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Ctrip and Skyscanner: A Look at How the Deal Went Down

Ctrip and Skyscanner: A Look at How the Deal Went Down

Jared Wein, Skift

Ctrip’s purchase of Skyscanner continued the trend of metasearch consolidation and should provide Ctrip with support for its outbound and inbound businesses.

3 weeks ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We are not expecting Armageddon as the Expedia-Hyatt talks come down to the wire. Hyatt wants a fair deal, and Expedia stands to gain if it can retain the broadest depth of hotel content possible. The devil will be in the details but we expect champagne glasses to be raised this week.

3 weeks ago

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news we looked at two leading online travel agencies. Expedia focused on HomeAway's growth and Ctrip gave us an insider's look at its operation and the Chinese market.

3 weeks ago

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia doesn't really care about the noise coming from some disgruntled vacation rental owners. The company is focused on scaling HomeAway's vacation rental business, and having online bookable properties is the formula for the future.

4 weeks ago

Expedia to Invest $350 Million in Indonesia Booking Site Traveloka

Expedia to Invest $350 Million in Indonesia Booking Site Traveloka

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia's minority investment in Traveloka, a household name among travel players in Indonesia, makes sense. The company has struggled to gain share in Southeast Asia and a partnership can fill the gap.

4 weeks ago

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Ctrip and the China Online Travel Market 2017

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Ctrip and the China Online Travel Market 2017

Jared Wein, Skift

This report represents the launch of our coverage of Asia, offering insights into both Ctrip and the online travel market more broadly.

4 weeks ago

Trivago Joins Rivals in Offering Hotels a Rate-Shopping Tool

Trivago Joins Rivals in Offering Hotels a Rate-Shopping Tool

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago is bold to take on the giants Booking.com and Expedia Inc. by debuting hotel data services, too. But its rate-shopping tool is better designed and possibly more powerful than what its rivals offer. Game on.

4 weeks ago

Momondo CEO Exits Company as Acquisition by Kayak Closes

Momondo CEO Exits Company as Acquisition by Kayak Closes

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It’s surprising that Momondo Group CEO Hugo Burge would depart the moment the acquisition of his brands by Priceline Group would close. But Kayak’s promise of boosted marketing spend suggests the Momondo and Cheapflight brands will live on.

4 weeks ago

It Doesn’t Always Pay to Book Direct and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

It Doesn’t Always Pay to Book Direct and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, direct booking may not save travelers money. Google and leading online travel agencies like Priceline are trying to up their market share.

4 weeks ago

HNA Group Must Answer Questions About Collapse of Its Booking Startup Travana

HNA Group Must Answer Questions About Collapse of Its Booking Startup Travana

Tiffany Kary, Bloomberg

Travana's quiet implosion was one of the stranger stories in travel this year and it will likely get stranger.

1 month ago

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How the Digital Concierge Is Reshaping the Hotel Industry

How the Digital Concierge Is Reshaping the Hotel Industry

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1 month ago

Smart Travel Companies Leverage Tech Giants Rather Than Fear Them

Smart Travel Companies Leverage Tech Giants Rather Than Fear Them

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A new white paper critiques today's industry mania for mergers, which is driven by a fear of rising digital gatekeepers such as Airbnb, Google, and Expedia. The contrarian take is refreshing but begs questions.

1 month ago