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Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel dishes on his personal battle with COVID-19 and steering the travel company through a global pandemic

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Back in March, when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the New York metropolitan area, Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel started feeing ill.
His wife had become sick first, and both of his children were, too.
By the time Fogel got his test results back - COVID-19 testing was a lot harder to come by then - he was already feeling better.
"None of us had severe, debilitating symptoms," Fogel said in a recent interview with Business Insider. "I had a fever for two days. I had a headache for one night."
Booking Holdings officially disclosed in a filing with the US...
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The pandemic became personal when Booking Holdings' CEO caught COVID-19. Now, he's taking on Airbnb and calling on the government to save a battered travel industry

The pandemic became personal when Booking Holdings' CEO caught COVID-19. Now, he's taking on Airbnb and calling on the government to save a battered travel industry

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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When the coronavirus began to circulate around the world, it brought travel to a near stand-still.
For travel companies like Booking Holdings - the company that operates Kayak, Priceline, Booking.com, Rentalcars.com, OpenTable, and Agoda - it was a crisis.
Booking Holdings saw the worst effects of the pandemic in the most recent quarter, reporting in August that gross bookings fell by 91%. Revenue fell 84% from the same period last year to $630 million.
Business Insider spoke to Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel about what he thinks needs to happen to save the travel...
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