Metasearch


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the metasearch sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

Trivago sees revenue slump 70% in 2020, bets on local travel to fuel recovery
Trivago sees revenue slump 70% in 2020, bets on local travel to fuel recovery
By Jill Menze | February 9, 2021
Although revenue for Trivago dropped 70% for the full year and nearly 80% for the fourth quarter of 2020, the company believes it's at a turning point in the pandemic. Read More
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Skyscanner appoints Travix boss John Mangelaars as CEO
Skyscanner appoints Travix boss John Mangelaars as CEO
By Kevin May | January 22, 2021
He replaces Moshe Rafiah, who was brought in to oversee operations following the departure of CEO Bryan Dove. Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How to shape your 2021 revenue strategy with forward-looking data
WEBINAR REPLAY! How to shape your 2021 revenue strategy with forward-looking data
By PhocusWire | January 19, 2021
We'll show you how you can leverage forward-looking data to get ahead of the competition, align your commercial teams and better anticipate changing consumer behavior. Read More
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Skyscanner pinpoints unserved routes for airlines via traveler intent tech
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2021
Skyscanner is providing airlines with up-to-date information on traveler searches to uncover new opportunities. Read More
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Trivago acquires getaway online travel agency Weekend.com
Trivago acquires getaway online travel agency Weekend.com
By Kevin May | January 14, 2021
It is the first acquisition for Trivago since it bought TripBuddy, an AI-led personalization engine, in May 2018. Read More
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Here's what happened in 2020, now be prepared for 2021
Here's what happened in 2020, now be prepared for 2021
By PhocusWire | January 8, 2021
While many are eager to banish 2020 to a tightly sealed box, how the industry considers its options for the year ahead is based almost exclusively on what has come before. Read More
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WATCH: Visualization of digital travel revenues during initial recovery phase
WATCH: Visualization of digital travel revenues during initial recovery phase
By PhocusWire | January 6, 2021
Some of the publicly listed players in the sector talked of early signs of a recovery in their revenues in the third quarter, as the latest version of the chart below indicates. Read More
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VIDEO: Kayak's Steve Hafner on pandemics, strategy and survival
VIDEO: Kayak's Steve Hafner on pandemics, strategy and survival
By PhocusWire | January 5, 2021
Honest and interesting - just with fewer wisecracks than during normal years. That was Kayak CEO Steve Hafner's appearance at The Phocuswright Conference 2020. Read More
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What vacation rentals can learn from hotels about growth
What vacation rentals can learn from hotels about growth
By Connor VanDaveer - Koddi | January 4, 2021
While the vacation rental and alternative accommodation markets have flourished recently, property owners and technology intermediaries can learn from their counterparts in the hotel space to keep this... Read More
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The most popular articles on PhocusWire in 2020
The most popular articles on PhocusWire in 2020
By Kevin May | December 22, 2020
A year to forget - but a year in which the editorial team produced some of its best work since PhocusWire launched in November 2017. Read More
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FareCompare acquired by fellow travel search brand Turismocity
FareCompare acquired by fellow travel search brand Turismocity
By Kevin May | December 15, 2020
FareCompare was created by Rick Seaney and Graeme Wallace in 2006, joining the U.S. market at the same time as Kayak, SideStep, FareCast and a string of other metasearch startups.  Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Transforming travel for the new normal
WEBINAR REPLAY! Transforming travel for the new normal
By PhocusWire | December 9, 2020
An agile, integrated and empathetic approach across journey touchpoints is critical to instill a sense of confidence within the stakeholder community, both internal and external.  Read More
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VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
By Kevin May | December 7, 2020
When you're often at the center of the relationship between accommodation providers and consumers, or figuring out how best to connect all the elements together in a trip, being Booking Holdings during... Read More
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VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
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How travel companies are innovating in the Middle East and beyond
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebinTravel | November 30, 2020
MakeMyTrip, Wego, Cleartrip and others discuss how they've shaped their strategy in the Middle East during the pandemic. Read More
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