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VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
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Travel companies ask European regulators to enforce Google dominance decision
November 16, 2020
In a letter to the commissioner for competition, 130 companies and 28 industry organizations, across numerous sectors, ask the Commission to enforce its 2017 abuse of dominance decision. Read More
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Sounding Off: Forget who you know - what is it you want to achieve?
Sounding Off: Forget who you know - what is it you want to achieve?
By Jill Menze | November 13, 2020
As travel brands build back, they need to assess what leadership competencies are necessary to get them to where they want to be. Read More
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VIDEO: Google hiring exec reminds travel industry that diverse talent is out there
VIDEO: Google hiring exec reminds travel industry that diverse talent is out there
By Linda Fox | November 12, 2020
Ginny Clarke, director of executive recruitment for Google, says it's not true that talent is lacking and that it has never been the case - and, in her experience, talent is untapped. Read More
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Online travel platforms dispute "gatekeeper" claims as Europe readies digital legislation
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2020
Proposals for new European digital legislation in Europe could include online travel players such as Airbnb and Booking.com. Read More
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Viator ends speculation of Tripadvisor sale, talks quality strategy, Google
Viator ends speculation of Tripadvisor sale, talks quality strategy, Google
By Jill Menze | October 29, 2020
Speaking at Arival 360, Viator president Ben Drew explained how Viator's strategy differs from Tripadvisor's, the importance of supplier quality and its relationship with Google. Read More
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Google says COVID boosted OTA usage in APAC
By Mitra Sorrells | October 26, 2020
Google's sector lead for travel and vertical search in APAC shared results of the company's consumer surveys during a keynote at ITB Asia.     Read More
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Sounding Off: Can Google really be fair?
Sounding Off: Can Google really be fair?
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2020
Whatever happens in the coming months (perhaps even years) with the Google antitrust suit, travel en masse will not be happy with outcome. Read More
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Sabre, Google to launch tech platform driving personalization in travel
Sabre, Google to launch tech platform driving personalization in travel
By Jill Menze | October 23, 2020
Called Sabre Travel AI, the platform is being developed as part of the 10-year partnership Sabre and Google announced in January. Read More
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Travel brands eager for a hit on Google might be disappointed
Travel brands eager for a hit on Google might be disappointed
By Robert Cole - RockCheetah and Phocuswright | October 22, 2020
Travel industry expert and analyst Robert Cole dives into the antitrust probe into Google and finds there is little there that will appease concerns in the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Online
Travel industry reacts to Google antitrust probe in the U.S.
Travel industry reacts to Google antitrust probe in the U.S.
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2020
Google, it is claimed, has abused its dominant position in search and advertising to keep competition down. So, how is the industry reacting so far? And what about Google itself? Read More
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U.S. Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google, travel brands brace for proceedings
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2020
The Justice Department is claiming that Google has abused its dominant position in search and advertising to keep competition down. Read More
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Big Tech is eyeing the travel industry again with autonomous vehicle push
Big Tech is eyeing the travel industry again with autonomous vehicle push
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | October 20, 2020
If the OTAs don't get involved now, tourist ground transportation and vehicle-based sightseeing will be handed over to Big Tech and it won't ever come back to the OTA's collective sphere of influence on... Read More
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Expedia, Agoda, Traveloka, Ixigo on opportunities and challenges post-COVID
By Mitra Sorrells | October 2, 2020
The four online travel agencies are finding new ways to serve their primarily domestic audiences and remain relevant while travel volumes are down. Read More
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Google says private accommodation is recovering faster than hotels on a global scale
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2020
The search giant highlights uncertainty, domestic trips and hygiene as dominating travel searches in Asia Pacific but eagerness to travel is lukewarm in many global markets. Read More
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