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.

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U.S. Department of Transportation calls for fee transparency from airlines, OTAs
By Mitra Sorrells | September 26, 2022
The proposal would affect U.S. air carriers, foreign air carriers and third parties such as OTAs and metasearch sites that display fares for flights to, from and within the United States. Read More
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Tripadvisor launches marketing services for travel and non-travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2022
Named Wanderlab, the division will operate as an independent studio that makes use of Tripadvisor’s first-party data, company resources and talent.   Read More
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Introducing The Phocuswright Conference 2022
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2022
The Phocuswright Conference 2022, taking place in November in Phoenix, will include Center Stage sessions featuring industry leaders along with dedicated programs for innovation, diversity, Young... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Aloke Bajpai of Ixigo
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2022
Aloke Bajpai founded India-based Ixigo in 2007 alongside co-founder Rajnish Kumar to improve the travel booking process for consumers through technology.  Read More
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VIDEO: Rome2rio’s new CEO on solving for the consumer
By PhocusWire | August 30, 2022
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio at Phocuswright Europe, Yesh Munnangi explained the importance of approaching problems from the traveler perspective. Read More
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Travel signals cautious optimism despite economic instability
By Linda Fox | August 24, 2022
The travel industry remains positive despite investor warnings, rising inflation and a looming recession. Read More
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HomeToGo reports revenue increases, strong momentum into Q3
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2022
HomeToGo says it's on target for adjusted EBITDA to break even by 2023. Read More
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Trivago touts strong second quarter but prepares for slowdown ahead
By Kathryn Walson | August 9, 2022
In the three months ended June 30, total revenue at Trivago rose by €49.3 million, or 52%, compared to the same period in 2021. Read More
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Tripadvisor recovers close to 2019 levels in Q2 2022
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2022
Tripadvisor says the strongest recovery in Q2 2022 came from its Viator and the Fork segments. Read More
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Hopper, Trivago and Etraveli on innovating from the middle
By PhocusWire | July 27, 2022
At Phocuswright Europe, the travel intermediaries discussed innovation strategies, mergers and acquisitions and economic challenges. Read More
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Wego boss talks Middle East opportunity, market characteristics
By PhocusWire | July 21, 2022
Wego's Ross Veitch discusses integrating new companies, its customer acquisition strategy and more. Read More
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Travel brands expand TikTok presence to reach new audiences
By Kathryn Walson | July 21, 2022
Travel providers including, Kayak and Carnival Cruise Line outline their TikTok strategies. Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2022: How intermediaries are mastering the middle
By PhocusWire | June 3, 2022
A panel at Phocuswright Europe will discuss the opportunities and challenges for intermediaries in Europe. Read More
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HomeToGo fully acquires vacation rental tech provider SECRA
By Jill Menze | June 1, 2022
HomeToGo’s acquisition of the Germany-based company is its third this year. Read More
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Q&A: Steve Hafner on the development of Kayak for Business
By Linda Fox | May 23, 2022
Kayak's CEO talks launching Kayak for Business in the pandemic, competition and future functionality. Read More