Articles tagged “booking.com”

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.

3 days 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?

2 weeks ago

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To a great extent, Ctrip is going to be preoccupied for years chasing Chinese travelers and servicing their every travel need, around the globe. Barring further consolidation, Ctrip isn't much of a threat to its partner, the Priceline Group, which is years ahead in its own hotel business and is executing superbly.

2 weeks ago

5 Key Priceline Earnings Numbers That Show Why It’s Leaping Ahead

5 Key Priceline Earnings Numbers That Show Why It’s Leaping Ahead

Jared Wein, Skift

The Priceline Group continues to put up strong growth numbers despite its large size. Its massive advertising budget combined with improving conversion and growing inventory position the company to take further share of online and offline bookings.

4 weeks ago

Expedia Finally Joins TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Expedia Finally Joins TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor has been struggling but it is a testament to its continued power as a marketing vehicle that Expedia Inc. felt compelled to participate in TripAdvisor Instant Booking even though Expedia controls its own TripAdvisor wannabe. It's called Trivago. A newly anointed public company, Trivago's growth could one day be an Expedia hedge against TripAdvisor's clout, although Trivago isn't there yet.

3 months ago

Priceline Group’s New CEO Is Veteran Merger Guru Glenn Fogel

Priceline Group’s New CEO Is Veteran Merger Guru Glenn Fogel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The selection of Glenn Fogel as CEO is likely one that will please Wall Street as he represents stability and is highly regarded inside the travel industry and beyond it. Is it purely coincidence that the Group announces its CEO pick after eight months of looking, hours before Expedia's Trivago is slated to price its IPO? Probably not.

3 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Booking.com CEO on Taking a Mobile-First Approach

Skift Backstage Podcast: Booking.com CEO on Taking a Mobile-First Approach

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans talk about how the company is trying to build products that meet higher consumer expectations.

3 months ago

HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners

HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

HomeAway president John Kim, after a manner, is trying to turn HomeAway into the type of company that Airbnb is -- one that is focused on technology improvements and a great user experience. In many ways, Kim has the tougher job. He isn't starting from scratch, as Airbnb did, but is attempting to spur changes in a company that has been around since 2005 and grew through a flurry of acquisitions.

4 months ago

Video: Booking.com CEO on Keeping Customers at Center of Strategy

Video: Booking.com CEO on Keeping Customers at Center of Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com, which does more than 1,000 A/B tests daily, is testing a rewards program for business travelers, but CEO Gillian Tans still believes that true loyalty is more about delivering its core product for customers than points and rewards schemes.

5 months ago

Booking.com CEO: Higher Consumer Expectations Bring New Challenges

Booking.com CEO: Higher Consumer Expectations Bring New Challenges

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As Booking.com knows, if companies don't innovate quickly -- and learn from the experience -- they'll die.

5 months ago

Booking.com Powers Hotels for Southwest, Its First U.S. Airline

Booking.com Powers Hotels for Southwest, Its First U.S. Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com displaced Southwest's long-time hotel partner, Orbitz, on Southwest.com. Booking.com's pay-at-the-hotel system meshes much better with Southwest's flexible fare structure than did Orbitz's preponderous hotel bookings requiring prepayment. Booking.com's integration of its Rocketmiles acquisition on Southwest now makes total sense.

5 months ago

Can Direct-Booking Campaigns End Up With Both Sides Declaring Victory?

Can Direct-Booking Campaigns End Up With Both Sides Declaring Victory?

Jared Wein, Skift

Direct booking is not really a war where one side must lose. Both the large hotel chains and online travel agencies could wind up better off if they act rationally on pricing.

5 months ago