October 13, 2015

How travelers are eliminating the middleman and what it means for travel brands

Twenty years ago, aspiring travelers planned trips with travel agents in person. Ten years ago, they booked with online travel agency sites. Today, they engage directly with brands.

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Business travel takes off on Booking.com

When it comes to business travel, there's a simple truth that every business traveler is also a leisure traveler. Today, Booking.com reveals that more and more of its leisure travelers are making business bookings on its site, with almost one in five now made for business travel.

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Five lessons from Expedia’s test-and-learn culture

At any one point in time, brand Expedia is working on 50 different versions of the website and providing daily updates to its customers. Its engineering teams can detect small changes and figure out what version a consumer really likes using data insights, then adapt quickly to suit.

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TUI sells hotel booking site LateRooms

TUI Group said it sold its British hotel booking website LateRooms in early October to focus on its main package travel business. TUI declined to give any details on the sale, but said it will reveal more in its December earnings release.

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