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Google Flights and Hotels Make Europe-Mandated Transparency Changes … in Europe

Google made changes to Google Flights and Hotels related to transparency in hotel reviews and pricing under pressure from the European Commission — but stopped short of making those modifications elsewhere in the world. "Reviews aren't verified," Google states in the European Union. Source: Google At the behest of the European Commission, Google added text…

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Refocuses Back on a Superapp Just for Travel

While "disruptive and different" is still the mantra that Tony Fernandes swears by, he says he's choosing to tread carefully even as he aspires to create an AirAsia Republic.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Refocuses Back on a Superapp Just for Travel

Online Travel

The Expedia Case For and Against Keeping Orbitz and Travelocity

In Expedia Group's efficiency drive, there's a certain logic to killing some sub-brands as their market share plummets. But what about all those customers who still love Travelocity?

The Expedia Case For and Against Keeping Orbitz and Travelocity

Mergers and Acquisitions

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are sexy for shareholders, analysts and the press. Booking CEO Fogel knows, though, that sometimes the best decision is not overpaying and walking away from that shiny object.

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Airlines

Airlines Forced to Wait Before Making the Most of China Reopening

Travel is returning to China, but don't expect the floodgates to open just yet as airlines and governments opt to tread cautiously.

Airlines Forced to Wait Before Making the Most of China Reopening

Tourism

A Senior Expedia Exec Breaks Down Travel Trends for 2023

More people are willing to travel, and more people are willing to spend more on travel. Watch the conversation between Expedia Group expert Hari Nair and Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali for overarching trends and impacts on travel.

A Senior Expedia Exec Breaks Down Travel Trends for 2023

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Business Model Was Slowing Things Down Pre-Covid

Payments, flights and short-term rentals are paying off so far for Booking as part of its connected trip strategy. That's true even if there are doubts about travelers wanting to book their entire trip on one platform.

Booking Holdings Business Model Was Slowing Things Down Pre-Covid

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Combats Child Trafficking With Expanded Law Enforcement Portal

Sex trafficking and child exploitation is a travel industry problem, and companies need to be activists in fighting these abuses.

Airbnb Combats Child Trafficking With Expanded Law Enforcement Portal

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Set to Ride Upsides of Europe and China Trends in 2023

Booking Holdings shed its entire stake in China's Trip.com Group at a loss of $130 million in 2020. But Booking retains a substantial foothold in China outbound travel that it can ride to advantage in 2023.

Booking Holdings Set to Ride Upsides of Europe and China Trends in 2023

Online Travel

Lessons From Our Oral History of Short-Term Rentals

In an era today when investors place a high value on profitability, our oral history of short-term rentals includes regrets from those who were too risk-averse to grab an opportunity.

Lessons From Our Oral History of Short-Term Rentals