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Justice Department Very Close to Addressing Some of the Travel Industry’s Google Problems

Skift Take: If the U.S. Department of Justice indeed takes imminent steps to begin the process of leveling the playing field for Google’s travel advertisers and competitors in other verticals, the size of the impact would depend on the specifics. There will be a lot of wrangling — and this could be the beginning of […]

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Trivago CEO and Kayak Co-Founder Possess Skewed Views on the Best Way to Innovate

Skift Take: When it comes to brainstorming, there’s no substitute for a Skift reporter ambling over to a Skift Research analyst’s desk, and shooting the breeze about Oyo’s model, or looking over a shoulder to view on screen how Expedia’s marketing spend is trending. That dynamic is really tough to replicate on Zoom. — Dennis […]

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AirAsia Wants to Build an E-Commerce App That Will Overtake Its Airline Biz

Aireen Omar, AirAsia’s group deputy chief executive. Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier is in talks with partners to build an online travel sales service beyond offering airplane tickets. Ian Teh / Bloomberg Skift Take: At Skift Forum Asia, AirAsia’s deputy CEO said she was confident that becoming an online travel reseller was “very doable.” The […]

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AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

AirAsia aircraft stand next to boarding gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia. The top Asian budget carrier said Monday it has launched a venture capital fund in partnership with 500 Startups, a San Francisco-based accelerator and investor. Charles Pertwee / Bloomberg Skift Take: As an airline, AirAsia has led its peers […]