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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Oct 14, 2015
When it comes to business travel, there's a simple truth that every business traveler is also a leisure traveler. 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. As the face of business travel changes, the largest accommodation booking platform in the world has responded with additional, highly tailored services designed to give today' [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Oct 06, 2015
If you still need to book flights for the holidays, now is a good time to book domestic flights at decent prices, according to data from an online travel agency. That’s because this time of year falls in the “sweet spot” for booking domestic flights in advance of the holidays. Domestic flights 50 to 100 days in advance cost about $85 less on average, according to Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corp. in an earlier report on air travel trend [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Oct 05, 2015
Small business travelers that search online for better deals on airfare, hotels, and the like, stand to gain from the Expedia acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide. The companies each promise that the Expedia Orbitz merger can expand their offerings to discount-seeking travelers, especially those traveling for business. Well known to small business travelers as a travel booking website, Orbitz uses a conglomeration of several online companies to o [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Sep 23, 2015
Priceline.com has launched an Instagram campaign that has already gone viral. The RoomWithAView Instagram campaign has been sending influential people in the travel, lifestyle and fashion industries to various hotels across the country, starting with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of “The Big Bang Theory” five weeks ago (who goes by the alias normancook on Instagram). Priceline.com is collaborating with 15 influencers in all, sending them to 15 hotel [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Sep 08, 2015
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry has been honoured with the Best Global Distribution System Award for its Travel Commerce Platform at the 2015 Business Traveller Africa Awards. The annual event- in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine – took place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg on 1 Sept [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Aug 22, 2015
London is expected to once again be crowned the world’s most popular tourist destination in 2015, according to predictions by Mastercard. It’s the second year running that the capital has topped the Global Destinations Cities Index, which provides an in-depth ranking of the 132 most travelled cities from around the world.  London is projected to welcome 18.82 million international visitors in 2015, according to the annual report, putting th [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Aug 21, 2015
As the travel industry focuses more on India, Expedia has released a report that examines the travel behavior and preferences of Indians. As the travel industry focuses more on India, Expedia has released a report that examines the travel behavior and preferences of Indians. Of the 520 surveyed, 48 percent said they picked their destination based on which activities they wanted to experience. Holiday activities are picking up amongst Ind [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Aug 20, 2015
Transient bookings (business and leisure) in 25 major North American markets increased across online travel agencies (OTAs), official hotel websites and GDS channels, compared to the second quarter of 2014. OTA bookings increased by 9.7 percent, year-on-year, while bookings through hotel websites and GDS channels increased by 5.8 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively, according to the review. Average daily rate (ADR) across all channels i [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Aug 18, 2015
US-based Expedia Inc, which entered in India in 2008, became the world's largest online travel company by bookings in the first quarter of the current fiscal. The company, which clocked a revenue growth of 11% in the second quarter, does not want to be a mass brand in India. Instead, it wants to focus on more evolved consumers who are not looking for pre-packaged products.   India is definitely contributing in a positive manner as [...]

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  • Posted by :Thomas
  • Date :Aug 12, 2015
If connecting with Americans this summer is a travel brand’s ambition, it appears one of their best bets lies on the Golden State’s sunny beaches, wineries and backlot movie tours. California is the most-booked state by Americans this summer based on airfare booking data from Priceline.com which show the state is the most booked U.S. destination for travelers from 26 states. Florida is the second most popular state for bookings with 16 state [...]