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Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough

Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus' hospitality division is creating a back-end booking system for InterContinental Hotels Group. But it's not a foregone conclusion that the tech colossus will win over a swath of other hotels.

2 weeks ago

Interview: Trivago Will Focus on Growth Over Profitability for Years to Come, CFO Says

Interview: Trivago Will Focus on Growth Over Profitability for Years to Come, CFO Says

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago is about 12 years old but has the attitude of a startup because the company's managing directors believe this is still the beginning of the beginning of Trivago's growth. Reduce advertising to focus on profitability? Forget about it — there are too many markets to conquer.

3 weeks ago

Trivago’s Non-Acquisition Strategy and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Trivago’s Non-Acquisition Strategy and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

3 weeks ago

Online Festivals Hub Everfest Raises $3.6 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Festivals Hub Everfest Raises $3.6 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

About 32 million people attend at least one festival in the U.S. each year, traveling an average of 900 miles to attend one. Everfest has a promising model to profit off this trade by offering exclusive discounts and creating a festival recommendation engine.

3 weeks ago

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

Sarah Enelow, Skift

If you think metasearch revolutionized the act of shopping for travel, wait until these sites truly harness all the data out there.

4 weeks ago

Fly.com Buyers Reluctantly Identified as Owners of Airfare Wholesaler Mondee

Fly.com Buyers Reluctantly Identified as Owners of Airfare Wholesaler Mondee

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Mondee, a travel technology company in California, paid $2.89 million for the Fly.com domain name, according to our sources. But the story behind this secretive company is also a broader tale about private equity, ethnic travel, and how airlines distribute their lowest-priced tickets.

4 weeks ago

Highest Paid Travel Tech CEOs and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Highest Paid Travel Tech CEOs and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

4 weeks ago

British Airways Adds a Fee That Could Weaken Airline-Ticket Middlemen

British Airways Adds a Fee That Could Weaken Airline-Ticket Middlemen

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skift anticipated that British Airways and Iberia would copy Lufthansa's pioneering move to push middlemen further out of the distribution chain. But the move is still eyebrow-raising because it defies two years of predictions by the distribution systems that Lufthansa's effort would fizzle out.

4 weeks ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Travel Search, Bargain Hunting and the Future of Booking

Skift Backstage Podcast: Travel Search, Bargain Hunting and the Future of Booking

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for insight from travel metasearch executives about advertising, standing out in a crowded field, and trying to create product that users will love.

1 month ago

CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016

CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Executive pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport is about the same, even though company performance has recently varied. It's unclear how much of that discrepancy can be chalked up to differing norms and taxes in the countries where the firms are based.

1 month ago

What Ctrip Looks For When Buying Other Companies

What Ctrip Looks For When Buying Other Companies

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Zhou's comments point to more deals for companies outside China, similar to the one for Skyscanner, and with plenty of money to spend it looks like it could be a very busy few years.

1 month ago

Trivago Turns a Profit and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Trivago Turns a Profit and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

1 month ago