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Online Travel

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Booking.com doesn't want affiliates or other partners to make unsubstantiated promotional claims about the online travel agency having the "best," meaning the lowest prices, which it admits it doesn't have. With regulators in Europe and elsewhere watching its every move, Booking.com doesn't want to play like that.

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Rental Cars

Volkswagen Close to Buying France’s Europcar in Hot Car Rental Market

If Volkswagen succeeds in its bid to purchase Europcar, consumers would greatly benefit as the deal would likely lead to electric vehicles becoming more available.

Volkswagen Close to Buying France’s Europcar in Hot Car Rental Market

Online Travel

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

From the wishful thinking and hype of years ago, the connected trip is beginning to draw real investment and become a thing. It will take a very extended period of time to make it a more meaningful development. In that faraway horizon, will there indeed be any differentiation among the leading providers?

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Mergers and Acquisitions

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

If search for travel looking for door-to door trip options was a massive potential market, then Expedia, Booking Holdings, Ctrip, or Google would have already snapped up these companies, which have been laboring around that premise for years. This stuff is hard to execute, as the relatively modest exit seems to show.

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

Airlines

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal have stirred up debate about the path toward a sustainable travel future. She's right on time — and hopefully not too late.

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

Rail

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Uber needs to shed its Saudi Arabia investment as long as Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remains in power, and the country bombs innocents in Yemen. Uber's leaders know they have to do this, but how they dump their Saudi investment and the extent of the divorce remain to be seen.

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Booking.com is taking its sweet time to implement a flights-to-attractions travel offering. Some would say the pace is Google-like in its slowness. But behind the scenes, data reigns supreme, and dictates whether a product is scrapped, implemented with a twist, or then reshaped anew. Refill the popcorn. This will take a while.

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Tourism

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Grab’s partnership with Indonesia’s tourism ministry, the first of its kind between a national tourism body and a ridehailing platform, reveals one of the initial ways it is trying to become Southeast Asia’s super app for a plethora of travel services.

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Online Travel

The Death of Priceline’s Name Your Own Price Is Likely Drawing Near

Booking Holdings is still making considerable money from Priceline.com's bidding service for hotels. But the service has outlived its usefulness, and will likely fold within a year or two. Take a look at how Priceline.com markets other ways to book hotels on its site. Enough said.

The Death of Priceline’s Name Your Own Price Is Likely Drawing Near

Airlines

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

We're having a moment. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, travel companies are abandoning the National Rifle Association and its assault rifle advocacy. History would tell us that no substantial reforms will come out of this. But perhaps student and corporate pressure will make things different this time.

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA