Online Travel News

These articles delve into the latest trends, technologies, and strategies that are shaping the online booking landscape, ensuring that industry insiders stay informed and prepared for change. These stories cover essential topics such as the development of innovative booking platforms, the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in personalizing travel options, and the impact of mobile technology on customer behavior. Additionally, the news stories highlight the growing importance of user-generated content and reviews in shaping consumer decisions, and the role of social media in the online travel booking ecosystem. Skift’s stories examine the competitive landscape and offer insights into the successes and challenges faced by major online travel agencies (OTAs), startups, and traditional travel companies transitioning to the digital space.

Online Travel

Skyscanner’s Outlook on India: Strong Economic Trends, Significant Supply 

Skyscanner is growing its presence in India, adding more partners to increase the supply side. Its strategy - investing in supply side first, then focusing on growing the customer base.

Skyscanner’s Outlook on India: Strong Economic Trends, Significant Supply 

Online Travel

Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Ixigo's IPO closed to a blockbuster subscription window. The online travel company's performance at the Indian bourses is indicative of the positive sentiments that prevail in India with regard to the travel industry.

Ixigo IPO Garners Significant Demand Across Investor Categories — India Report

Online Travel

Ixigo IPO Opens: CEOs Explain Timing and Smaller Listing Size

Wait-and-watch? Not anymore! Ixigo's CEOs tell Skift that they’re ready to dive into what they’re calling the "golden era" of online travel. With ideal market conditions for growth, the Indian OTA is moving forward with an IPO, aiming to use tech-driven customer experiences to strengthen its position.

Ixigo IPO Opens: CEOs Explain Timing and Smaller Listing Size

Online Travel

Ixigo IPO To Open Next Week: Indian OTA Aims to Raise $89 Million

The back-to-back IPOs of TBO Tek and Ixigo signify a robust resurgence in the travel industry, highlighting the market's optimism and the sector's readiness to capitalize on the post-pandemic recovery. The Indian travel tech landscape looks set for a dynamic phase of expansion and innovation.

Ixigo IPO To Open Next Week: Indian OTA Aims to Raise $89 Million

Online Travel

The Four Ways Kayak Is Using AI

Kayak is doing a lot of experiments with AI, not always in the most obvious ways.

The Four Ways Kayak Is Using AI

Online Travel

Yatra Launches AI-Powered Expense Management Solution for Small Businesses

Yatra has been growing its corporate travel offerings, and its domestic air passengers increased significantly as the company is gaining market share in this segment. Now, the company is set to focus on its hotel segment to grow further.

Yatra Launches AI-Powered Expense Management Solution for Small Businesses

Online Travel

Airbnb Gets Cozier With Google, Ups Its Marketing Spend

Never say never in travel. Airbnb has moved away from Google marketing in years' past, but recently it's found a way to play there more efficiently.

Airbnb Gets Cozier With Google, Ups Its Marketing Spend

Online Travel

Expedia, Kayak, HomeToGo: The AI Travel Race For Booking Platforms

None of the AI tools are as sharp as users may expect — but the companies that have begun experimenting likely are farther ahead than those that have not started at all. 

Expedia, Kayak, HomeToGo: The AI Travel Race For Booking Platforms

Airlines

American Airlines Backtracks, Will Allow Travel Agency Customers to Keep Earning Miles

American Airlines tried to drag an entrenched industry toward the airline's vision of a more productive distribution future. But the financial hit stung.

American Airlines Backtracks, Will Allow Travel Agency Customers to Keep Earning Miles

Cruises

Booking Holdings’ Glenn Fogel Was the Highest-Paid Travel CEO

CEO pay versus performance: See the highest-paid travel bosses and how they scored on total returns for their shareholders.

Booking Holdings’ Glenn Fogel Was the Highest-Paid Travel CEO