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Lastminute Group to raise €95M to boost financial position
By Linda Fox | May 20, 2020
The company says the equity capital will enable it to “capture business opportunities… at significantly better conditions.” Read More
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Calm before the coronavirus storm - recap of latest online travel earnings
By Steven Lerner | March 23, 2020
We've updated PhocusWire's visual history of online travel company revenues to include the most recent quarter. Read More
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Lastminute.com Group expects bookings to return in May, predicts offline competitors will fail
By Linda Fox | March 19, 2020
The business posted gains in revenue and EBITDA for full-year 2019 and claims a strong cash position to weather the COVID-19 storm. Read More
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Hotel websites hold firm in booking rankings, Airbnb makes progress
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2020
SiteMinder reveals the top sources of online bookings for hotels in 2019. Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN
By Kevin May | November 21, 2019
WAYN (Where Are You Now?) was one of the first travel social networks. Co-founder and former co-CEO Jerome Touze joins hosts, David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
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VIDEO: Brent Hoberman on the missed chance to buy Booking.com
VIDEO: Brent Hoberman on the missed chance to buy Booking.com
By Jill Menze | May 17, 2019
During a pair of interviews at Phocuswright Europe, Brent Hoberman discussed his investment strategy, emerging technologies and much more. Read More
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Lastminute.com Group now also a media company, offers out marketing services
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Lastminute.com Group launches Forward as an independent media business. Read More
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How travel sites can minimise booking abandonment
How travel sites can minimise booking abandonment
By Viewpoints | August 9, 2018
This is a viewpoint by Graham Charlton, editor-in-chief for SaleCycle. Booking abandonment is a problem for travel websites, but there’s still plenty they can do to keep the problem to a minimum. I Read More
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Booking.com adds packages, rail and cruises
Booking.com adds packages, rail and cruises
By Kevin May | December 22, 2017
Booking.com has quietly started testing partnerships for other travel products, including package trips via a deal with Lastminute.com. Read More
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Lastminute.com buys Weg, as Europe mid-level consolidation continues
Lastminute.com buys Weg, as Europe mid-level consolidation continues
By Kevin May | December 21, 2017
Lastminute.com Group has secured a deal to buy the Comvel business from ProSiebenSat.1 Group, giving it a chance to grow its presence in Germany. Read More
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Is the UK's ad police going after dynamic pricing?
Is the UK's ad police going after dynamic pricing?
By Martin Cowen | January 4, 2017
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints about "misleading prices" in adverts from Ryanair and lastminute.com, with the ruling on the latter potentially having implications Read More
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Lastminute.com finds the light amid the darkness
Lastminute.com finds the light amid the darkness
By Martin Cowen | October 26, 2016
A 20% overnight increase in searches would send the business analysts at most OTAs into mathematical meltdown, delving deep into the data to identify the patterns and create order from the chaos. O Read More
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Direct hotel booking battle - a potted history [INFOGRAPHIC]
Direct hotel booking battle - a potted history [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Kevin May | August 23, 2016
The seeds of the current face-off between hotels and intermediaries go back to the mid-1990s, when online travel agencies first arrived on the scene. The creation of Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, L Read More
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Executing on a marketing plan - hello, TV
Executing on a marketing plan - hello, TV
By Kevin May | April 25, 2016
Very few online travel companies can try and compete with the likes of Expedia Inc and the Priceline Group in ad-spending power - so other approaches are needed. Yet whilst the likes of Lastminute. Read More
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Lastminute.com says too hard for consumer startups to enter travel battle
Lastminute.com says too hard for consumer startups to enter travel battle
By Kevin May | April 21, 2016
Travel startups attempting to muscle in on consumer travel will face an uphill task if they want to challenge the status quo. That's the pessimistic view from the deputy CEO of Lastminute.com Group Read More
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