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Expedia has been investing resources into its home-sharing division, Vrbo, to challenge rivals Airbnb and Booking Holdings in the booming market for alternative accommodation. Photograph: iStock

Expedia Group said chief executive Mark Okerstrom and chief financial officer Alan Pickerill resigned effective immediately after clashing with the bo(...)

Visitors explore a Christmas market in  Vienna: Corporate travel platform Tripactions is limbering up for a major assault on the European market. Photograph:  Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Tripactions, a $4 billion corporate travel platform based in the United States, is limbering up for a major assault on the European market, targeting (...)

Expedia and TripAdvisor cited weak online search and advertising trends when they widely missed third-quarter earnings forecasts earlier this week

Investors have sold shares in US travel sites, after downbeat quarterly results in the sector fuelled concerns over fading demand and competition from(...)

“Coffee shops may have reached saturation point in cities, with Starbucks, Insomnia or Costa at almost every street corner.” Photograph: iStock
What’s ahead for hospitality?

Paul Keeley, Fáilte Ireland “In terms of big macro trends, we are seeing continued interest in heritage and culture but increasingly in ‘learn to’, t(...)

“Customers sit at a table, download an app, order and pay and wait for their meal or drinks to arrive.” Photograph: iStock

At a time when the world’s largest accommodation-provider doesn’t own a single property, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that technology is having(...)

 UCC (above):  Students protested in September 2018   over the cost of accommodation at Amnis House. Prices this year per room  range from €228 to €244 per week.

The Irish Hotels Federation is attempting to block a large student accommodation facility in Cork being rented out on a short-term basis to tourists. (...)

Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison are estimated to be worth about $2.1 billion  each, according to Forbes

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Limerick-born brothers Patrick and John Collison, is now valued at €35 billion (€31.6 billion) after it(...)

Gerlos: a hotel in the village is suing a guest for writing ‘Nazi grandpa’ in online  reviews. Photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty

A German man is being sued by the owners of a four-star hotel in Austria after posting online reviews in which he criticised them for decorating their(...)

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A British holiday rental company has fallen into administration leaving at least 35 workers in its Dublin operation without pay, in some cases for two(...)

Brendan Maloney, founder of Skillco. Photograph: Martina Regan

Skillko is a bit like a Booking. com for business and industry training. It puts all the elements together in one place, allowing companies to search (...)

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