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Hoteliers should be panicking about AirBnB, says Ian Schrager

18 DECEMBER 2017 | WEB IN TRAVEL (WIT)

Hoteliers should stop being in denial about the impact of home sharing on their business, believes Ian Schrager, the hotelier extraordinaire hailed for his ground-breaking concepts. “They should be panicking,” he said, during an interview at the Expedia Partner Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. “The gloves have come off,” he said, jesting, “Airbnb is coming for our kids, better lock them up.”

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Can Expedia transition to the travel industry’s tech partner?

18 DECEMBER 2017 | HOSPITALITY.NET

A transition appears to be underway as Expedia increases the number of technology solutions it offers and builds partnerships out across the industry but will this strategy succeed asks EyeforTravel’s new report into the online giant?

Expedia ‘in pole position to be first $100bn agency

14 DECEMBER 2017 | TRAVOLUTION

Expedia boss Mark Okerstrom said he was optimistic about growth prospects for travel and that Expedia was well positioned to become the world’s first $100 billion travel agency. “The math and strategy are very much in our favour,” said Okerstrom when asked about Expedia’s prospects compared with those of rivals such as Airbnb and Google.

How to Play the Infinite Game, Curing Loneliness with Travel and Living Forever

13 DECEMBER 2017 | WEB IN TRAVEL (WIT)

Long game or infinite game, whatever the term you choose to use, I am sure there was purpose behind the choice of Simon Sinek as keynote speaker at the Expedia Partner Conference held in Las Vegas last week. Sinek, who’s working on a new book called “The Infinite Game”, drew an analogy between business and the Vietnam War in which Americans won every battle but still lost the war because “we were fighting to win, they were fighting for their lives”.

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