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Articles tagged “booking.com”

Online Travel

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Booking Holdings' hoped-for acquisition of Etraveli Group is not a make or break deal for Booking, but its failure to close would be a setback for its connected trip strategy.

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Booking.com and Airbnb are tough to compare. Although Booking.com officials would admit it has a lot to improve in short-term rentals, the company is playing its hotel hand to an advantage.

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Business Travel

Prince Harry’s Travalyst Focuses on Corp Travel Carbon Emissions With Travelport, Amadeus

Adding Amadeus and Travelport certainly expands Travalyst's reach, but the partnerships will only be worthwhile if their corporate travel agency customers adopt Travalyst's method of calculating carbon emissions.

Prince Harry’s Travalyst Focuses on Corp Travel Carbon Emissions With Travelport, Amadeus

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

CEO Glenn Fogel is focused on making Booking Holdings apps easier for consumers to use. Apparently he's doing something right.

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

Online Travel

Trivago Tests How to Give Independent Hotels More Direct Bookings

The search platform is displaying free links to independent hotels to push more direct bookings their way, but how will it ultimately claw back revenue from them when the likes of Hilton and Marriott have far bigger marketing budgets?

Trivago Tests How to Give Independent Hotels More Direct Bookings

News Blog

Booking.com to Test Guest ID Verification and Payment Alternatives for Foreign Purchases

Booking Holdings is hiring rapidly at its new engineering office in Bengaluru, India, to work on new projects such as how to verify guest identification with machine learning and new products such as alternative forms of international payment to traditional credit and debit cards. The parent company of Booking.com has about 20 employees at its…

News Blog

Booking.com to Add Emissions Info to Bookings Through New Partnership

Booking.com said last week that it is working to help travelers choose more environmentally sustainable travel options through a new partnership with climate tech company CHOOOSE. The Amsterdam-based Booking Holdings (NYSE: BKNG) marketplace helps travelers book lodging and a range of transportation options.  The software made by Oslo-based CHOOOSE, which shares various pieces of emission-related…

Online Travel

Tourism Economics Study Boosts Vacation Rentals and Downplays Local Concerns

Tourism and short-term rentals can be highly beneficial to some communities, but tourism boards and research firms for hire shouldn't view them as sacrosanct.

Tourism Economics Study Boosts Vacation Rentals and Downplays Local Concerns

Travel Booking

Booking.com Probed by Spanish Competition Watchdog

The alleged practices are linked to unfair conditions and policies affecting hotels and online travel agencies, and the Spanish Association of Hotel Managers and Mardid Hotel Business Association aren't happy.

Booking.com Probed by Spanish Competition Watchdog

Online Travel

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

Step by step, inch by inch, Google is becoming more central to the tours and activities sector. We've seen this playbook before.

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps