Articles tagged “Booking Sites”

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 months ago

Assessing the Coronavirus Damage to Online Travel: New Skift Research

Assessing the Coronavirus Damage to Online Travel: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, 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.

4 months ago

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

7 months ago

Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online Travel

Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

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.

8 months ago

Kayak Is Rolling Out a New Platform for Business Travelers

Kayak Is Rolling Out a New Platform for Business Travelers

Isaac Carey, Skift

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.

9 months ago

Airbnb Invests in Tiqets for Experiences That Are Not, Well, Unique

Airbnb Invests in Tiqets for Experiences That Are Not, Well, Unique

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb may never become a clone of its online travel agency competitors, but it will eventually go more mainstream to attract a wider range of travelers and locals, as the Tiqets investment suggests.

10 months ago

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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.

10 months 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.

1 year ago