Articles tagged “asia pacific”

Asia Is the Fastest Growing Region for Events

Asia Is the Fastest Growing Region for Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Some of the bigger destinations on the list are obvious, but there is a lot of movement among smaller, less high-profile cities. In many ways, this movement comes down to what investments a destination makes into infrastructure and experiences.

2 months ago

Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Seth Borko, Skift Research

With 500 million additional new international trips expected over the next decade, it's unlikely that the average traveler in 2029 will look like the traveler of today.

3 months ago

What Zuji’s Suspension for Missed Payments Means for Asia’s Online Travel Pioneers

What Zuji’s Suspension for Missed Payments Means for Asia’s Online Travel Pioneers

Raini Hamdi, Skift

All is not well with Zuji, a pioneer in the online travel space in Asia-Pacific. An ownership that is more adept at aviation than running an OTA may be an issue, but it’s clear the entry of global OTAs flush with marketing wherewithal and expertise is making it difficult for the pioneers to compete.

10 months ago

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's nothing wrong with a company investing and pivoting, as Travelzoo is doing yet again. There is something wrong when a company controlled by a founder doesn't reboot with new leadership.

11 months ago

Expedia Hedges Its Asia Bets With Brands, Affiliates and Investments

Expedia Hedges Its Asia Bets With Brands, Affiliates and Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

After a slew of acquisitions in 2014 and 2015, Expedia is focused on investing and executing. A sustained and rationally exuberant approach may work better in various markets in Asia Pacific this time around than previous efforts.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Social Media Influencers Have Little Sway Over Asia-Pacific Travelers

Social Media Influencers Have Little Sway Over Asia-Pacific Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There is a ton of variation in the behavior of travelers from different countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Travel companies should pay more attention to the specific needs of the travelers they're trying to reach.

2 years ago