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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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Why you should never consider a travel planning startup
Why you should never consider a travel planning startup
By Viewpoints | January 14, 2016
Having founded WorldMate and Desti (which also swallowed Plnnr), not a week goes by without me being approached by an entrepreneur who has started/is starting/is contemplating a travel startup. NB: Read More
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Online travel agencies claim Lufthansa GDS charge is manifestly illegal
Online travel agencies claim Lufthansa GDS charge is manifestly illegal
By Kevin May | August 18, 2015
It hasn't been a greatest seven days for Lufthansa with its plans to introduce a Euro 16 levy on all bookings made via intermediaries. First of all, a tax loophole in Brazil meant that travel agenc Read More
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WEBINAR VIDEO - How to make mobile travel booking six times faster
WEBINAR VIDEO - How to make mobile travel booking six times faster
By Kevin May | July 30, 2015
Online travel agency bookings have undergone a massive shift. For the first six months of 2014, over 40 percent of consumers booked travel reservations. However, travel is still experiencing an Read More
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Imagine a world without the world wide web [VIDEO]
Imagine a world without the world wide web [VIDEO]
By Kevin May | July 2, 2015
It is 1989. Tim (now Sir) Berners-Lee, whilst working at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, has an idea to create something called the world wide web. ...(sorry, former-Mr Vice President)... The wor Read More
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TSpotlight - Travel needs to get its personalization act together
TSpotlight - Travel needs to get its personalization act together
By PhocusWire | June 30, 2015
A new report, produced by Tnooz in association with Boxever, concludes that travel firms have no excuse not to start working on personalization strategies. A Brief History of Personalization - Past Read More
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Lastminute.com takes over at Bravofly Rumbo, promises ahead-of-the-curve strategy
Lastminute.com takes over at Bravofly Rumbo, promises ahead-of-the-curve strategy
By Kevin May | May 21, 2015
Two months on from bedding in its purchase of Lastminute.com, Bravofly Rumbo has won shareholder approval to banish its former brand name forever. The new corporate identity for the group will come Read More
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Bravo! Lastminute.com back on centre stage as new owner switches brand name
Bravo! Lastminute.com back on centre stage as new owner switches brand name
By Martin Cowen | March 30, 2015
Bravofly Rumbo has committed to making its recently-purchased Lastminute.com name its primary pan-European consumer brand. The Swiss-listed European OTA bought the business from Sabre for $120 mill Read More
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