Articles tagged “booking.com”

Booking.com Rethinks Digital Advertising in Favor of TV

Booking.com Rethinks Digital Advertising in Favor of TV

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did we just see an elephant fly? The Priceline Group, which is the largest spender on digital advertising in travel, just said TV commercials may be a better way to attract loyal customers. That's even more surprising than TV-happy Trivago's recent announcement that it would start devoting more resources to digital advertising. Don't you love this industry?

2 weeks ago

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Five Ways Companies Can Motivate Travelers to Stay In-Policy

Five Ways Companies Can Motivate Travelers to Stay In-Policy

Booking.com for Business + Skift

After all of the time and effort it takes to create an engaging travel policy, having it be ignored by travelers can be frustrating. These five steps can help make your policy the best it can be and encourage travelers to engage with it.

1 month ago

Airbnb Was Most-Installed Travel App in September

Airbnb Was Most-Installed Travel App in September

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like Airbnb is experiencing a huge upswing in mobile adoption. But traditional search engines and social networks are still driving consumers to travel sites on desktop, too.

2 months ago

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How Great Visual Design Can Reshape Your Corporate Travel Policy

How Great Visual Design Can Reshape Your Corporate Travel Policy

Booking.com for Business + Skift

It’s time to move beyond the boring, dry traditional travel policy. Creating an updated, modern policy that incorporates visual, engaging content can help engage employees and therefore, drive compliance.

2 months ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Daniel Peltier, Skift

A CEO such as the Priceline Group's Fogel has to pick which new technology to panic about next. He's keeping tabs on blockchain, but it's not on his investment to-do list yet.

2 months ago

Expedia CEO Thinks the Company Is Too U.S.-Focused Unlike Its Biggest Rival

Expedia CEO Thinks the Company Is Too U.S.-Focused Unlike Its Biggest Rival

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Just like what the old CEO has been saying since 2015 when Expedia went on a mostly U.S. acquisition spree, the new CEO thinks the company has to get more global. We've got some ideas how. Stay tuned.

2 months ago

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Dave Montali, Skift

Booking.com has long experimented with vacation rental inventory. Its inventory has been growing rapidly, but vacation rentals still remain a small part of Booking.com's business.

2 months ago

Priceline’s Booking Defends Commissions After Swiss Launch Probe Into ‘Abusive’ Pricing

Priceline’s Booking Defends Commissions After Swiss Launch Probe Into ‘Abusive’ Pricing

Associated Press

Regulators show fairly often that they don't understand the travel business. In many cases — according to Expedia, at least — commission levels have been falling in recent years, although hotels, particularly smaller ones or independents, still sometimes indeed get whacked.

2 months ago

Booking.com Buys Evature for Its Chatbot Talent

Booking.com Buys Evature for Its Chatbot Talent

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This acqui-hire of Tel Aviv chatbot start-up Evature underlines the intense interest travel companies now have in natural-language search by text or voice -- and for the technical talent that can make the magic happen.

2 months ago

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New eBook: How to Create a Travel Policy that Employees Will Actually Read

New eBook: How to Create a Travel Policy that Employees Will Actually Read

Booking.com for Business + Skift

Travel policies don’t have to be boring, unwieldy documents that employees dread reading. Creating a travel policy that includes visual content and clear language is much more likely to encourage employees to buy into the company's preferences than traditional policies have in the past.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Priceline’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Priceline’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

Jared Wein, Skift

Priceline’s growth over the past decade is nothing short of remarkable. In this report, we answer, a simple, but important question — Where do we go from here?

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago