Latest Global Travel Technology News (November 2020)
We know that you already have a lot on your plate and it’s a challenge to keep up with the fast-paced travel industry while managing your business. But don’t worry, we got your back! In our monthly digest, you can find the highlights of the past month on travel technologies in under a 5-minute read!
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Booking.com Reveals How the Impact of Coronavirus is Leaving Travelers Vying for Value
Booking.com has released its latest customer data on what travelers are looking for the most during this pandemic and has provided interesting insights. According to Booking.com, as people tighten their purse strings, travelers will demand greater value and reassurance when it comes to future travel plans.
An Important Announcement from Airbnb
With the help of its Host Community team and over 3,000 meetings with hosts around the world, Airbnb has found out that hosts want to be treated as partners, more control over how they host, and tools to grow as a host. With these requests in mind, Airbnb has taken a series of actions. Also introducing the new Airbnb Host Endowment, it intends to provide support to its host community and plan to seed the endowment with 9.2 million shares from Airbnb.
The Latest Phenomenon In Pandemic Travel behavior – ‘The Tripping Point’ by Expedia
“The Tripping Point,” as Expedia defines is the intense need for a break from the routine and the moment at which day-to-day responsibilities become too much, resulting in the desperate need for a change of scenery. With the help of a recent survey that it conducted, Expedia shares very interesting insights and gives a breakdown of future travel needs and expectations.
Hotelbeds launches The Green Hotels Programme to support sustainable tourism
Becoming a full member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently, Hotelbeds has announced the launching of a new initiative to identify, highlight, and promote sustainable accommodations within its hotel portfolio. As of today, over 15,000 properties are already part of The Green Hotels Programme and are available to more than 60,000 B2B travel buying partners worldwide.
Agoda’s Hygiene Survey: Daily Room Disinfection is the key component to get travelers moving again
Agoda has newly introduced Agoda HygienePlus, a new verification feature that shows travelers the health and hygiene measures taken by accommodation providers on its platform. With the survey, Agoda reveals travelers’ expectations on hygiene and aims to give them the added assurance of identifying hotels or homes that meet a checklist of standardized measures with HygienePlus.
Booking Holdings President: “The global economy won’t fully recover until the travel industry recovers”
Glenn Fogel, CEO and President at Booking Holdings, has spoken to Yahoo Finance, on how the economy depends on the travel industry. In the article, Fogel speaks of current statistics, government support, consumer expectations, regulations needed, and the path ahead of the industry.