Expedia

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Opinion / Online
Why do travel providers miss the mark on personalization?
By Cara Whitehill - Unlock Advisors | May 19, 2022
Travel providers have the data and the tools to truly personalize offers - and yet, they don't. Read More
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News / Online
Inside Expedia Group's new unified loyalty program
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2022
Called One Key, the program will allow loyalty members to earn and burn points across all of Expedia Group’s brands. Read More
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News / Online
Expedia Group revamps marketplace, tech platform as part of new strategy
By Jill Menze | May 4, 2022
At Expedia Group’s annual Explore partner event, the online travel giant outlined a new strategy that includes rewarding hotels for providing a better guest experience. Read More
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News / Online
Expedia Group revenue jumps 81% as travel recovery continues
By Jill Menze | May 2, 2022
For the first quarter of 2022, Expedia Group revenue was $2.2 billion, an 81% increase from $1.2 billion in Q1 2021. Read More
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News / Distribution
New booking systems signal next step for blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2022
In notable advancement for blockchain, two new systems are enabling travelers to book hotels and rentals. Read More
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News / Online
Hopper outperformed all other OTA apps in 2021
By Jill Menze | March 25, 2022
According to a report from Apptopia, Hopper grew 494% in 2021, overtaking Airbnb as the leader in market share by monthly active users. Read More
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News / Online
Expedia Group, Booking Holdings halt Russia travel sales
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | March 9, 2022
Bookings to Eastern Europe that include Russia represent a high single-digit percentage of Booking Holdings' gross sales. Read More
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News / Online
The most used booking platforms for short-term rentals and what makes them attractive
By Phocuswright Research | March 2, 2022
Over the past several years, travel distribution players have scrambled to add short-term rental properties and content, all vying for their share of the growing rental market. Read More
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News / Distribution
Marriott direct booking share up vs. OTA channels
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2022
GDS share of bookings have taken the "biggest dip" while OTAs benefited from the increase in leisure business Read More
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News / Online
Expedia Group closes 2021 with record Q4 profitability
By Mitra Sorrells | February 11, 2022
Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern expresses optimism about 2022, calling it a year for innovation and delivery for the company. Read More
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News / Online
European regulators poised for rental rules shake-up
By Linda Fox | December 15, 2021
The aim of the Commission's initiative is the development of “responsible, fair and trusted growth in short-term rentals” as part of wider tourism ecosystem, with Europe-wide rules to be put in place. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: How Expedia Group wants to sharpen its focus
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2021
Appointed at the outset of the pandemic, Peter Kern appears to be a pragmatic and humble CEO - something that many companies have been in sore need of during the last two years. Read More
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News / Startups
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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News / Distribution
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
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News / Online
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