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Booking Holdings Takes Restaurant Competition to Asia-Pacific With Inline Investment

Booking Holdings' OpenTable dining reservations platform, which is strongest in the U.S., and Inline Group, with strength in Asia-Pacific, have entered into a strategic partnership where their customers will be able to reserve tables in the establishments of their respective restaurant partners. In tandem with the strategic partnership, Booking Holdings made an investment in Inline…

Online Travel

Vacasa CEO Reengages a Supply Strategy He Used at OpenTable

Does Vacasa’s technology and scale really give it a defensible position in North America? Moats are so overrated.

Vacasa CEO Reengages a Supply Strategy He Used at OpenTable

Travel Agents

Travel Agents Relegated to Using OpenTable for Group Bookings

Although some travel companies have succeeded in finding suitable restaurants for clients via OpenTable, the fact they've had to resort to the platform is a sign of how difficult planning travel has become during the pandemic.

Travel Agents Relegated to Using OpenTable for Group Bookings

Online Travel

Google Cut Off an Online Travel Company and Sent In the Bill Collectors

With parent company Alphabet generating $79 billion in revenue in the first half of 2020, Google is relentlessly rolling out new travel products. Not to mention, it is dictating content-licensing and advertising terms to cash-strapped partners while a pandemic rages. Enough said.

Google Cut Off an Online Travel Company and Sent In the Bill Collectors

Online Travel

OpenTable Gets New CEO in Executive Shuffle

It's really tough to judge a brand's performance in the midst of a pandemic, but OpenTable clearly deserved more focus given the fact that travel and dining are completely different businesses. Once again, travel and dining aren't always natural playmates.

OpenTable Gets New CEO in Executive Shuffle

Online Travel

Kayak CEO Hints Company May Get Into the Hotel Business

It's tough to say in what form Kayak would enter the hotel business, if it does. If there ever were a Kayak-branded hotel, it's safe to say that Marriott and Accor have nothing to worry about.

Kayak CEO Hints Company May Get Into the Hotel Business

Online Travel

OpenTable and Kayak Bring Back 10 Percent of Furloughed Employees

If the dining and travel industries are looking for a bright spot during these dark days, then returning employees are a morsel to hang onto.

OpenTable and Kayak Bring Back 10 Percent of Furloughed Employees

Coronavirus

Booking Holdings Sees First Signs of Changing Traveler Behavior Brought on by Pandemic

Will it be hotels or alternative accommodations that bounce back first? Booking Holdings officials said they see a shift toward alternative accommodations when travelers are booking stays at least two months in advance. But this trend won't necessarily stick over the long term.

Booking Holdings Sees First Signs of Changing Traveler Behavior Brought on by Pandemic

Coronavirus

Kayak and OpenTable Layoffs and Furloughs Impact 400 Employees

The job cuts at Kayak and OpenTable represent the first reported layoffs and furloughs at parent company Booking Holdings growing out of the coronavirus crisis other than for 48 contractors at Booking.com whose agreements weren't renewed. Few travel companies will emerge unscathed so it wouldn't be surprising if more cuts were coming at other Booking brands.

Kayak and OpenTable Layoffs and Furloughs Impact 400 Employees

Coronavirus

Booking Holdings Lays Out an Ominous Financial Outlook

If the impact of coronavirus gets worse, and if the company doesn't tap any additional borrowings, Booking Holdings probably has enough money to pays its obligations until the second half of 2021 — but it can't guarantee that will be the case. This has potential chilling implications for weaker competitors, let alone tens of thousands of smaller businesses that will likely be long gone by then.

Booking Holdings Lays Out an Ominous Financial Outlook