Online travel agency Expedia is pushing ahead of its nearest rivals in Canada, with a massive lead opening up between it, Flight Network and others during April this year.
There was a rather sharp intake of breath in many quarters recently when global budget stay brand HostelWorld announced its intention to snap up arch rival Hostelbookers.
Just 0.5% market share separates market leader Expedia from online travel agency rival Wotif in the list of leading travel websites in New Zealand.
SNCF’s joint subsidiary with Expedia has rebranded the French railway’s B2B site, and the B2C site in Europe will be rebranded, too, around the end of 2013.
Building a direct revenue channel has become paramount to any other marketing effort. And the hotel website is a critical component to selling room nights, preserving rate, and building market share.
Google’s lengthy wrangling with European regulators could see some kind of closure if a market test of proposals from the search giant proves successful.
At the onset of the new decade (1990) it became apparent that travel agents were caught in a price battle between the remaining four global distribution systems and the airlines.
Travelocity, Kayak and Orbitz et al are watching their rivals and top performing web brands, Expedia and Priceline, stretch their lead in the list of leading travel websites in the US.
Some early moves in the list of leading travel sites in the UK as the gloomy winter makes way for spring and post-Christmas sales rush subsides.