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Expedia Q1 earnings 2019
Q1 growth slows for vacation rentals as Expedia Group realigns business for long-term
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2019
Expedia Group bookings were up 8% in the first quarter of 2019, but only 5% in its vacation rental businesses, now consolidated under the Vrbo brand. Read More
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Google hotel search vacation rentals
Google pushes further into private accommodations, rolls out vacation rentals search worldwide
By Mitra Sorrells | March 26, 2019
Google is adding vacation rental listings from the likes of Expedia Group and TripAdvisor to its Hotel Search platform. Read More
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Rate parity issues continue to challenge hotels in key markets
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
OTA Insight's Annual Hotel Parity Review shows independent hotels and local chains are more likely to suffer losses from rate parity issues. Read More
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Accommodation providers want brand "hijacking" on Google to be made illegal
Accommodation providers want brand "hijacking" on Google to be made illegal
By Linda Fox | March 19, 2019
The Bed and Breakfast Association is supporting a petition to make bidding by OTAs on a B&B or hotel’s name on search engines illegal. Read More
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Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2019
Hilton boosted its loyalty program by 14 million members in 2018 and continues to focus on direct relationships. Read More
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Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?
Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?
By Sam Weston - 80 Days  | February 14, 2019
Breaking down what the recent rulings mean for the web intermediary and hotel ecosystem - and which player can capitalize. Read More
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Expedia earnings full year 2018
Expedia reports double-digit growth in key metrics in 2018, continues international push
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2019
Expedia Group turned in strong figures for 2018 as it looks to continuing strengthening its product in new international markets. Read More
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The Gen Z and Millennial mindset: capturing the attention of these young and fast-growing generations
The Gen Z and Millennial mindset: capturing the attention of these young and fast-growing generations
By Lisa Lindberg - Expedia Group Media Solutions | December 17, 2018
Today’s younger generations are redefining the rules of engagement and asserting their role in purchasing decisions—for themselves, and their families—and travel is no exception. Read More
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VIDEO: Expedia Group on being relevant and still trying to win
VIDEO: Expedia Group on being relevant and still trying to win
By Kevin May | November 27, 2018
At some point, Mark Okerstrom will no longer be the figure who stepped into the breach at Expedia Group when his old boss and mentor Dara Khosrowshahi left to run Uber. Read More
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Expedia Q3 earnings 2018
Expedia records another positive quarter, double-digit growth in revenue and bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | October 25, 2018
Expedia Group saw its gross booking increased $2.5 billion, or 11% year-over-year, in the third quarter of 2018, fueled by growth in Brand Expedia, HomeAway, Hotels.com and Expedia Partner Solutions.... 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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Expedia Group Chinese travel survey
Chinese millennials nearly doubled travel spending in the past year
By Mitra Sorrells | September 19, 2018
Chinese residents born after 1990 are fueling a surge in international travel, with a preference for local experiences, independent accommodations and long-haul destination.   Read More
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Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
By Jill Menze | July 31, 2018
Understanding the nuances of a digital strategy in the travel business is a never-ending series of projects and experimentation. Read More
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Day of the independents - why chains are seeing tech-savvy competitors celebrate
Day of the independents - why chains are seeing tech-savvy competitors celebrate
By Sue Spinney - Expedia Group | July 5, 2018
As competition among hotels remains heated due to new construction and market saturation, independent hotels continue to thrive and outpace chain hotels. Read More
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Five become one as Stasher wins Expedia Affiliate Network startup initiative
Five become one as Stasher wins Expedia Affiliate Network startup initiative
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2018
Hotel Jumpstart, the accelerator from Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com, has announced Stasher as the winner of the program. Following a demo day in London this week, Stasher came out top no Read More
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