Pricing Management

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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