Food and Dining


Booking Holdings q2 2019 earnings
Booking Holdings integrates brands, develops payment capabilities in quest for “connected trip”
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2019
Booking Holdings reports positive financial results as it works toward what CEO Glenn Fogel called the "connected trip." Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor still inspires booking confidence, new study shows
TripAdvisor still inspires booking confidence, new study shows
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2019
Despite cries of fake content infiltrating reviews sites, travelers are still turning to TripAdvisor ahead of booking trips, a new study shows. Read More
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You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
By Charles Cunningham - Sparkloft Media  | July 12, 2019
In today’s social-focused world, competition for double taps, likes, favorites and shares is more intense than ever, with distractions not only coming from other brands, but also your audience’s own... Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb rebrands top tier to Airbnb Luxe, adds dedicated concierge services
Airbnb rebrands top tier to Airbnb Luxe, adds dedicated concierge services
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2019
Airbnb is renaming its luxury tier of properties as Airbnb Luxe and is providing a dedicated concierge with each booking. Read More
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Payments month part 3 virtual cards
Travel payments, part 3: Virtual payment tech and its impact on business travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2019
For part three in our payments month series we take a look at virtual card payments and how they're used in business travel. Read More
News | Technology
welcome app startup stage
STARTUP STAGE: Welcome uses AI to make trip planning more spontaneous and personalized
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2019
Welcome uses artificial intelligence to help travelers plan in real time based on their preferences, tips from friends and location data. Read More
Interview | Technology
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
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Ctrip Q1 earnings
Ctrip sales jump 21% in Q1 to more than $1B
By Mitra Sorrells | May 23, 2019
The online travel agency giant's results are fueled by strong performance in both accommodation and transportation ticketing and growing international business. Read More
News | Distribution
Bookings slightly up, revenue slightly down for Booking Holdings in Q1 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | May 9, 2019
Revenue was down but gross bookings were up for Booking Holdings in the first quarter of 2019, including a more than 10% increase in room nights sold. Read More
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new Muslim OTA Rihaala launches
New OTA targets Muslim travelers looking for halal-friendly destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2019
Rihaala is a new online travel agency focused on halal-friendly destinations and accommodations and user-generated content. Read More
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alice hotel digital divide
Hotel guests want curated recommendations, amenities - not robot concierges
By Jill Menze | April 24, 2019
According to a new study from ALICE and YouGov, travelers increasingly want recommendations and in-room amenities curated to their liking. Read More
News | Technology
Lonely Planet acquires TRILL to make its visual content bookable
Lonely Planet acquires TRILL to make its visual content bookable
By Jill Menze | April 3, 2019
Lonely Planet will use TRILL's technology, which turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences, to cultivate a community of influencers. Read More
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thefork buys restorando
TripAdvisor-owned TheFork buys Restorando, expands in Latin America
By Jill Menze | March 4, 2019
With TheFork's acquisition of Restorando, its network will grow by 3,500 restaurants across eight countries. Read More
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Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2019
As part of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial report, Booking Holdings is disclosing details on Booking.com's alternative accommodations business, which now accounts for 20% of the... Read More
News | Distribution
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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
By Amadeus  | February 13, 2019
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry trends, consumer technology preferences, enterprise innovations, business and leisure travel patterns,... Read More
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