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Exclusive: Expedia Is Matching Advertising Spend by Travel-Related Businesses

Expedia Group, the online booking conglomerate that owns the travel agencies Expedia, Hotwire.com, Orbitz and Travelocity, has announced a $25 million initiative aimed at leveraging the brand's media and advertising platform to help travel-related business weather the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Announced today, the initiative will see Expedia match a portion of ads placed...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia Group, Expedia Hotwire, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown


Expedia Is Matching Advertising Spend by Travel-Related Businesses

Expedia Group, the online booking conglomerate that owns the travel agencies Expedia, Hotwire.com, Orbitz and Travelocity, has announced a $25 million initiative aimed at leveraging the brand's media and advertising platform to help travel-related business weather the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Announced today, the initiative will see Expedia match a portion of ads placed...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia Group, Expedia Hotwire, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown


How to use your flight credit on Expedia

If you had to cancel or change your non-refundable flight due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), most airlines would have offered you a credit instead of a refund. To make it easier for you, we read all the fine print so that you don’t have to. So, here is a guide on how to use a flight credit to book your next trip on Expedia. Using your flight credit issued due to COVID-19 Good news! You can use your flight credit immediately. First, have your itinerary number, credit amount and traveller name(s) ha...
Tags: Travel, Feature, Travel Tips, Expedia, Jetstar, Expedia Customer Service


Apple says its App Store facilitated $519B in commerce in 2019

Amid increasing antitrust scrutiny by U.S. regulators, Apple announced an update on its App Store ecosystem. While the company normally shares some App Store metrics during its WWDC keynote, it’s today detailing the results of a new study that claims the App Store ecosystem facilitated half a trillion ($519 billion) in billings and sales globally in 2019. This is a new and broader figure than has been previously reported, as it includes all transactions the App Store facilitates, not just those ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, TC, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Japan, Etsy, China, Tech, Netflix, Commerce, New York Times, Mlb


Why Travel Stocks Jumped Higher Today

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) is up 5.7%. Basically, they form a continuum of the tourism experience, wherein would-be travelers might begin researching a trip on TripAdvisor before heading over to Expedia to make reservations to stay at a Marriott or Hyatt hotel upon arriving at their destination.
Tags: Business, News, Marriott, Tripadvisor, Expedia, Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels NYSE


Online Travel: Can Anyone Challenge The Supremacy Of Booking And Expedia? | By Peter O’Connor

Despite their comparative youth, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) wield an incredible influence in today's travel sector. Recent estimates suggest that two companies (Booking Holdings and Expedia Inc. respectively) control over ninety percent of the indirect online travel market in the U.S. market, making them incredibly powerful. As a result, there have been frequent calls (and increasingly, anti-trust investigations) to try to reduce their influence. Short of breaking them up, the big ques...
Tags: Travel, Short, Expedia, Expedia Inc, Peter O'Connor, Booking Holdings


#QuarantineLife with no break in sight? Here's 7 ways to evoke a vacation state of mind

Staying home has become the new norm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the accompanying restrictions have momentarily put a stop to most nonessential travel. An Expedia® poll1 of 1,500 U.S. residents, conducted between May 4 and 8, 2020, shows 60% of people have already changed or canceled their travel plans and another 70% are worried about outbreaks impacting future trips.
Tags: Travel, Expedia


Emarketer’s Industry Voices: Marketing In Uncertain Times With Expedia

As we continue to navigate the rapidly shifting landscape and impacts of COVID-19, we are starting to see green shoots of traveler interest and intent returning. We have nearly a decade of experience supporting destinations in times of crisis, and while this global pandemic is unprecedented, we use the power of data and key learnings to help our advertising partners and the industry prepare for recovery.In a recent interview, eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov...
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Emarketer, Expedia Group, Marissa Coslov, Wendy Olson Killion


OTAs search for silver lining

OTAs Expedia and Booking.com have cut teams and each drawn in more than USD3bn, to give them enough cashflow to survive the coronavirus shutdown.The cutbacks and cash calls come as Expedia is already into a restructuring, under new leadership. But for Booking, an adjustment to the effective halving of revenues has been more painful, with substantial divisional layoffs.It was in February that Expedia cut 3,000 from its workforce, as the group looked to start streamlining its business.
Tags: Travel, Expedia


