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Articles tagged “booking holdings”

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

Hotels

Booking Holdings’ Push Into Homesharing Feels Like a Return to Its Roots

The hotel business was never an easy one for online travel companies. Far from it. But compared with the complexities of alternative accommodations, executives at Booking Holdings may come to regard the hotel business as a relative cakewalk.

Booking Holdings’ Push Into Homesharing Feels Like a Return to Its Roots

Hotels

Airbnb Beat Expedia in Booked Room Nights

Does anyone remember when Travelocity was the leading U.S. online travel agency? We're thinking about that because a milestone may have taken place in the first quarter when Airbnb attracted more room nights booked than did Expedia. What it does clearly show is that the online travel pecking order is very much in flux.

Airbnb Beat Expedia in Booked Room Nights

Online Travel

Skift Global Forum Preview: Booking CEO Glenn Fogel Sees Cryptocurrency Potential

Whether it's payments or overtourism, Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel has a lot to say about — and a lot of influence over — the future of travel. His views, you'll see, aren't always politically correct.

Skift Global Forum Preview: Booking CEO Glenn Fogel Sees Cryptocurrency Potential

Ground Transport

TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering

TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings are seemingly playing nice and fair with the tours and activities companies for now, but what happens five years from now when competition gets more intense and extracting profits is more of a mandate? Will push come to shove?

TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering

Online Travel

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Need for Urgency Under New Exec Structure

Booking Holdings, along with Expedia Group, have both had to deal with acquisitions and integrations that have been taking too long. Booking officials are undoubtedly frustrated with the pace of progress at OpenTable and Rentalcars.com. At Expedia Group, Vrbo has been a multiyear reclamation project. To the speedster go the spoils.

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Need for Urgency Under New Exec Structure

Online Travel

Booking Quietly Taps Google Heavy Hitter to Lead Marketing in Exec Reorg

Glenn Fogel adding CEO to his Booking.com title as Gillian Tans transitioned to a one-year chairwoman role was not the only element of the management shakeup at the parent company's largest brand in June. The executive changes were more far-reaching, and the implications are open-ended.

Booking Quietly Taps Google Heavy Hitter to Lead Marketing in Exec Reorg

Business Travel

Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded

Expedia and Ctrip are the two large online travel companies that have so far not acquired a technology partner to foster the growth of their tours and activities' businesses. GetYourGuide argues that these tech/connectivity companies should remain independent, but how long will it be before some of these smaller companies get scooped up?

Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded

Online Travel

Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

Trivago is trying to make peace with its largest advertisers, especially the biggest, Booking Holdings. These peace overtures seem to be working for now, but metasearch and advertising can be very fickle things.

Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

Hotels

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts in other parts of the world, including those in the United States. Travelers shouldn't have to be detectives in trying to figure out what their lodging tab will be.

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats