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Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2018
Booking Holdings is piloting a service that offers access to third party technology platforms for its hotel customers. Read More
News | Technology
Travel startups - pick your battles against the powerful wisely
Travel startups - pick your battles against the powerful wisely
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | July 19, 2018
The Phocuswright Conference in November this year comes at a point in the travel and hospitality industry life-cycle where challenger startups from 15-20 years ago are now the global incumbents. Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business... Read More
Interview | Online
Booking Holdings invests $500M in Didi ground transport platform
Booking Holdings invests $500M in Didi ground transport platform
Didi Chuxing has caught the eye of Booking Holdings, with a $500 million capital injection and a major strategic partnership. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com gets down to Basics, gets rates from other agencies
Booking.com gets down to Basics, gets rates from other agencies
By Kevin May | July 10, 2018
In what could be a significant strategic development, Booking.com is now getting inventory and exclusive prices for hotels from other online travel agencies. Read More
News | Online
Booking Holdings acquires HotelsCombined in Asia Pacific land grab
Booking Holdings acquires HotelsCombined in Asia Pacific land grab
By Kevin May | July 9, 2018
HotelsCombined has ended 13 years as an independent business following a deal to sell to Booking Holdings. Read More
News | Online
Customer experience part 1 digital design
Reimagining customer experience, part 1: digital design
By Mitra Sorrells | July 9, 2018
This month we're exploring the topic of customer experience across the travel space. We begin with a look at how brands are designing their digital interfaces - websites and apps - to create an... Read More
News | Online
Global powerhouse solidifies as Booking.com CEO joins Ctrip board
Global powerhouse solidifies as Booking.com CEO joins Ctrip board
By Kevin May | June 12, 2018
The relationship between Booking Holdings and Ctrip was seen primarily through the "frenemy" prism - but the pair have now got even closer. Read More
News | Online
Digital marketing series part 1 SEO
Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Throughout June, we're looking at a variety of topics under the umbrella of digital marketing. We start with an analysis of the current state of search engine optimization, which today could be renamed... Read More
News | Online
Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | May 15, 2018
It was always going to be mildly controversial when the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA) released its report last week into direct hotel bookings. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, Booking Holdings, formerly the Priceline Group, has reported significant financial growth despite a slowing of growth in bookings and room nights. Read More
News | Online
Trivago Q1 2018 financial results
Trivago reports increase in qualified referrals, slight drop in revenue in Q1
By Mitra Sorrells | April 25, 2018
Despite a 7% increase in qualified referrals, hotel metasearch platform Trivago recorded a drop in total revenue in the first quarter of 2018 - though relatively slight at 3% - compared to the same... Read More
News | Online
PODCAST: Phocuswire PundIT Show #11
PODCAST: Phocuswire PundIT Show #11
By Kevin May | April 22, 2018
It's now sinking in to many in the sector that they have probably just been through one of the most important in the history of tours and activities. Read More
News | Distribution
Booking acquires FareHarbor
Booking Holdings buys FareHarbor in push for share of tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
Booking Holdings has agreed to acquire FareHarbor, a Denver-based software company focused on tours and activities.   Read More
News | Distribution
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | April 11, 2018
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in vogue once more. Read More
Opinion | Online