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Trainline integrates into Google Maps for rail ticketing
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Trainline integrates into Google Maps for rail ticketing
By Jill Menze | October 7, 2021
Trainline says it is the first train booking platform to be integrated into the Google Maps app on Android devices. Read More
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Google adds carbon emission data to flight search results
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
It’s the latest step in the company’s commitment to help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet. Read More
Holiday travel is happening: Here's what marketers need to know
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Holiday travel is happening: Here's what marketers need to know
By Google | October 6, 2021
While consumers remain cautious, the industry is in a better place than it was a year ago, and travel marketers have much to look forward to as vaccination rates climb and travelers emerge from... Read More
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Outdoorsy harnesses Google Cloud to support customer growth
By Linda Fox | October 4, 2021
Outdoorsy is using Google Cloud to help it scale up, building on its experience of the pandemic. Read More
Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019. Read More
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Google launches sustainability initiatives, confirms "Things to Do" changes
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2021
Google, in addition to adding "eco-certified" badges to hotels and joining the Travalyst coalition, has confirmed updates to its search and booking functions for tours and activities. Read More
A temperature check on vacation rentals
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A temperature check on vacation rentals
By Marcus Rader - Hostaway | September 22, 2021
Vacation rentals were the undoubtable success story of the travel industry in the first year of the pandemic. But it's a useful time to reflect on reality. Read More
VIDEO: That’s the way the web cookie crumbles
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VIDEO: That’s the way the web cookie crumbles
By PhocusWire | September 3, 2021
Third-party cookies, in particular, are an important part of the travel marketer's strategy to understand more about those who might be interested in services. But not for long. Read More
VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
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VIDEO: Alternative business models for digital marketing
By PhocusWire | September 1, 2021
It's not exactly game on just yet, in the battle by brands to wean themselves off the Google machine, but there is change afoot that could last beyond the pandemic recovery period. Read More
Tripadvisor and Airbnb join Google as local search powerhouses
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Tripadvisor and Airbnb join Google as local search powerhouses
By Kevin May | August 23, 2021
Google is the web service of choice for the vast majority of consumers looking for information on local businesses and activities - but a new survey indicates other brands are definitely in the... Read More
How Booking.com gained market share while we were in lockdown
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How Booking.com gained market share while we were in lockdown
By Marta Romero - Mirai | August 9, 2021
Given the current situation, where many channels are still not appearing and we don’t know if they will be activated this season, Booking.com has become the basket where most of a hotel's distribution... Read More
Google told more transparency needed in flight and hotel prices by regulator
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Google told more transparency needed in flight and hotel prices by regulator
By Linda Fox | July 28, 2021
Google has been given two months to make changes to its flight and hotel pricing results. Read More
How to reach the next generation of travelers reigniting the industry
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How to reach the next generation of travelers reigniting the industry
By Google | July 28, 2021
As travel bounces back, industry leaders are keenly focused on next-gen travelers, who have emerged as a critical audience for post-pandemic excursions. Read More
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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
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Google expands Travel Insights tools with new features, U.S. search data
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2021
Following a partnership with the UNWTO announced in May, Google is now also working with Destinations International and HSMAI to hep destinations and hoteliers use travel search data more effectively. Read More