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expedia bleisure travel
More than 60% of business trips include leisure component
By Jill Menze | May 18, 2018
New research from Expedia Media Solutions shows that bleisure travel is thriving, with more than 60% of business trips in the past year including a leisure component. Read More
News | Online
Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | May 15, 2018
It was always going to be mildly controversial when the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA) released its report last week into direct hotel bookings. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Hotel direct distribution benefits "debunked"
Hotel direct distribution benefits "debunked"
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
"No measurable impact" is the headline-grabbing finding from a study looking at whether direct bookings have any impact on the cost of distribution for hotels. Read More
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Dissecting the dark world of travel search engines, hotels and online agencies
Dissecting the dark world of travel search engines, hotels and online agencies
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | May 3, 2018
We have always defended the notion that the value online travel agencies have is to provide visibility to hotels and help them generate new sales, sales that otherwise would be impossible to access. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
HomeAway tips wider shift from guest fees, admits brand complexity with VRBO
HomeAway tips wider shift from guest fees, admits brand complexity with VRBO
By Kevin May | April 27, 2018
The fee structure in vacation rentals is likely to shift more towards to suppliers rather than guests over time, Expedia Group predicts. Read More
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Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
By Mitra Sorrells | April 26, 2018
Expedia Group recorded a 15% increase in total gross bookings and a 15% increase in revenue to $2.5 billion for the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Read More
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Eurostar goes it alone with web hotel platform after years with Expedia
Eurostar goes it alone with web hotel platform after years with Expedia
By Kevin May | April 25, 2018
Eurostar's long-standing partnership with Expedia has come to an end, with the train operator launching its own packaging platform for hotels and rail tickets. Read More
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Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | April 13, 2018
Creating differentiation and building guest loyalty is more complex than ever for hotel brands. Read More
Opinion | Technology
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
By Kevin May | April 12, 2018
The conversation in online travel circles has been dominated this year by new entrants and the age-old battles. Read More
News | Online
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | April 11, 2018
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in vogue once more. Read More
Opinion | Online
Vacation rental new association
Vacation rental "disruption" triggers new focus for association
By Mitra Sorrells | April 10, 2018
A new non-profit association is positioning itself to be the voice of vacation rental owners and managers as they deal with changes and challenges in their business model.   Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia Air France-KLM agreement
Expedia Group can sell Air France-KLM flights without surcharge
By Mitra Sorrells | April 4, 2018
Air France-KLM has agreed to waive surcharges for leisure and corporate customers that book through Expedia Group brands Expedia, Ebookers and Egencia. Read More
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Research Spotlight: What's bolstering the US online travel market
Research Spotlight: What's bolstering the US online travel market
By Jill Menze | April 2, 2018
Growth was steady in the US travel market in 2017, with all segments seeing an increase of from 1 to 5% over 2016. Online sales in particular outperformed the market as a whole, which advanced 3%... Read More
News | Online
travel influencer marketing report
The state of influencer marketing for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2018
Photos, blog posts and other content shared by social media influencers can be an effective way for brands to communicate with consumers – particularly since surveys have found that between one-third to... Read More
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Expedia Inc gets a modest corporate refresh... is now Expedia Group
Expedia Inc gets a modest corporate refresh... is now Expedia Group
By Kevin May | March 26, 2018
Another week, another corporate rebranding exercise - this time it's the turn of Expedia Inc. Read More
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