Booking.com Settles Antitrust Complaints

PARIS—Online travel agent Booking.com will loosen controversial pricing and availability contracts with hotels in several European countries, settling complaints that the U.S. company has been stifling competition for hotel reservations.

Staffing is a big issue for hotels and revenue management

It is impossible to talk about growth in online travel, especially in Asia Pacific, without factoring in one of the world’s fastest growing hospitality markets – ChinaThis is an analysis by Pamela Whitby, editor, EyeForTravel.

Cruise giants Carnival, Royal Caribbean doubling down on China

Both Carnival and archrival Royal Caribbean are quickly expanding their business in China, where a burgeoning middle class is increasingly flocking to vacation cruises.

U.S. Airlines Battling Gulf Carriers Cite Others’ Experience

To understand why leading U.S. airlines are mounting a political campaign against growing competition in their markets from Persian Gulf rivals, look at the experiences of flagship airlines in Canada, Germany and Australia.

Oman Prepares for Tourism Spike With Technology to Improve Border Crossings

To prepare for massive growth in visitor numbers, the Government of Oman will implement SITA’s Advanced Passenger Processing and Entry Exit Visitor Information Systems, the information technology company announced at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris.

Medical tourism isn’t always a fair deal for developing countries

Medical tourism is an awful term. It conveys an image of people from a cold climate flying off to some warm beach resort for a bit of nip and tuck, some dental repair or a few weeks of health spa rejuvenation. Although this does occur, many people crossing borders for health care are doing so [...]