Expedia Group

VIDEO: How Expedia Group wants to sharpen its focus
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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
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
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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
VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 7, 2021
Not only is the sector now a mainstream form of accommodation but it has proven to be one that is at center of fundamental discussions around what is hospitality. Read More
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After transparency shift in Europe, Airbnb tests new display globally
By Mitra Sorrells | September 30, 2021
In the coming weeks Airbnb will test different ways to display pricing for some properties in markets around the globe, to show a rate inclusive of fees in the initial search listing. Read More
Vrbo expands program to woo Airbnb hosts, claims thousands have already joined
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Vrbo expands program to woo Airbnb hosts, claims thousands have already joined
By Kevin May | September 16, 2021
The Fast Start program began in the U.S. in March 2021 and is designed to help experienced hosts who haven't joined the site yet increase their visibility and earnings. Read More
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Growing search volume, longer search windows point to return of traveler optimism
By Jill Menze | August 12, 2021
According to Expedia Group’s Q2 2021 Travel Recovery Trend Report, monthly global search volumes grew more than 70% quarter-over-quarter. 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
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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
Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
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Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
By Monya Mandich - Expedia Group Media Solutions | July 15, 2021
With travel and office culture returning, the industry faces new changes and challenges. Read More
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
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Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
Expedia Group became a majority stakeholder in Alice after leading a $26 million funding round into the platform in 2017. Read More
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Younger travelers more likely to choose accommodation with inclusive policies
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2021
Social injustices of last year put a spotlight on equity and inclusion, and the ongoing discourse changed people’s ideas, behaviors and expectations when it comes to travel. Read More
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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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Orbitz enables LGBTQ-friendly accommodation search
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | June 18, 2021
The Orbitz functionality serves up properties signed up to the company's Inclusivity Pledge. Read More
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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
Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
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Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
By Kevin May | May 19, 2021
Three giant brands in online travel are attempting to capture the pent-up demand for trips as lockdowns ease in some markets around the world. Read More