Articles tagged “booking.com”

Business Travel

TravelPerk Enlists Former Booking.com CEO to Scale Up After Raising $115 Million

Gillian Tans is now back in the travel space after investing in the corporate travel agency and joining its board. Here’s what the Spanish startup hopes to gain.

TravelPerk Enlists Former Booking.com CEO to Scale Up After Raising $115 Million

Online Travel

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

No big surprises on Google Maps, but Booking.com outpaced rival Airbnb in downloads in the online travel agency category globally by nearly 20 million in 2021. That's not a game-changer, but it's important if Booking is going to eat into Airbnb's daunting direct-booking advantage.

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

Online Travel

Online Travel Faces Lots of Unfinished Business in 2022

Several travel-oriented, special purpose acquisition companies are out there that have not announced merger partners. A SPAC glut and the lackluster performance of several online travel or short-term rental companies that recently went public could have some of the hunters coming up empty.

Online Travel Faces Lots of Unfinished Business in 2022

Announcements

Behind the Business of Online Booking Sites: Skift Research

Around the world in 11 online travel agencies. Use our 2022 Online Travel Agency Factbook to compare the performance of booking sites from across five continents.

Behind the Business of Online Booking Sites: Skift Research

Online Travel

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Booking.com doesn't want affiliates or other partners to make unsubstantiated promotional claims about the online travel agency having the "best," meaning the lowest prices, which it admits it doesn't have. With regulators in Europe and elsewhere watching its every move, Booking.com doesn't want to play like that.

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Business Travel

The Immigration Lawyer Charting New Remote Work Pathways for Companies

From abandoned medieval villages to humanitarian crises, David Cantor's Relocate wants to build a community of legal experts to respond to new mass movements of people around the globe.

The Immigration Lawyer Charting New Remote Work Pathways for Companies

Online Travel

Booking Holdings to Buy Flights Partner ETraveli Group for $1.8 Billion

Booking Holdings is on a pre-Christmas buying spree after announcing two pending acquisitions, ETraveli Group and Getaroom, within two weeks. Both are mostly back-of-the-house acquisitions that will bolster Booking's flight and hotels business.

Booking Holdings to Buy Flights Partner ETraveli Group for $1.8 Billion

Online Travel

Vacation Rentals and Cruises Led Surge in Paid Marketing in October

Call it a vote of confidence in the holiday travel season: Travel marketers came back to Google and other outlets in a big way in October.

Vacation Rentals and Cruises Led Surge in Paid Marketing in October

Online Travel

Apple Privacy Changes Could Give More Leverage to Big Online Travel Agencies

Personalization initiatives aside, Apple's privacy changes are a great win for travelers, but a big headache for online travel companies. The result is the biggest players have the potential to gain advantage over smaller competitors.

Apple Privacy Changes Could Give More Leverage to Big Online Travel Agencies

Travel Technology

Sabre Loses a Large Portion of Expedia’s Business and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Sabre reveals that it's lost of Expedia's business in North America, Trivago's CEO predicts when travel will return to normal, and Hyatt makes significant inroads in Europe.

Sabre Loses a Large Portion of Expedia’s Business and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week