WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model

Tripadvisor CFO, Ernst Teunissen says that the company is going to hold the line on adding back costs. Trip Advisor reduced expenditures by a staggering 32 percent in 2020 as governments worldwide banned and restricted travel.

JetBlue Takes Delivery of Its First “Reimagined” Airbus A321neo

JetBlue announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft configured with the airline’s reimagined premium Mint® experience and an all-new onboard layout, featuring comfort and connectivity perks that set the airline apart from other U.S. carriers.

Bill Gates: Over 50% Of Business Travel To Go Away Permanently

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says that over 50% of business travel and 30% of time in the office will never come back even after pandemic restrictions are lifted

Airbnb: Working From ‘Any Home’ Huge 2021 Trend

An Airbnb commissioned survey reveals that the work at home trend will be transforming into the ‘working from any home’ in 2021. The survey says that 83% of employees are in favor of relocating as part of remote working.

Airbnb CEO: Travel As We Knew It Is Over

One trend that is going to happen is that travel as we knew it is over, say Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. It doesn’t mean travel is over, just the travel we knew is over… and it’s never coming back. It’s just not.

Experts Worried About Impact of Wuhan Lockdown

Wuhan may be known as the first place the new coronavirus was identified, but it’s also a center of transport and manufacturing. Now experts are concerned the former may have significant impacts on the latter, according to Bloomberg. As of…

Google Cloud & Sabre Partner ‘To Build The Future Of Travel’

Google Cloud and Sabre announced a 10-year partnership that will see Sabre move to Google Cloud and the two companies work “to build the future of travel,” according to a press release. Sabre is a travel company that was originally…

How WEX Has Dramatically Diversified Its Payment Solutions

“Over the last several years in the company’s history we’ve diversified the business so that we have less and less exposure to fuel,” says WEX CEO Melissa Smith. “But as fuel prices go up we do have some benefit from that and when fuel prices go down we do have something negative to that.”

Expedia Pricing Tactics Powered By AI and Reams of Data, Says CEO

“We sit on reams of data with 750 million visits to Expedia Group properties every single month,” says Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom. “We’re using AI to help inform some of our lodging partners with pricing tactics, to help them price more effectively both in the alternative accommodation space and in the traditional lodging space.”

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,…

Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

Last year, Yelp launched Yelp Platform, which enables businesses to accept orders and bookings from users right through Yelp itself. It started with restaurants. Earlier this year, Yelp added spas and salons. On Tuesday, the company announced support for hotels…