Direct is not always best: The benefits of working with OTAs
by Matthias Dybing
Travel Weekly’s editor reckons this article is best enjoyed while listening to the 1975 hit “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by War.
Lonely Planet moves into OTA territory with new acquisition
Worried about the rise of OTAs and their impact on your business model? We strongly advise having a packet of Panadol at the ready before giving this a squiz.
Newly launched OTA speaks out after being dumped by airline
by Huntley Mitchell
The OTA took a break from watching rom-coms and eating ice cream from the tub to have a chat with Travel Weekly about its heartache.
Starts at 60 launches OTA and full service travel agency
Starts at 60 just launched into the next evolution of Travel at 60, turning it into an online/offline travel agency, travel packaging team, and full-service travel consultancy.
Hostelworld taps Expedia head of retail as new CEO
Meanwhile, we’ve taped coffee as our new head of productivity. So far it’s working wonders.
TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings’ major new acquisitions
It looks like a booking technology war is brewing between the two companies and we are LIVING for this drama.
Penny Spencer: “There’s a reason agents have been a thing since, well forever”
by Daisy Doctor
There’s also a reason painkillers have an increase in sales every Monday morning. But that’s another story altogether. Ok, we made that up.
Flight Centre results: Profit up 23%, huge increase in OTA sales
by Daisy Doctor
We’ve had seven coffees to get through this report and our fingers are shaking. Please excuse any grammatical mistakes, we’re awaiting our caffeine poisoning to hit.
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