How the World’s Largest Online Travel Company Used Acquisitions to Grow

Glen Fogle, CEO of Booking Holdings says that it is through acquisitions that the company was able to grow as big as it is with revenue now exceeding $12 billion per year.

Hopper CEO Says that their Travel App Predicts Future Prices via Big Data and AI

Hopper, an AI-driven prediction travel app that competes with Priceline and Expedia, is somewhat under the radar but actually has been around for over 3 years and has over 30 million users.

Google Launches ‘Get Trips’ Mobile App

Google has created a comprehensive new travel app, Get Trips, available for both Android & iOS mobile devices, that push it further into the travel industry. The new travel app, targeted toward sight seeing consumers, is both a trip planner…

Delta Air Lines Announces New Payment Option

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday that it is providing its international customers with a new payment option. Those booking flights via delta.com will be able to pay with online bank transfers in real time. A photo posted by Delta…

Google Shuts Down Hotel Finder, Adds More To Hotel Ads

Google announced broader availability of its Hotel Ads Commission program, an expansion of its Book on Google feature and the addition of more information about hotel locations within Google search. As it adds all of this, it’s actually shutting down…

Google Calendar Works Better With Gmail For Business Travel

Google announced some improvements to the integration between Gmail and Google Calendar when it comes to business travel. Now, when users get email with flight, hotel, restaurant or ticketed event info, the event will automatically be added to Google Calendar.…

Netflix Makes Hotel Room Deal With Marriott

Netflix has partnered with Marriott International to enable Marriott Hotels guests to subscribe to or sign into Netflix by using the Netflix app on the rooms’ internet-connected TVs. While Netflix has partnered with various pay-TV operators, this is the first…

Airbnb Is Now Operating in Cuba

It appears that Netflix isn’t the only tech company looking to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of restrictions.…

Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near…

Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search

Hipmunk announced that it has been named Yahoo’s exclusive flight and hotel search provider, and is now integraed with Yahoo Travel, giving users access to Hipmunk’s own travel search offerings. Hipmunk CEO Adam Goldstein said, “After our recent funding round,…