Online Travel Agency

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of online travel agencies, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

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Event / Technology
Travel recovery in 2022 and beyond: How can businesses ride the wave?
May 19 2022
PhocusWire is joined by executives from WNS in this webinar to discuss how travel brands and operators can rethink, reimagine, and reform the travel ecosystem in this new normal. Register Now
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News / Distribution
Europe’s short-term rental segment on track for steady growth
By Phocuswright Research | May 16, 2022
Phocuswright's report explores changes in the short-term rental landscape from both consumer and business perspectives. Read More
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News / Technology
Expedia Group on “deconstructing” online travel
By Jill Menze | May 13, 2022
The online travel giant’s Open World platform is designed for partners of all sizes to take advantage of Expedia Group’s technology. Read More
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News / Startups
Faye collects $8M in funding for its travel insurance app
By Jill Menze | May 11, 2022
Built amid the pandemic and launched earlier this year, Faye allows travelers to file claims and receive reimbursement via its app. Read More
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News / Online
Travel booking windows increasing as consumers look ahead
By Linda Fox | May 11, 2022
The seven-day booking window trend seen in the pandemic is declining across EMEA and the Americas. Read More
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News / Online
Inside Expedia Group's new unified loyalty program
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2022
Called One Key, the program will allow loyalty members to earn and burn points across all of Expedia Group’s brands. Read More
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News / Distribution
Despegar to acquire Brazilian OTA Viajanet
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2022
This marks the third acquisition of a Brazil-based company for Despegar, which operates as Decolar in the Brazil market. Read More
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News / Online
Conversion rates up, abandoned carts down as travel recovers
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2022
Terms such as "revenge travel" and "pent-up demand" are being thrown about as the travel industry recovers. Research from Quantum Metric builds out a picture of what's going on. Read More
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Interview / Online
Listening to travel brands, a deafening silence on sustainability
By Kevin May | May 6, 2022
Much needs to change in the minds of executives in this industry and in the banking community, alongside the decisions being made by consumers. Simply providing information to influence consumer choice... Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus pockets highest revenue quarter in two years
By Kevin May | May 6, 2022
The Spain-based distribution and technology giant is still suffering from the impact of the coronavirus, with the quarter's revenue pegging at 65% of the same metric in Q1 2019. Read More
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News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 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 one... Read More
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News / Online
Booking Holdings reports quarterly record for gross bookings of $27B
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2022
Booking Holdings' adjusted EBITDA in the Q1 2022 was $310 million, compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $195 million in Q1 2021.   Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor names media exec Matt Goldberg as CEO beginning July 1
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2022
Goldberg has most recently been an executive at media buying platform The Trade Desk and was formerly CEO of Lonely Planet. Read More
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News / Online
Expedia Group revamps marketplace, tech platform as part of new strategy
By Jill Menze | May 4, 2022
At Expedia Group’s annual Explore partner event, the online travel giant outlined a new strategy that includes rewarding hotels for providing a better guest experience. Read More
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News / Online
One in five Airbnb stays over 28 days, revenue hits $1.5B for Q1 2022
By Kevin May | May 3, 2022
The U.S.-based home-sharing and alternative accommodation giant saw revenue increase by 70% year-over-year and 80% higher than corresponding quarter in 2019 ($839 million). Read More