November 28, 2021
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Booking Holdings is on a pre-Christmas buying spree after announcing two pending acquisitions, ETraveli Group and Getaroom, within two weeks. Both are mostly back-of-the-house acquisitions that will bolster Booking's flight and hotels business.

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Providing younger travelers with more flexibility makes the timeshare sector more appealing to millennials with disposable income. And that makes properties in the sector more attractive for M&A.

Peek survived the pandemic when so many tours and activities' operators went into hibernation or worse, and now it has another $80 million in the bank for expansion. With business-to-business software as hot as it is, that's not a bad place to be.

As the saying goes, you can run but you can't hide. Skiplagged may be marketing Southwest flights for now and helping flyers book them, but this practice doesn't have a bright future.

AWS and Skift's 2021 Digital Transformation Report offers an important guide for the travel and hospitality industry as it embraces emerging digital realities and opportunities. This article takes a closer look at the report's findings regarding strategies for digital transformation among travel companies in the Asia-Pacific region.


Folks in small cities still have money to spend on trendy bars and restaurants. There's a new playbook for high-end, lifestyle hotels that doesn't require a massive, global city to usher in success.

Rather than buy technology, the agency's meeting division has struck a new type of commercial deal with the fast-growing meeting software firm Bizzabo to tap into virtual meetings. A big bet that those meetings will be here to stay.

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Event Innovation Lab at IMEX America covered best practices on how venues can help address today's top challenges, and how to confront the lies we tell ourselves about hybrid events.

Yes, it's easy to scoff at Accor launching yet another brand. But inking deals with independent luxury hotel owners requires a collection the Paris-based hotel company didn't readily have in its line-up of more than 40 brands.

The large number of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving is another sign of travel's resurgence but will pose a significant challenge to an aviation industry crippled by staffing shortages. If the airlines — and their thousands of new hires — struggle to cope with the surge of travelers, it could be another blow to industry looking for a quick recovery.

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