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Expedia Group Data Reveals Positive Outlook for U.S. Airline Industry and Domestic Air Travelers

SEATTLE, – New research from Expedia Group and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) revealed a positive outlook for the U.S. airline industry, with travelers leaning towards domestic travel in the short-term while considering trips abroad for further out on the horizon.
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How 2 organizations are helping offices reduce waste by selling or donating their furniture

Insider Brandi Susewitz, founder of furniture resale marketplace Reseat. Courtesy of Reseat Tons of office furniture ends up in landfills, and it's getting worse as workplaces go remote. Companies like Green Standards and Reseat sell, recycle, or donate the unwanted furniture instead. Green Standards helps offices downsize sustainably, and Reseat is a used furniture marketplace. This article is part of a series called "Partners for a Sustainable Future," profiling innovati...
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The 2021 Fall Travel Outlook for the U.S.

Summer brought promise of a travel boom in the U.S., with COVID-19 restrictions easing and vaccination rates rising. International destinations welcomed Americans back, and the sheer amount of people boarding planes was above and beyond expected. Then the Delta variant swept through the states and hindered the industry’s recovery. Still, the desire to travel remained strong, particularly as mindsets shift from “when will the pandemic end?” to “how do we learn to adapt?” And, as we head in...
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Expedia Group to merge all loyalty programsExpedia Group to merge all loyalty programs

It will combine Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity programs
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Expedia Group to merge all loyalty programs

It will combine Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity programs
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The Impact of Corporate Travel Policies on Traveller Behaviour

An important part of Egencia’s™ (part of Expedia Group™) travel management offer is the configuration and usage of travel policies, offering our clients control and flexibility over their corporate travel program. These policies allow our clients to regulate employee travel choices, for reasons related to savings, comfort or safety.
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Expedia Group to Unify Its Loyalty Programs into One Global Rewards Platform

With more than 145 million members across its current and separate rewards programs, Expedia Group already has one of the largest loyalty platforms in the world. Today, the company announced plans to unify and expand the offering to include all brands and products so Expedia Group customers can soon enjoy the most complete travel rewards offering in the industry. The program will consist of unique member pricing discounts and the ability to earn and redeem rewards across all Expedia Group...
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Helping the World Reopen, One Shot at a Time | By Angelique Miller

While some countries are already discussing the rollout of COVID-19 booster shots, most people in developing countries still haven’t received their first shots. It should come as no surprise that affluent countries have greater access to vaccines than poorer countries, leaving the vast majority—even frontline healthcare workers—vulnerable to the virus. In addition, when travelers are ready to venture out again, they want to be sure they’re traveling responsibly. Here we talk about how Exp...
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Pegasus Recognized as Top Connectivity Provider

NEW YORK - Pegasus today announced their status as an Elite Connectivity Partner, the highest designation available in Expedia Group's Connectivity Partner Program. The Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers – including channel managers, property management systems, central reservation systems, and other vendors – for maintaining high-quality connections and helping lodging properties grow their business on the Expedia Group marketplac...
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Unexpected Things You Didn't Know You Could Buy With Crypto

Most people buy and hold cryptocurrency in the hopes that it will one day replace fiat currencies and therefore become more valuable. However, increasingly, some are looking to spend it, too, with 40% of crypto holders planning to make a purchase in the next year, according to a recent survey.Read more...
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How to Pay For Your Vacation With Crypto

Retailers are increasingly accepting cryptocurrency for physical items, but did you know you can spend crypto on ephemeral experiences like travel too? As more cryptocurrency holders indicate a willingness to spend, travel retailers are rushing to meet the demand. Here’s a look at your options for funding a vacation…Read more...
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Iberostar Group Joins Forces with Expedia Group in the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge and Launches the “Discover Iberostar” Media Campaign

Iberostar Group, a global hospitality chain with 80% of its hotels on the seafront, has joined Expedia Group and UNESCO in the expansion of the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge (hereafter ‘UNESCO Pledge’).
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Expedia Group Media Solutions Releases Q2 Trend Report For Travel Recovery

Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, the global travel advertising platform connecting marketers with hundreds of millions of travelers across the Expedia Group brand, today released its Q2 2021 Travel Recovery Trend Report. The quarterly report combines Expedia Group first-party data and custom research with actionable insights to help travel marketers on their road to recovery.
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New Research Reveals Price No Longer Primary Driver Of Travel Decisions

New research from Expedia Group reveals shifting views on travel, including positive sentiment on vaccine passports, increased budgets, and an enduring demand for safety and financial security. The Traveler Value Index examines the views of 8,000 people in eight countries to understand their values and expectations as the pandemic becomes more controlled in many parts of the world.
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Dow plummets 726 points for worst day of 2021 as virus variants threaten global recovery

Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stocks fell sharply to start the week as investors grow concerned about the global spike in COVID-19 cases. The 10-year Treasury note declined as much as 12.2 basis points to 1.177%. Cryptocurrencies, gold, and oil were all lower. Lumber prices rose. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks cratered on Monday as investors eyed a spike in global COVID-19 cases led by the Delta variant, throwing up a roadblock to a ful...
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Reopening stocks from airlines to cruise operators are getting hammered as Delta strain drives surge of infections

Airline stocks struggle Monday. Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana via Reuters Shares of cruise operators and airlines were hit Monday as COVID-19 infections ramp up worldwide. Carnival, American Airlines and Expedia were among the stocks that slumped on worries of new virus infections. The CDC on Monday warned travelers to avoid going to the UK because of rising infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of airlines, cruise operators and other travel companies slumped Monday ...
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Vrbo is a popular vacation rental site with entire homes listed around the world - here's what to know before you book

