June 21, 2018
Travelers losing interest in home-sharing
According to MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Travelers study, just 33% of respondents are interested in sharing economy accommodations, down from 41% in 2017 and 37% in 2016.Read more
Speaking at ITB in Berlin, Booking.com's CEO Gillian Tans said the company is looking at adding flights to its site.
Tans said: “One third of our customers think about [booking] their flights before accommodation, one third during [the process of choosing accommodation] and one third after booking accommodation.”
Asked whether Booking.com would add airline ticketing to its site, Tans said: “We are looking at that. We will change if we see customers want booking.com to help with this.
Booking.com is also testing and adding different payment options, but Tans ruled out accepting cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
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