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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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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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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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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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