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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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News / Distribution
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
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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
Opinion / Online
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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News / Online
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
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News / Distribution
Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings... Read More
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
News / Technology
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
By Jill Menze | July 22, 2021
Fintech startup Revolut has launched a travel product called Stays that allows customers to book trips and receive 10% instant cash back. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 70 - Jeremy Gall of FlipKey
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How I Got Here, episode 70 - Jeremy Gall of FlipKey
By PhocusWire | June 25, 2021
There are not many startups that manage to sign a partnership agreement with a big brand before they even launch, but the Tripadvisor-FlipKey deal was a smart one on many levels, as Jeremy Gall... Read More
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Cruise can take some tentative steps into a digital world
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
For the sector to appeal to younger, digital-savvy generations, cruise will certainly have to evolve to reach them in the channels that they use and methods that they as consumers deploy for everything... Read More
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News / Technology
Expedia Cruises looks to tech in push to be top agency in the sector
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2021
In the coming months, Expedia Cruises will roll out a new “info site” intended to give cruise shoppers information about what is on board the ships, what is included in the cost and the types of... Read More
Vrbo and Airbnb unite to crack down on party houses
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Vrbo and Airbnb unite to crack down on party houses
By Kevin May | June 11, 2021
The two giants of the short-term rental world have decided to come together to try and address a specific element of the problem, when repeat offenders get delisted on one platform and then materialize... Read More