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Articles tagged “booking holdings”

Online Travel

The Battle Over Tours and Activities Reservation Systems Rages On

FareHarbor and Bokun act as if they're unstoppably on the way to becoming giants. But the market for booking systems for sightseeing and experience operators remains very much in flux.

The Battle Over Tours and Activities Reservation Systems Rages On

Hotels

Airbnb Makes Debut in Google Vacation Rentals — For Now

In online travel, everything is tactical and not necessarily permanent. But for now, at least, those coveted Airbnb listings are appearing in Google's vacation rental pages in some European cities. This could have big implications for both companies if those listings remain.

Airbnb Makes Debut in Google Vacation Rentals — For Now

Hotels

Booking.com’s New Star Ratings for Short-Term Rentals Shake Sector

If you believe internet ratings, you’d think everything sold online is above average. Booking.com appears to be trying to combat that problem in the short-term rentals sector by rolling out a rating system. The company risks upsetting some property managers by acting as self-appointed judge and jury of unit quality. But some travelers may like the additional context.

Booking.com’s New Star Ratings for Short-Term Rentals Shake Sector

Online Travel

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

The Booking.com flight partnership with eTraveli doesn't seem particularly seamless because travelers still have to hop over to a third-party site, Gotogate, to complete their reservations. Still, the deal is another step in Booking.com's evolution from hotel-only provider in its early days to well-rounded online travel company.

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Drops Out of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

The Libra cryptocurrency program is falling apart following regulatory pushback. Booking Holdings likely didn't want the hassle of being associated with such a controversial initiative, which may not get off the ground in the near term.

Booking Holdings Drops Out of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Short-Term Rentals

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding. Beyond key platforms in this sector, there is a growing ecosystem of property managers, startups and vendors that are competing to commercialize this space as regulators consider the rules and who's responsible for enforcing them. Find out who's joining Airbnb at this house party.

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

Business Travel

Travel’s Green Revolution Remains a Work in Progress

We're at the beginning of a period of long-term change toward more sustainable business practices from members of the global travel industry. Executives who take a proactive approach will be rewarded for not just being ahead of the curve but doing the right thing.

Travel’s Green Revolution Remains a Work in Progress

Hotels

Airbnb Says It Intends to Go Public in 2020

While $1 billion in revenue is impressive, it's not the first time Airbnb has achieved the number. What matters for the homesharing platform is the growth narrative. Now that the timing of the company's IPO is pegged for 2020, we know just how long we will have to wait to see how the story line plays out.

Airbnb Says It Intends to Go Public in 2020

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Reaffirms Plan to Charge Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Despite criticism and reports of misgivings, Booking Holdings will plow ahead with a groundbreaking policy of charging commissions on resort fees charged by hotels, said CEO Glenn Fogel. He said the move is aimed at discouraging hotels from providing bad customer experiences.

Booking Holdings Reaffirms Plan to Charge Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Hotels

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws