Articles tagged “booking.com”

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Traveler Awareness in Alternative Accommodations as a Long-Term Boon

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Traveler Awareness in Alternative Accommodations as a Long-Term Boon

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said the pandemic had no redeeming value. But his company will coincidentally be well-placed for the recovery thanks to the new consumer awareness of alternative lodging.

11 hours ago

Vacation Rentals Lose Pandemic Edge and 15 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Vacation Rentals Lose Pandemic Edge and 15 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tom Lowry , Skift

This week in travel, Skift covered how the vacation rentals' advantage over hotels during the pandemic has all but disappeared, that climate change will be travel's challenge now and after the pandemic is history, and how Delta is leveraging its SkyMiles program.

3 days ago

The Short-Lived Vacation Rental Advantage Over Hotels Is Almost Gone

The Short-Lived Vacation Rental Advantage Over Hotels Is Almost Gone

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The death of hotels was greatly exaggerated. Advantage Booking.com and Expedia — not Airbnb — if travelers indeed are now seeking out both hotels and vacation rentals in comparable numbers.

7 days ago

Shifting Google Dance Partners and 9 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Shifting Google Dance Partners and 9 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift looked at the shifting lineup in Google vacation rentals, Airbnb's ambitions, what a prospective merger between IHG and Accor might look like, and how Croatia's tourism experiment is working out.

3 weeks ago

Finally, Airbnb IPO Will Signal a New Era of Accounting and Accountability

Finally, Airbnb IPO Will Signal a New Era of Accounting and Accountability

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As a public company, Airbnb would be a dream for reporters, analysts, and investors because of the required disclosures about financials and strategy. It could also prompt competitors to up their game, and perhaps be more forthcoming about the numbers behind their own short-term rental businesses.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Escalates House Party Crackdown a Week After Filing for an IPO

Airbnb Escalates House Party Crackdown a Week After Filing for an IPO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb looks to be cleaning up some overhangs before its anticipated initial public offering, including being fairly aggressive about promoting its crackdown on wayward house parties in its rentals. In case investors ask about the issue, Airbnb has an answer.

4 weeks ago

Google Cut Off an Online Travel Company and Sent In the Bill Collectors

Google Cut Off an Online Travel Company and Sent In the Bill Collectors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With parent company Alphabet generating $79 billion in revenue in the first half of 2020, Google is relentlessly rolling out new travel products. Not to mention, it is dictating content-licensing and advertising terms to cash-strapped partners while a pandemic rages. Enough said.

1 month ago

U.S.-China Tensions Could Roil Internet Usage Rules, Hurting Online Travel: Booking CEO

U.S.-China Tensions Could Roil Internet Usage Rules, Hurting Online Travel: Booking CEO

Sean O'Neill, Skift

All of the world's consumers and businesses will suffer if governments turn the internet into a "splinternet." Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel is one of rare U.S. public figures to say this out loud.

2 months ago

Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A hotel price war hasn't materialized as some dreaded. Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel sees an opportunity to prove the value of his brands as a source of demand for hotels and managers of alternative accommodations.

2 months ago

Expedia and Airbnb Bosses Have Conflicting Visions About the Future of Travel

Expedia and Airbnb Bosses Have Conflicting Visions About the Future of Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sometimes CEO views of where online travel is headed seem more about the capabilities of their companies than anything else. Will pandemic-induced travel preferences make for dominant trends five or 10 years from now? Highly doubtful.

2 months ago

Booking.com Relaunches a Scaled-Down Attractions Vertical Powered by TUI’s Musement

Booking.com Relaunches a Scaled-Down Attractions Vertical Powered by TUI’s Musement

Dennis Schaal, Skift

After missteps in thinking it could grow its own attractions business and catch larger competitors, Booking.com's relaunch is the next stage in its evolution. The tours and activities sector is a lot more competitive now than it was even two years ago when Booking acquired FareHarbor. Hence, the need to reboot.

2 months ago

Booking.com Restructuring Will Pare Its Workforce By Up to 25 Percent

Booking.com Restructuring Will Pare Its Workforce By Up to 25 Percent

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Despite the deep job cuts, the proprietary Skift Health Score calculates that Booking Holdings has far greater long-term strength than rivals Expedia Group and Trip.com Group. If you follow Booking.com's logic, the future of travel will be substantially smaller than its past.

2 months ago