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Common mistakes of startups entering travel
Common mistakes of startups entering travel
By Jill Menze | October 16, 2018
Startups angling to break into travel can’t win without knowledge of the so-called travel funnel. Read More
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Google's trademark policy revision kickstarts "brandjacking" debate
Google's trademark policy revision kickstarts "brandjacking" debate
By Simone Puorto | October 15, 2018
This is a viewpoint by Simone Puorto Last week, you may have received a message from [email protected], informing you about an ads trademarks policy update. Even though this may Read More
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What's next for Google's foray into hotels?
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | October 11, 2018
Google's recent efforts to expand further into the online travel space could result in a pivotal change for the hospitality industry. Read More
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Expedia creates Google Assistant browse and book capability
By Mitra Sorrells | October 9, 2018
Expedia is expanding its voice technology integrations with a new “Expedia Action” on Google Assistant.   Read More
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The metasearch model, part 1: All things Google
The metasearch model, part 1: All things Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 8, 2018
This month we are digging into the topic of metasearch. We begin with perspective from a company that is both one of the newest entrants and also one of the most dominant figures in the travel search... Read More
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Maintaining the power and influence of online travel agencies
By PhocusWire | October 4, 2018
One of the central tenets of the Power Paradox in travel is how some of the biggest brands ever assembled in the industry "have aggregated the content, established the trust and amassed the war chests... Read More
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Hopper nabs $100M, wants to be "number-one mobile travel marketplace in the world"
Hopper nabs $100M, wants to be "number-one mobile travel marketplace in the world"
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2018
Hopper is initiating a massive growth strategy fueled by a $100 million Series D financing round announced today.   Read More
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VIDEO: Two opposing views on Google's entry into tours and activities
VIDEO: Two opposing views on Google's entry into tours and activities
By Kevin May | September 28, 2018
Google has always been involved in tours and activities - suppliers and online travel agencies would spend their digital marketing dollar with the search, as other brands do elsewhere in the industry. Read More
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Google adds new features to travel planning tools
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2018
Google is adding tools to its travel portfolio to simplify and expedite the trip planning process.  Read More
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Tours and activities providers bring experiences to Google search and maps
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2018
Ticketing platform Tiqets has partnered with Google to supply museum and attraction passes via maps and search. Read More
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Google plunges deeper into hotel search: It's all about rooms
Google plunges deeper into hotel search: It's all about rooms
By Diego Varela - Mirai | September 19, 2018
Ever wondered how far search giant Google wants to take consumers in its quest to dominate the accommodation sector? More evidence is emerging... Read More
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Google breathes down the neck of Kayak in clicks sent to airlines
Google breathes down the neck of Kayak in clicks sent to airlines
By Kevin May | September 5, 2018
Google is sending almost equal levels of traffic to airline websites as Kayak, following a massive increase for the search giant over the course of the last 12 months. Read More
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How purchasing trends, trip motivations and booking behaviors differ across four markets
How purchasing trends, trip motivations and booking behaviors differ across four markets
By Phocuswright Research | August 31, 2018
It's critical for travel companies to understand the consumer behaviors and preferences that influence purchase decisions. Commissioned by Google, Phocuswright recently published a series of reports on... Read More
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Google offers hotel discounts to cloud users, upgrades search tools
Google offers hotel discounts to cloud users, upgrades search tools
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | August 28, 2018
Google has enhanced its flight and hotel search capabilities ahead of the U.S. holiday travel season, while concurrently announcing that it has started offering exclusive hotel discounts to paying users... Read More
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Subtle change to users, big impact on brands - Google search and hotels
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | August 27, 2018
The real estate on Google's search engine results pages has changed dramatically over the course of the last decade.   Read More
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