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Booking.com launches CityBook as test app for destination tools and services
Booking.com launches CityBook as test app for destination tools and services
By Kevin May | January 16, 2020
The app, known as CityBook, is a "digital guide" for destinations that will combine content, planning tools such as maps, navigation and experiences. Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 17 - Terry Jones of Travelocity
How I Got Here, episode 17 - Terry Jones of Travelocity
By PhocusWire | December 19, 2019
Few people have been there at the formation of two pioneering brands in online travel. Terry Jones tells his story to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on being a different brand and concerns over capital
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on being a different brand and concerns over capital
By Kevin May | December 17, 2019
In an interview in the PhocusWire Studio, Fogel discusses the "connected trip" strategy, the influx of bad investment capital and sustainability. Read More
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VIDEO: Amazon may inspire a new world for travel sales
VIDEO: Amazon may inspire a new world for travel sales
By Kevin May | December 16, 2019
Intent's Richard Harris explains the options ahead and the problems brands, intermediaries and the platforms might face in a new ecosystem for securing travel sales Read More
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Sounding Off: Startups and established brands have hidden motivations
Sounding Off: Startups and established brands have hidden motivations
By PhocusWire | December 13, 2019
By welcoming innovation from the outside, companies not only get a different way of thinking but often an important non-travel perspective that questions why things have always been done that way. Read More
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VIDEO: Kayak CEO Steve Hafner on new “Premium” badge, cross-brand loyalty and why it's a startup
By Mitra Sorrells | December 9, 2019
Kayak has made several updates in the past year, including the launch of "Kayak Premium" on Thursday. Read More
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Sounding Off: Google will have the lunch of tours and activities as well
Sounding Off: Google will have the lunch of tours and activities as well
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2019
It is only a question of time before Google seeks to build out an ecosystem in tours and activities that mirrors its efforts in hotels and flights. Read More
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VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on platforms, search and check-in issues
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on platforms, search and check-in issues
By Kevin May | November 22, 2019
Following a lengthy outburst about his check-in experience at a hotel, Glenn Fogel also had plenty to cover about what the company is trying to do. Read More
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WATCH: A visual history of digital travel company revenues
WATCH: A visual history of digital travel company revenues
By Steven Lerner | November 22, 2019
PhocusWire documented the entire history of quarterly total revenues since the first digital brands IPOed in the mid-1990s. Read More
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Booking Holdings survives SEO headwinds, reports financial growth
Booking Holdings survives SEO headwinds, reports financial growth
By Steven Lerner | November 8, 2019
Gross bookings increased 4% year-over-year to $25.3 billion, while net income soared 10% to $2 billion.   Read More
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Booking Holdings invests in corporate travel tech provider Serko
Booking Holdings invests in corporate travel tech provider Serko
By Steven Lerner | October 25, 2019
Booking Holdings is investing NZ$17.5 million ($16.4 million) in New Zealand-based travel and expense technology company Serko. Read More
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Q&A: Agoda CMO on how it tackles Southeast Asia
Q&A: Agoda CMO on how it tackles Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 23, 2019
Agoda chief marketing officer Ittai Chorev discusses how the platform tries to deliver on what customers want, how new features like Mix and Save have played out, its partnership with Grab and more. Read More
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Booking.com pledges semi-neutral role in private accommodation distribution
Booking.com pledges semi-neutral role in private accommodation distribution
By Kevin May | October 22, 2019
The online travel agency plans to create a service called "Partner Up" - a mechanism to allow private owners to connect with property management companies so that they can receive help with their... Read More
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Agoda CEO on moving beyond accommodation and forging unorthodox partnerships
Agoda CEO on moving beyond accommodation and forging unorthodox partnerships
By Corinne Wan - WebInTravel  | October 21, 2019
The OTA says it is focusing on finding the “best inventory” for its customers, operating with the “best tech” and fending off the intense competition in Asia armed with the “best weapons." Read More
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Southeast Asia, part 3: Homegrown travel brands know consumers best but struggle to educate market
Southeast Asia, part 3: Homegrown travel brands know consumers best but struggle to educate market
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2019
For the third piece in our series on Southeast Asia, we look at the distribution landscape in the area and how both B2C and B2B local players are competing for their slice of the pie. Read More
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