partners with CHOOOSE
Supplier partners with CHOOOSE

Worldwide: has partnered with climate tech company CHOOOSE to inform travellers about the carbon implications of their trips.

Supplier to close at least five of its global offices

Worldwide: Online travel agency is closing at least five of its offices around the world, in Bellevue, Washington [US], London and Cambridge [England], Toronto [Canada], and Split [Croatia]. The company announced the redundancies and economic cutbacks on a live call with more than 800 employees on Thursday [10 September].

Industry to slash 25 per cent of global workforce

US / Netherlands: Four months after chief executive Glenn Fogel admitted company job cuts were “probable”, the online travel agency has announced an extensive round of layoffs, with 25 per cent [roughly 4000 employees] believed to be affected. The layoffs are symptomatic of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the

Supplier fined record $6.1m for “unfair business practices” in Hungary

Budapest: Online travel agency has been fined 2.5 billion forints [£6.1 million] by the national competition watchdog in Hungary, the GVH, for “misleading advertisements” and “aggressive” sales tactics, designed to exert “psychological pressure” on consumers. A probe was launched on the Amsterdam-based company’s platform as far back as 2018

Supplier launches pilot app CityBook

Europe: has announced the launch of a new pilot product, CityBook – a responsive digital guide – in the cities of Paris, London and Amsterdam. The guide will provide recommendations around things to do, showcasing local offers and discounts, and will provide content to help guide a traveller’s decision.

Industry and Google Nest announce partnership

US: has announced a year-long partnership with Google Nest to enhance the trip experience for travellers and hosts. The first element of the partnership will launch to US-based travellers. Guests who book a stay on between December 26, 2019 through to January 5, 2020, with a minimum spend