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Articles tagged “booking.com”

Online Travel

Top 25 Online Booking Sites in Travel for October 2013

Top 25 Online Booking Sites in Travel for October 2013

Hotels

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

Online Travel

Priceline Overtakes Expedia in Gross Bookings for the First Time

The changing of the guard is now official -- in more ways than one.

Priceline Overtakes Expedia in Gross Bookings for the First Time

Hotels

Expedia’s Uphill Climb Must Meet Booking.com’s Structural Advantages

One of Expedia's answers to Booking.com is the Expedia Traveler Preference Program, giving consumers the choice to prepay for a hotel (merchant model) or pay at the hotel (an agency model like Booking.com's). Booking.com's sole use of the agency model gives it a speed advantage as the merchant model is more complicated when signing on and retaining hotels.

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

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