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Re: Expedia lifts the veil on airline fees

DrFumblefinger ·
I like transparency and think this is welcome news for travel consumers. Also a smart move on the part of Expedia, I think.
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What changes in European hotel booking could mean to you...

PHeymont ·
You may soon have a real reason to use a "metasearch" site such as Kayak or Travago to find your European hotel room, rather than an actual booking site such as Booking.com or Expedia. Up to now, almost all prices have been the same; that may be about...
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TripAdvisor up for sale? Priceline, Expedia might be interested...

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor, the travel info source you either love or hate, is clearly a giant of the industry...and it might be available for the right price. It's controlled by cable-and-more giant Liberty Media and John Malone, its head.   Malone separated...
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TripAdvisor reserves a table in Portugal

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor, which bought European restaurant reservation LaFourchette a year ago and has picked up several others since then, has now acquired BestTables in Portugal, which also books seats for a number of restaurants in Brazil.    ...
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How big is the hotel booking business? Now you know!

PHeymont ·
  Sometimes numbers get so big they're hard to visualize or believe, and here's one of those numbers:   During the first three months of 2015, booking.com handled  106,400,000   hotel room nights. That's right...over 100 million....
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Booking.com's new venture: services for hotels

PHeymont ·
Booking.com's new plan: work both sides of the front desk at hotels.     Photo: Wikimedia / opera cadet   Booking.com, possibly the biggest busiest on-line hotel booking site, is trying out a venture on the other side: Their...
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Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

PHeymont ·
Or maybe 2.   Expedia has snapped up Orbitz and its subsidiary brands, including ebookers.com and CheapTickets.com. In the past year it has also acquired former main rival Travelocity.   Its remaining big rival is Priceline, which owns...
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OpenTable "re-brands" and spreads its reach

PHeymont ·
OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service acquired 9 months ago by Priceline, is starting to show off its new directions and ambitions. First up, a new logo and slogan. The logo is a stylized round table and seat; the slogan gives a broad...
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Amazon Edges Closer to Hotel Booking

PHeymont ·
Amazon has repeatedly denied it wants to move into the world of online travel agencies such as Expedia and Travelocity or booking sites like booking.com, but they keep making moves that look like that's in their future.   The latest move is...
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Priceline Continues to Bet on Restaurant Reservations

Travel Rob ·
Priceline announced in September that it purchased, AS Digital, a restaurant reservation system provider based in Australia. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. This follows their purchase of OpenTable in 2014 for 2.5 billion dollars....
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Expedia lifts the veil on airline fees

PHeymont ·
In a move possibly intended to show a little difference from its rivals, Expedia will now display typical airline fees, including baggage charges and change fees before the final purchase of the ticket.   Typically, up to now, those charges are...
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TripAdvisor, Booking.com book a deal

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor just took one giant step forward in its plans to be a one-stop review and booking site by a deal with booking.com which will  allow TripAdvisor to directly book customers into booking.com's 436,000 rooms.   It's part of a series...
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Booking.com celebrates one-billionth guest

PHeymont ·
Booking.com's Amsterdam headquarters   Booking.com has just passed a milestone: It booked its one-billionth guest since its start nearly 20 years ago.   The site was founded in 1996 in Entschiede in the Netherlands, and is now one of the key...
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No more negotiator: 'Name Your Own Price' is gone

PHeymont ·
Blind bidding for airfare just hasn't been working for Priceline lately, but the company has other tricks up its industry-leading sleeve.
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Re: Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

Travel Rob ·
I am going to miss an independent Orbitz. I really like Priceline and Expedia but occasionally i found a flight that was cheaper to book on Orbitz.
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Re: What changes in European hotel booking could mean to you...

Travel Rob ·
I think that's a positive thing . I believe the vast majority of hotels will still give Booking.com the lowest price but the added competition now should be good for consumers
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