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Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2019
The study of 1,000 digital leaders and experts in China, India and Indonesia reveals that 79% view the internet as a necessity and 82% see it as a “fundamental right.” Read More
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OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak
OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | January 22, 2019
Booking Holdings has activated a new loyalty benefit for OpenTable, allowing diners to redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for hotel savings on Kayak. Read More
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A new record? Two million room nights booked online in a single day... in one country
A new record? Two million room nights booked online in a single day... in one country
By Kevin May | January 9, 2019
Meituan-Dianping is claiming a record of sorts this week. The company, which sells good and services Amazon-style in China alongside hotels and other travel products, says it offloaded more than two... Read More
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Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
By Linda Fox | January 8, 2019
Expedia and Marriott are said to be near agreement on fee negotiations, other large hotel players are likely to follow suit. Read More
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Online marketplaces gaining momentum in tours booking race
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2019
Tour and activity bookings through online marketplaces increased in 2018 compared to 2017. Read More
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Fallacies and travel: Making sense out of 2018
By Simone Puorto | December 28, 2018
A look at the four most important trends of the year worth saluting. Read More
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VIDEO: Kayak on the future of meta, Google and the limitations of voice search
By Mitra Sorrells | December 7, 2018
By some measures it’s been a tough year for traditional metasearch players, including Kayak. Read More
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VIDEO: Google talks new ideas, not being creepy and the death of SEO
VIDEO: Google talks new ideas, not being creepy and the death of SEO
By Linda Fox | November 20, 2018
Tensions between Google and online travel companies are ongoing although some are faring between better when it comes to their partnerships. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
A string of international acquisitions and investments (plus a new-ish name) to reflect on a global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking.com on its big new focus
By Kevin May | November 12, 2018
Booking.com's entry into the world of tours and activities has been played out in a fairly low-key way over the years. Read More
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Booking Holdings Q4 earnings 2018
Booking Holdings reports 200M room nights milestone during upbeat Q3 earnings
By Mitra Sorrells | November 6, 2018
Booking Holdings saw an acceleration in the rate of its room night growth in the third quarter of 2018, exceeding the high end of its guidance, driven by a delayed summer travel peak and improved... Read More
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Booking new tools professional rental partners
Booking.com creates new filters and tools for short-term rental partners
By Mitra Sorrells | November 1, 2018
Tools to help professional vacation rental managers save time and control who can book their properties are part of a new suite of products launched this week by Booking.com.   Read More
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Booking Holdings Grab investment partnership
Booking Holdings invests $200M in SE Asian ride-hail company Grab
By Mitra Sorrells | October 29, 2018
Booking Holdings is making a major investment and creating a strategic partnership with Grab Holdings, a Singapore-based on-demand transportation platform that operates in 235 cities in eight countries... Read More
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European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2018
The short-term rental (STR) industry has been the target of finger pointing and bad press in recent years as the pressure on housing grows in cities. Read More
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Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
By Stephen Joyce - Rezgo | October 9, 2018
The path that I was dutifully walking ended up not being the path that the rest of the industry was taking. Read More
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