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Influential travel sites for booking not always the big players
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2019
Online travel agents might be spending billions on marketing yet very few make the cut when it comes to sites used to choose a hotel. Read More
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Airbnb reaches seven out of ten properties available for instant booking
By Kevin May | July 18, 2019
The figure is a sizeable jump from 2016, when just one in three of Airbnb's properties could be secured straight away. Read More
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Desires, aspirations and bucket lists - the importance of travel to Gen Z
By Linda Fox | July 15, 2019
When pitting travel against other spend choices such as homewares, clothes, technology and gadgets and eating out, travel still came out top. Read More
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Bringing on content and the network effect for GDS hotel platforms
Bringing on content and the network effect for GDS hotel platforms
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2019
The global distribution companies have evolved away from their traditional airline focus to bring accommodation into the mix. But there's more to it than that. Read More
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Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans moves aside, Glenn Fogel steps in
Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans moves aside, Glenn Fogel steps in
By Kevin May | June 26, 2019
The sudden change at the top of Booking.com, announced today, is effective immediately and ends a three-year stint for Tans as CEO. Read More
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VIDEO: A maturing market for tours and activities
By Kevin May | June 26, 2019
Booking.com's entry into the tours and activities sector and TripAdvisor's likewise move to add a software company into its mix certainly caused a stir in 2018. Read More
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Booking.com talks up importance of reviews in travel decisions, especially for rentals
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
The OTA's survey of 21,500 travelers globally reveals that 53% of travelers have decided not to book accommodation because of negative reviews about a host. Read More
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
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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
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What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | June 11, 2019
As lines blur between platform and provider, there are some real questions around rate parity and price competitiveness in this brave new world. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking.com on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
VIDEO: Booking.com on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
By Kevin May | June 10, 2019
Booking.com's semi-official entry into the tours and activities sector was notable for many things - not least why did it take so long. Read More
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Nordic Choice on Google Amazon using blockchain
Will Google and Amazon embrace a blockchain travel marketplace?
By Mitra Sorrells | June 7, 2019
Nordic Choice Hotels’ director of future business, Christian Lundén, says blockchain has the potential to disrupt travel distribution by stimulating activity from both startups and large tech players... Read More
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IoT, asset management and transforming the short-term rental experience
By Michael Driedger - Operto  | June 5, 2019
One of the greatest challenges for the international vacation and short-term rental industry today is providing a product with the level of consistency and standardization that guests increasingly... Read More
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OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
By Kevin May | June 4, 2019
OYO Rooms now has distribution deals in place with every major online travel agency around the world. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking.com on where it sees opportunity for growth
VIDEO: Booking.com on where it sees opportunity for growth
By Jill Menze | May 30, 2019
Where is there room for Booking.com - already one of the top players in online travel alongside Ctrip and Expedia - to grow? Read More
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