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Google says COVID boosted OTA usage in APAC
By Mitra Sorrells | October 26, 2020
Google's sector lead for travel and vertical search in APAC shared results of the company's consumer surveys during a keynote at ITB Asia.     Read More
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Sounding Off: Can Google really be fair?
Sounding Off: Can Google really be fair?
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2020
Whatever happens in the coming months (perhaps even years) with the Google antitrust suit, travel en masse will not be happy with outcome. Read More
Interview | Online
Travel brands eager for a hit on Google might be disappointed
Travel brands eager for a hit on Google might be disappointed
By Robert Cole - RockCheetah and Phocuswright | October 22, 2020
Travel industry expert and analyst Robert Cole dives into the antitrust probe into Google and finds there is little there that will appease concerns in the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Online
Travel industry reacts to Google antitrust probe in the U.S.
Travel industry reacts to Google antitrust probe in the U.S.
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2020
Google, it is claimed, has abused its dominant position in search and advertising to keep competition down. So, how is the industry reacting so far? And what about Google itself? Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond
WEBINAR REPLAY! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2020
In this webinar we look at how hotel marketers can navigate these changes and plan for the future with robust marketing strategies. Read More
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U.S. Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google, travel brands brace for proceedings
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2020
The Justice Department is claiming that Google has abused its dominant position in search and advertising to keep competition down. Read More
News | Online
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Skyscanner, Expedia, Hopper on need for transparency in travel retailing
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2020
At an ATPCO virtual event, product managers from the three companies shared how they are adapting to the new needs of customers. Read More
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Google says private accommodation is recovering faster than hotels on a global scale
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2020
The search giant highlights uncertainty, domestic trips and hygiene as dominating travel searches in Asia Pacific but eagerness to travel is lukewarm in many global markets. Read More
News | Online
Touchless tech: The simple - and advanced - ways ground transport providers are encouraging travel
Touchless tech: The simple - and advanced - ways ground transport providers are encouraging travel
By Jill Menze | September 16, 2020
For ground transportation providers, COVID-19 is accelerating the need for both simple touch-free technology as well as more advanced solutions to rebuild traveler confidence and restore revenues. Read More
News | Technology
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10 tips for hoteliers to capture direct international sales as travel resumes
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | September 14, 2020
 Hoteliers should adopt these tips to ensure OTAs aren’t getting more of their international business. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Google plays hardball with pandemic-affected travel site, freezes its ad account
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2020
According to a travel executive, Google froze his company's advertising accounts when it was unable to pay its Q1 invoices on time. Read More
News | Online
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Google adds hotel and flight availability data and ‘free cancellation’ filter
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2020
Google's travel search results will now show the percentage of available hotels and flights and also enable users to filter properties that offer free cancellation. Read More
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REPORT: Global air trends - July 2020
REPORT: Global air trends - July 2020
By PhocusWire | August 3, 2020
Data and analysis in this report from Phocuswright and 3Victors covers airline seat capacity and search traffic trends for key markets globally. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
By Mitra Sorrells | August 3, 2020
GettinLocal is an app to help consumers discover places to stay and eat and things to do in a specific location.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Sounding Off: Google's playing of the "competition" card will irk many
Sounding Off: Google's playing of the "competition" card will irk many
By PhocusWire | July 31, 2020
Tapping Google on the shoulder and telling it to scale back its plans may not be enough to truly democratize travel search for consumers.  Read More
Interview | Online
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