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Getting out of the way of "innovation" in travel
Getting out of the way of "innovation" in travel
By Linda Fox | June 26, 2019
Amazon Web Services believes the travel industry is stuck in silos and an “old way of thinking about IT”, with disparate systems that don’t talk to each other. Read More
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Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom: “War over the best booking experience is almost over”
By Jill Menze | June 25, 2019
Speaking at Expedia Group's first Research Summit, Mark Okerstrom said the next "vector of innovation" happens after bookings are made. Read More
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Sounding Off: Not all emerging tech is created equal
By PhocusWire | June 21, 2019
Technology can be exciting and the user experience pretty good. And brands should be applauded for dabbling with interesting new consumer interfaces to see what works. But there is a "but"... Read More
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Expedia’s Arthur Chapin on emerging tech: The good, the bad… and the blockchain
Expedia’s Arthur Chapin on emerging tech: The good, the bad… and the blockchain
By Jill Menze | June 20, 2019
You’ve heard it once, and you’ll hear again how things like blockchain and Amazon’s Alexa are disrupting the travel industry. But when does the talk turn from promise and buzz to practical... Read More
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REPORT: Measuring true impact in digital advertising
REPORT: Measuring true impact in digital advertising
By PhocusWire | June 17, 2019
Travel marketers have ramped up their digital advertising budgets, their focus on measuring the true impact of their ad spend and identifying what is working, and what is not. Read More
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
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What to know about Gen Alpha, the new generation influencing travel decisions
What to know about Gen Alpha, the new generation influencing travel decisions
By Jill Menze | May 30, 2019
Generation Alpha - defined as those born after 2010 - plays an active role in family travel inspiration and planning, new research from Expedia Group Media Solutions shows. Read More
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Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | May 28, 2019
For the final piece in our series on Latin America, we take a look at the current state and future outlook for distribution in hospitality and air. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Vrbo on being an innovator in private accommodation
VIDEO: Vrbo on being an innovator in private accommodation
By PhocusWire | May 24, 2019
Fresh from its rebrand and new positioning within the Expedia Group's vacation rental strategy, Vrbo is setting out its role as an innovator in the sector. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: Expedia on being an empire and the future of platforms
VIDEO: Expedia on being an empire and the future of platforms
By Kevin May | May 22, 2019
The Expedia Group is a sprawling empire of a business, with online travel agencies, corporate travel agencies and investments in metasearch. Read More
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Amazon may not be able to resist the lure of online travel
Amazon may not be able to resist the lure of online travel
By Kevin May | May 14, 2019
The e-commerce giant’s widely anticipated but as yet unseen move into the industry could give it a baseline $600 million profit on an annual basis. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Cyril Ranque
By PhocusWire | May 9, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Read More
Interview | Online
Why Europe is a microcosm of wider trends in online travel
Why Europe is a microcosm of wider trends in online travel
By PhocusWire | May 7, 2019
Three broad trends illustrate the prowess of the region in the current online travel scene - but, equally, demonstrate how fragile the growth of the sector can be when one particular brand or market... Read More
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Latin America part 1 overview
Latin America, part 1: Mobile, social drive travel forward despite lingering challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2019
For the first piece in our series on Latin America, we explore some of the region's characteristics impacting the travel industry. Read More
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Expedia Q1 earnings 2019
Q1 growth slows for vacation rentals as Expedia Group realigns business for long-term
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2019
Expedia Group bookings were up 8% in the first quarter of 2019, but only 5% in its vacation rental businesses, now consolidated under the Vrbo brand. Read More
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