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.

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2022
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
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News / Startups
European camping platform JetCamp raises €500K to accelerate growth
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
JetCamp’s website offers information such as availability and pricing in 10 languages for nearly 23,000 verified campsites and holiday parks across Europe. Read More
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News / Distribution
HomeToGo finishes 2021 with record booking revenue
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
HomeToGo CEO Patrick Andrae says he’s confident about the future as the newly listed company starts the year with a booking revenue backlog of €19 million.   Read More
HomeToGo acquires AMIVAC in bid to expand in France
News / Online
HomeToGo acquires AMIVAC in bid to expand in France
By Kevin May | January 5, 2022
AMIVAC also owns and operates the Vacances and Vacances SeLoger websites, with a particular focus on its domestic market in France as well as other having properties in other countries. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Skyscanner, Trivago CEOs on the future of metasearch
By PhocusWire | December 21, 2021
Skyscanner CEO John Mangelaars and Trivago CEO Axel Hefer spoke at The Phocuswright Conference 2021 about the challenges and opportunities for travel metasearch. Read More
VIDEO: Kayak on placing strategic bets during a pandemic
News / Online
VIDEO: Kayak on placing strategic bets during a pandemic
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
Like most businesses in travel, Kayak suffered during the pandemic but is now plotting a path to some form of recovery. But CEO and co-founder Steve Hafner feels the worst is behind us. Read More
Booking Holdings acquires ETraveli Group for €1.6 billion
News / Online
Booking Holdings acquires ETraveli Group for €1.6 billion
By Kevin May | November 23, 2021
Existing owner CVC Capital Partners has owned the Sweden-based ETraveli Group since 2017. Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor in transition as CEO, top exec prepare to depart
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2021
Following news of CEO Steve Kaufer's departure and his appearance at The Phocuswright Conference, it was confirmed Lindsay Nelson is also leaving Tripadvisor. Read More
What will Tripadvisor's new CEO have to deliver?
Opinion / Online
What will Tripadvisor's new CEO have to deliver?
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | November 16, 2021
Now that Kaufer has announced his retirement, Tripadvisor must look forward and hire a replacement to take the company through this next era of the web. Read More
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News / Distribution
Travel industry urged to be more ambitious on sustainability
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2021
A Roadmap to Net Zero report from the WTTC and Accenture says some elements of travel could fully decarbonize before 2030. Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer to retire after two decades at helm
By Mitra Sorrells | November 8, 2021
Tripadvisor announced the news in tandem with its financial report for the third quarter of 2021. Kaufer says he will remain in his position until a successor is named. Read More
Trivago eyes Spring for return of normal travel
News / Online
Trivago eyes Spring for return of normal travel
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2021
The company has seen gains in net income, total revenue and EBITDA as a result of a recovery in referral revenue and qualified referrals in Europe and the Americas. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More
Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
News / Online
Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
By Phocuswright Research | October 13, 2021
Several behaviors, preferences and expectations shifted in the age of COVID, as travelers had to acclimate to travel in the most unusual state of the world. Read More
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News / Online
Low prices enticing travelers, flexibility remains key
By Linda Fox | October 12, 2021
Understanding traveler behavior better and seeking out unserved routes are opportunities for travel companies. Read More