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Articles tagged “restaurants”

Online Travel

The New TripAdvisor Wants a ‘Holistic’ Relationship With Hotels

Booking.com and now TripAdvisor are getting deeper into the B2B side of the hotel business. That leaves Expedia as the holdout that so far is maintaining its focus on hotel distribution and is sticking to its proverbial knitting.

The New TripAdvisor Wants a ‘Holistic’ Relationship With Hotels

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TripAdvisor Goes on a Dining Reservations Binge With Acquisition of Iens

TripAdvisor wants to establish itself as the leading restaurant reservations platform in Europe before OpenTable gets around to showing up in earnest.

TripAdvisor Goes on a Dining Reservations Binge With Acquisition of Iens

Business Travel

Most Popular Hotels on Business Travelers’ Expense Reports

Among Certify's clients, at least, It's a battle between Hampton Inn and Marriott for the most expensed brands in terms of hotel spend. The fact that business travelers spent less at Hampton in terms of average cost could be one of the reasons why it took over the top spot in the third quarter as road warriors may have found more value there.

Most Popular Hotels on Business Travelers’ Expense Reports

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Experiential Spending on Travel and Restaurants Boosted U.S. Retail Sales

The lodging industry in the U.S. is having a banner year, and that it reflected in MasterCard's spending data.

Experiential Spending on Travel and Restaurants Boosted U.S. Retail Sales

Online Travel

Yelp App Users Can Now Add Video to Reviews

Video is powerful, and now users of Yelp's iPhone app have some additional user-generated ammunition. Nice move by Yelp.

Yelp App Users Can Now Add Video to Reviews

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Expedia Will Try to Capitalize on Priceline’s and TripAdvisor’s M&A Distractions

Expedia's strategy is worth a shot: Focus on hotels and other core products while competitors the Priceline Group and TripAdvisor play around with restaurant reservations, and tours and activities. If Expedia sticks to its focus-on-what-we-got strategy, it is a huge gamble.

Expedia Will Try to Capitalize on Priceline’s and TripAdvisor’s M&A Distractions

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Priceline Group Completes $2.6 Billion OpenTable Acquisition

Let the games begin as the Priceline Group's acquisition of OpenTable, and TripAdvisor's acquisition of LaFourchette officially place restaurants firmly in the "travel" space in terms of mindset. Yelp anyone?

Priceline Group Completes $2.6 Billion OpenTable Acquisition

Business Travel

The Fast-Food Spending Habits of Business Travelers

It isn't that McDonald's has the best food around, but business travelers frequent the restaurant and put it on their expense reports because they know what they are getting, and if there is Wi-Fi, then it is all the better.

The Fast-Food Spending Habits of Business Travelers

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TripAdvisor CEO Exuberant About ‘Phenomenal’ Restaurant Opportunity

Both TripAdvisor and the Pricelne Group plan to feast on the mobile and global expansion of their dining reservations capabilities.

TripAdvisor CEO Exuberant About ‘Phenomenal’ Restaurant Opportunity

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TripAdvisor App Quickly Adds Acquired Company’s Dining Discounts

The dining discounts that travelers can now make through TripAdvisor because of its LaFourchette acquisition are mobile, compelling and undoubtedly of keen interest to its rival, The Priceline Group, which plans to wed OpenTable within a few months. Restaurants are only part one of TripAdvisor's dream to get very mobile in its in-destination offerings.

TripAdvisor App Quickly Adds Acquired Company’s Dining Discounts