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Europe "not working" for Travelzoo as deals dry up
Europe "not working" for Travelzoo as deals dry up
By Martin Cowen | July 28, 2017
Deals publisher Travelzoo has managed to add more members in the second quarter of the year but the overall performance of the business remains "disappointing", according to global CEO Holger Bartel. Read More
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Travelzoo begins works on loyalty scheme and personalisation
Travelzoo begins works on loyalty scheme and personalisation
By Martin Cowen | April 28, 2017
Holger Bartel, CEO of deals publisher Travelzoo, has prioritised giving its 29 million members more exclusive offers and a loyalty scheme after a disappointing start to the financial year. For the Read More
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Travelzoo sells fly.com domain name and discontinues search
Travelzoo sells fly.com domain name and discontinues search
By Martin Cowen | April 4, 2017
Travelzoo appears to be returning to its deals publishing roots after telling the market that it has decided to "discontinue" its fly.com and SuperSearch businesses. Its 8-K filing released yesterd Read More
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A pat down by robots coming soon to airport security?
A pat down by robots coming soon to airport security?
By Linda Fox | November 14, 2016
Robots and artificial intelligence are being tipped to take over security processes at airports and hotel check-in says a report. The survey reveals that while respondents from both the UK and US b Read More
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Travelzoo wants place as alternative to Expedia and Priceline for hotels
Travelzoo wants place as alternative to Expedia and Priceline for hotels
By Martin Cowen | April 29, 2016
Hotel search is the star performer in Travelzoo's latest financials, growing at a triple-digit rate year-on-year although standalone hotel volumes and revenues are not disclosed. Its date-specific Read More
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Executing on a marketing plan - hello, TV
Executing on a marketing plan - hello, TV
By Kevin May | April 25, 2016
Very few online travel companies can try and compete with the likes of Expedia Inc and the Priceline Group in ad-spending power - so other approaches are needed. Yet whilst the likes of Lastminute. Read More
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These aren't the hotel staff you're looking for... Move along
These aren't the hotel staff you're looking for... Move along
By Kevin May | March 9, 2016
Alongside augmented reality, robots in the travel industry seems to be one of the big discussion points of 2016. In some respects, many people dislike the very idea of something mechanical like a r Read More
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Travelzoo to grow hotel search and China bookings
Travelzoo to grow hotel search and China bookings
By Martin Cowen | February 11, 2016
Deals publisher Travelzoo appears to be pivoting towards hotel search, eyeing up China and taking a quality not quantity approach to new members, according to a growth strategy overview delivered as p Read More
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Travelzoo names new global CEO
Travelzoo names new global CEO
By Martin Cowen | October 2, 2015
Chris Loughlin is leaving Travelzoo and will be replaced as CEO by Holger Bartel, brother of the business' founder Ralph Bartel. The statement said that Loughlin will leave at the end of the year a Read More
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Travelzoo buys back APAC ops, gets women on its board [CORRECTED]
Travelzoo buys back APAC ops, gets women on its board [CORRECTED]
By Martin Cowen | August 27, 2015
Nasdaq-listed Travelzoo has exercised its option to take back ownership of its Asia-Pacific business, which has been operated by Azzurro Capital under a licensing agreement since 2009. Travelzoo ha Read More
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Intense testing and learning is now central to Expedia online strategy
Intense testing and learning is now central to Expedia online strategy
By Linda Fox | July 21, 2015
Expedia is gathering increasing data on customers and their behaviour using a "test and learn" process on its sites. The thinking behind "test and learn" is that anyone in the company, across all d Read More
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Travelzoo talks push and pull dynamics but shares crash on weak outlook
Travelzoo talks push and pull dynamics but shares crash on weak outlook
By Martin Cowen | July 17, 2015
Travelzoo shares dropped by around 20% yesterday after it reported a drop in Q2 revenues and warned that the next two quarters would also see declines in revenue and operating income. The drop in s Read More
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The race to the bottom in travel (where we all lose out)
The race to the bottom in travel (where we all lose out)
By Viewpoints | May 4, 2015
Many of us in travel are utilising new marketing techniques and new technology brings opportunities to grow businesses. But fast and loose practices can end up being a zero-sum game, annoying consu Read More
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Travelzoo ups marketing, two pillar strategy continues
Travelzoo ups marketing, two pillar strategy continues
By Linda Fox | April 17, 2015
Travelzoo says it expects to increase investment in marketing and member acquisition by up to $3 million year-on-year. Reporting a 9% decrease to revenue of $36.5 million for the quarter ended Marc Read More
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Travelzoo works to revise hotel platform, unhappy with initial results
Travelzoo works to revise hotel platform, unhappy with initial results
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2015
Deals publisher Travelzoo continues to plough on with its two-pillar strategy of growing the audience and enhancing the products. In fourth quarter 2014 results this week, the company announced a 1 Read More
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