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Articles tagged “booking.com”

Online Travel

The Top Online Travel Booking Sites for January 2014

2014 will be an interesting year to watch from traffic perspective. While Priceline Group has a huge lead, Expedia and Tripadvisor family will continue to duke it out.

The Top Online Travel Booking Sites for January 2014

Online Travel

Booking.com Going For a Shock And Awe Strategy in U.S. With Huge Expansion

An outsider might think the U.S. online travel market is already saturated, but Booking.com is proving that there is plenty of room to grow in the U.S., and competitors are feeling the heat.

Booking.com Going For a Shock And Awe Strategy in U.S. With Huge Expansion

Hotels

Booking Sites in the UK Just Got the OK to Offer Lower Room Rates Than Hotels

The UK's Office of Fair Trading has made the hotel industry a bit more competitive, but the new rules have their limits. Booking.com and Expedia aren't permitted to advertise discounted rooms to the general public, but will only do so for members of their loyalty programs and other closed groups. Still, it puts hotels at a disadvantage.

Booking Sites in the UK Just Got the OK to Offer Lower Room Rates Than Hotels

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Hotels

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

Hotels

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

Hotels

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

Hotels

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

Hotels

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

Hotels

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.