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Articles tagged “booking.com”

Online Travel

How The Travel Booking Giants Stack Up and Where They Are Heading

The Expedia-Travelocity deal won't likely trigger a lot of consolidation because there aren't a lot of U.S. pieces left worth buying.

How The Travel Booking Giants Stack Up and Where They Are Heading

Hotels

11 Reasons Why The World Of Hotel Booking Is About To Change Forever

This agreement between InterContinental Hotels, and Expedia and Booking.com is game-changing not for its short-term impact, but for the more far-reaching reverberations, and new regulatory actions that it will ultimately lead to.

11 Reasons Why The World Of Hotel Booking Is About To Change Forever

Hotels

World’s Largest Hotel Chain Gives Pricing Power Back to Booking Sites

This is potentially a GAME-CHANGER. A decade ago hotels finally took back control over pricing after Hotels.com and Expedia were under-cutting the rates on hotels' own websites. Under pressure from regulators, InterContinental Hotels is starting to hand that power back to the online travel agencies.

World’s Largest Hotel Chain Gives Pricing Power Back to Booking Sites

Online Travel

Priceline stock price jumps after positive rating from former critic Morgan Stanley

This positive rating comes after Morgan Stanley downgraded Priceline stock just a few months ago, so analysts there ate a bit of humble pie with breakfast this morning.

Priceline stock price jumps after positive rating from former critic Morgan Stanley

Hotels

French hotels say Booking.com and Expedia are control freaks

French hotels may or may not have a legitimate gripe about the market power of Expedia and Booking.com. But, the timing of the hotels' complaint makes it seem as though they have been in a time capsule, as if they just discovered the state of market dynamics that have been in place for a decade.

Online Travel

Priceline posts healthy first quarter profit, but Wall Street thinks guidance is a bummer

Priceline is anxious to see what it terms its Booking.com "experiment" in the U.S., replete with offline branding campaign, succeed. Given the volatily in subsidiary Booking.com's core European market, growth in the U.S., alongside Priceline.com, would serve as a hedge against Europe's troubles.

Media and PR

Top Travel Sites Then and Now: How Usability Has Evolved in Travel

Top Travel Sites Then and Now: How Usability Has Evolved in Travel

Hotels

Russian booking site Ostrovok gets $25 million funding in Russian-American pact

With only about 8% of hotel bookings in Russia taking place online, Ostrovok and its peers have epic room for growth.

Russian booking site Ostrovok gets $25 million funding in Russian-American pact

Hotels

HomeAway isn’t worried about Booking.com’s vacation rental challenge

HomeAway's Brian Sharples isn't worried about online travel agencies getting into vacation rentals. InterContinental, Marriott and Hilton have the OTAs on a relatively tight leash, and won't stand for a serious flirtation with those dreaded vacation rentals.

HomeAway isn’t worried about Booking.com’s vacation rental challenge

Hotels

How Booking.com and its ad campaign may change your lodging options

Where Booking.com leads, other online travel agencies tend to follow. Don't be surprised if you start seeing more apartment hotels and hostels appearing on Expedia sometime soon.

How Booking.com and its ad campaign may change your lodging options