Articles tagged “barry diller”

Online Travel

6 Expedia Group Takeaways From Its Annual Report

How things change: Expedia said its sale of Egencia won't have a major impact on operations or financials, although in years' past the company touted Egencia as a rising star. In 2018, Egencia was its own Expedia reporting segment and accounted for 8 percent of gross bookings.

6 Expedia Group Takeaways From Its Annual Report

Coronavirus

Expedia’s Barry Diller on Biz Travel Doubters: ‘They’re All Dopes’

It's a question of when, not if, business travel returns for Barry Diller. Booking data from the likes of Marriott and Alaska Airlines back his claim.

Expedia’s Barry Diller on Biz Travel Doubters: ‘They’re All Dopes’

Online Travel

Is Investor Certares on the Road to Becoming a Next-Gen Travel Powerhouse?

At a time when a travel operator like Expedia Group is shedding brands to become more focused, private equity firm Certares is investing in a broad array of travel assets. Divergent strategies for two very different companies. Certares' goal is likely to wrangle synergies while making a ton of money.

Is Investor Certares on the Road to Becoming a Next-Gen Travel Powerhouse?

Online Travel

Podcast: How Barry Diller’s Travel Brands Weathered the Pandemic

Podcast: How Barry Diller’s Travel Brands Weathered the Pandemic

Coronavirus

MGM Resorts Spurned in $11 Billion Takeover Bid of Parent of UK’s Ladbrokes

With online gaming a focus for Barry Diller, whose IAC group is backing the offer, don't bet on this being MGM's final bid for the historic brand.

MGM Resorts Spurned in $11 Billion Takeover Bid of Parent of UK’s Ladbrokes

Online Travel

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Airbus-backed Blade thinks Asia is where the action is, with plans to expand there after this latest blank-check deal. Keep an eye on similar so-called SPAC deals in travel in the new year.

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Mergers and Acquisitions

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows

Both of Barry Diller's companies, IAC and Expedia, are now invested in a travel recovery, which he thinks will arrive in only a matter of time. Count Diller on the side of those who believe the new normal will resemble its former self more than many people imagine.

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows

Coronavirus

Barry Diller’s IAC Takes $1 Billion Stake in MGM Resorts With Eye on Online Gaming

Jackpot.

Barry Diller’s IAC Takes $1 Billion Stake in MGM Resorts With Eye on Online Gaming

Online Travel

Expedia Shareholders Reject Proposal to Require Greater Disclosure of Company’s Political Donations

Regarding this particular shareholder proposal on increased transparency about political contributions, the stockholder who mattered the most was Barry Diller. But if the political winds in the U.S. are indeed changing, then corporations may find themselves under increased pressure to be transparent and to do the right thing.

Expedia Shareholders Reject Proposal to Require Greater Disclosure of Company’s Political Donations

Online Travel

Expedia’s Barry Diller Characterizes Removing Middle Seats on Airplanes as ‘Absurd’

Barry Diller let it rip on Sunday in a wide-ranging interview on the pandemic, calling President Trump a "witch doctor" for his coronavirus treatment recommendations. Whether the subject is Trump or regulation of Google, Diller hasn't been shy about speaking his mind.

Expedia’s Barry Diller Characterizes Removing Middle Seats on Airplanes as ‘Absurd’