Metasearch


Holidu raises €40M to target new markets and boost Bookiply distribution platform
Holidu raises €40M to target new markets and boost Bookiply distribution platform
By Kevin May | September 17, 2019
The round eclipses the $20 million brought in by HomeToGo in April 2016 and the $35 million for the ill-fated Tripping in the same year. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
By Kevin May | September 12, 2019
Details of exactly how the giant will achieve its ambition to connect hotel guests with activities and transportation, plus a myriad of other travel-related services, are becoming clearer now. Read More
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Google price-matching: Are hotel bookings next?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | September 6, 2019
With Google testing a "lowest fare" price guarantee  on flights, what happens if the guarantee extends to hotels? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
How I Got Here, episode 1 - Gareth Williams of Skyscanner
How I Got Here, episode 1 - Gareth Williams of Skyscanner
By Kevin May | August 22, 2019
For the debut of the How I Got Here weekly podcast, hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak from Mozio, we talk to Gareth Williams, one of the co-founders, ex CEO and now chairperson at... Read More
Interview | Online
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ecosystem? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Mark Okerstrom on competitor moves, Expedia's strengths and what he's had to "unlearn"
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | August 12, 2019
In this wide-ranging interview, the Expedia Group boss opens up about where the travel company fits in an ever-evolving tech landscape. Read More
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TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
By Kevin May | August 8, 2019
Revenue increased from $376 million to $422 million over the course of the first and second quarters of 2019 but year-over-year the business is down 3% in the comparable three-month periods. Read More
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Trivago Q2 2019 earnings
Trivago returns to referral revenue growth, ticks four consecutive quarters of profitability
By Mitra Sorrells | July 24, 2019
Trivago is on the upswing in the first half of 2019, with increased profitability and a return to positive referral revenue growth. Read More
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Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
By Kevin May | July 11, 2019
The new look comes just a handful of months after the deployment of a new CEO for Lonely Planet and two acquisitions. Read More
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How metasearch became the most important marketing channel in travel
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai  | July 10, 2019
Six years on from their early phases, metasearch engines now dominate, exceeding investment in other ads in 2017 and growing even faster ever since. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
VIDEO: Finding the travel opportunity in the Middle East
VIDEO: Finding the travel opportunity in the Middle East
By Jill Menze | July 9, 2019
Speaking at Phocuswright Europe, Ross Veitch of Wego and Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart discuss their decisions to expand their brands to the Middle East and the gaps they sought to fill. Read More
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VIDEO: Insights and truths in online travel from Asia Pacific
VIDEO: Insights and truths in online travel from Asia Pacific
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2019
Every online travel brand or tech company makes mistakes along the way - they would be foolhardy to suggest otherwise. Read More
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Cozycozy lands €4M in funding to launch accommodation search service
By Linda Fox | July 4, 2019
France-based accommodation startup Cozycozy is a metasearch for hotels, vacation rentals and other types of stay. Read More
News | Startups
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Stride walks away with $2.5M in funding for multiday packages platform
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
Stride adds $2.5 million to its coffers and launches its TripFinder feature to match travelers to their ideal trips. Read More
News | Startups
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
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