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VIDEO: Where the next great travel company will emerge
VIDEO: Where the next great travel company will emerge
By Kevin May | June 29, 2020
An individual iPhone 10 in 2020 contains more computing power than every computer in 1986 on the planet - that's a fact that is often hard to get your head around. Read More
News | Technology
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Expedia Group retires HomeAway, moves customers over to Vrbo
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2020
Expedia Group is getting rid of the HomeAway brand in the United States as it works to simplify its global vacation rental portfolio. Read More
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Unraveling COVID-19 hygiene liability issues for short-term rentals
Unraveling COVID-19 hygiene liability issues for short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2020
Due to COVID-19, cleanliness and hygiene are priorities for all consumer travel providers, but it is particularly complex in the fragmented short-term rental sector. Read More
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Experts say buyer beware when it comes to Expedia partner recovery program
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2020
Hospitality revenue experts weigh in on pros and cons of Expedia Group's new partner recovery program. 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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Global vacation rental bookings surge to more than 2M, up 127% from early April
By Mitra Sorrells | May 28, 2020
After a low of just 916,000 bookings in early April, AirDNA finds there has been a fairly steady increase in markets around the globe. Read More
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Expedia Group sees "great things ahead" and vows less reliance on Google
Expedia Group sees "great things ahead" and vows less reliance on Google
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2020
Despite the coronavirus' impact on business, Expedia Group believes it's well-positioned to bounce back and steer away from Google. Read More
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Expedia Group names Peter Kern as new CEO, lands $3B financing package
Expedia Group names Peter Kern as new CEO, lands $3B financing package
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2020
The announcement today from chairman and senior executive Barry Diller also includes a new CFO and $3.2 billion in new capital - $2 billion coming as debt financing and $1.2 billion an equity investment... Read More
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Barry Diller cites “dumb things” and “mistakes” as Expedia still ends 2019 on financial high
Barry Diller cites “dumb things” and “mistakes” as Expedia still ends 2019 on financial high
By Steven Lerner | February 14, 2020
In his first earnings call since taking over day-to-day operations for Expedia Group, Chairman Barry Diller very candidly outlined his 2020 plan to “drive sustained growth.” Read More
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VIDEO: How tech-enabled solutions can improve safety and security of short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2019
Leaders from Vrbo, TurnKey Vacation Rentals and Certistay discuss safety and security solutions for short-term rentals. Read More
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Expedia Group fallout: Life after Mark Okerstrom
By Steven Lerner | December 5, 2019
Industry analysts react to the sudden departures of Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom and CFO Alan Pickerill. Read More
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Brand Business - Lish Kennedy of Vrbo
By Jill Menze | November 13, 2019
Lish Kennedy joined Vrbo as vice president of global brand marketing in August after three years at Etsy in a similar position.  Read More
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Expedia blames weak SEO for flat performance, reports $3.56B revenue
By Steven Lerner | November 6, 2019
For Expedia Group in the third quarter of 2019, net income fell 22% year-over-year and adjusted EBITDA was flat. Read More
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Vrbo tests unbranded listings, upsets property managers
Vrbo tests unbranded listings, upsets property managers
By Mitra Sorrells | October 30, 2019
Property managers are not pleased with Vrbo's test of removing property management company names from listings. Read More
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Holidu raises €40M to target new markets and boost Bookiply distribution platform
Holidu raises €40M to target new markets and boost Bookiply distribution platform
By Kevin May | September 17, 2019
The round eclipses the $20 million brought in by HomeToGo in April 2016 and the $35 million for the ill-fated Tripping in the same year. Read More
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