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Online Travel Update: Trivago reports a challenging 2020, but expects a positive 2021; Expedia reports disappointing year-end results; ‘Clear’ emerges as new digital health passport leader; unpaid refunds threaten Lastminute.com

USA - February 19 2021 For readers who have been following our Online Travel Updates since its inception, we thank you for your continued support. In this year of 2021…

Online Travel Update: Expedia dominates early 2021 television advertising; powerhouse technology and health care companies join forces to create vaccination passport; Apple moves forward with controversial privacy requirements

USA - January 29 2021 This week's Online Travel Update features updates to a number of stories that we covered previously - online vaccination records, Apple's privacy…

Online Travel Update: Trump Administration bans Alipay; JetBlue withholds flight information from Fareportal; outdoor booking startup Hipcamp connects landowners with campers

USA - January 15 2021 This week's Update features a variety of stories (all of which pale in comparison to the tumultuous events last week in Washington, D.C.)…

Online Travel Update: 2020 Year in Review

USA - January 8 2021 Happy New Year. Our inaugural 2021 Online Travel Update is below. In addition to sharing a new story about Expedia Group, we are once again…

Online Travel Update: Agoda adds installment payments, and Expedia scales back its non-core businesses while its competitors press forward

European Union - December 31 2020 We end 2020 with a heavy dose of antitrust/competition stories (which is a theme likely to continue into 2021), including updates from Russia…

Online Travel Update: VResorts launches first virtual reality booking platform; Lufthansa and Sabre settle differences; EU releases anticipated online regulations

European Union, USA - December 24 2020 This week's Update features a variety of stories - short-term rental, airlines, resort fees and antitrust developments in both the United States and…

Online Travel Update: Airbnb’s blockbuster IPO arrives with $100 billion valuation; Expedia dismisses launch of Google’s Travel Insights; RVs gain popularity as new mode of accommodation and travel

USA - December 18 2020 Last week's news headlines were dominated with a major milestone in the short-term rental industry as Airbnb's long-awaited IPO finally arrived…