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VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
A string of international acquisitions and investments (plus a new-ish name) to reflect on a global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group.... Read More
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VIDEO: TripAdvisor on a new social strategy and tweaking its activity stance
VIDEO: TripAdvisor on a new social strategy and tweaking its activity stance
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
TripAdvisor has been busy during 2018, with a combination of significant acquisition and new attempt to tackle the social-led planning phase of travel.... Read More
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VIDEO: Hilton on loyalty, millennials and digital marketing
VIDEO: Hilton on loyalty, millennials and digital marketing
By Mitra Sorrells | November 16, 2018
With experience at Microsoft, Capital One and Uber, Kellyn Smith Kenny joined Hilton in January as the hospitality brand’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, overseeing strategy for its portfolio of 16 brands.  ... Read More
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QOTW: Something about the Power Paradox
QOTW: Something about the Power Paradox
By PhocusWire | November 16, 2018
For this special edition of Quote Of The Week, we've collected a series of quotes from The Phocuswright Conference this week that really got us thinking.... Read More
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Research Spotlight: The state of travel startups 2018
By PhocusWire | November 16, 2018
Phocuswright's State of Travel Startups 2018 report takes an in-depth look at the current state of travel startups, including regional analysis, funding levels and business focus.... Read More
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Hotelbeds to build out ancillary services with the acquisition of HolidayTaxis
Hotelbeds to build out ancillary services with the acquisition of HolidayTaxis
By Linda Fox | November 15, 2018
Spain-based Hotelbeds is boosting its ancillary business through the acquisition of HolidayTaxis - a business created in the U.K. in 2002.... Read More
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VIDEO: Top investors on the good, the bad and the bountiful in travel
VIDEO: Top investors on the good, the bad and the bountiful in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 15, 2018
Benchmark Capital general partner Bill Gurley made his inaugural appearance on the center stage of The Phocuswright Conference Wednesday in Los Angeles.  ... Read More
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VIDEO: Skyscanner CEO on mobile, Ctrip and meta disruptors
By PhocusWire | November 14, 2018
In a conversation with PhocusWire editor in chief Kevin May at the 2018 Phocuswright Conference, Skyscanner CEO Bryan Dove says he believes there's a "100%" chance another company could come along and disrupt what the meta platform has built.... Read More
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Sabre to acquire Farelogix in $360M deal, touts benefits to entire industry
Sabre to acquire Farelogix in $360M deal, touts benefits to entire industry
By Linda Fox | November 14, 2018
Sabre acquires Farelogix to accelerate its next-gen distribution strategy, with claims that the NDC champion is due to bring in $40 million in revenue on an annual basis.... Read More
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Travel fans are engaged on Instagram, but can brands keep up?
Travel fans on Instagram consume more content than other audiences but it remains a tough channel for brands to crack.... Read More
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OTA Insight European parity report
Price parity a major issue for European hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2018
Hoteliers across Europe trying to drive direct bookings on their websites are being undercut by online travel agencies that are offering lower rates for their properties.  ... Read More
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Technically Speaking - Udi Nir of GetYourGuide
Technically Speaking - Udi Nir of GetYourGuide
By Jill Menze | November 14, 2018
New to GetYourGuide, Udi Nir joined the Berlin company following stints at e-commerce companies including Instacart, ModCloth and eBay.... Read More
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Vacasa launches multifamily unit to grow short-term rentals in urban markets
By Jill Menze | November 14, 2018
Vacasa is bringing its vacation rental business to urban markets with the launch of Vacasa Multifamily.... Read More
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Lola and Amex GBT partnership
Lola gets crucial leap into mainstream corporate travel with Amex GBT deal
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2018
One year after repositioning itself as a tool for corporate travel management – a pivot from its initial launch in 2016 as a consumer app - Lola.com is moving deeper into that space through a new partnership with American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).  ... Read More
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Festival experiences provider Festicket looks to expansion with $10.5M round
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2018
Festicket adds $10.3 in Series D funding to its coffers.... Read More
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