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The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The strategy and vision for the next stage in Expedia Group's life should include sharp departures from the status quo, but rest assured that the company line for the time being will be stability to keep the peace.

4 days ago

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Asian tourist behavior is changing, reflecting a more mindful — and responsible — traveler overall.

4 days ago

Qantas, Expedia and Others Eye This Australian Luxury Online Travel Agency: Here’s Why

Qantas, Expedia and Others Eye This Australian Luxury Online Travel Agency: Here’s Why

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Luxury Escapes, which is expanding next into the U.S. and China, is drawing not just more affluent travelers but potential investors, with Qantas Airways being tipped to be making an offer

5 days ago

Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Facing intense competition and a company in disarray, the Expedia Group board and senior executive Barry Diller have no time to dillydally. No one can forecast what the online travel market will look like in the next five years, but Diller et al need to find a couple of top executives who can quickly figure out Expedia's path forward.

5 days ago

Kayak’s Search App Will Soon Let Users Check in to Select Rentals and Hotels

Kayak’s Search App Will Soon Let Users Check in to Select Rentals and Hotels

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kayak is making a landmark departure from its current strategy. It will add a tool to its mobile app to let users who book select short-term rentals and boutique hotels through it check in and check out via its app. That moves the travel metasearch player beyond merely listing accommodations to actually providing extra services for guests at partner properties.

1 week ago

The Rise and Fall of Mark Okerstrom as Expedia CEO

The Rise and Fall of Mark Okerstrom as Expedia CEO

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Mark Okerstrom’s time as CEO of Expedia Group ended abruptly Wednesday after merely two years. Here’s a recap of Okerstrom’s tenure and why controlling investor Barry Diller felt Okerstrom failed to keep an eye on the ball.

2 weeks ago

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Slowly but surely Amazon is building up a considerable travel presence in India via its app. How deep and far will it eventually decide to go?

2 weeks ago

Huge Reorg at Expedia, CEO Out, Diller Takes Over

Huge Reorg at Expedia, CEO Out, Diller Takes Over

Tom Lowry, Skift

Well, this is a surprise. Expedia's two top executives resign unexpectedly. And Barry Diller moves in.

2 weeks ago

What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

We head into 2020 with more question marks than any year of this cycle. Risks are rising and the global economy is slowing. Here's what you need to know to be prepared.

2 weeks ago

What Does Online Travel Really Mean by a ‘Connected Trip’?

What Does Online Travel Really Mean by a ‘Connected Trip’?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Creating the connected trip means online travel agencies will have to become high-powered, tech-first, traditional travel agencies. It sounds cool but probably isn't feasible without major upheaval across the global travel market.

2 weeks ago

Travel Leaders Group’s Goal for UK Growth and 5 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Travel Leaders Group’s Goal for UK Growth and 5 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in digital, Travel Leaders Group has a goal to fill the void left behind following the demise of Thomas Cook. Meanwhile, hotel chain Selina is competing against WeWork in Latin America with networking.

2 weeks ago

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

On the Beach's purchase of Classic Collection Holidays now looks like a strategic masterstroke in light of the collapse of Thomas Cook. Brick-and-mortar travel agents in the United Kingdom lost a holiday supplier, and the company has a ready-made alternative on offer.

3 weeks ago