Booking Holdings

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Booking Holdings hits $22B in bookings as latest quarter rides recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2021
Room nights booked in the second quarter were 157 million, up from 99 million in the Q1 of this year and a 458% increase from Q2 2020.   Read More
Booking.com launches Flash Deals for hotels
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Booking.com launches Flash Deals for hotels
By Kevin May | August 4, 2021
The discounts will take place every two weeks and on fixed days, lasting for just 36 hours. Over that time period, customers will get up to 30% off a selected room and rate. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking.com on overcoming the travel payments mountain
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
During the PhocusWire Pulse: Progress in Travel Payments session, Daniel Marovitz, SVP of booking.com's fintech arm talks about the ambitions for the unit. Read More
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Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings... Read More
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Booking.com aims to remove payment friction through creation of fintech unit
By Linda Fox | July 8, 2021
Booking.com's fintech unit will be based in Amsterdam and Shanghai, with plans for the team to grow to more than 400 this year. Read More
VIDEO: Recovery and sustainability - can they go hand in hand?
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VIDEO: Recovery and sustainability - can they go hand in hand?
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2021
Will a greater emphasis on healing planet earth really impact travel destinations and what is the role and responsibility of travel companies as they reposition themselves and their offerings? Read More
Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
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Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
By Kevin May | May 19, 2021
Three giant brands in online travel are attempting to capture the pent-up demand for trips as lockdowns ease in some markets around the world. Read More
Priceline acquires Germany-based startup Flyiin
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Priceline acquires Germany-based startup Flyiin
By Jill Menze | May 11, 2021
According to Priceline, the acquisition will help Booking Holdings build out its flights business as part of the online travel giant’s long-touted “connected trip” strategy. Read More
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Booking Holdings sees upward trend in Q1, focuses on buildout of connected trip
By Mitra Sorrells | May 5, 2021
Booking.com’s flight product, a key part of the connected trip, is now available in 18 countries, and Q1 had the highest number of air tickets ever booked in a single quarter. Read More
Airbnb's brand vs. Booking.com's performance marketing – is there a playbook for recovery?
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Airbnb's brand vs. Booking.com's performance marketing – is there a playbook for recovery?
By Mario Gavira | April 26, 2021
Channels where marketing dollars are being spent is only part of the equation. How your brand stands out from the pack and connects with customers is equally, if not more, important. Read More
Tripadvisor's Viator to provide activity content to Booking.com
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Tripadvisor's Viator to provide activity content to Booking.com
By Kevin May | April 22, 2021
The partnership will begin with content for North America and Europe, with other destinations to come over the course of 2021. Read More
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One year on from COVID, Italian hoteliers recognize Booking.com is not the enemy
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2021
Florence hotelier Giancarlo Carniani checks in to explain what has changed - and what remains the same - since last March. Read More
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Kayak opening hotel, developing hotel tech in partnership with Life House
By Mitra Sorrells | March 9, 2021
Kayak will open Kayak Miami Beach in April and will use the property as a "design lab" to develop hotel technology. Read More
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
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Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Following Boris Johnson's announcement that the U.K. would ease lockdown plans, short-term rental bookings jumped 88% over the week prior. Read More
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
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Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
By Kevin May | March 2, 2021
The body check on marketing spend by the two giants of online travel in 2020 ends a run of gradually slowing increases in prior years. Read More