Articles tagged “Booking Sites”

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

With the closure of its operation in Japan and rumblings about selling its stake in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews its focus on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while the airline operation turns inward, the group's e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

Hotels

Booking’s Agoda Chops Staff and 11 Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

In coronavirus travel stories this week, we covered staff trims at Agoda, the future of vacations, social distancing on flights, and what it will take to see a hotel industry recovery.

Booking’s Agoda Chops Staff and 11 Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Small UK Online Travel Agency Pitchup Feels Dissed by Google on Advertising Relief

Google will make it through the coronavirus firestorm and will be in a relatively strong position on the other side. We don't know what kinds of deals the search giant is making with its largest travel advertisers behind closed doors, but for the majority of advertisers Google's largesse is pathetic.

Small UK Online Travel Agency Pitchup Feels Dissed by Google on Advertising Relief

Airlines

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Sells All of Its Airline Shares

Warren Buffett provided a no-confidence vote in the near-future of U.S. airlines, but elsewhere in travel private equity firms are betting billions of dollars that Expedia Group and Airbnb will emerge from the coronavirus crisis in relatively strong positions. Uncertainty reigns.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Sells All of Its Airline Shares

Coronavirus

Assessing the Coronavirus Damage to Online Travel: New Skift Research

The online travel industry is marginally better positioned to deal with this current outbreak than many of their suppliers in the hotel and airline industry. Still, the damage will get worse — and be severe and long-lasting.

Assessing the Coronavirus Damage to Online Travel: New Skift Research

Business Travel

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Cruise lines were set to have a banner year in 2020, but coronavirus and resultant ship quarantines are putting that in doubt. No one knows what the long-term impact will be.

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get.

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Online Travel

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

Airlines, hotels, and booking sites have divergent reasons for leaning into or out of TV advertising. Attracting more direct bookers is always a goal, but sometimes competitive reasons, or the emergence of new platforms, skew the TV budgets.

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

Online Travel

Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online Travel

Expedia has come a long way since its launch nearly a quarter century ago, making acquisitions a key part of its strategy. It will be interesting to see what's next for the company following its sudden leadership shake-up.

Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online Travel

Business Travel

Kayak Is Rolling Out a New Platform for Business Travelers

Customer service is a key aspect of business travel. Kayak doesn't do customer service so that may not go over well. That being said, the company's massive inventory and simple user interface may help it gain traction with small businesses.

Kayak Is Rolling Out a New Platform for Business Travelers