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tripadvisor-q2-2020Tripadvisor revenue down 86% in Q2 to $59M, still better than expected, says CEO
Tripadvisor says it is seeing steady improvement in users and revenue since lows in April.... Read More
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hilton-q2-2020Hilton lost $432M in Q2 2020 but says occupancy now recovering in most markets
Hilton's occupancy levels were up about 20 percentage points in the United States and 15 percentage... Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with… Oliver DlouhyPhocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with… Oliver Dlouhy
In a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in September, PhocusWire... Read More
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travel-to-nowhare-cruise-airWill “trips to nowhere” become a short-term solution for travel-hungry consumers?
Several airlines in Asia and cruise lines in Europe are offering trips that start and end from the... Read More
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flight-centre-acquires-wheretoFlight Centre buys business travel management platform WhereTo
WhereTo uses artificial intelligence to recommend trip options that are within the company’s travel... Read More
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expedia-group-distribution-expansionExpedia expands wholesale rate management program to all medium- and large-size lodging partners
Participating lodging partners can load B2B rates directly into Expedia Group, which will flow through... Read More
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corporate-travel-ceos-letterBusiness travel CEOs urge U.S. government to take action on COVID testing, tracing and data sharing
The CEOs of TripActions, TravelBank and Upside Business Travel have written to Congress to ask for... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting touristsSTARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
GettinLocal is an app to help consumers discover places to stay and eat and things to do in a specific... Read More
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How being smart and nimble will help hoteliers survive years of fluxHow being smart and nimble will help hoteliers survive years of flux
Up-to-date data, rapid forecasting and automated pricing are critical for hoteliers trying to maximize... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
expedia-q2-2020Abysmal April pulls Expedia Group down to record lows in second quarter
Expedia Group saw an uptick in business in May and June and now a leveling off in July.... Read More
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skyscanner-destination-connectSkyscanner offers destinations free advertising to attract travelers
The new "Destination Connect" offering is already being used by 20 tourist organizations around the... Read More
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traveloka-250-millionSoutheast Asian OTA Traveloka raises $250M as it sees “encouraging recovery” in key markets
The company has implemented several measures to address COVID-19 and says it is seeing recovery in... Read More
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Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
August 7, 2020
Sounding Off: Social media shouldn't sugar-coat the mid-crisis travel experience
The travel experience is going to be disruptive (health checks) or weird (everyone wearing masks) for... Read More
How the luggage experience is changing as a result of COVID-19
August 7, 2020
How the luggage experience is changing as a result of COVID-19
To ensure safety and reduce touch points while traveling, consumers are rethinking how they transport... Read More
Sabre revenue slumps to less than a tenth from the same period in 2019
August 7, 2020
Sabre revenue slumps to less than a tenth from the same period in 2019
Distribution and technology giant Sabre is using the pandemic to "right-size" the business in the wake... Read More
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