Expedia Group

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
Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
Opinion / Online
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
News / Technology
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
How I Got Here, episode 70 - Jeremy Gall of FlipKey
Interview / Online
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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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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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
VIDEO: Fighting fraud in vacation rentals
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VIDEO: Fighting fraud in vacation rentals
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security, Expedia Group's James Cassidy explains how booking vacation homes via an intermediary comes with certain protections. Read More
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Expedia hires Apple, Verizon execs as part of restructuring plan
By Mitra Sorrells | May 24, 2021
Expedia Group is adding top executives from Apple and Verizon as part of an operational restructuring that also includes the departure of three current executives. 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
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Cost, convenience increasing as considerations for air travel, ahead of health and hygiene
By Mitra Sorrells | May 12, 2021
A report from Expedia Group Media Solutions points to a shift in Q1 2021 in topics searched for when booking air travel. Read More