Pricing Management

2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
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2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2022
According to AirDNA research, 2022 is on track to outpace 2021 bookings by 88%. Read More
Q&A: Viator’s Ben Drew on rate controversy, branding and 2022
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Q&A: Viator’s Ben Drew on rate controversy, branding and 2022
By Jill Menze | December 14, 2021
Following a mixed reaction to Viator’s marketing program Accelerate, president Ben Drew remains confident that the platform is building an industry-leading product. Read More
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Trip.com Group adds Hopper’s price freeze in North America and Europe
By Mitra Sorrells | December 13, 2021
Beginning in early 2022, Hopper’s “Price Freeze” feature will be enabled for flight’s booked on Trip.com’s European and United States websites and in its app. Read More
Six ways COVID has changed the airline industry
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Six ways COVID has changed the airline industry
By Jill Menze | December 2, 2021
Moving into 2022, airlines will need to focus on convenience and predictability to meet consumer demands. Read More
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OTA Insight raises $80M Series B funding for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | November 18, 2021
The company currently serves more than 55,000 properties in 185 countries and says it will use the funding for product innovation and global expansion. Read More
Hospitality tech startup Amenitiz nabs €6.5M for Europe expansion
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Hospitality tech startup Amenitiz nabs €6.5M for Europe expansion
By Jill Menze | November 11, 2021
Point-Nine, Backed and Otium led the round, with angel investors including Travelperk’s Avi Meier, GoCardless’ Matt Robinson and Carlos Gonzales also participating. Read More
Airline ancillary revenue expected to top $65.8B in 2021
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Airline ancillary revenue expected to top $65.8B in 2021
By Jill Menze | November 9, 2021
According to a report from CarTrawler, 2021 passenger traffic gains and consumer support for à la carte services could lead to a 13% increase over 2020. Read More
Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
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Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
By Jill Menze | October 22, 2021
Called Accelerate, Viator’s new program allows tour operators to pay to boost their visibility. Some are questioning the strategy. Read More
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After transparency shift in Europe, Airbnb tests new display globally
By Mitra Sorrells | September 30, 2021
In the coming weeks Airbnb will test different ways to display pricing for some properties in markets around the globe, to show a rate inclusive of fees in the initial search listing. Read More
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Airbnb revives hotel strategy, moves closer to rival OTA model
By Mitra Sorrells | September 29, 2021
Airbnb is beta testing new rate plans with an eye on attracting more hotels and better competing with online travel agencies. Read More
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Airlines saw boost in revenue from ancillaries in 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | September 14, 2021
According to a report from CarTrawler, ancillaries accounted for more than 50% of revenue for four airlines in 2020. Read More
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Microsoft, OYO partner to develop travel products and tech
By Mitra Sorrells | September 9, 2021
Along with announcing that the companies will work together to create "next-gen travel and hospitality products and technologies," Microsoft acknowledges a recent equity investment in OYO.   Read More
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Atomize attracts €3.4M to address hospitality pricing challenges
By Linda Fox | September 9, 2021
The company's funding is a precursor to Atomize's plan to list on the public markets in 2022. Read More
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Angel Host raises $5.2M for rental tech development
By Linda Fox | September 6, 2021
    Investment for the startup was led by White Star Capital, with Desjardins Capital and Panache Ventures also involved. Read More
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
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Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2021
Some believe cryptocurrencies have many applications in travel and their use could potentially aid the industry's recovery as well as setting it up for a better future. Read More