Booking Holdings

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Is TikTok part of travel's recovery toolbox?
By Linda Fox | February 2, 2022
Travel companies are waking up to TikTok's potential to raise brand awareness and drive transactions. Read More
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Tracking travel startup investment trends in 2021
By Linda Fox | December 15, 2021
Standout sectors attracting investment in 2021 include alternative accommodation and ground transportation while tours and activities, corporate travel and hotel tech startups are also getting some... Read More
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Agoda launches Beds Network to help hotels distribute wholesale rates
By Jill Menze | December 9, 2021
With Beds Network, properties gain access to Booking Holdings’ 10,000-plus affiliate partners through Agoda’s network. Read More
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What is Booking Holdings up to with its big 2021 spending spree?
By Kevin May | December 6, 2021
PhocusWire asked a range of executives and experts for their perspective on what might be motivating the buying spree at Booking Holdings and what it means for their competitors, others and the future. Read More
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Kayak leads $60M Series C for Life House
By Mitra Sorrells | December 2, 2021
Life House and Kayak have been working together since last spring with the opening of Kayak Miami Beach, a hotel managed by Life House. Read More
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VIDEO: Kayak on placing strategic bets during a pandemic
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2021
Like most businesses in travel, Kayak suffered during the pandemic but is now plotting a path to some form of recovery. But CEO and co-founder Steve Hafner feels the worst is behind us. Read More
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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
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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
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Europe travel drives Booking Holdings' revenue uptick in Q3
By Mitra Sorrells | November 3, 2021
Booking Holdings reports that room nights booked in Q3 2021 increased to 183 million and revenue increased to $4.7 billion – putting it just shy of Q3 2019 revenue of $5 billion.   Read More
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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
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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
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Online giants grasp recovery momentum via marketing mix
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
The three giants looked to what they already had in terms of their existing customer bases and continued to prudently put marketing dollars elsewhere, hopefully to bring in new travelers. Read More
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019. Read More
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How Booking.com gained market share while we were in lockdown
By Marta Romero - Mirai | August 9, 2021
Given the current situation, where many channels are still not appearing and we don’t know if they will be activated this season, Booking.com has become the basket where most of a hotel's distribution... Read More
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Booking Holdings hits $22B in bookings as latest quarter rides recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | August 5, 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