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Yesterday | Forbes.com

Expedia's Second Quarter Results Likely Boosted By Travelocity Deal And Broader Roll Out Of ETP

In the first half of 2013, high competition in the travel industry negatively impacted Expedia by weakening the growth in direct type-in traffic, which is the most efficient traffic for customer loyalty and profitability, according to the company's management.

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Related Topix: VirtualTourist, Marketing, Financial Markets

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Hospitality Net

The curious case of online travel - OTA consolidation, Metasearch...

There is much media interest in the consolidation taking place in the competitive online travel industry.

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Related Topix: VirtualTourist, Priceline, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Travelocity sold to Orbitz Worldwide

WARREN RUDA / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Travelocity, with a call center in Hanover Township, was sold to Orbitz Worldwide.

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Related Topix: Orbitz, Travel/Tourism, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sys-Con Media

:DentalPlans Appoints Bill Chase Vice President of Marketing

In his new role, Chase will be focused on creating demand across all marketing channels and growing the :DentalPlans brand and overall value with both consumers and marketing partners.

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Related Topix: Marketing, University of Pittsburgh, Dentistry, Medicine

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Skift

Changing of the Guard as Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway Join Travel Tech Trade Group

In a testament to the arrival of the sharing economy and alternative lodging choices, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway have joined a travel tech advocacy group that until now has been the sole fiefdom of major online travel agencies and global distribution systems.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Housing

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Refinery 29

Packing Tips From A Travel Blogging Pro

Courtney Scott is the senior editor at Travelocity where she produces and hosts Travelocity's original weekly travel show, Let's Roam.

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Related Topix: Blog News

VentureBeat

Travel advertising firm Intent Media raises $22.7M

Intent Media focuses on advertising and marketing in the travel industry, specifically for travel-related tech companies.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Skift

The Next Chapter in the Convergence of Booking Sites and Metasearch

A metasearch-like advertisement on an online travel agency site isn't going to get anywhere near the the sort of clout that sites such as TripAdvisor, Google and Kayak can wield, but it enables OTA sites to get into metasearch in a modest way to appease consumers' inclination to comparison-shop without taking a lot of the risk.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Travel/Tourism, Orbitz, New York, Priceline, Hotelscom

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Instapundit.com

SPYING: Sites Like Travelocity Turning Over Full Credit Card...

The 76 new pages of data, covering 2005 through 2013, show that CBP retains massive amounts of data on us when we travel internationally.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Techmeme

Sites like Travelocity pass full plaintext credit card numbers and IP ...

Sites like Travelocity pass full plaintext credit card numbers and IP addresses to DHS, which retains them for years - Ars editor learns feds have his old IP addresses, full credit card numbers - FOIA request turns up 9 years of records, including plaintext credit card numbers.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Skift

Egencia Expands Into Emerging Markets With Local Partnerships

When online travel agencies Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz launched their own online business travel agencies years ago, the traditional travel management companies sniffed that the OTAs wouldn't be able to compete because business travel was more complicated than just an Internet solution.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Skift

How Travel Brands Squeeze Value Out of Crowdsourced Social Campaigns

Crowdsourced content is particularly important to travel brands who pump out several high-quality visuals a day across social media.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Tue Jul 15, 2014

DM News

Get Integrated Analytics-or Get Lost

Tealeaf's Ken Bisconti wants to know, "Why is every interaction with a brand NOT a marketing opportunity?" Good question.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Skift

Travelocity Lays Off 85 As Orbitz Takes Control of Partner Network

As Travelocity has become more and more a simple vassal of Expedia, there's little to no need for their own staff outside of marketing people.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Orbitz, Expedia, Marketing, San Antonio, TX

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why Orbitz Worldwide Can't Compete With Expedia Inc

While higher travel costs are a tailwind for the entire industry, Orbitz Worldwide is one of the smallest public online travel agencies, resulting in a scale disadvantage.

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Related Topix: VirtualTourist, Travel/Tourism, Orbitz, Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology, TripAdvisor

Wed Jul 02, 2014

NYPress.com

The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs

I'm particularly vulnerable when I'm on deadline. That's when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I'm a mouse tap away from booking a room.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Skift

Expedia and Sabre Extend Their Already Deep Relationship

When Expedia gets around to talking about acquiring Travelocity outright, the relationship between Travelocity parent Sabre and Expedia is already so close they will have no problem getting their phone calls answered.

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Related Topix: Expedia, Travel/Tourism, Travelport

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