In 2019, Booking Holdings and Expedia Group were the world’s leading online travel agencies. Revenue of Booking Holdings – which, among others, owns websites such as Booking.com, Priceline.com, Agoda.com, and Kayak.com – peaked at over 15 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. In that year, revenue of the Expedia Group reached over 12 billion U.S. dollars. Alongside from the Expedia site, the company owns Hotels.com, Vrbo, Trivago, and other travel fare aggregators and metasearch engines. Domestic travel will likely recover sooner than international tourism, as countries adopt different travel restrictions and safety measures depending on the local impact of the pandemic. In the United States, both domestic and inbound visitors dropped sharply in 2020.
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