Articles tagged “booking.com”

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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Priceline Is Making a Land Grab on Airbnb’s Turf by Adding Rental Inventory

Priceline Is Making a Land Grab on Airbnb’s Turf by Adding Rental Inventory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The Priceline Group is the colossus of hotel bookings but it is playing catch-up when it comes to vacation rentals. Yet CEO Glenn Fogel sounds determined to hone in on Airbnb's territory.

2 months ago

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Travel This Week — What to Expect: TripAdvisor and Priceline Strategy Tweaks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the summer travel season in many parts of the world winding down, so is TripAdvisor's TV spend but let's see if it is starting to be a difference-maker. Meanwhile, new IHG CEO Keith Barr is conducting his first financial results call at the helm. Let's see how he does.

2 months ago

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As their contract expiration deadline looms, Hyatt and Expedia are maneuvering for position with Hyatt property owners. The new Hyatt-Booking.com agreement gives Hyatt some leverage but it likely wouldn't fully make up all the ground if the chain goes completely dark on Expedia.

2 months ago

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia and Booking.com, which each doubled Marriott's TV advertising spend over the last year, are still growing like weeds despite hotels' direct-booking campaigns. That makes for a tough environment for hoteliers, although some brands will do better than others.

3 months ago

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group has been looking at adding flights to its largest site, Booking.com, for years, but has hesitated for fear of detracting from its core hotels product. But in this case, taking a "stronger together" approach and leveraging the group's other in-house brands could ultimately pay off.

3 months ago