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Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Booking sites' guests reviews on Google have been a highly charged issue for years. The latest is that Airbnb and TripAdvisor are willingly giving Google their guest reviews of vacation rentals, but
Tour Injury Lawsuit Tests Whether TripAdvisor Is Liability-Free

Tour Injury Lawsuit Tests Whether TripAdvisor Is Liability-Free

Bulletproof legal immunity for "platforms" like TripAdvisor seems to have softened in recent years. What's certain is that as tours and activities go more mainstream as an option on booking sites,
The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Airbnb overtook Expedia in room nights booked in the first quarter of 2019, but questions loom for 2020. Will Airbnb lose its focus as it vows to go public and become a broader online travel agency?
El hostelero de Mérida que venció a TripAdvisor

El hostelero de Mérida que venció a TripAdvisor

Un juez obliga a la empresa estadounidense a borrar un comentario que calificaba de “fraude” y “robo” el negocio
GetYourGuide widens its horizons, will expand its Originals short tours into day trips and more

GetYourGuide widens its horizons, will expand its Originals short tours into day trips and more

GetYourGuide has made a name for itself as the startup that helped the stale idea of guided tours for travellers on its head. Tapping into the generation of consumers who think of travel not just as
A Drop in European Visitors to Thailand Is a Wake-Up Call

A Drop in European Visitors to Thailand Is a Wake-Up Call

While it focuses on arresting a drop in Chinese arrivals, Thailand should spend equal or more time assessing why European arrivals are declining. It's the higher spending market. The reasons are
Google Crushes Expedia and TripAdvisor

Google Crushes Expedia and TripAdvisor

Search results plummet, forcing companies to buy advertising space from Google.

Booking Holdings Sees Brand Collaborations as Key to Restoring Growth on Steroids

The road back to a flywheel of growth would be a lengthy one for Booking Holdings. Google has a ton of data, too, as do other competitors. Can Booking Holdings create a product that is really deeper
Google’s Travel Gains Levy Pain at TripAdvisor and Expedia

Google’s Travel Gains Levy Pain at TripAdvisor and Expedia

The fact that Google is leveraging its dominance as a search engine into taking market share away from travel competitors is no longer even debatable. Expedia and TripAdvisor officials seem almost
New TripAdvisor China Venture Eyes Digital Advertising Revenues

New TripAdvisor China Venture Eyes Digital Advertising Revenues

Digital advertising revenue surely is a key motivation behind the new TripAdvisor China joint venture, but whether the dollars are guaranteed is another question in China's rich and innovative digital
TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

The TripAdvisor-Trip.com Group deal is both a shocker and a non-shocker. When Ctrip decided to change the parent company name to Trip.com Group, you could see a certain affinity with the TripAdvisor
Online Travel Agency Giants Are on the Backfoot in Tours and Experiences

Online Travel Agency Giants Are on the Backfoot in Tours and Experiences

Expedia, Booking.com, and Ctrip are boosting the supply of sightseeing and experiences options that can be booked in merely a few clicks. But several factors are complicating any plans they may have
DIY travellers risk being tripped up by lack of protection when booking via comparison sites

DIY travellers risk being tripped up by lack of protection when booking via comparison sites

Booking a villa through an online platform can leave the holidaymaker with little or no recourse to compensation when the property fails to live up to its descriptionIt was early evening when Victoria

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

With its new policy, TripAdvisor is making a clear statement about the use of marine animals for entertainment. Will it be setting a trend for others to follow? Even more interesting will be seeing
With the right nudge, India can become the next Silicon Valley
Travel’s Green Revolution Remains a Work in Progress

Travel’s Green Revolution Remains a Work in Progress

We're at the beginning of a period of long-term change toward more sustainable business practices from members of the global travel industry. Executives who take a proactive approach will be rewarded
Tripadvisor gana al restaurante de Valencia que le denunció por malas críticas: sus filtros funcionan

Tripadvisor gana al restaurante de Valencia que le denunció por malas críticas: sus filtros funcionan

La sentencia rechaza la demanda del restaurador, que exigía al portal una indemnización de 660.000 euros por daños morales
TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

When it comes to certain green practices and the refugee crisis, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer believes corporations and CEOs can't sit on the sidelines and must take a stand. That's an inconvenient
UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

It's 2019, online travel agencies and hotels shouldn't still be using high-pressure tactics to get us to part with our money. There are much better ways. Hopefully the UK's action will spur other