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Despegar Bulks Up on Vacation Rentals To Fend Off Competition From Global Players

Despegar is growing with a steady pace of mergers and acquisitions, including Viajanet and Stays. It's a smart move to use vacation rentals to defend and expand market share.

Despegar Bulks Up on Vacation Rentals To Fend Off Competition From Global Players

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Frontdesk Plays Its Own Cards in the Shadow of Vacasa and Sonder

Whether it is major online travel agencies selecting focus markets, or under-the-radar property managers like Frontdesk deciding to target second-tier cities, companies always have to strategically pick their spots. Sometimes there can be riches in the hinterlands.

Frontdesk Plays Its Own Cards in the Shadow of Vacasa and Sonder

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Airbnb Boosts Marketing Advantage Over Rivals in 2nd Quarter

Booking Holdings and Expedia are changing their marketing strategies, a healthy development. Meanwhile, Airbnb widened its marketing edge.

Airbnb Boosts Marketing Advantage Over Rivals in 2nd Quarter

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Trivago Considers Adding Free Links Like Google Did

You can expect to see wider adoption of the free links in metasearch that Google started in 2021. More hotels means more site visitors, and eventually revenue.

Trivago Considers Adding Free Links Like Google Did

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What Separated Airbnb From Online Travel Rivals in 2nd Quarter – in One Chart

Airbnb leads the pack by far in its recovery from pre-pandemic 2019. But will that disparity diminish once the recovery of cities, and long-haul travel accelerates?

What Separated Airbnb From Online Travel Rivals in 2nd Quarter – in One Chart

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New Tripadvisor CEO Emphasizes Using Data Better in First Earnings Call

Tripadvisor lags rivals Airbnb, Booking and Expedia in its pandemic recovery, but expects to surpass 2019 revenue in the next few months.

New Tripadvisor CEO Emphasizes Using Data Better in First Earnings Call

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Expedia’s Increased Focus on Its Partner Business Is Starting to Pay Off

Expedia Group's strategy to reshape the company is starting to come together, as shown in its partner business. But the grand master plan is a multiyear endeavor.

Expedia’s Increased Focus on Its Partner Business Is Starting to Pay Off

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Booking.com’s New Discounting Strategy

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Booking Holding’s discounting, Kenyan hotels’ local F&B strategy, and IHG’s new ad campaign.

Booking.com’s New Discounting Strategy

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Booking Holdings Boosts Discounting to Capture Bigger Share of Travel Budgets

Booking is placing a new emphasis on discounting versus its traditional reliance mostly on marketing. Expect more fintech and loyalty offerings.

Booking Holdings Boosts Discounting to Capture Bigger Share of Travel Budgets

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Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio

Uber is taking baby steps into travel. Booking.com: No need to sweat it yet.

Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio