TripAdvisor reaps benefits of Booking.com deal

TripAdvisor reaps benefits of Booking.com deal Piper Jaffray analysts found that 92% of the top five hotels in the leading 100 global inbound destinations now had a “Book on TripAdvisor” button contained on the property’s TripAdvisor page. While TripAdvisor Instant Booking has become pervasive on its sites, success isn’t assured. Source: Hotel Marketing TripAdvisor reaps benefits of Booking.com deal

Skyscanner raises $192M for international expansion

Skyscanner raises 2M for international expansion Skyscanner, which was founded in 2003, says its new funding will be used to expand to new markets around the world and make acquisitions. With a presence in some 40 markets, this new Skyscanner funding is “well-timed” and accelerates the company’s strategy. Source: Hotel Marketing Skyscanner raises 2M for international expansion

US business travel spending to hit $299.9 billion in 2016

US business travel spending to hit 9.9 billion in 2016 U.S. business travel will continue to grow at stable and steady rates over the next two years, despite significant headwinds from Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. These findings are part of the GBTA BTI Outlook – United States 2015 Q4. Source: Hotel Marketing US business travel spending to hit 9.9 billion in 2016