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Google’s Outsize Impact on the Travel Industry and 7 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Google’s influence on the rest of the travel industry cannot be understated. Russell Harper / Skift Skift Take: In digital news this week, Google is so omnipresent that even a small tweak to the way that its searches work can have an impact on the rest of the travel industry. Plus, Skift talks with Booking.com’s […]

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The Google Effect on Hate-Selling and 8 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Google’s dominance in the online booking world has influenced other booking agencies to focus less and less on brand loyalty — at the expense of the customer. WDnet Studio / Stock Snap Skift Take: This week in digital news, Google’s dominance in the online booking realm is creating an environment where competing travel retailers gravitate […]

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Payment Innovations Pave Way for Future in Travel Plus 6 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

In an increasingly digital world, travel brands need to offer a variety of payment options to buyers to maximize their revenue. brain2hands / Adobe Skift Take: This week in digital news, swiping a credit card to make a purchase suddenly seems dated. In a field rife with options, travel brands should take care to make […]

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Tripadvisor’s Executive Shake-Up and 14 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Tripadvisor is restructuring in an effort to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded field. Shutterstock Skift Take: Tripadvisor — in a fight to maintain its share of the travel market — is beefing up Viator and will start treating the tours-and-activities booking agency as its own brand. Plus, after years of criticism for prioritizing its […]

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Hipmunk Co-Founders Denied by SAP Concur in Buyback Attempt and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Hipmunk the chipmunk sheds a tear in response to SAP Concur’s denial of his bosses’ attempt to buy back the company. Hipmunk Skift Take: This week in digital news, Hipmunk co-founders tried — and failed — to buy back their company in an attempt to save it from getting killed off by SAP Concur. Plus […]