Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin had created a team to look at a merger in early June.
While more attractions in Europe and the U.S. have moved to accept online bookings only, just 31% of Asia Pacific-based attractions are doing so.
It’s a signal that the days of the largest corporations in the world being free to mishandle sensitive consumer data with impunity are numbered.
Google claims that it’s simply “doing the right thing for the user” by not linking them out to the rival platform.
They committed to setting up a $15 million fund to pay laid-off employees and another $5 million for contractors, according to the bid document.
If indeed last week does prove to have been the busiest from a capacity perspective in the Covid-19 world then the outlook for the coming winter season is pretty gloomy.
The startup says its application has over 25 million monthly active users.
Sebastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of Accor, said he expects 5 to 10 percent of its room counts in the future to be used this way.
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