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images Vrbo is a vacation rental platform where homeowners list their homes directly, similar to Airbnb. Only entire homes are listed on Vrbo, so you'll never have to share with the host or other guests. We break down everything to know about Vrbo, from pricing and fees to how it differs from Airbnb. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Although it's commonly pronounced as "v...
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Younger Travelers Are More Likely To Choose Accommodations With Inclusive Policies

As the world begins to reopen, many people around the globe are eager to hit the road, take in new sights, and reconnect with friends and family. However, don’t expect travelers to have the same mindsets they did prior to 2020. Today, Expedia Group released new research showing that travelers, especially those under the age of 40, are placing high importance on values-driven travel experiences.1
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19 of the best tree-house rentals in the US, including perches with ocean views, ziplines, and indoor hammocks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb This summer, travelers are continuing to prioritize rentals in remote areas ensconced in nature. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found the best tree-house rentals in the US for a cozy stay perched among the branches. While travel is picking up in a big way thanks to vaccine rollouts, early summer travel trends show that vacationers contin...
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Pent-up Demand Ready to be Unlocked as Travelers Hit the Road to Look for New Experiences

Expedia Group reveals key insights shaping post-pandemic travel decisions, including emerging behaviors on searching and booking to new expectations on transportation and on-property experiences. The research, called “What Travelers Want in 2021,” surveyed 16,000 respondents in eight markets. The research was first launched in 2020 and tracks traveler preferences presenting new data year-over-year.
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HotelRunner Recognized as Top Connectivity Provider by Expedia Group

The Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers for maintaining high-quality software connections and helping lodging partners grow their business on the Expedia Group platform. HotelRunner, the leading sales channel management platform and B2B network, today announced their status as an Elite Connectivity Partner, the highest designation available in Expedia Group's Connectivity Partner Program. The Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Prog...
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Expedia Group Media Solutions Releases Inaugural Quarterly Trend Report For Travel Recovery

Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, the global digital advertising organization of Expedia Group, today released its first-ever quarterly trend report. The Q1 2021 Travel Recovery Trend Report features data from custom research and Expedia Group first-party data combined with actionable insights to help ensure travel brands are best prepared to reconnect and reengage with travelers as spring and summer travel ramps up.
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Electric auto brands stalk Elon Musk’s SNL stint as Dogecoin plummets in value: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Elon Musk’s appearance as host of "Saturday Night Live" made quite the impact this weekend—not least for his revelation that he has Asperger’s syndrome and his attempts to explain his eccentric persona. ( “To anyone I’ve ...
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Expedia Group Offers Additional Revenue Streams To Airlines Via Its Template Technology To Boost Pandemic Recovery

Expedia Group is offering airlines an additional revenue stream in the wake of COVID-19 via its template technology, which provides travelers with the option of adding lodging or car to their flight booking.
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Navigating The Road To Recovery – Capturing Road Trip & Domestic Demand In North America

With COVID-19 vaccine distribution ramping up, travelers are looking ahead to spring and summer travel, and many are continuing to choose car travel as their preferred mode of transportation. A recent Expedia Group trends report found that in 2020, 30% of American travelers opted to drive over other methods of transportation, and car travel is here to stay for the foreseeable future, as road trips continue to eclipse air travel and other transportation methods.
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Peloton faces safety concerns and holding companies feel the pressure: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Peloton warning Peloton, the home fitness brand that has been one of the biggest success stories of the pandemic, is facing a major safety controversy after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers to ...
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Travel restrictions are constantly changing, so Expedia has created a tool that can help identify where you can go

A screenshot of Expedia's COVID-19 travel advisor page. Expedia Expedia partnered with Sherpa to create a tool that shows travel restrictions in different countries. These restrictions can range from quarantining, to COVID-19 testing, to face mask mandates. International travel has been seeing an uptick again as vaccine rollout continues. See more stories on Insider's business page. International travel is beginning to see an uptick again as vaccine rollout continues around the wor...
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Every Voice Matters: Shaping A Better Travel Ecosystem | By Zuhairah Washington

While the past year has been a tumultuous ride, the good news is that as we head into spring, the light is blinking brightly at the end of the tunnel for the most of US and Asia Pacific markets and we're on track to come out of this experience all the wiser. But before we rush to snap back to business as usual, it's important to take a moment to reflect on what we've learned about our industry, and ourselves, during this difficult time. To this end, the team at Expedia Group has been list...
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Vrbo Launches Fast Start Program To Fuel Early Success Of New Hosts

Vrbo ®, an Expedia Group company, announces Fast Start, a new program that increases the visibility of new properties in the first 90 days and displays a review score based on reviews from other travel sites. Vrbo performed well last year and individual property owners who joined Vrbo in 2020 made an average of almost US$6,000 per property or 50 percent more than other travel sites.1
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The 18 coolest tree-house rentals in the US, including a vineyard perch in California and a three-story cabin in Georgia

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Though vaccines are underway, travelers continue to prioritize rentals in remote, outdoor areas. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found some of the best tree-house rentals in the US for a unique stay perched in the branches. Though vaccine rollouts are firmly underway, with the pandemic still ongoing travelers continue to turn to road trip...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, Instagram, Colorado, California, Cdc, Montana, Washington, US, Trends, Georgia, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, Ohio