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Thomas Cook attempts a comeback, under new ownership and online-only
Thomas Cook attempts a comeback, under new ownership and online-only
By Kevin May | September 15, 2020
Thomas Cook will be a digital-only operation, operating as ThomasCook.com, with an emphasis on build-your-own packages to popular destinations around Europe. Read More
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How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part two
How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part two
By Max Starkov | September 10, 2020
In the second part of this analysis, we look at how hotels can implement a post-crisis Google strategy. Read More
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How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part one
By Max Starkov | September 7, 2020
Despite the COVID-led crisis in the industry, hotel marketers cannot ignore Google in the same manner as they could not have done so over any of the previous 20 years.  Read More
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How diversity in travel can move from ideas on paper to leadership action
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2020
During the Diversity in Leadership panel at Phocuswright Europe, diversity and inclusion experts advised companies on how to create a balanced workforce. Read More
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Can travel become less dependent on Google in a post-pandemic world?
By Mario Gavira | September 1, 2020
Travel marketers may want to use this time to reinvent their strategies to avoid falling once again under the iron grip of Google.  Read More
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With budgets slashed, travel marketers use media mindset to drive engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 26, 2020
Travel brands are creating more content to drive both direct and organic traffic. Read More
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Booking Holdings feels "full impact" of coronavirus as gross bookings plunge 91% in Q2 2020
Booking Holdings feels "full impact" of coronavirus as gross bookings plunge 91% in Q2 2020
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2020
CEO Glenn Fogel believes it will be years and not quarters before the travel market returns to pre-COVID dollars. Read More
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Booking.com cuts workforce by a quarter as pandemic bites
Booking.com cuts workforce by a quarter as pandemic bites
By Kevin May | August 4, 2020
Almost 4,500 employees working for Booking.com are being laid off. Details about who and where will be figured out in the coming weeks. Read More
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Booking.com creates rebooking incentive with money back for travelers, waived commission for suppliers
By Mitra Sorrells | July 20, 2020
Booking.com’s new travel incentive gives customers a 15% reward if they rebook stays they had canceled.   Read More
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How investors are taking the long view on opportunities in short-term rentals
How investors are taking the long view on opportunities in short-term rentals
By Linda Fox | July 15, 2020
Private accommodation has been hard hit by the pandemic, leading some in the investment community to ask whether the size of the opportunity will be as great when the travel industry recovers. Read More
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WATCH: Visualization of the early hit on digital travel revenues from coronavirus
WATCH: Visualization of the early hit on digital travel revenues from coronavirus
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2020
The first signs of how much impact the crisis has hit the revenues of publicly traded companies became apparent when they released their first quarter earnings reports. Read More
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Booking.com wins brand name trademark case
Booking.com wins brand name trademark case
By Kevin May | July 1, 2020
The travel giant had been refused a trademark of its flagship brand by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which claimed the term was "generic for the services at issue and is therefore... Read More
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Should national tourism portals be part of travel's recovery plan?
By Linda Fox | June 8, 2020
Many attempts to provide national tourism portals have fallen short in the past, some still believe they can succeed. Read More
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Booking Holdings Q1 gross bookings plummet 51%, total revenue down 19%
Booking Holdings Q1 gross bookings plummet 51%, total revenue down 19%
By Mitra Sorrells | May 7, 2020
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says it will take "years - not quarters" for the travel industry to recover, as the company saw its gross bookings drop more than 50% in the first quarter of 2020. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 9 - Stuck in the middle with you
By PhocusWire | May 7, 2020
We discuss how brands that sit between consumers and suppliers have been dealt with a number of issues relating to cash flow and appeasing their commercial partners during the coronavirus outbreak. Read More
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