Articles tagged “booking.com”

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

MakeMyTrip Puts a Brave Face on Booking.com Encroachment

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In India, market leader MakeMyTrip is betting on a multi-pronged strategy to defend itself against the intrusion of Booking.com on its turf. Execution matters. But so does the patience of MakeMyTrip's key backer, Ctrip.

22 hours ago

Priceline Is Making a Land Grab on Airbnb’s Turf by Adding Rental Inventory

Priceline Is Making a Land Grab on Airbnb’s Turf by Adding Rental Inventory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The Priceline Group is the colossus of hotel bookings but it is playing catch-up when it comes to vacation rentals. Yet CEO Glenn Fogel sounds determined to hone in on Airbnb's territory.

2 weeks ago

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the summer travel season in many parts of the world winding down, so is TripAdvisor's TV spend but let's see if it is starting to be a difference-maker. Meanwhile, new IHG CEO Keith Barr is conducting his first financial results call at the helm. Let's see how he does.

2 weeks ago

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As their contract expiration deadline looms, Hyatt and Expedia are maneuvering for position with Hyatt property owners. The new Hyatt-Booking.com agreement gives Hyatt some leverage but it likely wouldn't fully make up all the ground if the chain goes completely dark on Expedia.

1 month ago

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia and Booking.com, which each doubled Marriott's TV advertising spend over the last year, are still growing like weeds despite hotels' direct-booking campaigns. That makes for a tough environment for hoteliers, although some brands will do better than others.

1 month ago

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group has been looking at adding flights to its largest site, Booking.com, for years, but has hesitated for fear of detracting from its core hotels product. But in this case, taking a "stronger together" approach and leveraging the group's other in-house brands could ultimately pay off.

2 months ago

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com grew its vacation rental supply at a hyper clip, 51 percent in the first quarter. But vacation rentals are different than hotels, where the company has excelled, and the same formula might not be a slam dunk.

3 months ago

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Was Highest-Paid Online Travel CEO in 2016

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Was Highest-Paid Online Travel CEO in 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Money talks and Gillian Tans was well-compensated for leading Booking.com, the largest accommodations provider on the planet, to a banner year.

4 months ago

HomeAway to Home Owners: It’s Online Booking or Nothing at All

HomeAway to Home Owners: It’s Online Booking or Nothing at All

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rental bookings are increasingly going online but there is still a dichotomy in models -- instant confirmations versus a 24-hour fail-safe vetting period. Because of the fragmented nature of the vacation rental market, one-size-fits all doesn't seem to be in the offing.

4 months ago

Turkish Court Limits Hotel Sales on Booking.com Website

Turkish Court Limits Hotel Sales on Booking.com Website

Associated Press

Contrary to published reports, Booking.com's dispute with a local hotel association, which involves a license requirement among other issues, did not prompt a Turkish court to shut down the site's operations in Turkey. The court order does order Booking.com to stop selling hotels in Turkey to domestic customers, and Booking.com says it is "blinding" those properties.

5 months ago

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Jack Sidders and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

Good news for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, onefinestay, and others. Advertising homes as "Airbnb ready" is something you can expect to see more of in the next few years.

5 months ago

Priceline’s Boyd Says Company Has the ‘Muscle’ to Offer Private Rates Like Hotels Do

Priceline’s Boyd Says Company Has the ‘Muscle’ to Offer Private Rates Like Hotels Do

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Priceline Group executives say their relationships with the major hotel chains are good and the impact of their direct-booking campaigns isn't acute. Then why is Jeffery Boyd, the Group's executive chairman, talking about taking remedial actions?

5 months ago