Tour East taps Expedia channel

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, tour operators

BANGKOK, 16 October 2017: Tour East has gained access to Expedia Local Expert’s programme reaching out to more than 1 million Expedia customers visiting Phuket and Bangkok to offer them in-destination services.

Expedia signed an agreement with Tour East Thailand, earlier this month, that creates a partnership with the inbound tour company and allows it to sell tours and transfers, ultimately in all major tourist destinations in Thailand,

It’s the first agreement of its kind outside of the US where Expedia launched its “Local Experts” programme in 2013 that acts as a concierge for travellers booked through Expedia. Read more

Travel tech going places

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

BANGKOK, 23 August 2017: Bigger shifts in how people book travel will occur over the next five years due increased mobile penetration in Asia, according to Expedia Asia Pacific’s Head of Marketing and Channel Strategy, Gabriel Garcia.

Garcia was commenting on the power of technology in the online travel industry space, sharing Expedia’s view on key factors and trending shape the travel business.

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Expedia beefs up hotel support

August 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 21 August 2017 – Expedia  launched its Rev+ tool in Thailand this week for hotel partners.

As part its partner portal, Expedia PartnerCentral, helps helps hotels to manage their online rates better and gain insights on their competitive set.

Its Rev+ tool covers revenue management by providing actionable data to empower partners to make smart decisions to optimise their revenue. Read more

Expedia locks in Traveloka

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News, Technology

JAKARTA, 2 August 2017: Expedia Inc has invested USD350 million Traveloka Holding Limited, a leading Southeast Asian online travel company.

The deal was concluded over the weekend with Expedia describing it as a “primary minority investment” in Traveloka to deepen cooperation on global hotel supply.

Over the course of Traveloka’s last two funding rounds, East Ventures, Hillhouse Capital Group, and Sequoia Capital also contributed funding, bringing the total investment amount to approximately USD500 million within the last year. Read more

Expedia removes wildlife bookings

July 26, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, 26 July 2017: Elephant rides, swimming with dolphins and getting pally with drugged tigers are heading for the exit as major travel websites remove interactive wildlife bookings from their inventory.

Travelocity was the first to pull the plug on interactive wildlife bookings and by late last week Expedia followed.

Expedia announced that it is withdrawing bookings for some wildlife activities immediately and will make a full review of all activities linked to wildlife based on guidance from wildlife protection groups. Read more

Package your stay is the way to go

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 19 July 2017: Packages are emerging as a popular option on hotel booking websites extending the booking options for consumers to create their own customised travel experience.

Expedia Lodging Partner Services, Thailand director, Pimpawee Nopakitgumjorn, told TTR Weekly that packages combining hotels, airfares and car rental, offer valuable benefits for both hotels and consumers.

The latest Expedia  inbound data for 2016, shows more consumers are booking hotels and other travel essentials using the online booking space. Read more

Asia cities draw US and UK tourists

June 27, 2017 by  

BANGKOK, 27 June 2017: Asian cities are gaining in popularity with tourists from the United States and the United Kingdom, according to that reported increased bookings from these two markets during the summer.

The report based on data from the first quarter of 2017 showed bookings for June to August increased when compared with trends monitored last year.

Cities in China and India are key destinations for US travellers this summer. The most popular mainland China cities are Beijing and Shanghai, with Hong Kong also in the mix. Read more

Earn an extra discount via Expedia

June 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 2 June 2017: is offering travellers additional savings through their ‘Member Pricing on Things to Do’.

Currently, signing up to receive promotional email or becoming an member will unlock Member Pricing on over 70,000 hotels.

Travellers can save an extra 10% or more on nearly 10,000 activities worldwide. Read more

Millennials travel and talk about it

May 31, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

BANGKOK, 31 May 2017: Authentic travel experiences and the ability to share them on social media are two integral drivers for Millennial generation travellers, according to 2017 Expedia Millennial Traveller Report.

Released Tuesday, the report surveyed 21,000 consumers from 21 markets on motivations and aspirations driving the demand for travel among Millennials in Thailand and around the world.

Millennials, according to media pundits are born between 1982 and 2004 and tend to place higher value on investing in experiences such as travel, than on owning high-value possessions such as a car or a home. Read more

Expedia insights on Thai market

March 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 31 March 2017: Thai hoteliers should tap research and booking trends reported by online travel agencies to help them improve market share and build new business.

That’s the advice from Expedia, an online travel agency that believes its booking data would help hotels using its online booking channels to work smart.

Expedia group’s Thaiand market management director, Pimpawee Nopakitgumjorn, said understanding the travel patterns of visitors will assist Thai hoteliers to better target and capture incremental demand throughout the year. Read more

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