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Offline part 3 tours and activities
Back in the offline world, part 3: Tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2018
 2018 may be remembered as a tipping point for the digitization of the tours and activities sector within the global travel industry.  Read More
News | Technology
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
By Jill Menze | September 7, 2018
In April, PhocusWire uncovered details of Touring Bird, the hush-hush tours and activities app Google was developing inside its Area 120 incubator. Now Touring Bird has officially launched 25,000... Read More
News | Online
Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
By Kevin May | August 29, 2018
It's worth remembering that Airbnb was the feisty little upstart of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry not too long ago - before it became a power player. Read More
News | Online
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Online travel agency moves harming profitability: What hotels need to know
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | August 24, 2018
Two recent events in hotel distribution created a mild media buzz, but unfortunately were ignored by some hoteliers and quickly forgotten by the industry: Expedia’s Add‐On Advantage and Booking.Basic. Read More
Opinion | Online
Revenue and loyalty for vacation rentals in the age of Amazon and Google
Revenue and loyalty for vacation rentals in the age of Amazon and Google
By Mike Putman - Custom Travel Solutions | August 23, 2018
The accommodations market has expanded over the past decade, in part due to the growing vacation rental sector. However, nobody quite knows how vacation rentals will fit into the larger travel ecosystem... Read More
Opinion | Online
Expedia Group pays $60M to buy out AirAsia from AirAsiaGo platform
Expedia Group pays $60M to buy out AirAsia from AirAsiaGo platform
By Kevin May | August 14, 2018
An investment of $60 million has brought to an end a seven-year joint venture between Expedia Group and AirAsia to sell the airline's tickets alongside hotels. Read More
News | Online
Startups part 1 investors' perspective
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 1: The investors’ perspective
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
This month we're digging into the topic of startups, aiming to understand the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of various players in the field, beginning with insights from venture... Read More
News | Startups
Under-30 traveler survey
What under-30 travelers want when researching, booking and experiencing trips
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2018
Younger travelers – those under 30 years old – represented 23% of all international arrivals in 2017, creating a market valued at more than $280 billion.  Read More
News | Online
Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
By Jill Menze | July 31, 2018
Understanding the nuances of a digital strategy in the travel business is a never-ending series of projects and experimentation. Read More
News | Online
Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
By Michael Coletta | July 20, 2018
For all the skills in Amazon's Alexa voice marketplace (30,000 and counting), the majority can still be described as "unskilled" for travel planning and booking tasks. The same can be said for Google... Read More
News | Technology
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Package bookings drive higher ADR, have longer booking windows
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2018
Analyzing data on package bookings vs. standalone hotel bookings, Expedia Group found that for full year 2017, package bookings delivered higher average daily rates and had longer booking windows,... Read More
News | Distribution
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Why it’s time to take a braver approach to travel loyalty
By Ariane Gorin - Expedia Partner Solutions | July 11, 2018
In 2018, many elements of the industry are at some kind of crossroads. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Day of the independents - why chains are seeing tech-savvy competitors celebrate
Day of the independents - why chains are seeing tech-savvy competitors celebrate
By Sue Spinney - Expedia Group | July 5, 2018
As competition among hotels remains heated due to new construction and market saturation, independent hotels continue to thrive and outpace chain hotels. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Online travel agencies face action for search, charges and discount practices
Online travel agencies face action for search, charges and discount practices
By Kevin May | June 29, 2018
An ongoing probe into sales tactics by online travel agencies has seen a number of brands warned over the way they display prices and market to users. Read More
News | Online
Affiliate marketing strategies in travel
Understanding the not-so-glamorous hidden gem of travel marketing
By Ivan Baidin - Travelpayouts | June 28, 2018
Affiliate marketing is a blind spot for the travel industry.  Read More
News | Online