Articles tagged “agoda”

Online Travel

Online Travel’s Localization Quandary

Traveloka knows how to go local in Indonesia and some other countries in the region, and that's one element of its traction in these markets. But can local ever be too local when online travel agencies mull international expansion?

Online Travel’s Localization Quandary

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus’ New Text Service Lacks the Human Touch

Tripadvisor's travel-planning help by text for Tripadvisor Plus subscribers plays to the company's strengths — user reviews and a global roster of hotels, restaurants and things to do listings. It really can't compete, though, with a real travel agent who has visited the destination and knows the hotel general manager personally.

Tripadvisor Plus’ New Text Service Lacks the Human Touch

Online Travel

Travel and Fintech Are Colliding in New, Exciting Ways

Fintech is trending, and likewise for superapps in certain parts of the world. Getting into travel is too delicious to resist, but the world is not ending for incumbent travel competitors.

Travel and Fintech Are Colliding in New, Exciting Ways

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Expands Loyalty Program to Priceline, Kayak and Agoda

At a time when some big hotel brands seek to increase average daily rates, Booking Holdings' expansion of its Genius loyalty and discounting program could hurt that effort. Some individual properties, hungry for increased exposure as they compete with vacation rentals and other hotels, will welcome the move.

Booking Holdings Expands Loyalty Program to Priceline, Kayak and Agoda

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Sees a Surge in Flight Bookings as It Plays Catch-Up With Expedia

For years, industry analysts would muse: When is Booking.com going to launch flights? Well, now that business is showing strength, albeit from a small base. Seen as strategic, that airline ticket business comes at a price — lower profit margins.

Booking Holdings Sees a Surge in Flight Bookings as It Plays Catch-Up With Expedia

Tourism

Europe to Open to Vaccinated U.S. Vacationers and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered Europe's opening to vaccinated U.S. travelers, luxury travel's recovery, Amtrak in the limelight, and American Airlines demothballing jets.

Europe to Open to Vaccinated U.S. Vacationers and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tourism

Agoda Leads an Asia Experiment in Quarantine Hotel Bookings

The industry blames quarantines for keeping tourists away. Agoda is on a quest to make it a solution, not the problem, to revive international travel to Asia. Here's why and how.

Agoda Leads an Asia Experiment in Quarantine Hotel Bookings

Business Travel

Alternative Lodging for Corporate Travelers Evolves With New Booking Tool

Hotels have clearly fallen out of favor with most business travelers, but they'll be back at some point. Monaker's focus on alternative accommodations may be a long shot.

Alternative Lodging for Corporate Travelers Evolves With New Booking Tool

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

With the closure of its operation in Japan and rumblings about selling its stake in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews its focus on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while the airline operation turns inward, the group's e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

Online Travel

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Traveler Awareness in Alternative Accommodations as a Long-Term Boon

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said the pandemic had no redeeming value. But his company will coincidentally be well-placed for the recovery thanks to the new consumer awareness of alternative lodging.

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Traveler Awareness in Alternative Accommodations as a Long-Term Boon