Articles tagged “Booking Sites”

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What the Increasing Accessibility of Air Travel Means for Airlines and Airports

What the Increasing Accessibility of Air Travel Means for Airlines and Airports

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

Airports and airline carriers should be equipped for an influx of competition in the air travel sector, much of it due to an increasing number of low-cost airlines and secondary airports. To be well-positioned, they should look for partners that have access to qualified audiences at scale.

1 week ago

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travelers indeed shop all over the place when they are doing trip-planning. But to downplay Google's dominant role, as an exec did Tuesday, when travel brands are spending billions of dollars annually with the search engine-turned-travel-product operator, is disingenuous.

3 months ago

Expedia Group Rules Out Charging Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Expedia Group Rules Out Charging Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels charging resort fees now have the choice of paying higher commissions to Booking.com and/or seeing their properties fall in Expedia's sort order. The other change that many don't want to make is to simply — and painfully — stop charging anti-consumer resort fees.

4 months ago

Tour Operators: Airbnb Adventures Knows Distribution, Not Destinations

Tour Operators: Airbnb Adventures Knows Distribution, Not Destinations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Big-name tour operators aren't losing sleep over Airbnb Adventures. But some are indeed paying close attention, which is prudent. Just ask European airlines, which underestimated the emergence of Ryanair and EasyJet, and would love to have a do-over.

4 months ago

Marketers Turn to Facebook and Instagram and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

Marketers Turn to Facebook and Instagram and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, marketers are still experimenting with different types of social media ads, and the United-Expedia standoff persists. Plus, we take a look at Travelport's strengths and weaknesses ahead of its plan to go private by June.

8 months ago

Expedia and Booking Bow to UK Pressure and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia and Booking Bow to UK Pressure and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, two booking sites agree to pull back on "pressure selling" while Expedia still struggles to move beyond its home market. Plus, Airbnb acquires event space booking service Gaest — but the move is unlikely to change the sector much.

8 months ago

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, booking through Instagram might finally work, Airbnb buys Gaest in a bid to enter further into the meetings and events sector, and a "glamping" startup raises $115 million.

9 months ago

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon's influence over travelers is likely to grow, and travel companies need to pay careful attention. Our limited edition e-book evaluates lessons, threats, and opportunities that Amazon presents for the travel industry.

10 months ago

Trivago Faces Multimillion Dollar Fine for Misleading Advertising in Australia

Trivago Faces Multimillion Dollar Fine for Misleading Advertising in Australia

Allan Leibowitz , Skift

Trivago has reportedly admitted to misleading consumers about its hotel comparisons and will have to appear in court later this month to defend its actions. This comes as Australians are being whipped up to boycott foreign-owned hotel aggregators that are accused of ripping off local hotel owners and operators.

11 months ago

Disillusioned Traveloka Co-Founder Resigns: ‘This Game Is No Longer for Me’

Disillusioned Traveloka Co-Founder Resigns: ‘This Game Is No Longer for Me’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In what appears to be a clash of ideals and aspirations, the brains behind Traveloka’s technology, Derianto Kusuma, is leaving the company he co-founded in early 2012. It is telling how a startup that has reached unicorn status is changing. But is it for the better?

11 months ago

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How Travel Marketers Can Make the Most of Global Cultural Events

How Travel Marketers Can Make the Most of Global Cultural Events

Koddi + Skift

Global events can cause huge spikes in hotel bookings. To make the most of the next World Cup or Coachella, travel advertisers must cultivate their attention to detail and learn to plan for predictable trends.

12 months ago

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

What Online Travel Can Learn From India and Latin America: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Emerging markets will shape the future of the travel industry but each region requires a unique strategy. MakeMyTrip and Despegar, online travel leaders in India and Latin America, provide distinct insights into how to succeed their respective home markets.

1 year ago