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“Australia is a terrific market for cruising!”: Expedia’s Greg Schulze on how agents can maximise their business

We chatted with one of the big wigs at Expedia during its recent gathering in Vegas. Sadly, he declined our invite to join us for a game of blackjack, but that’s probably for the best.

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Destinations

Bali’s tourism minister urges Aussies to return

Are you looking for an excuse to head overseas? We think there’s none better than a high ranking member of Indonesia’s government ordering our return.

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Expedia Group to combine its reward programs, creating mega loyalty platform

The group has decided that it’d be better to dangle all of its loyalty carrots together in a bunch, so you’d have to agree that the accompanying pic is on point.

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Tourism

Allianz Australia fined $1.5m over misleading travel insurance sales via Expedia-owned sites

by Huntley Mitchell

The insurance giant has paid a multimillion-dollar price for some dodgy sales through a trio of Expedia-owned websites.

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Tourism

Study: Two in five Aussies would swap a pay rise for more annual leave

Expedia has released some spiffy new data about how travel values have shifted during the pandemic, with many saying they have increased their budget for post-COVID jaunts.

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Technology

Three Expedia execs to exit as part of group’s four-pillar restructure

The online travel giant has been busy hiring and firing its way to a more streamlined operational structure.

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Technology

Expedia’s brand positioning takes new direction

The online travel giant has recalibrated its compass and is heading in a new direction. However, that’s not to suggest it got completely lost.

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Travel Agents

Australian Travel Agents Co-operative inks deal with Expedia

Do you happen to be a member of the ATAC? Well, you probably already know about this news, but here it is anyway.

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Aviation

JetBlue slams “frivolous” lawsuit over alleged blocking of OTAs

Did you hear someone yell “OOOOOOH, BURN!” in the general vicinity of Surry Hills this morning? Don’t worry, it was just Travel Weekly’s editor upon reading this news.

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Technology

Expedia embroiled in Allianz Australia court case over alleged misleading travel insurance sales

The online travel giant has found itself in the middle of a Federal Court case between ASIC and Allianz over travel insurance.

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Technology

Expedia becomes exclusive provider of wholesale agent rates for Marriott

Despite the constant war between hotels and OTAs, the world’s largest hotel chain has penned a new partnership with Expedia.

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Expedia slumps to $1.2 billion loss in Q2

by Huntley Mitchell

Thought Expedia was fairly immune to the severe impact COVID-19 is having on the travel industry? Think again upon reading these dour financials.

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