Articles tagged “booking holdings”

Online Travel

6 Travel Startups From 2015: Where Are They Now?

Some of the companies Skift featured in its first travel startup funding roundup went on to thrive, while others ... not so much.

6 Travel Startups From 2015: Where Are They Now?

News Blog

FareHarbor Taps Longtime Booking.com Product Vice President as CEO

FareHarbor, the Booking Holdings' tours and activities reservations tech platform, has a new CEO, Skift has learned. Wellness travel companies are starting to offer more niche experiences like mountain hiking-meets-spa retreats. Source: Unsplash Andrea Carini, who served as vice president of product development at fashion retailer Otrium for the past 10 months, began carrying out…

Online Travel

Booking.com Alums and Other Online Travel Vets Team Up to Disrupt Cruise Bookings

Turning a large proportion of cruise bookings from offline travel agents into online instant bookings would be a big ask. Many of Cruisebound's backers don't need the money, but they will have to prove themselves again nonetheless.

Booking.com Alums and Other Online Travel Vets Team Up to Disrupt Cruise Bookings

Mergers and Acquisitions

Good and Bad M&A, According to Booking’s CEO

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Booking CEO’s M&A philosophy, Zoom burnout, and a hotel brand bonanza.

Good and Bad M&A, According to Booking’s CEO

Mergers and Acquisitions

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are sexy for shareholders, analysts and the press. Booking CEO Fogel knows, though, that sometimes the best decision is not overpaying and walking away from that shiny object.

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Business Model Was Slowing Things Down Pre-Covid

Payments, flights and short-term rentals are paying off so far for Booking as part of its connected trip strategy. That's true even if there are doubts about travelers wanting to book their entire trip on one platform.

Booking Holdings Business Model Was Slowing Things Down Pre-Covid

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Set to Ride Upsides of Europe and China Trends in 2023

Booking Holdings shed its entire stake in China's Trip.com Group at a loss of $130 million in 2020. But Booking retains a substantial foothold in China outbound travel that it can ride to advantage in 2023.

Booking Holdings Set to Ride Upsides of Europe and China Trends in 2023

Online Travel

Lessons From Our Oral History of Short-Term Rentals

In an era today when investors place a high value on profitability, our oral history of short-term rentals includes regrets from those who were too risk-averse to grab an opportunity.

Lessons From Our Oral History of Short-Term Rentals

News Blog

Agoda Adds Fintech Partners Ahead of Asia’s Full-Scale Reopening

Travel platform Agoda has been pushing ahead with a series of new fintech partnerships, with its eye on Asia’s corporate travel recovery. Agoda, which is part of Bookings Holdings, recently started working with Singapore’s global payment platform Sunrate, and is also now collaborating with Australia's Airwallex to target business travelers in Hong Kong. The deal…

Online Travel

Expedia and Booking’s New Strategies and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Expedia and Booking are making big changes to their business models, artificial intelligence emerges as a major force in travel, and the World Cup boosts the Middle East's tourism recovery.

Expedia and Booking’s New Strategies and Other Top Stories This Week