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Expedia Group’s Advertising Platform Welcomes Vrbo to Its Portfolio

Skift Take: Vrbo is one of the only major short-term rental platforms with advertising opportunities. This, combined with its valuable, high-spending audience of family and group travelers, will likely make it an appealing offering to brands. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Hotel Marketers Prepare for the Death of Tracking Cookies

A traveler takes a photo at a temple. JumpStory Skift Take: You know that hotel ad that appears on every site as you surf the internet? Well, the underlying tech behind it, called the cookie, isn’t long for this world. Neither is the mobile identifier on cell phones that some advertisers also use for tracking. […]

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Skift Global Forum Video: Beyond Automation – Understanding AI’s True Power in Travel Marketing

Skift Take: Artificial intelligence was a hot topic at this year’s Skift Global Forum in New York. In this video recap from the event, we learn about the true power of AI in the travel industry, which will pail machine-powered automation with smart insights to create more meaningful relationships with customers. — SkiftX Read the […]

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Skift Global Forum Video: Responsible Travel Marketing in the Era of Data, Privacy, and the Always-On Consumer

Skift Take: Travel marketing was a hot topic at this year’s Skift Global Forum in New York. In this video recap from the event, we learn about how travel marketers can deliver relevant messages to consumers at the right moment while still respecting growing requests for privacy. — SkiftX Read the Complete Story On Skift

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New Report: 7 Digital Advertising Trends for the Travel Industry in 2020

Skift Take: Digital advertising plays a critical role in the travel consumer’s path to purchase. But the strategies, ad formats, and techniques industry marketers use to engage travelers are evolving. In this report, we offer a cheat sheet to the most important trends that will shape travel industry advertising decisions in 2020. — Read the […]

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The Surprising Rise of Hotel Spending on Metasearch Advertising

The Toronto city skyline with various hotels to choose from is seen from a building under construction in 2013. Brent Lewin / Bloomberg Skift Take: Many hotel groups are directing more of their ad budgets toward price-comparison search sites. That’s a boon for vendors providing connectivity and automation services. But it’s also a welcome, if […]