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Articles tagged “booking holdings”

Travel Booking

Expedia Withdraws First Quarter Guidance and Halts Share Repurchases

You can expect numerous other companies to withdraw their first quarter financial guidance, if they haven't already done so. A key question is how will the competitive landscape get reshaped once the crisis abates.

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Loses $276 Million and 6 Other Takeaways From Its Fourth Quarter

Airbnb's fourth quarter financials show it is 10 times larger than Tripadvisor. They also provide clarity that Booking Holdings has a long way to go to catch Airbnb in short-term rental businesses. Airbnb's growing marketing spend in 2019 likely means that Google will have a welcome new partner in coming years.

Airbnb Loses $276 Million and 6 Other Takeaways From Its Fourth Quarter

Business Travel

Booking.com’s Challenges With Tours and Activities Lead to Musement Partnership

Whether building tours and activities or vacation rentals, acquiring companies soon find out that this stuff isn't as easy as it looked. From confidential internal documents obtained by Skift, it's clear Booking.com found out that scaling experiences on its own wouldn't be a cakewalk, and it's turning to Musement to kick off a preferred partnership strategy instead.

Booking.com’s Challenges With Tours and Activities Lead to Musement Partnership

Hotels

Airbnb, Expedia and Others Agree to Landmark Data-Sharing Deal With European Union

It's hard to know whether greater transparency will benefit or hinder these short-term rental platforms. Might lawmakers use the information as a stick to wield over the industry?

Airbnb, Expedia and Others Agree to Landmark Data-Sharing Deal With European Union

Online Travel

Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Could investors be whispering in Glenn Fogel's ears that what's good for Barry Diller's Expedia Group might be beneficial for Booking Holdings as well? Booking Holdings is usually a first mover in such online travel initiatives, but in this case, when it comes to cost cutting, it appears as though Booking Holdings heard the rumblings emanating from Expedia Group's Seattle headquarters.

Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Top Marketing Exec Vows to Unify Messaging

There's a ton of pressure on Booking.com's new chief marketing officer, especially given the fact that his boss said a few months ago that the brand's creative hasn't been up to par. The company wants to lean into brand marketing, but that means there has to be some stellar advertising to lean into. See the challenge?

Booking.com’s Top Marketing Exec Vows to Unify Messaging

Online Travel

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Airbnb overtook Expedia in room nights booked in the first quarter of 2019, but questions loom for 2020. Will Airbnb lose its focus as it vows to go public and become a broader online travel agency? Will Expedia, which seems lost in terms of creating a revised strategy, find its way? So many headlines to come.

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Online Travel

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren't quite as sure.

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Online Travel

Kayak’s Search App Will Soon Let Users Check in to Select Rentals and Hotels

Kayak is making a landmark departure from its current strategy. It will add a tool to its mobile app to let users who book select short-term rentals and boutique hotels through it check in and check out via its app. That moves the travel metasearch player beyond merely listing accommodations to actually providing extra services for guests at partner properties.

Kayak’s Search App Will Soon Let Users Check in to Select Rentals and Hotels

Travel Booking

What Does Online Travel Really Mean by a ‘Connected Trip’?

Creating the connected trip means online travel agencies will have to become high-powered, tech-first, traditional travel agencies. It sounds cool but probably isn't feasible without major upheaval across the global travel market.

What Does Online Travel Really Mean by a ‘Connected Trip’?