Online Travel News

These articles delve into the latest trends, technologies, and strategies that are shaping the online booking landscape, ensuring that industry insiders stay informed and prepared for change. These stories cover essential topics such as the development of innovative booking platforms, the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in personalizing travel options, and the impact of mobile technology on customer behavior. Additionally, the news stories highlight the growing importance of user-generated content and reviews in shaping consumer decisions, and the role of social media in the online travel booking ecosystem. Skift’s stories examine the competitive landscape and offer insights into the successes and challenges faced by major online travel agencies (OTAs), startups, and traditional travel companies transitioning to the digital space.

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Breaking Down Travel Queries in an Age of AI-Powered Search

The new Google search results in an age of AI-powered search is a fascinating mix of usefulness, uselessness, and sheer overwhelm of formats.

Breaking Down Travel Queries in an Age of AI-Powered Search

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Expedia CTO and E-Commerce SVP Exit After ‘A Violation of Company Policy’

Expedia Group wouldn't provide additional details on the sudden exits of the two executives.

Expedia CTO and E-Commerce SVP Exit After ‘A Violation of Company Policy’
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Chase Travel Has What the Other Cards and Online Travel Agencies Don’t — Southwest Flights

Online travel agencies and credit card companies — other than Chase — have Southwest-envy. Not having Southwest flights is a major hole in their travel offerings.

Chase Travel Has What the Other Cards and Online Travel Agencies Don’t — Southwest Flights

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TBO Tek Has IPO Money Now, Acquisitions Could Come Next

TBO Tek had a strong debut with its IPO, with plenty of interest in its shares. Now it needs to execute.

TBO Tek Has IPO Money Now, Acquisitions Could Come Next

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TBO Tek Makes Strong Stock Market Debut – India Report

The TBO Tek shares made a strong debut on the Indian stock exchanges. This indicates a positive investor sentiment towards the travel and tourism segment.

TBO Tek Makes Strong Stock Market Debut – India Report

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Expedia Lets Influencers Cash In, Announces AI Product Updates

Expedia can't compete with TikTok or Instagram in audience numbers, so we'll see how much traction Travel Shops can gain.

Expedia Lets Influencers Cash In, Announces AI Product Updates

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Women in Leadership Dominate at Expedia Conference

Expedia's leadership is unique among major online travel companies in the West.

Women in Leadership Dominate at Expedia Conference

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Expedia’s New CEO: Fixing Vrbo, Loyalty, and the Outlook For International Growth

Expedia Group's new CEO, Ariane Gorin, wants to build a great product and accelerate growth. The rest would take care of itself.

Expedia’s New CEO: Fixing Vrbo, Loyalty, and the Outlook For International Growth

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Booking.com Hit With EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Status, Faces Tighter Regulation

Online travel giant Booking.com will be held to a stricter regulatory standard in 27 European countries, but it remains to be seen what the true impact will be.

Booking.com Hit With EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Status, Faces Tighter Regulation

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Kayak CEO Says Online Travel ‘Still Sucks’ and He Wants to Stay ‘Until It’s Fixed’

Twenty years later, Google is the leading global player in travel metasearch. Steve Hafner can do little about that but argues travelers can snack on Google but they should come to Kayak for better results when they are ready to book.

Kayak CEO Says Online Travel ‘Still Sucks’ and He Wants to Stay ‘Until It’s Fixed’