Articles tagged “agoda”

Booking Holdings Makes Major Pivot Toward Prepaid Hotel Bookings

Booking Holdings Makes Major Pivot Toward Prepaid Hotel Bookings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's back to the future for Booking Holdings, which is pivoting to emphasize the prepaid hotel model that its Booking.com unit basically spurned for most of its history. This means better cash flow because consumers pay when they book, and higher commissions.

3 months ago

Booking Holdings Invests $200 Million in Grab as Ridehailing Becomes More Strategic

Booking Holdings Invests $200 Million in Grab as Ridehailing Becomes More Strategic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's becoming increasingly clear that online travel players will try to leverage the heck out of connections between food delivery, ridehailing, and booking hotels. Uber and Lyft will undoubtedly become a bigger part of the action, as well.

3 months ago

Booking Holdings’ Agoda Takes a Distinctive Approach on Short-Term Rentals

4 months ago

New Agoda CEO Prioritizes Challenging Airbnb for Rentals in Asia

New Agoda CEO Prioritizes Challenging Airbnb for Rentals in Asia

Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

Agoda has been a quiet giant steadily growing stronger. This year it has begun to throw its weight around more publicly. Airbnb and others need to be on guard.

6 months ago

Agoda Names New CEO as It Aims to Go Global

Agoda Names New CEO as It Aims to Go Global

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Agoda's new CEO John Brown will be leading the company to increasingly push into Europe and the Americas, beyond its traditional online travel agency turf of Asia Pacific. The early numbers show that parent company Booking Holdings is putting its money where its mouth is.

9 months ago

Booking.com Sees Loyalty Programs as a Burden, Not an Opportunity

Booking.com Sees Loyalty Programs as a Burden, Not an Opportunity

Dennis Schaal, Skift

All companies want repeat, loyal customers. Expedia is willing to buy their allegiances through loyalty programs while Booking.com vows to do without. It's another point-counterpoint between the two companies as they compete against one another in villages and cities around the world.

3 years ago

The Big Growth Opportunity Left for the World’s Biggest Travel Company

The Big Growth Opportunity Left for the World’s Biggest Travel Company

Rafat Ali, Skift

What can dislodge Priceline's growth path over the next few years? How much of a dent can a large number two play? Are there any startups that would come up to change the equation completely? Seems unlikely on all fronts.

5 years ago

Priceline Acquires Qlika Micro-Targeting Startup for $3 Million for Agoda Brand

Priceline Acquires Qlika Micro-Targeting Startup for $3 Million for Agoda Brand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If any company were an expert in search engine marketing, you'd figure it would have to be Priceline since it's had so much practice and success. It is a testament to the complexity of the genre that the Priceline Group decided to go out and acquire a tiny, 2-year-old startup to further advance the effort.

5 years ago

Top 25 Online Booking Sites in Travel for October 2013

5 years ago