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VIDEO: Building in stealth, launching and early phases for startups
By PhocusWire | November 5, 2021
The co-founder and CEO of the newest corporate travel startup, Spotnana, discusses why and how the company launched in stealth mode. Read More
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Expedia Group nearly matches 2019 profit levels in Q3 2021
By Mitra Sorrells | November 4, 2021
Expedia Group says recovery in Q3 2021 was led by leisure and domestic travel, coming in particular from Vrbo.   Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
By PhocusWire | October 19, 2021
Kern oversees a portfolio of brands such as Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com and Trivago, as well as a number of B2B services including Expedia Group Media Solutions and Expedia Group Partner Solutions. Read More
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Online giants grasp recovery momentum via marketing mix
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
The three giants looked to what they already had in terms of their existing customer bases and continued to prudently put marketing dollars elsewhere, hopefully to bring in new travelers. Read More
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After transparency shift in Europe, Airbnb tests new display globally
By Mitra Sorrells | September 30, 2021
In the coming weeks Airbnb will test different ways to display pricing for some properties in markets around the globe, to show a rate inclusive of fees in the initial search listing. Read More
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Airbnb revives hotel strategy, moves closer to rival OTA model
By Mitra Sorrells | September 29, 2021
Airbnb is beta testing new rate plans with an eye on attracting more hotels and better competing with online travel agencies. Read More
Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019. Read More
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
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Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
By Kevin May | September 21, 2021
The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities. Read More
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GetYourGuide gets help from Expedia, Amazon widens virtual tours
By Kevin May | September 13, 2021
The latest example of collaboration in the activities sector comes from a deal between Expedia and GetYourGuide for the former to distribute products for the Germany-based player. Read More
VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
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VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
By PhocusWire | September 1, 2021
It's not exactly game on just yet, in the battle by brands to wean themselves off the Google machine, but there is change afoot that could last beyond the pandemic recovery period. Read More
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
News / Technology
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2021
Some believe cryptocurrencies have many applications in travel and their use could potentially aid the industry's recovery as well as setting it up for a better future. Read More
How Booking.com gained market share while we were in lockdown
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How Booking.com gained market share while we were in lockdown
By Marta Romero - Mirai | August 9, 2021
Given the current situation, where many channels are still not appearing and we don’t know if they will be activated this season, Booking.com has become the basket where most of a hotel's distribution... Read More
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Expedia Group Q2 revenue tops $2B driven by U.S. hotel and vacation rental bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | August 5, 2021
Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern expressed concern about growing uncertainty due to newer COVID variants. Read More
Refunds, enhanced cleaning drive booking decisions - not price
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Refunds, enhanced cleaning drive booking decisions - not price
By Jill Menze | July 28, 2021
According to a new report from Expedia Group, price is not the primary driver behind traveler booking decisions. Read More
VIDEO: The next chapter or a new tale for a travel giant?
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VIDEO: The next chapter or a new tale for a travel giant?
By PhocusWire | July 26, 2021
Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia for Business, shares her vision for what comes next in a discussion with Phocuswright's Lorraine Sileo. Read More