QOTW: Something about a losing battle for venture capitalists
QOTW: Something about a losing battle for venture capitalists
By PhocusWire | November 2, 2018
Quote from Christian Saller, general partner of Holtzbrinck Ventures, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Metasearch can survive and thrive (with some tweaks along the way)
Metasearch can survive and thrive (with some tweaks along the way)
By PhocusWire | October 31, 2018
We now admit to starting our theme month in October pondering how much discussion there was to be had around metasearch in travel. Read More
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Q&A: HomeToGo on metasearch in the vacation rental industry
By Phocuswire | October 31, 2018
Metasearch has tried to become a part in the rental ecosystem - with some big investment rounds going into startups and, unfortunately, some fairly high-profile casualties along the way. Read More
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The story of Hipmunk: How the metasearch engine turned "suckage" into success
The story of Hipmunk: How the metasearch engine turned "suckage" into success
By Adam Goldstein - Hipmunk | October 31, 2018
When we started Hipmunk in 2010, we were trying to solve a problem we faced firsthand: the agony of searching and booking travel. Read More
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The good - and bad - of Trivago's hotel metasearch model
The good - and bad - of Trivago's hotel metasearch model
By Jacopo Rita - Bookassist | October 31, 2018
According to recent industry buzz and rumors, Trivago has seen better times. Hardly a month (or even a week!) goes past by without an article or press release highlighting even more trouble for the... Read More
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It's the end of the hotel metasearch model as we know it
It's the end of the hotel metasearch model as we know it
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | October 30, 2018
The very promise to compare rates on hundreds of sites for the same hotel is what makes hotel metasearch inherently flawed. Read More
Opinion | Online
Metasearch part 4 startup challenges
The metasearch model, part 4: Startup space
By Mitra Sorrells | October 29, 2018
Compared to other aspects of travel, metasearch has not seen as much activity from startups. For our final piece in this series, we explore the question of why, with insights from a venture... Read More
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Bots, bottled water and search - a varied snapshot of industry issues in 2018
By Simone Puorto | October 25, 2018
Here is a fairly unknown fact: the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International is as old as Mount Rushmore in the U.S. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Trivago Q3 earnings 2018
Reduced advertising spend succeeds in returning Trivago to profitability
By Mitra Sorrells | October 24, 2018
After four quarters that CEO Rolf Schrömgens describes as “quite a challenge,” hotel metasearch platform Trivago posted a dramatic turnaround in the third quarter of 2018.  Read More
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Skyscanner joins NDC Exchange
Skyscanner becomes first travel search engine to join NDC Exchange
By Mitra Sorrells | October 24, 2018
Skyscanner has joined NDC Exchange, an industry-owned marketplace created by ATPCO and SITA to facilitate adoption of IATA’s New Distribution Capability.   Read More
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GoEuro doubles its funding with new round of $150M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 23, 2018
Berlin-based GoEuro has raised $150 million to grow its multimodal travel booking platform, which currently works with more than 800 providers across Europe.   Read More
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How hotels can manage brand protection changes on Google
By Marta Lopez - Mirai | October 23, 2018
A few days ago, Google informed users that it will change the brand-protection policy on its text adverts on Google Ads (what used to be known as AdWords). Read More
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Metasearch part 3 multimodal
The metasearch model, part 3: The complexity of multimodal
By Mitra Sorrells | October 22, 2018
This sector, what is known as multimodal metasearch, is the topic of this third piece in our series on metasearch.   Read More
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The true cost of hotel brand participation online
The true cost of hotel brand participation online
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School | October 16, 2018
There’s a common misconception in our industry that brands are cheap and online travel agencies are expensive. And no-one knows when it started. Read More
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Metasearch part 2 meta-book
The metasearch model, part 2: The transition to meta-book
By Mitra Sorrells | October 15, 2018
In the early days of metasearch, roughly the first decade of the 21st century, the model was strictly one of price comparison and referral.    Read More
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What's next for Google's foray into hotels?
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | October 11, 2018
Google's recent efforts to expand further into the online travel space could result in a pivotal change for the hospitality industry. Read More
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The metasearch model, part 1: All things Google
The metasearch model, part 1: All things Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 8, 2018
This month we are digging into the topic of metasearch. We begin with perspective from a company that is both one of the newest entrants and also one of the most dominant figures in the travel search... Read More
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To win with online travel in Asia, go local (or go home)
To win with online travel in Asia, go local (or go home)
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel | October 3, 2018
Developments in APAC will require different thinking and tactics on the part of foreign brands that wish to be part of the “next billion users” market. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Steve Hafner
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Steve Hafner
By PhocusWire | August 28, 2018
Smart and never short of an opinion or two (or ten), Kayak's leader since the outset features in an executive interview at The Phocuswright Conference 2018. Read More
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