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Booking.com to axe 25 per cent of workforce

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s sad news for Booking.com staff today, with the OTA forced to cull its headcount as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

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Aviation

Airline CEO slams OTAs over dodgy refund practices

Online travel agencies using ‘screen scraping’ are preventing passengers from receiving refunds from cancelled flights, according to this airline boss.

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Technology

Webjet introduces Afterpay option for Aussie customers

Another day, another Afterpay article. However, that’s not to suggest we’ll be going for the trifecta tomorrow.

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Technology

Afterpay makes online travel play

If COVID-19 wasn’t already enough of a challenge for travel agents, a new OTA has entered the ring.

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Technology

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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Wholesalers

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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