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Travel startups - pick your battles against the powerful wisely
Travel startups - pick your battles against the powerful wisely
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | July 19, 2018
The Phocuswright Conference in November this year comes at a point in the travel and hospitality industry life-cycle where challenger startups from 15-20 years ago are now the global incumbents. Read More
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expedia package bookings
Package bookings drive higher ADR, have longer booking windows
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2018
Analyzing data on package bookings vs. standalone hotel bookings, Expedia Group found that for full year 2017, package bookings delivered higher average daily rates and had longer booking windows,... Read More
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Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
By Kevin May | July 16, 2018
France secured their second FIFA World Cup in two decades last weekend - but victory also came to the private accommodation sector during the tournament. Read More
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Customer experience part 1 digital design
Reimagining customer experience, part 1: digital design
By Mitra Sorrells | July 9, 2018
This month we're exploring the topic of customer experience across the travel space. We begin with a look at how brands are designing their digital interfaces - websites and apps - to create an... Read More
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Day of the independents - why chains are seeing tech-savvy competitors celebrate
Day of the independents - why chains are seeing tech-savvy competitors celebrate
By Sue Spinney - Expedia Group | July 5, 2018
As competition among hotels remains heated due to new construction and market saturation, independent hotels continue to thrive and outpace chain hotels. Read More
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Egencia global WiFi for business
Expedia’s TMC now offers global Wi-Fi for business travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2018
Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia Group, has added global WiFi as a benefit for clients through its Egencia Advantage program.   Read More
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Affiliate marketing strategies in travel
Understanding the not-so-glamorous hidden gem of travel marketing
By Ivan Baidin - Travelpayouts | June 28, 2018
Affiliate marketing is a blind spot for the travel industry.  Read More
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Nine must-watch travel marketing trends
Nine must-watch travel marketing trends
By Monya Mandich - Expedia | June 22, 2018
Gone are the days of one-way marketing conversations, when marketers spoke at consumers and consumers didn't speak back. Now, we're engaging in meaningful two-way conversations across multiple platforms... Read More
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quote of the week 25
QOTW: Something about throwing out the playbook
By PhocusWire | June 15, 2018
Quote from Jen O'Twomney, vice president of Expedia Local Expert. Read More
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Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
Much of the attention in 2018 in tours and activities has been on moves at TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings - but Expedia Group has big ambitions of its own. Read More
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Global powerhouse solidifies as Booking.com CEO joins Ctrip board
Global powerhouse solidifies as Booking.com CEO joins Ctrip board
By Kevin May | June 12, 2018
The relationship between Booking Holdings and Ctrip was seen primarily through the "frenemy" prism - but the pair have now got even closer. Read More
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Digital marketing series part 1 SEO
Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Throughout June, we're looking at a variety of topics under the umbrella of digital marketing. We start with an analysis of the current state of search engine optimization, which today could be renamed... Read More
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expedia bleisure travel
More than 60% of business trips include leisure component
By Jill Menze | May 18, 2018
New research from Expedia Media Solutions shows that bleisure travel is thriving, with more than 60% of business trips in the past year including a leisure component. Read More
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Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | May 15, 2018
It was always going to be mildly controversial when the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA) released its report last week into direct hotel bookings. Read More
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EAN corporate travel report
What travel management companies can learn from leisure booking practices
By Mitra Sorrells | May 1, 2018
Business travelers are frustrated with corporate travel booking systems that have limited choices, high rates, antiquated technology and inconvenient interfaces - and that frustration is driving many to... Read More
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