevin May | August 4, 2020
Almost 4,500 employees working for Booking.com are being laid off. Details about who and where will be figured out in the coming weeks. Read More
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Short-term rentals and misalignment of the marketplace
Short-term rentals and misalignment of the marketplace
By Jared Alster - Wildebeest | July 29, 2020
The distribution landscape for short-term vacation rentals is dominated by marketplaces. However, the pandemic has revealed some weak points and misalignment of incentives within the traditional... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Booking.com creates rebooking incentive with money back for travelers, waived commission for suppliers
By Mitra Sorrells | July 20, 2020
Booking.com’s new travel incentive gives customers a 15% reward if they rebook stays they had canceled.   Read More
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Booking.com wins brand name trademark case
Booking.com wins brand name trademark case
By Kevin May | July 1, 2020
The travel giant had been refused a trademark of its flagship brand by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which claimed the term was "generic for the services at issue and is therefore... Read More
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How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2020
Brands such as Booking.com are investing in training to make the travel industry more inclusive to LGBTQ family travelers. Read More
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Booking.com gets product from TUI's Musement to bolster activities strategy
Booking.com gets product from TUI's Musement to bolster activities strategy
By Kevin May | June 8, 2020
The agreement with Musement-owner TUI is the first third-party agreement by Booking.com to secure inventory and also a signal of the tour operating giant's intentions to expand its B2B operations in... Read More
News | Online
Trivago, Booking.com, KLM and others unite to create COVID-19 information service
Trivago, Booking.com, KLM and others unite to create COVID-19 information service
By Kevin May | June 4, 2020
A group of major travel brands have created a service to provide a single data source with current global news as it relates to the coronavirus outbreak and recovery. Read More
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Like it or not, the fate of your hotel is in the hands of OTAs
Like it or not, the fate of your hotel is in the hands of OTAs
By Dori Stein - Fornova | June 3, 2020
Here’s why OTAs will provide a key source of near-term bookings and what hoteliers can do to ensure they’re capitalizing on the right opportunities. Read More
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Booking Holdings Q1 gross bookings plummet 51%, total revenue down 19%
Booking Holdings Q1 gross bookings plummet 51%, total revenue down 19%
By Mitra Sorrells | May 7, 2020
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says it will take "years - not quarters" for the travel industry to recover, as the company saw its gross bookings drop more than 50% in the first quarter of 2020. Read More
News | Online
Google takes initial hit from scaling back of travel search ads
Google takes initial hit from scaling back of travel search ads
By Kevin May | April 29, 2020
The search giant's parent Alphabet recorded its first quarter results of 2020 with a revenue increase of 13% year-over-year to $41.2 billion. Read More
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Should hotels consider resuming Google Ads and other search campaigns?
Should hotels consider resuming Google Ads and other search campaigns?
By Pau Siquier - Mirai  | April 21, 2020
After the brutal shock to the travel industry due to the coronavirus crisis, the vast majority of hotels stopped or questioned all their investments in online marketing, mainly Google Ads and... Read More
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Booking.com, Properly pilot cleaning program for short-term rentals
Booking.com, Properly pilot cleaning program for short-term rentals
By Jill Menze | April 21, 2020
The pilot is designed to help improve the cleaning scores of properties that do not meet Booking.com’s minimum cleanliness threshold. Read More
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Tiqets CEO moves to president role, Laurens Leurink steps in
Tiqets CEO moves to president role, Laurens Leurink steps in
By Kevin May | April 20, 2020
Leurink was most recently CEO of medical technology brand Docly, based in Scandinavia, but he has an extensive background in travel technology stretching back to 2008. Read More
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