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OPINION: Travelport’s MD on how to convert OTA browsers into bookings

by Scott Barber

Do you work for an OTA and are tired of time-wasters? Travelport’s Scott Barber has penned this handy piece on how to turn pesky browsers into buyers.

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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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

OTA suffers major setback following Aussie launch

If this story doesn’t prompt a heap of high fives and back slaps between travel agents, we don’t know what will.

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Travel Agents

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.

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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.

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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.

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Travel Agents

The OTA business model changing the game

by Ali Coulton

Here’s what travel companies are doing to adapt to the tech take over. We’re combatting the Monday take-over with an increase in flat whites and Berocca.

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Is Booking.com turning into an OTA?

Booking.com looks like its morphing into an OTA. Meanwhile, Airbnb openly challenges its competitors in a feisty open letter to accommodation owners.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

Is Webjet’s threat to agents intensifying?

by Daisy Doctor

Webjet’s growth has surprised even us. We’re talking about the huge increase in profits that is, not a newly formed skin infection.

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