Booking.com adds flights, cars and restaurants Jun28

Booking.com adds fli...

Booking.com is renowned for its hotel-only focus but its homepage now features tabs for flights from Kayak, car rentals from RentalCars.com, and restaurant reservations from OpenTable, all sister companies owned by parent company Priceline Group. The new tabs on the Booking.com homepage on...

How hotels are upping the fight against online travel agencies Jun14

How hotels are uppin...

For hotels to beat OTAs, it will be because of experience, not marketing! For years, hotels and online travel agencies (OTAs) have maintained a frenemy relationship.  But now, as bookings through OTAs have surpassed direct bookings for the first time ever, a number of major hotel brands are...

Test: Google Hotel Price Slider With Hotel Price Graph Jun13

Test: Google Hotel P...

Google doesn’t stop doing these local, espesially hotel specific tests. This one shows the price slide filter but with a graph overlay of the prices of the hotels on the graph. Each bar must represent the number of hotels within that price range, communicating to the searcher where they...

New online booking platform claims to ‘turn people into travel agents’ Jun07

New online booking p...

A new booking platform called TRVL, which claims to “turn people into travel agents”, has raised $2.7 million in funding from angel investors. “TRVL is turning people into travel agents the way Airbnb is turning people into hosts”, claims the company “TRVL is turning people into travel agents...

Airbnb says it helped travelers save $12 million last Memorial Day weekend May29

Airbnb says it helpe...

In an all-too-familiar Airbnb fashion, the home-sharing company has released a report touting how great it is. Airbnb says it helped travelers collectively save $12 million on Memorial Day weekend last year by offering them accommodations in homes versus hotels. This is based on Airbnb’s...

Expedia on when to book hotels for best rates Nov08

Expedia on when to b...

Finding great rates for hotels can be tricky, but an analysis by Expedia offers some helpful insights for travelers. The lowest average daily rates were available from 21 to 28 days before travel dates. The report presents several key takeaways: – Sundays are the best days to get deals...