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Momondo moots sale
Momondo Group, which includes the Cheapflights brand, is reported to be considering a sale after receiving a number of buyout approaches.
A number of companies have been linked to a buy, with Expedia and Sabre both viewed as possible candidates.
Hotel brands squeezed out of meta
Hotel brands must invest in meta-search if they are to avoid being squeezed out by online travel agents and Google.
According to a report from L2, leveraging meta-search is particularly important when targeting younger consumers, who are less likely to use brand sites and more likely to rely on OTA and meta-search sites.
Airbnb looks for truth and belonging
Airbnb has redesigned its website to include its sexy new logo, which has garnered mixed reactions, and revamp its reviews process.
The move means that reviews will now be revealed to hosts and guests simultaneously, which the company hopes will mean greater honesty.
Travelzoo pins hopes on hotels
Travelzoo reported an 11% fall in second quarter revenues, pulled down by poor performance in its domestic market.
The company said that it would continue to focus its efforts on the mobile channel and on its new hotel booking platform.
Travelport ups Orbitz sale
Travelport has announced that it will sell most of its Orbitz stake, increasing the disposal to 34 million shares up from 20 million in an earlier announcement.
News of the sale pushed Orbitz shares down by 5%. Travelport is seeking to cut debt as it moves towards an IPO.