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News / Online
Google data highlights growing interest in blended trips
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2022
Compared to pre-pandemic, consumers say they are more open to blended travel, with 74% of business travelers saying they find the idea appealing. Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb enhances price transparency, reduces checkout chores
By Kathryn Walson | November 7, 2022
In addition to displaying the total price, Airbnb is also advising hosts on which household chores they can reasonably ask guests to complete at checkout.  Read More
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News / Online
What mobility booking data reveals about traveler behavior
By Jill Menze | October 26, 2022
According to a new report from Omio, travelers are opting for more sustainable modes of travel and staying closer to home. Read More
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News / Startups
Holidu scores €100M to expand in existing markets
By Linda Fox | October 19, 2022
The Series E investment was led by 83North, with Northzone, HV Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, Commonfund Capital and existing investors also participating. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Why airlines need to understand anonymous users
By Andy Owen Jones - BD4 | October 17, 2022
Connecting on a personal level with users you don’t know is an opportunity for business growth. Read More
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News / Technology
Google adds new tools to help tours and attractions operators target customers
By Kathryn Walson | October 11, 2022
Google Maps now displays ticket prices for attractions to help people quickly compare prices across different partners. Read More
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News / Distribution
Google to phase out Book on Google for flights
By Jill Menze | September 1, 2022
The decision comes after Google shuttered its Book on Google option for hotels earlier this year. Read More
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News / Online
Google accused of “airbrushing” carbon emissions from flights
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2022
Google has drawn criticism for changing how it calculates the environmental impact of flights. Read More
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News / Online
The big opportunity for short-term rentals
By PhocusWire | August 12, 2022
Speaking during Phocuswright Europe, Awaze and HomeToGo outlined what they see as the biggest opportunities in short-term rentals. Read More
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News / Online
Google's three best practices to capture travel demand
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2022
As travel-related searches increase, Google offers tips on how brands can use data to drive bookings. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Google on the motivations, expectations of leisure travelers
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2022
Google shares a preview of findings from its upcoming "Expectations of the Evolving Traveler" report. Read More
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News / Online
Digital regulation gets go-ahead in Europe
By Linda Fox | July 28, 2022
Travel companies see a more level playing field and innovation coming out of the European Commission's Digital Markets Act. Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: HalalBooking - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2022
By PhocusWire | July 27, 2022
HalalBooking helps halal-conscious families find hotels that meet their specific needs. Read More
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News / Online
Key developments in China’s online travel market
By Phocuswright Research | July 11, 2022
While many are eager to return to travel, the China market is not anticipated to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2024. Read More
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News / Online
Tripscout raises $14M, launches hotel booking through Instagram
By Mitra Sorrells | June 2, 2022
Tripscout is creating a private hotel booking platform that offers rates the company says are typically 25% to 75% below public hotel booking sites. Read More