Booking Holdings

Booking Holdings acquires ETraveli Group for €1.6 billion
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Booking Holdings acquires ETraveli Group for €1.6 billion
By Kevin May | November 23, 2021
Existing owner CVC Capital Partners has owned the Sweden-based ETraveli Group since 2017. Read More
Booking Holdings to acquire Getaroom for $1.2B
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Booking Holdings to acquire Getaroom for $1.2B
By Jill Menze | November 12, 2021
The B2B hotel room distributor will roll into Booking Holdings’ Priceline brand to form a new strategic partnerships business unit. Read More
VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
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VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
By PhocusWire | October 13, 2021
The emerging trend around digital nomads and the combining work with leisure trips has forced many companies to emerge or rethink how they service customers with new requirements. Read More
VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 7, 2021
Not only is the sector now a mainstream form of accommodation but it has proven to be one that is at center of fundamental discussions around what is hospitality. 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
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
Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
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Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
By Mitra Sorrells | February 24, 2021
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is focusing on products and strategies that can help the company grow as travel resumes. Read More