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Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice and eight states sued Google for its consumer data practices. This week we’ve followed that headline with stories about its Google Flights and other travel products.
Why doesn’t Google promote Google Travel as a one-stop shop? The layoffs at Google Flights show there’s too much ad revenue in play on the Google.com side of the flights business to merit such an all-in approach. Read More
Google made changes to Google Flights and Hotels related to transparency in hotel reviews and pricing under pressure from the European Commission — but stopped short of making those modifications elsewhere in the world. Read More.
While Alphabet, Google’s parent, saw advertising revenue tick down 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter, travel and retail revenue increased. If you exclude a substantial adverse foreign exchange impact in the fourth quarter, Alphabet’s “search and other” revenue would have increased “moderately,” said Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, “reflecting an increase in retail and travel, offset partially by a decline in finance.” Read More
Loyalty is changing. Consumers want unique experiences, flexible pricing, and a simple reward redemption process. This report explores how hospitality companies can think bigger about loyalty, engage with customers beyond the hotel stay, and embrace the idea that “lifestyle is the new loyalty.”
As the travel and tourism sector charts a new course in the face of shifts in the economy, consumer behavior, demographics, and climate change, Dubai stands out for its bold, integrated strategy to improve quality of life while stimulating both economic growth and a stronger tourism sector.
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We drove 2,400 miles and juiced up at 14 charging stations in August on a round-trip journey from New Jersey to Florida, and back. Our experience and my diary of that trip hopefully serves as a playbook for the companies that are still innovating for this still-nascent way to travel.
The Taj Mahal is many things to many people. However, some sectors in India are now keen to rewrite the monument’s history. Already beset by problems of overcrowding, pollution, apathy and infrastructure, the Taj can do with some rewriting of its present, not its past, to secure its future. Much of India’s tourism trade is riding on it.
March 2020 will go down in history as the month that travel screeched to a halt when a global pandemic was declared. This oral history is a collection of voices from across the travel industry of those sharing their personal stories of pain, shock — and of resilience.
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