American tourist mistakes fudge for soap at Scottish hotel
Despite mistakenly slathering himself in fudge, the guest enjoyed his stay at the property, rating it a nine out of 10.
Online travel giants agree to data-sharing deal with European Commission
Airbnb, Booking, Expedia, and TripAdvisor have all shaken hands with the European Commission. Find out why here.
Aussie motel forced to close after charging guest $50 for “defamatory” online review
The motel’s managers said they had been bombarded with fake reviews and threatening phone calls after charging a guest extra for leaving a negative review.
Booking.com commits more than $4 million in grants to support sustainable accommodation
by Mekal Mishra
Have you just launched an accommodation start-up but are already running out of funding? This news couldn’t have come at a better time.
Booking.com’s new partnership makes travelling Southeast Asia easier for Aussies
Booking.com has grabbed hold of one of Asia’s largest rideshare players, marking the latest step in the OTA’s move to build all-in-one functionality.
Booking.com creates its sweetest stay yet with ‘Candy Cane House’
Travel Weekly warns this story is so sweet that you could get type 2 diabetes just from reading it.
The biggest challenge facing Booking.com and other OTAs
by Huntley Mitchell
Booking.com’s regional boss kicked off this year’s Travel Tech. Summit with an insightful keynote. Find out what she had to say here.
Booking.com lists the most Aussie accommodation ever… a Vegemite Villa!
Vegemite lovers have a chance like never before to demonstrate their devotion to Australia’s iconic spread by staying overnight in a one-of-a-kind villa.
Luxury Escapes CEO breaks silence on potential Qantas, Booking.com or Webjet takeover
by Huntley Mitchell
Travel Weekly has spoken to the Luxury Escapes boss about mounting speculation that the business could soon be snapped up by a big travel giant. Here’s what he had to say.
Booking.com taps ‘second cities’ and ‘slow-mo travel’ as top trends for 2020
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor has tapped crocks and socks as a top trend for 2020. We’ve banned him from leaving the office until he changes his shoes.
Road & Rail
Road & Rail Wrap: Booking.com launches on-demand ride-hailing, Utracks sees Italy spike, cycling in Sri Lanka + MORE!
Reading today’s Road & Rail Wrap is kind of like watching Murder on the Orient Express, except with far less murder and Belgian accents. Although it certainly involves trains.
Halloween Wrap: top dark tourism spots for 2020, Luna Park hosts Halloscream, stay in the Addams Family mansion + MORE!
We’re getting into the spooky spirit today by dressing our office dog as a ghost and letting him loose in the building. Except we forgot to add eye holes, so he hasn’t made it past the office entrance yet.
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