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.

What vacation rentals can learn from hotels about growth
What vacation rentals can learn from hotels about growth
By Connor VanDaveer - Koddi | January 4, 2021
While the vacation rental and alternative accommodation markets have flourished recently, property owners and technology intermediaries can learn from their counterparts in the hotel space to keep this... Read More
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The most popular articles on PhocusWire in 2020
The most popular articles on PhocusWire in 2020
By Kevin May | December 22, 2020
A year to forget - but a year in which the editorial team produced some of its best work since PhocusWire launched in November 2017. Read More
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FareCompare acquired by fellow travel search brand Turismocity
FareCompare acquired by fellow travel search brand Turismocity
By Kevin May | December 15, 2020
FareCompare was created by Rick Seaney and Graeme Wallace in 2006, joining the U.S. market at the same time as Kayak, SideStep, FareCast and a string of other metasearch startups.  Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! Transforming travel for the new normal
WEBINAR REPLAY! Transforming travel for the new normal
By PhocusWire | December 9, 2020
An agile, integrated and empathetic approach across journey touchpoints is critical to instill a sense of confidence within the stakeholder community, both internal and external.  Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
By Kevin May | December 7, 2020
When you're often at the center of the relationship between accommodation providers and consumers, or figuring out how best to connect all the elements together in a trip, being Booking Holdings during... Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
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How travel companies are innovating in the Middle East and beyond
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebinTravel | November 30, 2020
MakeMyTrip, Wego, Cleartrip and others discuss how they've shaped their strategy in the Middle East during the pandemic. Read More
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Tripadvisor says travel remains top of mind for consumers
By Linda Fox | November 18, 2020
The Tripadvisor "A Year in Travel" research, carried out in partnership with Phocuswright, reveals that between May and September, outdoor activities, nature and parks accounted for 34% of all... Read More
News | Distribution
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Skyscanner launches COVID-19 travel insurance
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2020
In partnership with Cover Genius, Skyscanner customers can purchase medical, trip cancellation and airline insolvency coverage. Read More
News | Online
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Tripadvisor adds warning label to Thailand hotel that jailed guest
By Mitra Sorrells | November 12, 2020
The warning explains that a prior reviewer spent time in a Thai jail due to his negative comments. Read More
News | Online
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Vaccines, government changes should inspire higher recovery goals
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Vaccines, government changes should inspire higher recovery goals
By Kevin May | November 10, 2020
If the chaos of 2020 is swiftly put behind us, then the devastating aspects of what has happened this year (huge job losses, brands closed, etc.) will be in vain. Read More
News | Technology
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Tripadvisor sees signs of recovery, reports positive EBITDA in Q3 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | November 5, 2020
Total revenue for the quarter was $151 million and adjusted EBITDA turned positive in Q3 to $15 million. Read More
News | Online
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Trivago says soft demand ongoing, hopes for travel recovery in mid-2021
By Linda Fox | November 3, 2020
Reporting third quarter 2020 results the hotel metasearch company says increases over the summer period were driven by nearby trips to nature spots in “developed Europe.” Read More
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Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Travelers should finally get the attention they deserve
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Travelers should finally get the attention they deserve
By Kevin May | November 3, 2020
Brands, industry associations and government have a unique opportunity to do the right thing and put customers in the middle of their strategic prism. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com launches flight search and booking in the U.S.
Booking.com launches flight search and booking in the U.S.
By Kevin May | October 22, 2020
U.S. customers can now search, book and pay for air tickets on Booking.com, a year after flights were introduced in some European countries.  Read More
News | Online
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