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Articles tagged “booking.com”

Online Travel

Tourism Economics Study Boosts Vacation Rentals and Downplays Local Concerns

Tourism and short-term rentals can be highly beneficial to some communities, but tourism boards and research firms for hire shouldn't view them as sacrosanct.

Tourism Economics Study Boosts Vacation Rentals and Downplays Local Concerns

Travel Booking

Booking.com Probed by Spanish Competition Watchdog

The alleged practices are linked to unfair conditions and policies affecting hotels and online travel agencies, and the Spanish Association of Hotel Managers and Mardid Hotel Business Association aren't happy.

Booking.com Probed by Spanish Competition Watchdog

Online Travel

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

Step by step, inch by inch, Google is becoming more central to the tours and activities sector. We've seen this playbook before.

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

News Blog

Tripadvisor Names Former Booking Holdings Finance Official as New Chief Financial Officer

Tripadvisor will replace longtime chief financial officer Ernst Teunissen with Michael Noonan, a former Booking Holdings vice president of finance, effective October 31. Tripadvisor, who several months ago saw the appointment of Matt Goldberg as CEO, replacing Steve Kaufer, said Teunissen, who served as chief financial officer for the past seven years, will leave "to…

News Blog

Booking.com Says It Ran Into Snag Hiring People Who Live in Iran

Amsterdam-based Booking.com said it had to rescind several job offers made to Iranians living in Iran because of complexities in the international hiring and relocation process of would-be employees living in that country. Booking.com headquarters as seen in 2019. Source: Booking.com A Booking Holdings spokesperson responded to a Skift inquiry on the subject after Maede…

Short-Term Rentals

Limit Short-Term Rentals to Improve Affordable Housing, Argues Philadelphia Fed CEO

Those who scoff at the linkage between the rise of short-term rentals and the affordable housing crisis are denying the obvious, although the dynamics are complex.

Limit Short-Term Rentals to Improve Affordable Housing, Argues Philadelphia Fed CEO

Online Travel

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

Online travel giant Booking Holdings looks a lot like it did in 2019, only with a better ground game in vacation rentals and more product innovation.

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

News Blog

Booking.com Adds Klook To Its Roster of Activities Providers

Booking.com expanded the geographic reach of its tours and activities offerings in Asia by entering a long-term strategic partnership with Klook, Booking.com announced Monday. The set of a Bollywood movie at Madame Tussauds Singapore. Travelers can buy tickets to this attraction and have their reservations instantly confirmed via Klook, an online travel agency that specializes…

Online Travel

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

Experiences aren't a financial game-changer for most online travel companies, but they are a must-have regardless.

Priceline Adds Experiences From TUI Musement

Online Travel

Airbnb, Google and Agoda Hint at Upcoming Search and Fintech Features

Airbnb needs to provide more information to guests about hosts, and making them more searchable would be an improvement. The fear, though, is that such information would make it easier for guests to book directly with hosts and bypass Airbnb.

Airbnb, Google and Agoda Hint at Upcoming Search and Fintech Features