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Tripadvisor adds new COVID-response filters, prompts travelers to share safety details in reviews
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2020
Tripadvisor is launching a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for and validate health and safety information.   Read More
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Attracting Chinese travelers to the short-term rental market
By James Burrows - Rentals United | June 15, 2020
A look at how to attract Chinese travelers and how Trip.com will play an essential role in the post-pandemic environment. Read More
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Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
Expedia Group pledges $275M to coronavirus recovery, gives lodging partners “free” marketing
By Jill Menze | May 28, 2020
Expedia Group is dedicating more than a quarter of a billion dollars to help its lodging partners, destinations and the travel industry rebound from the impact of the coronavirus. Read More
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Startup Troop Travel sees momentum as COVID-19 changes meeting planning strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | May 15, 2020
Startup Troop Travel is seeing increased interest and adding new features to help planners factor safety and security into destination selection. Read More
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Accessible travel startup Handiscover secures €1.6M in grant funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 11, 2020
Handiscover will use the funding to develop its online travel agency, which currently lists 35,000 accessible accommodations in more than 100 countries.    Read More
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For alternative accommodations, it's out with short-term, in with long-term
For alternative accommodations, it's out with short-term, in with long-term
By Jill Menze | April 14, 2020
As accommodation bookings take a hit due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many providers in the short-term rental industry are pivoting their models to focus on longer-term stays. Read More
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Survey: 45% of U.S. travelers still have trips planned for second half of 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | April 13, 2020
A recent survey finds nearly half of respondents still have travel plans for the period June to December 2020. Read More
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Search data reveals some positive trends but industry should remain cautious
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2020
Sojern looks at search trends to analyze whether there are any signs of recovery for the travel industry. Read More
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China sees uptick in flight searches and bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | March 20, 2020
ADARA says flight search and booking data indicates signs of a rebound for travel to and within China. Read More
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A realist’s take on travel advertising in 2020
A realist’s take on travel advertising in 2020
By Nicholas Ward - Koddi  | February 26, 2020
In 2020, the major forces that will influence travel marketing are much more fundamental and far-reaching than any single technology or platform. Read More
Opinion | Online
What's shaping travel marketing in 2020? Social media, connected TV and an always-on approach
What's shaping travel marketing in 2020? Social media, connected TV and an always-on approach
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2020
Sojern's Future of Travel Advertising report outlines the priorities and challenges for travel marketers in 2020. Read More
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Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2020
Tripadvisor is embarking on a dramatic realignment aimed at helping the company preserve profitability and spur new growth as it deals with competition from Google and others and with evolving... Read More
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MakeMyTrip takes next step in quest to become travel super app
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2020
MakeMyTrip now displays destination videos with booking links in its mobile apps, as part of its effort to be a travel super app. Read More
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Lessons to reflect on after Expedia Group board presses the nuclear button
Lessons to reflect on after Expedia Group board presses the nuclear button
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebInTravel  | December 6, 2019
Clearly, Mark Okerstrom's "Everest" was deemed one mountain too high by the chairman of the board, Barry Diller - but the ex-CEO was trying his hardest. Read More
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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
By PhocusWire | November 8, 2019
Will the brands that dominate now still be there in a future still yet to be fully defined? Yes and no. That's why the next era for the digital travel economy promises to be such a thrilling ride... Read More
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