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Expedia, Wheel the World partner for more accessible travel
By Derek Catron | March 30, 2023
Expedia Group will serve as the exclusive partner to power the lodging supply maintained by Wheel the World, a platform for people with disabilities to book accessible travel.   Read More
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HomeToGo considering further acquisitions but prices remain high
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2023
Highlights of the year for HomeToGo included the acquisition of AMIVAC in January and E-Domizil in March and acquiring the remaining 81% stake in Secra in June following its initial acquisition of 19%... Read More
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Expedia, Kayak first in travel with plugins for ChatGPT
By Mitra Sorrells | March 23, 2023
ChatGPT is inviting its Plus subscribers to join a wait list to get access to plugins, with plans to roll them out more widely in the future.   Read More
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Tripadvisor CMO talks travel marketing, membership, video
By Linda Fox | March 16, 2023
Tripadvisor's chief marketing officer John Boris, who joined the company in late 2022, shares more on the company's strategy as well as his thoughts on the state of travel marketing. Read More
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TUI to launch loyalty program built on guest “convenience”
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2023
Sebastian Ebel, speaking at ITB in Berlin, says he has been impressed with what hotel groups such as Hilton have done, describing its program as a "convenience product." Read More
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When will travel agencies deliver the “Connected Trip”?
By Christian Watts - Magpie | March 6, 2023
Will it be, Expedia or an AI startup that finally develops an app that helps you from the start of booking a trip until you get home again? Read More
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Expedia looks to Asia Pacific to rebuild business in region
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebinTravel | February 27, 2023
Increasing loyalty members and app users and doubling down on its B2B will be the key thrusts of Expedia’s strategy in Asia Pacific as it rebuilds in the region after the pandemic. Read More
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Tripadvisor CEO outlines new three-prong strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | February 16, 2023
New CEO Matt Goldberg provided details of the strategy, describing the overarching concept as creating a “modern media marketplace for travel.” Read More
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Viator accounted for more than one-third of Tripadvisor’s revenue in 2022
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2023
Viator brought in $493 million in revenue in 2022, up 168% year-over-year, and more than half the $966 million in revenue brought in by Tripadvisor Core. Read More
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Trivago sees big opportunity in direct hotel booking
By Linda Fox | February 8, 2023
Trivago says that the “value of metasearch has increased” in the current environment as consumers are more interested in comparing offers and searching for savings. Read More
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What will ChatGPT mean for the travel industry?
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2023
Industry leaders from, Expedia Group, Hopper and more weigh in on the topic of what ChatGPT might mean for their internal operations and for travelers. Read More
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Kayak's Hafner on the good and bad in startups, tech and more
By PhocusWire | November 28, 2022
Kayak's Steve Hafner discusses startups, funding highs and lows and economic ups and downs at The Phocuswright Conference 2022. Read More
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New Tripadvisor CEO on the future of travel
By PhocusWire | November 16, 2022
Matt Goldberg recently completed his first 100 days as president and CEO of Tripadvisor, but he says “people should be writing a book about the second 100 days because that’s where the action is.” Read More
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Tripadvisor beats 2019 revenue for first time, Viator up 138% year-over-year
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2022
Tripadvisor revenue in the third quarter of this year was $459 million, up 51% year-over-year and exceeding Q3 of 2019 by $31 million. Read More
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Trivago reports solid Q3 despite consumers choosing shorter, cheaper stays
By Kathryn Walson | November 3, 2022
The Germany-based metasearch brand attributes its adjusted EBITDA growth to cost discipline, increased marketing efficiency and recovering travel demand. Read More