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Articles tagged “booking holdings”

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

A hotel price war hasn't materialized as some dreaded. Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel sees an opportunity to prove the value of his brands as a source of demand for hotels and managers of alternative accommodations.

Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

Online Travel

Booking.com Relaunches a Scaled-Down Attractions Vertical Powered by TUI’s Musement

After missteps in thinking it could grow its own attractions business and catch larger competitors, Booking.com's relaunch is the next stage in its evolution. The tours and activities sector is a lot more competitive now than it was even two years ago when Booking acquired FareHarbor. Hence, the need to reboot.

Booking.com Relaunches a Scaled-Down Attractions Vertical Powered by TUI’s Musement

Online Travel

Booking.com Restructuring Will Pare Its Workforce By Up to 25 Percent

Despite the deep job cuts, the proprietary Skift Health Score calculates that Booking Holdings has far greater long-term strength than rivals Expedia Group and Trip.com Group. If you follow Booking.com's logic, the future of travel will be substantially smaller than its past.

Booking.com Restructuring Will Pare Its Workforce By Up to 25 Percent

Online Travel

Booking’s Ad Play on Trivago Shows How to Create Opportunity From Crisis

Trivago was glad to see that Booking Holdings kept on advertising, however modestly, and upped its bidding in Trivago auctions while many other partners went silent. If Booking is gaining a bit of market share, it is far from seeing a clear path to recovery as travel demand's trajectory remains a crapshoot.

Booking’s Ad Play on Trivago Shows How to Create Opportunity From Crisis

Coronavirus

Introducing the Skift Health Score: Assessing the Viability of 100 Public Travel Companies Each Month

How are the global travel companies weathering the once-in-a-century coronavirus storm and what are their prospects for recovery? The new Skift Health Score has the quantified answer through a well-vetted unique score. Dig in.

Introducing the Skift Health Score: Assessing the Viability of 100 Public Travel Companies Each Month

Online Travel

Booking Marketing Chief Skeptical Rentals Will Recover Faster Than Hotels

Booking.com's Arjan Dijk gave a feisty interview at Skift Forum Europe, touching on his skepticism about Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's bold predictions about the future of travel, the marketing strategies of his competitors, and whether aid programs for the industry make sense.

Booking Marketing Chief Skeptical Rentals Will Recover Faster Than Hotels

Coronavirus

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Booking Holdings may be calculating that partner memories aren't exceedingly long. On the other hand, with additional layoffs a possibility at flagship brand Booking.com, the parent company has its own problems to deal with.

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Online Travel

Booking.com Extends Chairwoman Gillian Tans’ Contract to 2021 in Surprise Move

Kayak, OpenTable, and Agoda have laid off employees. The flagship brand, Booking.com, initially took Dutch government relief money that forestalled downsizing, but has opted not to extend it. Amid other restructuring moves under way, that means layoffs are likely on the agenda as Chairwoman Gillian Tans re-ups.

Booking.com Extends Chairwoman Gillian Tans’ Contract to 2021 in Surprise Move

Online Travel

Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

At first, John Brown cut costs rather than staff, including foregoing his salary for the rest of 2020. But the Agoda CEO now has to take the last measure, citing a deeper and more prolonged recovery than expected.

Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Coronavirus

European Travel Ban Came Too Late and 11 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered the tardiness of banning European travel to the United States, Airbnb and Trivago's workforce cuts, staycations, Hilton's views on drive vacations, and Alaska Airlines' bets on its agility with domestic travelers.