Articles tagged “booking.com”

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Kayak CEO Hints Company May Get Into the Hotel Business

Kayak CEO Hints Company May Get Into the Hotel Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's tough to say in what form Kayak would enter the hotel business, if it does. If there ever were a Kayak-branded hotel, it's safe to say that Marriott and Accor have nothing to worry about.

2 months ago

6 Key Takeaways From Skift Forum Europe

6 Key Takeaways From Skift Forum Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Nothing like a world-shattering crisis to force companies to look into the mirror and contemplate a makeover. Will consumer travel preferences change forever because of coronavirus? Forever is a very long time.

3 months ago

Booking.com Gets OK to Trademark Its Name in a U.S. Supreme Court Win

Booking.com Gets OK to Trademark Its Name in a U.S. Supreme Court Win

Jan Wolfe, Reuters

There's no need to tear down the signage. Booking.com can stick with the brand name that it's been using for about 14 years. The U.S. Supreme Court decision gives the company more protection against pesky startups that might try to tread on its brand.

3 months ago

Booking Marketing Chief Skeptical Rentals Will Recover Faster Than Hotels

Booking Marketing Chief Skeptical Rentals Will Recover Faster Than Hotels

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com's Arjan Dijk gave a feisty interview at Skift Forum Europe, touching on his skepticism about Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's bold predictions about the future of travel, the marketing strategies of his competitors, and whether aid programs for the industry make sense.

3 months ago

GetYourGuide CEO Highlights Google’s Alleged Failings During the Pandemic

GetYourGuide CEO Highlights Google’s Alleged Failings During the Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

GetYourGuide's Johannes Reck is underplaying the Google threat in tours and activities. Sure, Google has much larger priorities, but how much will it cost to build the GetYourGuide brand with Google controlling the airspace?

3 months ago

Booking.com Terminates Contracts With Tours and Attractions Operators

Booking.com Terminates Contracts With Tours and Attractions Operators

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TUI/Musement's new strategic partnership with Booking.com has the potential to reshuffle the powers that be in tours and activities, especially in Europe. But TUI doesn't have a stellar track record in online offerings, and much of the promise will depend on its execution.

3 months ago

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings may be calculating that partner memories aren't exceedingly long. On the other hand, with additional layoffs a possibility at flagship brand Booking.com, the parent company has its own problems to deal with.

4 months ago

Booking.com Extends Chairwoman Gillian Tans’ Contract to 2021 in Surprise Move

Booking.com Extends Chairwoman Gillian Tans’ Contract to 2021 in Surprise Move

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kayak, OpenTable, and Agoda have laid off employees. The flagship brand, Booking.com, initially took Dutch government relief money that forestalled downsizing, but has opted not to extend it. Amid other restructuring moves under way, that means layoffs are likely on the agenda as Chairwoman Gillian Tans re-ups.

4 months ago

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern on Navigating a Frenemy Relationship With Airbnb

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern on Navigating a Frenemy Relationship With Airbnb

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Many companies won't reopen for business when coronavirus ebbs, but two that will definitely still be left standing will be Expedia Group and Airbnb. They could potentially find ways to cooperate in the face of bigger threats in the form of Google and Booking.com.

4 months ago

Are the Views of the CEOs of Tripadvisor and Booking Holdings Sage or Stale for Travel Post-Pandemic?

Are the Views of the CEOs of Tripadvisor and Booking Holdings Sage or Stale for Travel Post-Pandemic?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Surprises will inevitably pop up that Glenn Fogel, Steve Kaufer, and others can't envision now about what the travel industry may look like in 2022 and beyond. So the duo, both 20-year travel industry veterans, may be wrong about some crystal ball assumptions, but that doesn't mean their companies won't be able to adapt.

5 months ago

Booking Holdings Sees First Signs of Changing Traveler Behavior Brought on by Pandemic

Booking Holdings Sees First Signs of Changing Traveler Behavior Brought on by Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will it be hotels or alternative accommodations that bounce back first? Booking Holdings officials said they see a shift toward alternative accommodations when travelers are booking stays at least two months in advance. But this trend won't necessarily stick over the long term.

5 months ago

Booking.com Sets U.S. Supreme Court Precedent — Its Case Will Be First Livestreamed Oral Arguments

Booking.com Sets U.S. Supreme Court Precedent — Its Case Will Be First Livestreamed Oral Arguments

Associated Press

Rest assured that Booking.com wouldn't necessarily have to change its name if it lost the trademark case, which sees the Trump administration appealing a lower court ruling that said the trademark should be honored. But a win would give Booking new protections, and enable it to tell companies encroaching on its brand name to back off.

5 months ago