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Startup pitch: Priceline founder opens Upside to reward budget-minded business travelers
Startup pitch: Priceline founder opens Upside to reward budget-minded business travelers
By Sean O'Neil | June 21, 2016
Jay Walker perfected the concept of name-your-own-price when he launched Priceline in the late 1990s. He has returned to launch another travel startup, Upside, that rewards business travelers with Read More
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Priceline loses CEO, veteran Brett Keller steps in as interim boss
Priceline loses CEO, veteran Brett Keller steps in as interim boss
By Kevin May | June 6, 2016
It's a long way off from being a crisis, but not many companies lose their group boss and the CEO of a flagship brand in the space of six weeks. Yet after years of relative stability (and extraordi Read More
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Priceline Group brings attention back to performance, 2016 bookings hit $16.7 billion
Priceline Group brings attention back to performance, 2016 bookings hit $16.7 billion
By Kevin May | May 4, 2016
Putting turbulence over its recently resigned CEO aside momentarily, Priceline Group today posted revenues of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of 2016. The group saw the exit of president and CEO Read More
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Airbnb is forecast to have $12.3 billion in bookings in 2016
Airbnb is forecast to have $12.3 billion in bookings in 2016
By Sean O'Neil | April 11, 2016
Hard data on the financials of private company Airbnb are notoriously difficult to nail down. But a new estimate by US investment bank Cowen & Company predicts that the bookings site will process Read More
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Priceline says goodbye to Shatner (again), claims new strategic direction
Priceline says goodbye to Shatner (again), claims new strategic direction
By Kevin May | February 1, 2016
Those with long memories will recall that Priceline has already had a go at killing off its infamous Negotiator character, played by ex-Star Trek legend William Shatner. The Priceline Group-owned b Read More
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How can global OTAs grow in China?
How can global OTAs grow in China?
By Viewpoints | January 21, 2016
Ctrip's investment in India's MakeMyTrip could be a sign that China's online travel agents are starting the flex their muscles and build a presence on the global stage, but how does it work the other Read More
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Why you should never consider a travel planning startup
Why you should never consider a travel planning startup
By Viewpoints | January 14, 2016
Having founded WorldMate and Desti (which also swallowed Plnnr), not a week goes by without me being approached by an entrepreneur who has started/is starting/is contemplating a travel startup. NB: Read More
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Diary of a hotel company in digital transformation
Diary of a hotel company in digital transformation
By Linda Fox | November 26, 2015
In a fast-changing distribution landscape, who'd run a hotel these days, much less the multi-branded group with thousands of properties that is AccorHotels? Chairman and chief executive Sebastian B Read More
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Booking.com predicts alternative accommodation could overtake hotel stays
Booking.com predicts alternative accommodation could overtake hotel stays
By Kevin May | November 17, 2015
Interesting gaze into the crystal ball from hotel giant Booking.com, with it saying non-hotel bookings will rise to outweigh traditional stays for business travellers in some countries. The analysi Read More
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Small teams step up and hack New York City travel
Small teams step up and hack New York City travel
By Gene Quinn | November 16, 2015
New York City was the ultimate playground for 19 travel hacker teams last weekend. And the Big Apple was at its inspirational, accessible and walkable best on two clear and crisp November days. Read More
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New focus on activities as Booking.com partners with buoyant GetYourGuide
New focus on activities as Booking.com partners with buoyant GetYourGuide
By Kevin May | November 13, 2015
As GetYourGuide was trousering $50 million this morning in Series C funding, details also emerged to what has been going on behind the scenes for a while at Booking.com. Without any fanfare until n Read More
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THack New York: Travel's next big ideas are built one hack at a time
THack New York: Travel's next big ideas are built one hack at a time
By PhocusWire | November 5, 2015
Visiting its third continent in three months, Tnooz brings its global hackathon series to New York City on November 13, 14 and 15. Join Tnooz and up to 100 other developers for THack @ NYC at cool Read More
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Alibaba flat-bats questions about Qunar and Ctrip share swap
Alibaba flat-bats questions about Qunar and Ctrip share swap
By Martin Cowen | October 28, 2015
Alibaba's Q2s contain some eye-watering bigger picture e-commerce numbers but its response to a question about this week's Qunar/Ctrip share swap added little to the sum of human knowledge. Earlier Read More
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Hotels will need to master digital user experience if they want to catch up to OTAs
Hotels will need to master digital user experience if they want to catch up to OTAs
By Viewpoints | October 19, 2015
As online travel agencies (OTAs) continue to gain market share, there’s a current sense of frustration among many hoteliers that they face an unwinnable battle. NB: This is a viewpoint by Gautam Lu Read More
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Priceline Group hotels go down instant booking route via TripAdvisor
Priceline Group hotels go down instant booking route via TripAdvisor
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2015
The direct booking versus OTA debate just ratcheted up a notch with news that Priceline Group's hotel inventory will be made available via the TripAdvisor instant booking platform. It was only rela Read More
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