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HotelRunner Selected as “Best Overall Performing Provider” by Booking.com
HotelRunner has been awarded Best Overall Performing Provider by Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies, a very prestigious award within Booking.com’s 2020 Connectivity Partner Achievement Awards 2020.
Airbnb 2021 Release: 100+ innovations and upgrades across its entire service
Inspired by the major shift in how people are traveling and anticipating the unprecedented travel rebound, Airbnb is introducing more than 100 upgrades regarding a whole new way for guests to search on Airbnb, a new 10-step process to become a Host, better support for Hosts and guests and much more.
HotelRunner Recognized as Top Connectivity Provider by Expedia Group
HotelRunner announced its status as an Elite Connectivity Partner, the highest designation available in Expedia Group’s Connectivity Partner Program, which recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers for maintaining high-quality connections and helping lodging properties grow their business.
26% of Americans are planning a vacation in the next three months
According to Finder’s Travel Index, travel plans are on the rise in the US, with just over a quarter (26%) of American adults planning to take at least one trip in the next three months, up from 21% a month ago. It means the US has jumped the global rankings to 9th place for the percentage of people planning short-term travel.
The Pandemic Effect: An Increased Desire To Travel More Sustainably
Booking.com has leveraged its recent research, conducted among 29,349 respondents across 30 countries, to reveal an uplifting trend of a heightened desire to travel responsibly, which means we can expect to see travelers having a more eco-conscious mindset throughout 2021, and beyond, as it becomes safe to travel again.
Expedia, Booking.com, and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
Three giant brands in online travel are attempting to capture some of the demand as lockdowns ease in some markets. Expedia Group and Booking Holdings are trusting finely tuned performance marketing algorithms, which have done so well for many years. Airbnb, on the other hand, is all about brand and in stark contrast to its peers.