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U.S. Millennials Travel the Most but Gen Z Is on the Rise

U.S. Millennials Travel the Most but Gen Z Is on the Rise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Generation Z prioritizes international travel and special events more than its older counterparts. Generation Z members also have the least amount of money to spend on travel, for now. When have we heard this all before? A decade ago, about Millennials.

3 weeks ago

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruising is already one of the cheapest ways to travel, but this yacht rental startup could be giving cruises a run for their money.

3 weeks ago

TripAdvisor CEO Responds to Analyst Critiques of Its Hotel Search Strategy

TripAdvisor CEO Responds to Analyst Critiques of Its Hotel Search Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Analysts continue to critique TripAdvisor's near-term tactics. But CEO Steve Kaufer said Wednesday that no other company is as well-positioned to create value on mobile in the long run as his own.

3 weeks ago

Expedia CEO Doesn’t Need Any Mergers But He’s Monitoring All Possibilities

Expedia CEO Doesn’t Need Any Mergers But He’s Monitoring All Possibilities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expedia Inc. might be quiet on the acquisition front as its new leadership settles in. But history shows the online travel giant will look to be opportunistic as its competition with the Priceline Group evolves.

3 weeks ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Daniel Peltier, Skift

A CEO such as the Priceline Group's Fogel has to pick which new technology to panic about next. He's keeping tabs on blockchain, but it's not on his investment to-do list yet.

3 weeks ago

Expedia CEO to Receive a $17 Million Award if He Hits Share-Price Mark

Expedia CEO to Receive a $17 Million Award if He Hits Share-Price Mark

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You want your CEO to be very motivated for shareholders and employees — and for his or her personal gain. Mark Okerstrom clearly is such a guy.

4 weeks ago

Delta Sues Bogus and Mysterious Website Posing as an Affiliated Pet Service

Delta Sues Bogus and Mysterious Website Posing as an Affiliated Pet Service

Jeff Martin, Associated Press

Delta has a dog in this fight — and is trying to shut down a website and service falsely intimating that it has ties to the airline.

4 weeks ago

Expedia Wants to Loosen Google’s Travel-Advertising Grip and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia Wants to Loosen Google’s Travel-Advertising Grip and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, we thought about new beginnings. Expedia's new CEO wants to chip away at Google's dominance and Expedia-supported Despegar successfully launched an IPO.

4 weeks ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.

4 weeks ago

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With its IPO on Wednesday, Despegar became the world's seventh-largest online travel company by market cap. Its bosses talk a good game. But its major markets may have near-term hiccups ahead.

4 weeks ago

Expedia-Supported Despegar Prices IPO at $26 Per Share

Expedia-Supported Despegar Prices IPO at $26 Per Share

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia would own 14 percent of online travel agency Despegar post-IPO. But contemplating the odds of an Expedia takeover is a "rompecabeza,” or a head-breaker.

1 month ago

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.

1 month ago