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Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for
Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Monopoly-Like Search Results

Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Monopoly-Like Search Results

Google found itself in an uncomfortable position Sunday night, as 60 Minutes placed a magnifying glass on the company that accounts for 90 percent of all search traffic and asked if it is operating as
TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

The tours and activities sector is not hotels 2.0. It's a massive business opportunity, though. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer estimated it will be about half the size of the hotel sector, with
Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Should there be TripAdvisor booths at big tourist attractions in Paris, New York, Las Vegas and Rome? It might not be a bad idea to explore to attract the business of travelers who like to book
TripAdvisor Q1 Shows Some Positives Although Core Hotel Business Is Still Tough Going

TripAdvisor Q1 Shows Some Positives Although Core Hotel Business Is Still Tough Going

Beyond all the financial razzmatazz, TripAdvisor's core hotel business is still under pressure while the much smaller experiences and restaurant businesses are growing nicely — although not profitably
Google wants Maps to be the only thing you need to plan a night

Google wants Maps to be the only thing you need to plan a night

If you're looking to go somewhere, you probably start your search with Google Maps, before heading over to Yelp and Trip Advisor. Google's not happy with that state of affairs, and is determined to
Expedia Sold More Than $500 Million in Tours and Activities in 2017

Expedia Sold More Than $500 Million in Tours and Activities in 2017

Expedia's half-billion dollars of online sales may seem large. But it's a tiny sum in the context of the company's overall sales. It is still early days for the online management and distribution of
Why Everybody Now Wants a Piece of the Tours and Activities Sector

Why Everybody Now Wants a Piece of the Tours and Activities Sector

Large travel corporations can't seem to get enough of the tours and activities space. It's one to watch as the year unfolds. Deals can be a great way to get a foot in the door, but don't forget to
TripAdvisor Buys Tours and Activities Tech Provider Bokun as Connectivity Race Heats Up

TripAdvisor Buys Tours and Activities Tech Provider Bokun as Connectivity Race Heats Up

We said there would be more consolidation in the tours and activities space, and the ink was hardly dry when TripAdvisor announced the acquisition of Bokun. This enables TripAdvisor to provide an
TripAdvisor Attractions Unit Will Rebrand as Experiences

TripAdvisor Attractions Unit Will Rebrand as Experiences

And the winner is ... "experiences." It's a trendy way these days to refer to what formerly were known as tours and activities or attractions. Following Airbnb and Booking.com, TripAdvisor's new
The Best Travel Destinations, According to TripAdvisor Users

The Best Travel Destinations, According to TripAdvisor Users

When you’re planning an epic vacation, you want to be sure you’re headed somewhere incredible in more ways than one. You want fascinating culture and history, eye-popping beauty, and of course,
Hells Angels around the world rally to downrank Manitoba businesses that don't serve outlaw bikers

Hells Angels around the world rally to downrank Manitoba businesses that don't serve outlaw bikers

After Winnipeg's Marion Hotel turned away members of the Manitoba Nomads -- a branch of the Hells Angels, classed as a criminal organisation under Manitoba law -- the gang's president called on Hells
TripAdvisor CEO Bullish on Giving Hotels New Ad Path to Top of Listings

TripAdvisor CEO Bullish on Giving Hotels New Ad Path to Top of Listings

Hotels — 10,000 of them — have voted with their feet, or advertising budgets, that is, and are trying out TripAdvisor's new sponsored listings program. The bottom line is the success or failure of the
TripAdvisor and Expedia Pull TV Ads in Boycott of Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show

TripAdvisor and Expedia Pull TV Ads in Boycott of Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show

Kudos to TripAdvisor and Expedia for doing the right thing in helping encourage civil discourse. Whatever one thinks about the gun policy debate, picking on a teenager's personal musings about college
Plan group trips in Skype with help from TripAdvisor and StubHub

Plan group trips in Skype with help from TripAdvisor and StubHub

Bringing TripAdvisor into a group chat is pretty easy -- just tap the Add to Chat button and select TripAdvisor from the list of available plug-ins. You can choose a destination, then search for
Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech

Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech

The high-end audio technology company Bose is getting into the augmented reality game with a new product and a $50 million fund devoted to startups that will develop services for its new platform.

Tours and Activities Race for Dominance in 6 Charts

Viator leads in online tours and activities, as Skift Research's new analysis shows, but being in first also puts a target on its back. Rivals are working hard to close the gap and the race is far
Guy Gets Fake London Restaurant to the #1 Spot on TripAdvisor and Opens for a Night

Guy Gets Fake London Restaurant to the #1 Spot on TripAdvisor and Opens for a Night

The Shed at Dulwich was the number one rated restaurant in London, with foodies, celebrities and bloggers trying to get a table
TripAdvisor Has a TV-Heavy Marketing Strategy That Competitors Are Trying Too

TripAdvisor Has a TV-Heavy Marketing Strategy That Competitors Are Trying Too

Google execs are not losing any sleep yet, but they are likely aware that some of their largest travel advertisers are starting to favor commercials on TV instead of sponsored search engine links. The
TripAdvisor Sees Stock Gains After Adding a Venture Capital Exec to Its Board

TripAdvisor Sees Stock Gains After Adding a Venture Capital Exec to Its Board

TripAdvisor will report earnings on February 14. Will its numbers be a valentine to investors? If not, perhaps the company should break up its relationship with the public markets. A move to private