“From our perspective, we see flight search as an upper-funnel product and hotels as a lower-funnel product and our revenue story is that Hotel Ads is the key revenue driver in the travel space,” said Oliver Heckmann, who heads Google’s travel product and is a vice president of engineering, during an on-stage interview at the inaugural Skift Forum Europe in London April 4. Heckmann said the precise dynamics vary by country but that both Google Hotel Ads and Google Flights are showing “high momentum now in Europe.” Heckmann said Google’s product people can focus on developing strategy even as regulatory issues may be swirling. “If you focus on the user you have a very defensible position to prove what you’ve done, you done the right thing for consumers,” he said. Get the full story at Skift