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News / Distribution
Guesty expands hotel offerings with acquisition of YieldPlanet
By Mitra Sorrells | September 14, 2022
Guesty is also launching a new Distribution Hub that adds direct connections with Hopper, Trip.com, Marriott Homes & Villas and Google’s hotel and vacation rental search products. Read More
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Expedia Group posts highest ever Q2 revenue and profit
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2022
 Expedia Group revenue in Q2 was $3.2 billion - up 1% compared to Q2 2019 - and adjusted EBITDA came in at $648 million, up 14% versus the second quarter of 2019. Read More
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Vrbo outranks other OTAs as most downloaded travel app
By Kathryn Walson | July 14, 2022
Vrbo had 10 million downloads in the first half of 2022 – the same amount it had in all of 2021. Read More
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Travel advertisers ramp up spend as demand recovers
By Jill Menze | June 9, 2022
According to a new report, travel ad spend in the U.S. has already reached nearly $623 million in 2022. Read More
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Inside Expedia Group's new unified loyalty program
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2022
Called One Key, the program will allow loyalty members to earn and burn points across all of Expedia Group’s brands. Read More
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Expedia Group revamps marketplace, tech platform as part of new strategy
By Jill Menze | May 4, 2022
At Expedia Group’s annual Explore partner event, the online travel giant outlined a new strategy that includes rewarding hotels for providing a better guest experience. Read More
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Expedia Group revenue jumps 81% as travel recovery continues
By Jill Menze | May 2, 2022
For the first quarter of 2022, Expedia Group revenue was $2.2 billion, an 81% increase from $1.2 billion in Q1 2021. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Short-term rental industry must do a better job vetting travelers
By Carl Shepherd | April 25, 2022
The co-founder of HomeAway says, with property owners becoming farther removed from those renting their properties, a new, stronger system is needed to minimize the chance of tragedy. Read More
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My Method... How Vrbo used videos to increase its search visibility
By Shawn Massie - Pacific | April 13, 2022
Vrbo raised its rank and visibility on YouTube and Google using SEO-friendly videos created from its destination guides. Read More
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News / Distribution
Online activity shows growing recovery for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2022
An analysis by Similarweb shows visits to airline and hospitality websites are up as consumers act on their desire to travel.   Read More
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Hopper outperformed all other OTA apps in 2021
By Jill Menze | March 25, 2022
According to a report from Apptopia, Hopper grew 494% in 2021, overtaking Airbnb as the leader in market share by monthly active users. Read More
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The most used booking platforms for short-term rentals and what makes them attractive
By Phocuswright Research | March 2, 2022
Over the past several years, travel distribution players have scrambled to add short-term rental properties and content, all vying for their share of the growing rental market. Read More
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Challenges remain but progress emerges in vacation rental governance
By Kevin May | January 27, 2022
The Wild West days of short-term rental owners battling with local authorities might be subsiding, according to a new study from Rent Responsibly. Read More
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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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Rentals and SPACs spotlighted as Vacasa goes public at $4.4B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2021
Vacasa CFO Jamie Cohen says the company has two priorities that will drive how it uses the new capital: adding supply and developing its technology and product. Read More