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marriott-sorenson-goldman-sachsMarriott’s Sorenson: Open hotels pass 20% occupancy, new construction projects will continue
Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson gave business updates during Goldman Sachs' Travel and... Read More
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google-hotel-pay-per-stayGoogle expands pay-per-stay hotel ad product to quell risk aversion
Hotel partners using the commission-per-stay option only pay for a Google ad after a guest has... Read More
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cabana-3.5M-fundingMobile hotel company Cabana raises $3.5M to expand fleet of camper vans
Cabana says it is merging “van life with boutique hotel comfort,” at a rate of about $200 per night.... Read More
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trip-com-earnings-q1-2020Trip.com Group revenue drops over 40% in Q1, expects steeper decline in Q2
The company is bracing for continued losses but says it is seeing signs of recovery in domestic... Read More
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airdna-booking-surgeGlobal vacation rental bookings surge to more than 2M, up 127% from early April
After a low of just 916,000 bookings in early April, AirDNA finds there has been a fairly steady... Read More
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arrivalist-memorial-weekendHoliday weekend road trip activity up to “spring break levels” in some parts of U.S.
Arrivalist found a sharp increase in long road trip activity at the start of the Memorial Day weekend... Read More
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bolt-fundingTransportation platform Bolt raises €100M to add new products, markets
European transportation platform Bolt has raised €100 million on a $1.9 billion valuation.... Read More
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McKinsey: Consumers to travel less in short- and long-term, vaccine vital to flying againMcKinsey: Consumers to travel less in short- and long-term, vaccine vital to flying again
McKinsey's latest weekly survey of U.S. consumers finds travel behind other categories as far as... Read More
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tripactions-covid-productsTripActions aggregates sources of COVID-19 data to assist companies, travelers
The company is launching a series of new products that surface COVID-19 data for companies and... Read More
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pino-opinion-tours-activitiesTour operators: It's time to stop fighting online travel agencies
TourOpp CEO Daniel Pino outlines things tour and activity suppliers should be demanding of OTAs.... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
hilton-nassetta-wapo-interviewHilton’s Nassetta: 3 to 4 years for recovery, but “no less optimistic” about travel
Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta says the company is seeing occupancy grow in some regions, but the economic... Read More
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splitty-op-edSkeptical travel brands will be better prepared for the day after COVID-19
In the face of an unknown future for the travel industry, it means to doubt certain “certainties”... Read More
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Vacasa raises $108M led by Silver Lake to bolster professionally managed rentals
June 2, 2020
Vacasa raises $108M led by Silver Lake to bolster professionally managed rentals
Following investments in Airbnb and Expedia Group, Silver Lake is leading a $108 million financing... Read More
REPORT: COVID-19 Hotel Forecast - Key West
June 2, 2020
REPORT: COVID-19 Hotel Forecast - Key West
The inverse relationship between COVID-19 cases and RevPAR is not nearly as predictive as the... Read More
Destination X - The toolkit needed for a new form of tourism
June 2, 2020
Destination X - The toolkit needed for a new form of tourism
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