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Chelsea Clinton and Other Expedia Directors Stir Shareholder Dissension

Whether it is executive compensation or the company's stock performance, there is clearly unease among Expedia Group shareholders.

Chelsea Clinton and Other Expedia Directors Stir Shareholder Dissension

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Trip.com CEO Hopes Asia Aviation Hubs Recover Quickly After Middle East Carriers Grab Share

In spite of all the optimism and the latent travel demand, it’s still too early to project when China will be coming out of this Covid slump or if Hong Kong will ever get back to being a global aviation hub. The wait is only getting longer.

Trip.com CEO Hopes Asia Aviation Hubs Recover Quickly After Middle East Carriers Grab Share

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Do Travel Agents Matter in Online Travel? Expedia Thinks So

Expedia is trying to press its advantage in business-to-business programs. It's ahead of Booking Holdings in this area, and Airbnb doesn't have one.

Do Travel Agents Matter in Online Travel? Expedia Thinks So

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WhatsApp Helps Brands Personalize Travel in India and Middle East

Looking to offer hassle-free and personalized experiences for customers, travel companies have integrated WhatsApp as an effective communications platform. But troubleshooting cannot always be left to bots. Brands also need human beings to chip in at critical moments.

WhatsApp Helps Brands Personalize Travel in India and Middle East

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The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

In a frantic attempt to avoid being left behind, official tourism organization websites are doing their best to catch up to the high expectations of the new traveler — tourists of the post-pandemic digital age.

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

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AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Keen to Split Company in Dual New York Listings

Capital A is keen to push ahead with its "Hollywood" debut on the New York Stock Exchange, according to full-of-gusto CEO Tony Fernandes. Traveloka is also keen for an IPO debut in the U.S. The New York Stock Exchange is surely the place to be for Asian superapps.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Keen to Split Company in Dual New York Listings

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Indonesia’s Traveloka Looks to Raise Over $200 Million

As Traveloka drops off from the once-hot special purpose acquisition company race, a $200 million funding would stand the travel tech unicorn in good stead, in case it decides to take the conventional IPO route.

Indonesia’s Traveloka Looks to Raise Over $200 Million

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Airbnb and Marriott Nearly Signed a Deep Partnership Agreement Around 2015

Marriott might have made a great investment had it bought a chunk of Airbnb in 2015. Ultimately, Marriott opted to build its own with Homes & Villas.

Airbnb and Marriott Nearly Signed a Deep Partnership Agreement Around 2015

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Oyo Rating Downgraded by Fitch Amid Profit Concerns

Not too concerned about the Fitch downgrade, Oyo would rather look at the silver lining — a projected 80 percent growth in financial year 2023. The rating revision is in line with more modest expectations for Oyo's IPO.

Oyo Rating Downgraded by Fitch Amid Profit Concerns

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Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Hopper's leave-for-any-reason hotel offering would seemingly be attractive to many guests, but can also be a headache for hotels and open to abuse.

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason