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Amoma.com Troubles May Delight Hoteliers That Hate Its Rate Discounting

Hoteliers probably disliked Amoma.com more than any other online travel agency in the past few years. Amoma often undercut hoteliers on price. Now its reported troubles may have repercussions across the

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it's debatable whether

Why Airbnb Turned to HotelTonight for Its Data Savvy

HotelTonight's acquisition by Airbnb last March represented a happy outcome, but it wasn't inevitable. Back in 2015, HotelTonight faced layoffs and fundraising hiccups. Here, co-founder and CEO Sam Shank

Ctrip Changing Name to Trip.com Group to Emphasize International Business

Ctrip, or the company soon-to-be known as Trip.com Group Ltd., is banking on international growth as a key driver of its business, primarily in Asia. But short term, at least, difficulties in Hong Kong

Expedia CEO Plays the Long Game in Short-Term Rentals

Whoever has the most toys, or in this case short-term rentals and hotels, wins. Well, that may be a tad simplistic but Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom, in discussing some of the challenges of the company's

Google Signals Its Vacation Rental Ambitions With Vacasa Direct-Connect

Like Airbnb, Expedia, and others in the sector, Google is making a push to professionalize and increase its portfolio of vacation rental offerings, and that means enlisting property managers, and entering

Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative With TripAdvisor, Booking.com

The Duke of Sussex is turning his environmental activism to the industry of travel, with the launch of Travalyst, a new global partnership aiming to encourage sustainable travel practices across the industry

Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates

Some hotel operators — MGM Resorts, RLH, Omni, Radisson, and Melia — have been fine-tuning their efforts at setting rates for rooms, upgrades, and other services. They've been leveraging a growing prowess

Cox & Kings Contemplates Sale of Meininger Hotels

Cox & Kings Ltd., the Indian travel company, is exploring a potential sale of European hospitality chain Meininger Hotels as it seeks to cut debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The

Mews Raises $33 Million to Challenge Oracle Hospitality in Hotel Tech

Mews, a hotel tech vendor, said Thursday it had raised $33 million in funding from Battery Ventures, a top-tier Silicon Valley firm whose bet represents the first serious validation of a wave of hotel