Tag: Booking.com

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→ Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly curation of the top travel news, straight to your inbox. Reading time: 3 minutesClick here to read our past editions Dear , It seems like there is something unusual about European weather these days: I heard from a friend who enjoyed a beautiful sunny day in London yesterday, while […]

Booking.com softens rate parity stance in Australia

Booking.com has made major concessions to its controversial rate parity policy in Australia following negotiations with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission but will still not allow hoteliers to offer cheaper rates on their own websites. In an email this week, Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans advised Australian hoteliers that from September 1 the world’s largest […]

Most leading Australian accommodation websites are US owned

Most of Australia’s best-selling accommodation websites are owned by US corporations, according to research from SiteMinder.  Online channel analyst Duncan Waterman said: “The rapid rise of international sites like Expedia, Booking.com and Agoda in the Australian market really stood out. Some of the local online players unfortunately haven’t capitalised effectively on their early entrance into the market.”  The top 10 […]

Booking.com launches new cleanliness standards for short term rentals

Booking.com has decreed that short term or holiday rentals will have to meet a minimum cleanliness standard by May 4, 2021, or have their properties delisted from the world’s biggest online travel agent. “We’re asking partners to commit to a Minimal Cleanliness Score of 6 out of 10,” Booking.com has advised properties. “A property that’s […]

Fintech stepping into travel 👀

→ Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly curation of the top travel news, straight to your inbox. As we head for the weekend, we wrapped up the most relevant news about innovation, trends and startups on the travel industry. Here it goes: German startup Acomodeo announced a strategic partnership with Booking.com. Their platform now offers accommodation types specifically curated for […]