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A new record? Two million room nights booked online in a single day... in one country
A new record? Two million room nights booked online in a single day... in one country
By Kevin May | January 9, 2019
Meituan-Dianping is claiming a record of sorts this week. The company, which sells good and services Amazon-style in China alongside hotels and other travel products, says it offloaded more than two... Read More
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Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
By Linda Fox | January 8, 2019
Expedia and Marriott are said to be near agreement on fee negotiations, other large hotel players are likely to follow suit. Read More
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Fallacies and travel: Making sense out of 2018
By Simone Puorto | December 28, 2018
A look at the four most important trends of the year worth saluting. Read More
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Gaps remain in vacation rental tech sector as managers seek more from systems
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2018
Vacation rental property managers want to offer more services that are currently not integrated within the technologies they use. Read More
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Who holds the best hand in the battle for tours, activities and experiences?
Who holds the best hand in the battle for tours, activities and experiences?
By Joost Schreve - KimKim | December 13, 2018
Four of the biggest players - TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia - are approaching the tours, activities and experiences category from angles that leverage their respective strengths. Here's... Read More
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QOTW: Something about simply pressing a button
QOTW: Something about simply pressing a button
By Kevin May | December 7, 2018
Quote from Clayton Reid, CEO at MMGY Global, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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BidRoom checks in with €15M round under new leadership
BidRoom checks in with €15M round under new leadership
By Kevin May | November 22, 2018
Dutch startup BidRoom has raised €15 million in investment, as it looks to accelerate development of its members-only hotel booking service. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
A string of international acquisitions and investments (plus a new-ish name) to reflect on a global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking.com on its big new focus
By Kevin May | November 12, 2018
Booking.com's entry into the world of tours and activities has been played out in a fairly low-key way over the years. Read More
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Could Google or Amazon end up owning the traveler profile?
By Linda Fox | November 9, 2018
Who owns the customer profile is going to change, and it could be an online giant such as Google or Amazon. Read More
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Direct vs. third-party: The distribution landscape for vacation rental property managers
Direct vs. third-party: The distribution landscape for vacation rental property managers
By Jill Menze | November 7, 2018
Vacation rental property managers in Europe are increasingly turning to Airbnb and Booking.com as distribution channels, however they are seeing gains in direct bookings for certain kinds of properties. Read More
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Travel tech bosses on chatbots and the need for human interaction
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2018
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is running several chatbot pilots to see how and where the technology can best help the travel management company and its customers. Read More
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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
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An honest view from the sharp end of tours and activities
An honest view from the sharp end of tours and activities
By Kevin May | November 2, 2018
There's been a huge amount of attention on tours and activities during 2018 - perhaps more than any other sector in the industry. Read More
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Booking new tools professional rental partners
Booking.com creates new filters and tools for short-term rental partners
By Mitra Sorrells | November 1, 2018
Tools to help professional vacation rental managers save time and control who can book their properties are part of a new suite of products launched this week by Booking.com.   Read More
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