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Articles tagged “booking.com”

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FareHarbor Acting CEO Ted Clements to Step Down

Ted Clements, FareHarbor's acting CEO who served as chief operating officer for the last three years, will step down from these positions in September, Skift has learned. A small group tour of the Vatican. Source: Viator Staff was informed of the move Tuesday, and no replacement has been named. Clements plans to stay in Amsterdam,…

News Blog

Citi Is Developing a Travel Platform with Booking.com

Financial services firm Citi is launching Citi Travel later this year. The travel booking platform will be powered by Booking.com and its Rocket Travel subsidiary. The portal is set to replace its existing City Thank You Travel Center website, and will offer hotel, air, and car hire options. “Leveraging the scale and range of Booking.com,…

Media and PR

Choice Hotels Played Coy in TV Advertising Before Surging Past All Travel Companies

Watch out for the quiet ones. Choice didn't run any U.S. national TV ads in 2021 and Virgin Voyages was absent during the first seven months of last year. Yet both brands surged to leadership positions in 2022.

Choice Hotels Played Coy in TV Advertising Before Surging Past All Travel Companies

Tourism

Asian Travelers Are Confused By Sustainable Travel: That’s an Industry Problem

From India to Indonesia, Asian travelers are becoming increasingly conscious about sustainable choices — and perplexed by them. The travel industry needs to understand this — and failing to do so might be tantamount to greenwashing in the eyes of consumers.

Asian Travelers Are Confused By Sustainable Travel: That’s an Industry Problem

Online Travel

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

Online Travel

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

Online Travel

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

News Blog

Google Travel Grabs Larger Share of U.S. Desktop Traffic During Pandemic

Google Travel's flight and hotel offerings gained the most desktop traffic market share in the U.S. during the pandemic while Tripadvisor lost the most on a percentage basis, according to Similarweb's June data. "Google Travel now owns one-fourth of all (U.S.) desktop visits to top travel sites," Similarweb said. Similarweb In its earnings call about…

Online Travel

MakeMyTrip CEO on the Journey to Develop a Superapp for India

Undeterred by competition from global online travel companies, MakeMyTrip envisions to be the first port of call for Indian travelers. A travel superapp is definitely a step in the right direction towards this goal.

MakeMyTrip CEO on the Journey to Develop a Superapp for India

Online Travel

Online Travel Faces Key Questions Heading Into Earnings

They will be telling signals about where travel demand will be heading for the rest of 2022. That's why we will be closely following Alphabet and Meta's earnings calls this week.

Online Travel Faces Key Questions Heading Into Earnings