Expedia Chairman Barry Diller on travel, airline bailouts, and advertising amid COVID-19 crisis

"Cataclysmic." That's how Barry Diller described the current state of the world in an interview with CNBC Thursday. Diller sits in a unique position amid the COVID-19 crisis, leading one of the world's largest travel companies as Expedia's chairman while also overseeing internet and media giant IAC. Here's a quick recap of the interview:
Tags: Travel, IAC, Cnbc, Expedia, Diller, Barry Diller


Getting refund for canceled flight

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, the US government threw our drowning airlines a $25 billion life preserver. And regardless of your personal views on government money going to private industry, it should at the very least ensure there are still planes to fly once we can all start planning vacations again. To assist the flying public along with the airlines, the government made another bold move this month when it sternly reminded airlines that they are legally required to give pass...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Minnesota, US, Sacramento, Airlines, United, British Airways, United Airlines, Expedia, Priceline, Lufthansa, Dot, American Airlines, All, J Lo


Comment: What hoteliers have learned about the big two OTAs during COVID-19 crisis

Robin Shepperd, chairman and chief executive of Bespoke Hotels, contrasts the approaches to partnership taken by booking.com and Expedia in the coronavirus pandemic
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Bespoke Hotels, Robin Shepperd


Is Booking in Better Shape for a Recovery Than Airbnb and Expedia?

Along with the debate about the shape of a potential travel industry recovery, crosscurrents are emerging about which companies and business models would lead the charge.
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Expedia


What you should know if you’re changing or cancelling a trip due to COVID-19

There is growing concern around the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the entire travel industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in service requests as travellers look to adjust their trips. These can be confusing and stressful moments, and we understand your need for timely answers and assistance. Please know our teams are working incredibly hard right now to make trip changes and cancellations as simple as possible. While we are adjusting our operations and policies, we do ask for yo...
Tags: Travel, Customer Service, Expedia, COVID, Expedia Customer Support Portal


Booking.com CEO in the letter to employees:”It is going to get worse before it gets better”.

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) one of the largest online travel agencies (OTA) and second biggest in U.S. market after Expedia, is taking the measures to save cash during the travel meltdown caused by coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Ota


Expedia Vice Chairman Tells Employees It’s Time to Focus and Help Our Travel Partners

In an internal letter to employees, Expedia Group Vice Chairman Peter Kern told staff to set aside any projects that don't contribute to meeting the company's immediate needs and exhorted employees to help travel partners find business anywhere they can.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Peter Kern, Expedia Group, Focus and Help Our Travel Partners


Coronavirus cancellations have overwhelmed third-party travel booking sites

When Barbara Nicolle of Vancouver Island, Canada, purchased a week-long, $10,000 trip to Mexico using the booking site Expedia, global pandemic was the last thing on her mind.She bought her tickets last June. Now, as the coronavirus spreads, Nicolle is one of thousands of travelers scrambling to change their plans.Nicolle had planned to travel with her husband, their three children and one additional minor, leaving for Mexico on Monday, March 16."There's talk that they may close the borde...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Expedia, Orbitz, Justin Trudeau, Nicolle, Vancouver Island Canada, Barbara Nicolle


Coronavirus Update: Expedia Starts Refunding Not Refundable Rates in Italy | By Simone Puorto

Latest update on Expedia's controversial (and, so far, unilateral) cancellation policies due to coronavirus pandemic. As per today, all bookings for hotels in Italy will be refunded, even the non-refundable ones. A full refund, so far, will only be guaranteed for bookings made before March, the 10th 2020 and with stay date between today and the 3rd of April, 2020.
Tags: Travel, Italy, Expedia, Simone Puorto


3 Ways to Spend a Weekend in Lisbon

Boasting warm, sunny weather year-round, excellent food and wine and a wide array of things to see and do, Lisbon is quickly becoming a hot European travel destination. If you only have a weekend for your trip, take a look at this travel itinerary and ideas for spending 2 or 3 days in Lisbon and experiencing the highlights of the city. Each day highlights a different way to see one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals. Belem Tower Friday Evening When you arrive on Friday, you’ll have 72 hours i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Santos, Weekend, Mediterranean, Expedia, Lisbon, Flora, Jorge, Fauna, Belem Tower, John Dory, Bairro Alto, Ponte, Varanda, Oceanário de Lisboa




