Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
By Jill Menze | May 28, 2020
Expedia Group is dedicating more than a quarter of a billion dollars to help its lodging partners, destinations and the travel industry rebound from the impact of the coronavirus. Read More
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Global vacation rental bookings surge to more than 2M, up 127% from early April
By Mitra Sorrells | May 28, 2020
After a low of just 916,000 bookings in early April, AirDNA finds there has been a fairly steady increase in markets around the globe. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 12 - Right place, right time for a travel startup
InPhocus, episode 12 - Right place, right time for a travel startup
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2020
Some travel startups are using the current climate to shore up their strategy and take advantage of the support that a few governments have offered in order to prop up young businesses. Read More
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Transportation platform Bolt raises €100M to add new products, markets
By Mitra Sorrells | May 26, 2020
European transportation platform Bolt has raised €100 million on a $1.9 billion valuation. Read More
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Innovation, automation and collaboration - three ways to get aviation moving safely again
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2020
Airlines are desperate to build confidence among passengers and put them in the planes that are slowly returning to the skies. But it'll take more than that to get aviation moving again. Read More
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Tobias Ragge of HRS
VIDEO: New Reality With... Tobias Ragge of HRS
By PhocusWire | May 21, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Tobias Ragge, CEO of HRS, the Germany-based business travel accommodation platform. Read More
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Google adds filter to match healthcare workers with hotel rooms
By Linda Fox | May 21, 2020
Google is making it easier for key workers to find hotel accommodation via a COVID-19 responder rooms filter. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 11 - An opportunity for NDC post-coronavirus
InPhocus, episode 11 - An opportunity for NDC post-coronavirus
By PhocusWire | May 21, 2020
Norm Rose, a Phocuswright analyst and veteran travel technology consultant, thinks the reset phase that airlines currently find themselves in will accelerate NDC as a standard (and more) in aviation. Read More
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Expedia Group sees "great things ahead" and vows less reliance on Google
Expedia Group sees "great things ahead" and vows less reliance on Google
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2020
Despite the coronavirus' impact on business, Expedia Group believes it's well-positioned to bounce back and steer away from Google. Read More
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Hilton’s Nassetta: 3 to 4 years for recovery, but “no less optimistic” about travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2020
Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta says the company is seeing occupancy grow in some regions, but the economic impact of COVID-19 will make recovery a multi-year affair. Read More
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People are staying longer in Airbnbs - for now
People are staying longer in Airbnbs - for now
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2020
According to data from AllTheRooms Analytics, longer-term stays in Airbnbs are on the rise, but the trend may only last as long as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
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CarTrawler gets €100M investment to boost finances and drive growth
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2020
The company says it is well-placed for when travel recovers from the coronavirus outbreak with its “market position, international footprint and sophisticated data capabilities." Read More
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Trivago outlines steps to preserve cash as revenue drops 33%, income down €222M
By Mitra Sorrells | May 18, 2020
Trivago says it's cutting advertising spending and preparing for "significant headcount reductions" to deal with COVID-19 impact. Read More
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Travel startups look to find new stars among the industry-wide layoffs
Travel startups look to find new stars among the industry-wide layoffs
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2020
The headlines are full of layoffs, furloughs and hiring freezes across the travel and hospitality industry, as companies take steps to survive the coronavirus crisis. Read More
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Middle East will be first region to recover after China, provided “we don’t make it miserable to fly”
By Melissa Trew - WebInTravel | May 18, 2020
A panel discussion moderated by Travelstart's Stephan Ekbergh considered the opportunities and challenges regarding recovery in the Middle East. Read More
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