Articles tagged “amazon”

How Tiny Sun Country Struck an Unlikely Deal With Amazon to Transport Packages

How Tiny Sun Country Struck an Unlikely Deal With Amazon to Transport Packages

Brian Sumers, Skift

Sun Country is America's smallest airline that operates big jets, like Boeing 737s. It competes in a scale business, so it is always at a disadvantage. The good news is that management has been prioritizing innovation.

1 month ago

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In short, Asia's travelers are looking to go far, far from the madding crowd.

2 months ago

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Amazon Adds Bus Tickets in India in Pursuit of Superapp Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Slowly but surely Amazon is building up a considerable travel presence in India via its app. How deep and far will it eventually decide to go?

2 months ago

Amazon May Invest in Indonesia Superapp Gojek

Amazon May Invest in Indonesia Superapp Gojek

Yoolim Lee and Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

Amazon is upping its presence in Southeast Asia, and currently has no toehold in Indonesia. This potential investment in Gojek could be an entry point there, as well as bolster its food delivery efforts in the region.

5 months ago

Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members

Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members

Danni Santana, Skift

It's easy for hotel chains to spend time and resources on their highest loyalty spenders. But there is plenty of money to be had at the other end of the tier as well.

6 months ago

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travelers indeed shop all over the place when they are doing trip-planning. But to downplay Google's dominant role, as an exec did Tuesday, when travel brands are spending billions of dollars annually with the search engine-turned-travel-product operator, is disingenuous.

6 months ago

Online Travel’s eDreams Apes Amazon With Prime Subscription Service

Online Travel’s eDreams Apes Amazon With Prime Subscription Service

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a bold move to call your subscription product "Prime," but if eDreams Odigeo's new offering is anywhere near as useful as Amazon's has been, the company will be pretty happy.

7 months ago

AirAsia’s Expansion Into Online Travel Draws Skepticism From Potential Competitors

AirAsia’s Expansion Into Online Travel Draws Skepticism From Potential Competitors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's obvious that executives from Booking, Expedia, and Rakuten are laying odds that AirAsia won't be very successful in striving to add online travel agency services. Several airlines have already tried and failed at it, although AirAsia seems to be undertaking a much more thoughtful and rigorous approach.

8 months ago

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amazon's deal with Cleartrip using Amazon Pay for India domestic flights could be a forerunner of similar moves in other emerging markets where payment systems are being disrupted. This time around in travel, Amazon has decided to partner rather than build its own offering — a very reasonable way to get back into the game.

8 months ago

Amazon Confirms Flight-Booking Launch as Part of a Superapp Strategy

Amazon Confirms Flight-Booking Launch as Part of a Superapp Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amazon wants to be a superapp, the mobile tool of choice to book flights, buy books, and make payments. In travel, flights are only the beginning.

8 months ago

Skift Analysis: Amazon’s Travel Strategy Comes Into Focus

Skift Analysis: Amazon’s Travel Strategy Comes Into Focus

Seth Borko and Dennis Schaal, Skift

The same rules that apply to run-of-the-mill travel sellers do not necessarily apply to Amazon. While cash back on flights in India may seem loss-generating and unsustainable, for Amazon it could be a winning strategy.

9 months ago

Amazon Launches Flight Bookings in India in a Superapp Strategy

Amazon Launches Flight Bookings in India in a Superapp Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A shoe just dropped. Amazon is stepping into travel again. It may offer travel products in all sizes once it really gets going.

9 months ago