Articles tagged “booking.com”

Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shakeup for Hotel Revenue

Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shakeup for Hotel Revenue

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Get ready for some commotion in Las Vegas and other destinations where hotel resort fees are common. Will impacted hotels abandon Booking.com? Will resort fees lose their appeal for hotels? Will Expedia follow Booking's lead? The fun and gamesmanship are just starting.

22 hours ago

Booking Drops Hotel Requirement to Book Tours and Activities

Booking Drops Hotel Requirement to Book Tours and Activities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com's hotel focus has given way to a strategy to serve travelers at every portion of the trip. TripAdvisor already does it, Expedia too. Airbnb is on that full-service road. So Booking.com will have plenty of company.

6 days ago

Booking Holdings Empire Tiptoes Toward Quiet Collaboration

Booking Holdings Empire Tiptoes Toward Quiet Collaboration

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As Booking Holdings brands try to cross-sell their customers on more products, such as attractions, restaurants, and ground transportation, more companywide collaboration may be inevitable. No brand mergers are in the offing, but signs point toward more coordination.

2 weeks ago

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Falling victim to the so-called law of large numbers, Booking Holdings saw its total revenues for the first quarter drop 3 percent from the prior year. Industry ears perked up when CEO Glenn Fogel mentioned mergers and acquisitions as a possible tactic to reignite growth a few times during an investor conference call.

2 weeks ago

Skift Forum Asia: Booking’s Marsha Ma on How to Succeed in China

Skift Forum Asia: Booking’s Marsha Ma on How to Succeed in China

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What are some of the real learnings that Booking.com has come away with during its multiyear stint of doing business in China? We'll try to get some nuggets out of Booking's Marsha Ma onstage at Skift Forum Asia.

2 weeks ago

What Happened to the HotelTonight Clones?

What Happened to the HotelTonight Clones?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In light of Airbnb buying HotelTonight, Skift looks back at the many copycats of the mobile-first hotel booking agency. Where are they now?

2 months ago

Airbnb Says It Has Hosted More Than Half a Billion Travelers Since Its Launch

Airbnb Says It Has Hosted More Than Half a Billion Travelers Since Its Launch

Deanna Ting, Skift

Context is everything, and it’s hard to have that when the company reporting a bunch of facts and figures makes it hard to have comparisons to past data. We can’t wait to see that S-1 filing, eventually.

2 months ago

Airbnb’s Potential Investment in Oyo, Explained

Airbnb’s Potential Investment in Oyo, Explained

Deanna Ting and Sean O'Neill, Skift

This year is shaping up to be the year when Airbnb gets all of its ducks in a row before the big IPO. Investing in adjacent businesses like Oyo is a major part of that strategy. But will any of this ultimately matter — or make a difference — once the company goes public?

2 months ago

Lastminute.com Goes After TUI With Vacation Push

Lastminute.com Goes After TUI With Vacation Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While traditional tour operators might not offer the flexibility that Lastminute.com does with its package vacations, they do have an advantage in terms of exclusivity.

2 months ago

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel, whose background is in mergers and acquisitions, was undoubtably not surprised when Airbnb bought HotelTonight. We'd be shocked if he and others hadn't kicked the tires.

2 months ago

Airbnb’s Response to Booking.com? We’ve Got More Listings

Airbnb’s Response to Booking.com? We’ve Got More Listings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb to Booking: "Yeah, right."

3 months ago

Booking and Airbnb Are Now in a Homesharing Dead Heat

Booking and Airbnb Are Now in a Homesharing Dead Heat

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb has dominated the discussion of alternative accommodations, but it appears as though Booking Holdings' apartment-rental business may be in a dead heat with its competitor. Airbnb's perceived lead may not be as great as many observers believe.

3 months ago