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Articles tagged “agoda”

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

A hotel price war hasn't materialized as some dreaded. Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel sees an opportunity to prove the value of his brands as a source of demand for hotels and managers of alternative accommodations.

Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

Online Travel

Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

At first, John Brown cut costs rather than staff, including foregoing his salary for the rest of 2020. But the Agoda CEO now has to take the last measure, citing a deeper and more prolonged recovery than expected.

Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Hotels

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Booking sites' guests reviews on Google have been a highly charged issue for years. The latest is that Airbnb and TripAdvisor are willingly giving Google their guest reviews of vacation rentals, but they are busy figuring out how not to give away the store in the process.

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Sees Brand Collaborations as Key to Restoring Growth on Steroids

The road back to a flywheel of growth would be a lengthy one for Booking Holdings. Google has a ton of data, too, as do other competitors. Can Booking Holdings create a product that is really deeper and differentiated from its rivals? That's CEO Glenn Fogel's bet.

Booking Holdings Sees Brand Collaborations as Key to Restoring Growth on Steroids

Tourism

Testy Times for Hotel Chains and Owners

The love-hate relationship between chains and owners is boiling over in Asia-Pacific where the trade war and Hong Kong protests are impacting owners in many destinations. Chains can be less hated by showing more meaningful support to struggling owners rather than just paying lip service.

Testy Times for Hotel Chains and Owners

Hotels

Airbnb Makes Debut in Google Vacation Rentals — For Now

In online travel, everything is tactical and not necessarily permanent. But for now, at least, those coveted Airbnb listings are appearing in Google's vacation rental pages in some European cities. This could have big implications for both companies if those listings remain.

Airbnb Makes Debut in Google Vacation Rentals — For Now

Online Travel

Agoda Is Starting to Offer Flights to Take On Rivals in Asia

Flights are the next big thing for all of Booking Holdings’ accommodation platforms, not just Booking.com but Agoda and Priceline in Asia. In the region, where super-apps have taught consumers they can book everything on one app, and where even airlines want to be online travel agencies, it isn’t surprising Agoda is offering flights.

Agoda Is Starting to Offer Flights to Take On Rivals in Asia

Hotels

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Behind the scenes, there may be abundant reasons that Booking Holdings and Airbnb, for that matter, won't be dabbling in Google's vacation rentals business for the time being. Perhaps they are seeking to boost direct traffic or are unhappy with the economics and user experience. Expedia may be positioned to take some advantage.

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

Trivago is trying to make peace with its largest advertisers, especially the biggest, Booking Holdings. These peace overtures seem to be working for now, but metasearch and advertising can be very fickle things.

Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

Tourism

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Hello, modern world of corporate travel and expense management, where words such as “compliance” are unfriendly and strange. Hello as well to Western investors — such as Silicon Valley's Accel — that are starting to find the Asian market irresistible.

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy