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Webjet hits back at “factual inaccuracies” of Google’s impact in analyst report

Webjet has pushed back at damaging “inaccuracies” in an analyst report on the OTA, which contributed to its dire share price earlier this week.

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Trivago licks its wounds after court loss, as industry bodies applaud ruling

by Huntley Mitchell

Trivago has responded to the Federal Court’s ruling that it misled consumers about hotel room rates on its website and in its TV ads. Find out what the OTA had to say here.

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Federal Court finds Trivago misled consumers about hotel room rates

An OTA using dodgy tactics is like a red rag to a bull for agents, so best take a couple of deep breaths and prepare a pillow to scream in before reading this.

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Intrepid partners with Asia’s largest OTA

Travel Weekly understands Intrepid’s office party planner has ordered dumplings, prawn toast and san choy bau from the local Chinese restaurant in celebration of this new deal.

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The hunter or the hunted? Webjet responds to acquisition speculation

by Huntley Mitchell

First it was speculation that Webjet was looking to acquire, and now it’s the other way around. Make sense of it all here.

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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.

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Agoda launches ‘Less Hassle, More Travel’ ad campaign

Agoda’s ‘Agojis’ front the OTA’s new brand campaign, which are not to be confused with emojis, animojis, Bitmojis, or Memojis.

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Agoda unveils swathe of new offerings for customers and partners

Do you live in constant fear of the power and might of OTAs? Well, it might be best to skip over this news then.

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Agoda launches ‘Flights’ offering

by Huntley Mitchell

Do you try to keep tabs on OTAs? Well, Travel Weekly has saved you from doing some of the legwork here.

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TripAdvisor gives hotels direct booking capability with new paid placement feature

by Christian Fleetwood

It looks like TripAdvisor is moving and shaking its way further into paid advertising options; more elegantly, might we add, than Travel Weekly’s editor on the dance floor.

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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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