Metasearch


VIDEO: Rethinking the entry of Google in travel
VIDEO: Rethinking the entry of Google in travel
By Kevin May | May 20, 2019
A series of spiky (angry, even) tweets and comments during conferences over the years - that's been the mainstay of one critic of Google's role in travel. Read More
News | Online
Amazon may not be able to resist the lure of online travel
Amazon may not be able to resist the lure of online travel
By Kevin May | May 14, 2019
The e-commerce giant’s widely anticipated but as yet unseen move into the industry could give it a baseline $600 million profit on an annual basis. Read More
News | Online
What we’ve learned from tracking more than 280M online bookings
What we’ve learned from tracking more than 280M online bookings
By SaleCycle  | May 13, 2019
Over the past year, we have tracked more than 280 million online bookings and abandonments from their airline and travel clients. This is what we found out. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Google uses car rental booking to demo next phase of voice assistant tech
Google uses car rental booking to demo next phase of voice assistant tech
By Kevin May | May 9, 2019
A fairly significant step up in voice technology was unveiled by Google this week - with car rental featured in an example of how personalization will be used by the assistant. Read More
News | Technology
Trivago seeks new audiences through marketing after solid start to 2019
Trivago seeks new audiences through marketing after solid start to 2019
By Linda Fox | May 2, 2019
Trivago plans to diversify its advertising as it seeks to attract a younger generation to the hotel metasearch engine. Read More
News | Distribution
Phocuswright Europe 2019 preview Filip Filipov
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Filip Filipov
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Skyscanner vice president of product management Filip... Read More
Interview | Online
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The massive jump from its official launch number of 20 in September 2018 to 200 this week comes almost a year to the day since the Google Area 120-run search engine was first tested in the open market. Read More
News | Online
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TripScout signals next phase of travel discovery app with $2.1M funding
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The investment is being led by Corazon Capital and includes participation from a number of other funds including New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures and Connetic Ventures. Read More
News | Startups
wit checkout
Online payment solutions crucial to travel, as Middle East travelers book later and more often
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 22, 2019
At WiT Middle East, Checkout.com’s Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo looked at the purchasing behaviors of travelers in the Middle East, where the opportunities lie and what some of the core challenges facing... Read More
News | Online
Middle East series part 3 distribution
Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
By Kevin May | April 18, 2019
The India-based travel community secured the round from Orchid India, Hornbill Orchid India Fund, Chiratae Ventures, 3one4 Capital and Lasmer NV. Read More
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Middle East, part 2: The travel startup scene
Middle East, part 2: The travel startup scene
By Mitra Sorrells | April 15, 2019
For part two in our series on the Middle East we explore the startup ecosystem with input from founders, investors and support programs. Read More
News | Startups
TripAdvisor new cruise review price comparison site2
TripAdvisor launches new cruise vertical
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2019
TripAdvisor is expanding its platform to include cruise content, reviews and price comparison. Read More
News | Online
Middle East series part 1 overview
Middle East, part 1: How a young, digital-savvy population is impacting travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 8, 2019
In part one in our series on the Middle East, we look at how the region's young and connected consumers are changing the travel landscape. Read More
News | Online
Google is at a crossroads with its ambitions in travel
Google is at a crossroads with its ambitions in travel
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2019
The decisions around Google's strategy in travel will perhaps be made mainly by the company itself, despite the concerns of those that help fund its operations in the industry. Read More
News | Online