Tourist gets Airbnb, Booking.com host banned for using racial slurs
A racist Airbnb and Booking.com host has been removed from both platforms for calling a tourist a “monkey” and a “n*****”. Good riddance.
Flavour of the Week: Booking Holdings’ management shake-up, AWA wins Maldives account, Port Macquarie appoints Gate 7 + more!
There have been some grandiose movements locally and globally in the travel industry of late. Almost as grandiose as our editor’s quadruple-shot espresso with two marshmallows this morn.
Amadeus signs landmark deal with Booking.com to boost accommodation content
Amadeus appears to be the new black in the travel industry, with the tech player announcing yet another partnership.
Two Aussie sustainable travel start-ups awarded grants from Booking.com
Was your start-up in the running for some much-needed funding from Booking.com? Find out whether the money is coming your way here.
Booking.com begins search for world’s first canine travel advisor
Are you an agent and own a dog? Do you consider your pet pooch to be your best friend? Well, be prepared to become bitter rivals with this news.
Labor to give small hotels pricing power if elected
Travel Weekly staff enjoy heading to the polling booth if only for a scone at the cake stall or a snag sambo from the BBQ.
Booking.com reveals alternative accomm revenue for first time, shortlists Aussie start-ups for funding
Booking.com has been busy lately with a couple of big reveals, but that’s not to suggest the digital travel platform hired a team of professional curtain raisers or anything.
Hotel booking giants agree to change their ways following investigation
The naughty kids of the travel industry classroom (aka hotel booking sites) have agreed to sit up straight and behave following a talking-to from a competition watchdog.
Almost 10 million Aussies think a white Christmas is more magical
Is an Aussie Christmas legit? Well, not according to almost half of all Aussies. In lieu of snow, we’ll be making crushed ice snowmen in an air con room.
Booking’s VP on why agents should get involved with short-term rentals
by Ali Coulton
Love them or hate them, short-term rentals have taken the accommodation world by storm. Here’s why agents should cash in on the spoils.
Space travel and eco-activism high on the radar for 2019
Booking.com has released their travel trend predictions for 2019! Meanwhile, we’re releasing our lunch predictions for today and it’s cloudy with a high chance of leftover pizza.
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