Page 28

Articles tagged “booking holdings”

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

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