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Priceline acquires Germany-based startup Flyiin
Priceline acquires Germany-based startup Flyiin
By Jill Menze | May 11, 2021
According to Priceline, the acquisition will help Booking Holdings build out its flights business as part of the online travel giant’s long-touted “connected trip” strategy. Read More
News | Online
What is the early impact of Google's free booking links for hotels?
What is the early impact of Google's free booking links for hotels?
By Fran Diéguez - Mirai | May 10, 2021
Eight weeks after Google's big move in hotel advertising, the dust has settled and we are finally able to evaluate performance based on a variable previously unavailable: data. Read More
Opinion | Online
Amadeus revenues halve in early 2021, vaccine programs offer hope
Amadeus revenues halve in early 2021, vaccine programs offer hope
By Kevin May | May 7, 2021
The Spain-based IT and distribution provider saw its total revenue figure come in at 50% lower in the first quarter of the year compared to the corresponding three months in 2020. Read More
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Go2Joy tops up Series A+ with $1.3M
By Linda Fox | May 7, 2021
The Vietnam-based company previously raised $2.5 million in February 2020 followed by its Series A+ round in February this year. Read More
News | Startups
Expedia Group bets on brand marketing as it prepares for travel rebound
Expedia Group bets on brand marketing as it prepares for travel rebound
By Jill Menze | May 6, 2021
In its Q1 2021 earnings call, Expedia Group said it's focusing on brand marketing to differentiate its offerings and capitalize on returning travel demand. Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR ALERT! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
WEBINAR ALERT! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
Amadeus recently polled hoteliers around the world as part of a new research report, and will share valuable insight into not only what COVID-19 crisis strategies are working, but also what hoteliers... 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
News | Online
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
By Jill Menze | May 5, 2021
For Q1 2021, Uber recorded a net loss of $108 million compared to a net loss of $968 million in Q4 2020. Read More
News | Online
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Hotelbeds chairman steps down, new CEO appointed
By Linda Fox | May 5, 2021
Joan Vilà is taking up a non-executive director role on the board of the Palma, Spain-based company and is handing the reins to newly appointed CEO, Nicolas Huss. Read More
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Lyft sees revenue uptick in Q1 2021, claims profitability by Q3
Lyft sees revenue uptick in Q1 2021, claims profitability by Q3
By Jill Menze | May 4, 2021
Lyft revenue grew 7% quarter-over-quarter from $569.9 million to $609 million as the ride-share company continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
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Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact the business, Sabre says operating losses were $203 million for the quarter compared to $151 million year-over-year. Read More
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Hotel professionals eye a 2023 recovery timeline, but too late for some
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
The pandemic has hit the hotel segment hard, with 15% preparing to hand the keys for their properties back to lenders. Read More
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How tours and activities businesses can benefit from the COVID crash
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | May 4, 2021
What we’ve learned from past crises is that businesses adapt, and often the successful ones create a new blueprint of doing things. Read More
Opinion | Online
In The Big Chair - Roberto Martinoli of Silversea Cruises
In The Big Chair - Roberto Martinoli of Silversea Cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2021
Founded in 1994 and now part of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises is an ultra-luxury cruise line with itineraries covering all seven continents and more than 900 destinations. Read More
Interview | Online
Marketing tactics to think about as travel attempts to recover
Marketing tactics to think about as travel attempts to recover
By Gilad Barash - Dstillery | April 30, 2021
It's likely that the travel audiences from a year ago no longer apply so travel marketers need to find the signals consumers are putting out. Read More
Opinion | Online
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