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Priceline Makes Almost $3 Billion In Three Months

More retro clipart at http://www.clipartof.com/The strong US dollar has stymied growth at the Priceline Group, which owns Booking.com among other brands and now makes 90% of its money in Europe, the UK and Asia-Pacific.

But the company still posted a gross profit for the third quarter of USD2.9 billion.

Of this, USD2.6 billion was generated outside the company's home market of the United States, More 

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TripAdvisor Share Spike After Priceline Deal Shows How Small The Online Travel World has Become

So here's a graphic demonstration of dangerously concentrated power has become in the online travel world.

One company, Priceline Group, announces that its brands will advertise through the Instant Booking app on TripAdvisor.

This seemingly modest news – an advertising agreement – turned out to be seismic and instantly sent TripAdvisor's share price up 22.4% while Priceline Group rival Expedia's shares fell -3.8%.  More 

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No Vacancy Australia

TIME TO ... CHANGE IT UP!

Book now and save with the Early Bird rate for No Vacancy, which returns to Sydney on March 15.

The punchy, issues-based program is based around the theme of 'Change It Up' and features presentations, data, debate, panels and discussion.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Matt Bekier, Chief Executive, Star Entertainment Group
  • Donald Borg, Revenue Performance Director Australasia, IHG
  • Matthew Burke, Analyst & BDM, STR Global
  • Grant Colquhoun, Senior Director of Account Management APAC, TripAdvisor
  • Adrian Currie, SVP Corporate Development, Priceline Group
  • Dean Dransfield, Managing Director,  Dransfield Hotels/Resorts
  • Bob East, CEO, Mantra Group
  • Andrew Hughes, VP Hotel Sourcing Asia Pacific, GTA
  • Girish Jhunjhuwala, Founder and CEO, Ovolo Hotels
  • Cemlyn Jones, General Manager, Travelzoo Australia
  • Sam McDonagh, Country Manager, Airbnb
  • Bernie O'Keefe, Director of Marketing, Tangalooma Island Resort
  • Adam Posner, CEO & Founder, Directivity
  • Steve Richards, Head of Commercial, Best Western Australia
  • Greg Shaw, CEO, Mulpha Australia
  • Armina Soemino, Emerging Companies Research Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Anton Stanish, Regional Director Australia/NZ, HomeAway.com
  • Renae Trimble, Vice President Loyalty & Digital Commerce, Australia, Accor Hotels
  • Matthew Thomas, National Manager, Meriton Serviced Apartments
  • Peter Waters, Director of Distribution, Global Hotel Group, Amadeus IT

Founded in 2007, No Vacancy has a strong track record and averages 200+ high-quality delegates each year.

The Early Bird rate is valid until February 5.

Please get in touch if you havde any questions about attending or sponsoring.

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TRAVELtech Australia 2016

RETURNING
OCTOBER 2016

TRAVELtech - Australia's leading online travel marketing, distribution and technology event - returns to Sydney on October 13 this year.

So mark it in your diary and keep and eye out for further details, which will be available from April.

Alternatively - and this would be a much smarter option - register for updates and we'll send them through.

Meanwhile, here are some pix from 2015... 

If you'd like to find out more please email us or call 612-9882-1575.

See more great pix at: TRAVELtech 2015 - It's A Wrap...