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Can travel platforms find ways to regulate themselves?
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
The European Purpose Project - launched by a number of brands including ground transport specialist Bolt - is putting together a code of conduct for platforms. Read More
Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
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Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
By Kevin May | May 19, 2021
Three giant brands in online travel are attempting to capture the pent-up demand for trips as lockdowns ease in some markets around the world. Read More
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Booking Holdings sees upward trend in Q1, focuses on buildout of connected trip
By Mitra Sorrells | May 5, 2021
Booking.com’s flight product, a key part of the connected trip, is now available in 18 countries, and Q1 had the highest number of air tickets ever booked in a single quarter. Read More
Airbnb's brand vs. Booking.com's performance marketing – is there a playbook for recovery?
Opinion / Online
Airbnb's brand vs. Booking.com's performance marketing – is there a playbook for recovery?
By Mario Gavira | April 26, 2021
Channels where marketing dollars are being spent is only part of the equation. How your brand stands out from the pack and connects with customers is equally, if not more, important. Read More
Tripadvisor's Viator to provide activity content to Booking.com
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Tripadvisor's Viator to provide activity content to Booking.com
By Kevin May | April 22, 2021
The partnership will begin with content for North America and Europe, with other destinations to come over the course of 2021. Read More
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One year on from COVID, Italian hoteliers recognize Booking.com is not the enemy
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2021
Florence hotelier Giancarlo Carniani checks in to explain what has changed - and what remains the same - since last March. Read More
Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
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Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
By Mitra Sorrells | February 24, 2021
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is focusing on products and strategies that can help the company grow as travel resumes. Read More
Why true diversity and inclusion demands a global approach
Opinion / Online
Why true diversity and inclusion demands a global approach
By Gillian Tans - Booking.com | December 15, 2020
Fighting for equal representation means fighting for the recovery of our industry - and it’s vital for the future of travel. Read More
Sounding Off: Battle of the "best" in online travel is just getting started
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Sounding Off: Battle of the "best" in online travel is just getting started
By PhocusWire | December 11, 2020
Let's not, for a moment, dampen the mood that has started creeping into the psyche of leaders in the online travel market in recent weeks. Read More
Q&A: Airbnb's Joe Gebbia talks milestone IPO
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Q&A: Airbnb's Joe Gebbia talks milestone IPO
By Jill Menze | December 11, 2020
Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia speaks to Airbnb's debut on the public markets, how it has adapted during the pandemic and the company’s long-term vision.  Read More
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Booking.com now requires rental properties to meet minimal cleanliness score
By Mitra Sorrells | November 19, 2020
Properties that do not have an average score of at least six out of 10 by May will be removed from the Booking.com platform. Read More
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Online travel platforms dispute "gatekeeper" claims as Europe readies digital legislation
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2020
Proposals for new European digital legislation in Europe could include online travel players such as Airbnb and Booking.com. Read More
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Booking.com taps Futurestay to launch online check-in for rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | October 21, 2020
The two companies have been working on the online check-in solution since late 2019 but accelerated it as contactless experiences gained traction due to COVID-19. Read More
Booking.com to axe hotel tools on BookingSuite
News / Technology
Booking.com to axe hotel tools on BookingSuite
By Kevin May | October 14, 2020
The OTA is turning off its BookingSuite array of tools and services for accommodation providers. Read More
Booking.com pursues domestic growth, downplays "connected trip" strategy
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Booking.com pursues domestic growth, downplays "connected trip" strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | September 29, 2020
The online travel agency is updating its products, payment methods and marketing strategies to better serve domestic travelers. Read More