Booking Holdings

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
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
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FantasticStay attracts €1.3M investment, plans expansion and vacation rental tech development
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2021
Rental technology startup FantasticStay acquired rival Vreasy last year and plans expansion following its latest round of funding. Read More
Once upon a time, a cruise ship left the harbor... 366 days in the life of the travel industry
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Once upon a time, a cruise ship left the harbor... 366 days in the life of the travel industry
By Mitra Sorrells / Linda Fox | January 20, 2021
As we mark the one-year milestone of COVID's first impact on the travel industry, we review how key sectors have fared and what is one the horizon. Read More
VIDEO: Kayak's Steve Hafner on pandemics, strategy and survival
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VIDEO: Kayak's Steve Hafner on pandemics, strategy and survival
By PhocusWire | January 5, 2021
Honest and interesting - just with fewer wisecracks than during normal years. That was Kayak CEO Steve Hafner's appearance at The Phocuswright Conference 2020. Read More
Why true diversity and inclusion demands a global approach
Opinion / Online
Why true diversity and inclusion demands a global approach
By Gillian Tans - Booking.com | December 15, 2020
Fighting for equal representation means fighting for the recovery of our industry - and it’s vital for the future of travel. Read More
Sounding Off: Battle of the "best" in online travel is just getting started
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Sounding Off: Battle of the "best" in online travel is just getting started
By PhocusWire | December 11, 2020
Let's not, for a moment, dampen the mood that has started creeping into the psyche of leaders in the online travel market in recent weeks. Read More
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How will Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com and others grow their rental inventory?
By Mitra Sorrells | December 9, 2020
Vacation home sales are on the rise, but owners now have considerations beyond just bringing in revenue. Read More
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
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VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
By Kevin May | December 7, 2020
When you're often at the center of the relationship between accommodation providers and consumers, or figuring out how best to connect all the elements together in a trip, being Booking Holdings during... Read More
Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
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Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
By Pierre Becerril - Transparent | December 3, 2020
By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the second-most valuable travel company in the world in just a decade. Now, as public market investors consider... Read More
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News / Distribution
Booking Holdings boss talks pressure on hotels and the private accommodation trend
By Linda Fox | November 20, 2020
Glenn Fogel discusses how changes in the lodging market could be beneficial to large distributors - meaning hotels could face an uphill battle ahead. Read More
Airbnb's IPO registration shows it's ready to join the big leagues
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Airbnb's IPO registration shows it's ready to join the big leagues
By Kevin May | November 17, 2020
On the eve of its debut on the public markets, documents filed this week indicate that it is ready move in comfortably alongside the likes of Expedia Group and Booking Holdings. Read More
Booking Holdings sees uptick in Q3 bookings driven by domestic travel
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Booking Holdings sees uptick in Q3 bookings driven by domestic travel
By Jill Menze | November 5, 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing to “weigh heavily” on Booking Holdings’ financial performance, the online travel giant saw marked improvement in the third quarter of 2020 compared to Q2 of... Read More
How Airbnb has resisted the pandemic, adapted to new demands
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How Airbnb has resisted the pandemic, adapted to new demands
By Kevin May | November 4, 2020
Data shows where Airbnb sits in the wider accommodation ecosystem, as brands attempt to form some basis of recovery. Read More
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: It's a period of reckoning for hotels
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Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: It's a period of reckoning for hotels
By Kevin May | October 27, 2020
The pre-pandemic fierce yet healthy competition between hotels and rentals for the leisure traveler is now more acute than it has ever been. It's going to be a tough ride ahead. Read More