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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
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
Expedia Group bets on brand marketing as it prepares for travel rebound
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Expedia Group bets on brand marketing as it prepares for travel rebound
By Jill Menze | May 6, 2021
In its Q1 2021 earnings call, Expedia Group said it's focusing on brand marketing to differentiate its offerings and capitalize on returning travel demand. Read More
Expedia sells Egencia to American Express Global Business Travel
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Expedia sells Egencia to American Express Global Business Travel
By Kevin May | May 4, 2021
Expedia Group will become a shareholder in Amex GBT, and part of the agreement will see the pair enter a long-term strategic partnership. Read More
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Trivago sees referral revenue jump more than 60% in March
By Mitra Sorrells | May 3, 2021
Trivago's total revenue in the first quarter of this year was €38.2 million – a 73% drop compared to the first quarter of 2020. Read More
Sounding Off: A big deal for some is not a big deal for all
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Sounding Off: A big deal for some is not a big deal for all
By PhocusWire | April 23, 2021
Annoying as it might be for smaller players, the likes of Expedia Group and the mega-brands in the market arguably have the resources to embark on major projects in tandem with other developments. Read More
How the pandemic is reshaping hotel distribution strategies and onboarding
News / Distribution
How the pandemic is reshaping hotel distribution strategies and onboarding
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2021
Updated tech tools and new strategies are surfacing as distribution partners prepare for travel to resume. Read More
Expedia unveils rebrand in major push to capture travel demand
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Expedia unveils rebrand in major push to capture travel demand
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2021
Expedia is debuting a new look and product offerings on its quest to become consumers’ "ultimate travel companion." Read More
Vrbo puts new emphasis on helping its best hosts
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Vrbo puts new emphasis on helping its best hosts
By Kevin May | April 13, 2021
To qualify as a Premier Host, owners must have a 90% or higher acceptance rate of guests, have cancelled on guests on less than 5% of occasions and have higher than a 4.3 rating from guests. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 59 - Rolf Schromgens of Trivago
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How I Got Here, episode 59 - Rolf Schromgens of Trivago
By PhocusWire | April 8, 2021
Rolf Schromgens was broke and scarred from the experience of a previous startup when he finally sat down with his co-founders and created Trivago, as he explains to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May of... Read More
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
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Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2021
The real test of the company comes from hereon with its quarterly figures, strategic initiatives that boost them and destroying the competition. Read More