What to Know for Visiting California

California is a vast state and it’s all but impossible to see the whole thing in one go, because there’s so much to see and do, with so many different cultures and surroundings. Check out these travel tips for traveling in California, and some advice to keep in mind on your visit. Downtown Long Beach You’ll have connectivity everywhere Where to find internet connectivity is almost always something to know before you go, and should be included on many lists of travel tips, but in California, ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mediterranean, Expedia, Death Valley, Universal Studios, Knott, Napa Sonoma, COACHELLA STAGECOACH, Legoland Disneyland, Redwood National Park Time


What to Know for Visiting South Africa

Drawing from a mix of cultural influences that include Dutch, English, Ndebele, Sazi and Afrikaner people, South Africa is a vibrant country with gourmet cuisine, fine art, wine and endless opportunities for outdoor fun. If you’re planning a trip, here are some travel tips for travelling in South Africa and advice to make the most of your visit. Victoria Bay Beach When to visit With its multiple biomes and varying climates, South Africa is a year-round travel destination. Being in the Southe...
Tags: Travel, Budget, Australia, Africa, South Africa, Adelaide, Johannesburg, Expedia, Cape, Western Cape, Kruger National Park, Cape Town Durban, Victoria Bay Beach, Southern Hemisphere South Africa, Mountain Zebra National Park Kosi Bay Die Hel, Sydney Perth Melbourne Brisbane


Expedia will cut 3,000 jobs to simplify ‘bloated’ business

Expedia said it's cutting thousands of jobs, striving to simplify the "bloated organization" and return the online travel giant to more disciplined growth.
Tags: Travel, Expedia


Expedia Begins Layoffs Targeting 12 Percent of Its Workforce

Diller and Kern are taking an ax, as promised, to Expedia Group's payroll. This could be just the first round, and the thinking might be: Why sell to private equity, have those folks squeeze out the cost savings, and reshape the business when we can do it ourselves?
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Kern, Diller, Expedia Group


Expedia suspends travel listings from mainland China amid coronavirus outbreak

ChinaTravelNews learned on February 14 that Expedia's Chinese website has temporarily taken down listings of hotels, flights and local tour offerings in mainland China.
Tags: Travel, China, Expedia


What to Know for Visiting Mexico

Mexico is a vast country that offers a lot of diverse travel experiences, from gorgeous sun-drenched beaches to ancient cultural sites and vibrant cities with excellent shopping and dining. If you’re planning a trip, take a look at these travel tips for travelling in Mexico and advice to make the most of the visit. Arena Mexico Be prepared for the weather Though Mexico is often thought of as a hot country, you’ll wish you knew that the climate varies from region to region. Mexico is huge, so...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, Los Angeles, Dallas, Tokyo, South America, Expedia, Yucatan Peninsula, Merida, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Arena Mexico, Cenote Dos Ojos, Tulum Cenote Zaci, Valladolid Cenote Ik Kil


Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

When a CEO and chief financial officer get pushed out a couple of months earlier, yes, the next earnings call with financial analysts might be unusual. But the Expedia Group fourth quarter earnings discussion on Thursday was one for the record books.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Barry Diller, Expedia Group


INTERVIEW: How Technology and Data are Revolutionizing the Travel and Hospitality Industry

Understanding customer behavior, optimizing revenue, driving higher occupancy, facilitating the booking experience, implementing new marketing strategies - these are just some of the areas that can be easily enhanced by the application of the Expedia's new technologies.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Travel and Hospitality Industry


Holiday rental search companies accuse Google of ‘unfairly promoting’ its own service in EU: Report

34 companies including Trip Advisor and Expedia have accused Google of “unfairly promoting” its own holiday rental search in Google search results, in a letter to the European Commissioner for Competition, Financial Times reported. The companies reportedly claimed that Google directs more user attention and clicks to its own service by displaying “a visually-rich OneBox at the top […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Eu, European Commission, Antitrust, Expedia, Competition Law, OneBox, Competition Financial Times



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