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Online Travel

Expedia Is Still Eliminating Brands. This Time It’s ebookers UK

There will clearly be more pruning to come as Expedia Group expands its One Key loyalty program to Europe, and takes hard looks at its brands and operations in countries around the world.

Expedia Is Still Eliminating Brands. This Time It’s ebookers UK

Airlines

IndiGo Introduces Hotel Booking Option — India Report

IndiGo's decision to add a hotel booking platform to its website and app seems to be aimed at targeting potential customers looking for a one-step solution for hotel and flight bookings. It is not the first Indian airline to make this move, but for a user base that pivots towards OTAs to find the most price-conscious option as well as deals, will this work?

IndiGo Introduces Hotel Booking Option — India Report

Short-Term Rentals

Instagrammable Moments Drive the Modern Traveler

"The more we can put people attached to a property and give it a personality and a story, the better we perform in reviews and just the better the overall experience,” one executive told us.  

Instagrammable Moments Drive the Modern Traveler

Travel Technology

What It Means To Add Expedia’s Travel Assistant Romie to Your Group Chat

You can invite generative AI assistant Romie to join your travel-planning group chat. It’s too early to tell if it will be a welcome guest.

What It Means To Add Expedia’s Travel Assistant Romie to Your Group Chat

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Thinks Its Edge Over Vrbo and Booking Is Individual Hosts

The easier route for platforms to scale listings is to contract with property managers. But Airbnb thinks that the secret sauce is individual hosts.

Airbnb Thinks Its Edge Over Vrbo and Booking Is Individual Hosts

Short-Term Rentals

The Myth of Vacation-Rental Fatigue: What Guests Really Want – Skift Research

Don't panic over vacation rental rants online! Our research reveals these are growing pains, but not a sign of doom. Travelers still like vacation rentals for the space, affordability, and convenience they offer. This unique blend ensures continued popularity among travelers.

The Myth of Vacation-Rental Fatigue: What Guests Really Want – Skift Research

Online Travel

Expedia, Kayak, HomeToGo: The AI Travel Race For Booking Platforms

None of the AI tools are as sharp as users may expect — but the companies that have begun experimenting likely are farther ahead than those that have not started at all. 

Expedia, Kayak, HomeToGo: The AI Travel Race For Booking Platforms

Cruises

Booking Holdings’ Glenn Fogel Was the Highest-Paid Travel CEO

CEO pay versus performance: See the highest-paid travel bosses and how they scored on total returns for their shareholders.

Booking Holdings’ Glenn Fogel Was the Highest-Paid Travel CEO

Online Travel

Chase Travel Is Growing as Fast as Booking Holdings But Faces ‘Headwinds’

If a soft economy is causing luxury travelers to limit their discretionary spending, that's sour news for Chase Travel in the short term. But over the long term, Chase Travel and some of its banking peers are trending upwards in travel.

Chase Travel Is Growing as Fast as Booking Holdings But Faces ‘Headwinds’

Online Travel

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’