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Articles tagged “booking.com”

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UK Edges Closer To New Discounting Rules For Booking Sites and Hotels

The rules being discussed would apply to Europeans booking rooms in the UK, and the framework would be fairly narrow in scope. They do not address broader rate parity issues, but would indeed provide for more competition and would be good for limited numbers of travelers.

UK Edges Closer To New Discounting Rules For Booking Sites and Hotels

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Starwood and Expedia Ask Federal Judge to Dismiss Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Is it price-fixing when hotels agree that all distributors must sell rooms at the same rates? Is it price-fixing when Apple, which has fewer competitors than hotels, operates similarly? This would be a game-changer if the court rules in favor of the consumer plaintiffs, and would upset the foundation of the current hotel and online travel agency business model.

Starwood and Expedia Ask Federal Judge to Dismiss Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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Second Public Offering By HomeAway Would Raise $200 Million, Rivaling Its Own IPO

HomeAway, which is way behind, but pushing hard to improve its e-commerce capabilities, is beginning to feel some heat from Booking.com on one side and Airbnb on the other. You could therefore look at this follow-on public offering as a defensive move. On the other hand, HomeAway's acquisition spree is an aggressive tack, and the public offering signals that HomeAway has no intention of slowing down.

Second Public Offering By HomeAway Would Raise $200 Million, Rivaling Its Own IPO

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Booking.com No Longer Toying With Vacation Rentals, Reaches Historic Milestone

In a turning point for Booking.com and the hospitality industry, the largest lodging site in the world now has so many vacation rental listings, dispersed across 193 destinations, that it is changing the nature of the online travel business.

Booking.com No Longer Toying With Vacation Rentals, Reaches Historic Milestone

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Why Booking.com Is Determined Not To Be Hated Like Expedia

The success of Priceline and Booking.com isn't all about business models and search-engine marketing spend. A good part of the winning formula pertains to a company that eschews PowerPoints, worries about often-overlooked things such as the "cost of coordination" among its brands, and puts effort into maintaining the culture that got it here.

Why Booking.com Is Determined Not To Be Hated Like Expedia

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Expedia CEO Has No Regrets About Spinning Off TripAdvisor

Expedia hopes it can repeat the TripAdvisor playbook with newly acquired Trivago. Build Trivago, spin it off one day, let the shareholders exult, and start all over again. But sometimes life and business gets in the way.

Expedia CEO Has No Regrets About Spinning Off TripAdvisor

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Priceline’s Two CEOs on The Future of Travel’s Biggest Brand

Jeffery Boyd doesn't want to meddle in Priceline's business on a day to day basis, which may provide angst to some investors. Still, incoming CEO Darren Huston has capably led Priceline's prized asset, Booking.com, over the last two years, so he's got the pedigree in what promises to be a fascinating new era in online travel.

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HomeAway Signs Large European Vacation Rental Provider To Pay-Per-Booking

Interhome is HomeAway's largest catch so far as the professional manager of vacation homes signed on to HomeAway's pay-per booking program. Expect a parade of others to soon follow.

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Top 25 Online Booking Sites in Travel for October 2013

Top 25 Online Booking Sites in Travel for October 2013

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7 Things Priceline’s Jeffery Boyd Changed About the Business of Travel

Priceline's Jeffery Boyd is going out -- from the CEO post, at least -- at the top, and the guy with a banker's demeanor will come to be viewed as a rock star of online and mobile travel. We don't know about groupies, but there certainly are a ton of imitators.

7 Things Priceline’s Jeffery Boyd Changed About the Business of Travel