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Online travel agency giants spent $10.6B on marketing in 2018 (but look closer)
Online travel agency giants spent $10.6B on marketing in 2018 (but look closer)
By Kevin May | March 14, 2019
The $10 billion-plus level of combined marketing between the pair masks a dramatic slowing down of activity compared to previous annual increases. Read More
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Expedia Partner Solutions builds partner program for tech companies
By Linda Fox | February 21, 2019
Expedia Partner Solutions says it wants to establish a closer relationship via its certified technology partner program. Read More
News | Technology
Egencia adds hotel chat, package booking features to business travel platform
Egencia adds hotel chat, package booking features to business travel platform
By Jill Menze | February 20, 2019
Egencia is rolling out platform updates to benefit both business travelers and travel managers. Read More
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Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | February 18, 2019
Startups are mounting fresh challenges to both traditional hotels, whose forays into the home-rental space have met with mixed results, and to a maturing Airbnb, which is showing signs of evolving its... Read More
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Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of alignment with hotelier’s best interests Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Expedia reports double-digit growth in key metrics in 2018, continues international push
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2019
Expedia Group turned in strong figures for 2018 as it looks to continuing strengthening its product in new international markets. Read More
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Qantas unveils NDC-led booking channel for agents, hints at fees down the road
By Linda Fox | February 7, 2019
Qantas will introduce an agency booking channel from August this year providing its "widest range of fares." Read More
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Trivago reports improvement in financials, looks further into private accommodation
By Linda Fox | February 6, 2019
Trivago reports Q4 2018 earnings with double digit net income for the second consecutive quarter Read More
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Online travel agencies under spotlight from regulators and academics over hotel strategies
By Kevin May | February 6, 2019
Booking.com and Expedia agree to cooperate with a set of guidelines regarding the portrayal of discounts, availability and influence of commissions on rankings. Read More
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Four key developments keeping the U.S. OTA market exciting
By Phocuswright Research  | February 4, 2019
Phocuswright's recent travel research identifies four key developments that make the U.S. online travel agency market an exciting one to watch in 2019. Read More
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What you can learn from three of the most inspirational travel campaigns of 2018
What you can learn from three of the most inspirational travel campaigns of 2018
By Expedia Group Media Solutions  | January 30, 2019
We share some of the award‐winning digital ad campaigns that effectively tapped into strategic media collaborations to achieve business goals and unlock innovative potential. Read More
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A new era of personalization - for both travelers and suppliers
A new era of personalization - for both travelers and suppliers
By Benoit Jolin - Expedia Group  | January 29, 2019
The travel industry is entering an age of both traveler and supplier personalization - leveraging high-tech to deliver high-touch experiences. Read More
Opinion | Technology
A new record? Two million room nights booked online in a single day... in one country
A new record? Two million room nights booked online in a single day... in one country
By Kevin May | January 9, 2019
Meituan-Dianping is claiming a record of sorts this week. The company, which sells good and services Amazon-style in China alongside hotels and other travel products, says it offloaded more than two... Read More
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Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
By Linda Fox | January 8, 2019
Expedia and Marriott are said to be near agreement on fee negotiations, other large hotel players are likely to follow suit. Read More
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11 uncomfortable truths about hotel revenue management
11 uncomfortable truths about hotel revenue management
By Vivek Bhogaraju - Expedia Group | January 3, 2019
Hotel revenue management (RM) is not new and has been around for 30+ years, yet only 3% of hotels globally use revenue management technology today. Read More
Opinion | Distribution