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Travel Booking

Essential news about Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, and the leading online travel brands. Our editors and journalists bring readers breaking news and exclusive reports from the sector.

Online Travel

Would you let a website decide your next vacation for a 40 percent discount?

Booking site GetGoing.com is betting that vacation-goers are more concerned about getting a tan than what particular city they’re in, but won’t know if consumers are willing to take that risk until its launch on November 1.

Would you let a website decide your next vacation for a 40 percent discount?

Hotels

Could Travelzoo scratch its booking site itch by making merger magic with Jetsetter?

A Travelzoo-Jetsetter merger could work if the price were right, but sites such as Perfect Escapes, Spire, and Travel Intelligence are carrying out a flash sale of their own businesses, and could be more of a bargain in Travelzoo's view.

Online Travel

TripAdvisor make City Guides Android app social with in-app photo sharing and check-ins

The sharing capabilities can be pushed to Facebook and Instagram making the city guides a comprehensive travel app -- even if TripAdvisor isn’t your social network of choice.

Online Travel

Is Priceline’s stock ripe for a fall?

Shares of the booking site dropped last week following news that Google missed its earnings forecast, but traders won’t know whether PCLN will fall short of expectations until sometime in November.

Online Travel

TripAdvisor has become really popular in Singapore this year

The number of users is growing throughout Asia-Pacific and the region now accounts for a sixth of the site’s unique visits each month.

Airlines

Four startup marketplaces where travelers buy and sell unused reservations

The startups’ biggest challenges arr attracting enough users to populate the site and overcoming non-transferrable reservations and last-minute cancellations.

Airlines

Frontier website policies lead to fight with Travelport

Once again, a global distribution system, in this case Travelport, goes to bat for itself and travel agents, trying to thwart airlines from freely doing business and providing incentives to their own customers.

Skift Originals

Expedia becomes a better place to work, adds an onsite healthcare clinic at its headquarters

We haven't seen the benefit plans for Expedia employees, but kudos to the company for making healthcare at headquarters more accessible.

Airlines

Flight search site Skyscanner is riding high and ambitious about the future

This week's IATA meeting and the backlash from GDS backers demonstrate that airline ticket search is about to change. Metasearch sites like Skyscanner are well positioned to take the place of traditional services if the carriers get their way.

Online Travel

Gilt puts luxury travel site Jetsetter up for sale

Will Jetsetter be able to take off under new ownership or will the once-hot flash sale site be a flash in the pan?