Articles tagged “Booking Sites”

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New eBook: How to Create a Travel Policy that Employees Will Actually Read

New eBook: How to Create a Travel Policy that Employees Will Actually Read

Booking.com for Business + Skift

Travel policies don’t have to be boring, unwieldy documents that employees dread reading. Creating a travel policy that includes visual content and clear language is much more likely to encourage employees to buy into the company's preferences than traditional policies have in the past.

1 week ago

HotelTonight Outlook — Travel’s Best and Brightest Have a Say on Its Prospects

HotelTonight Outlook — Travel’s Best and Brightest Have a Say on Its Prospects

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Most of the travel brainiacs we consulted feel that HotelTonight has an uphill battle ahead, but as they say in baseball, that's why they play the games. In other words, maybe they're wrong, and HotelTonight will have the right stuff to persevere. The entire travel industry is watching.

2 weeks ago

Priceline Is Making a Land Grab on Airbnb’s Turf by Adding Rental Inventory

Priceline Is Making a Land Grab on Airbnb’s Turf by Adding Rental Inventory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The Priceline Group is the colossus of hotel bookings but it is playing catch-up when it comes to vacation rentals. Yet CEO Glenn Fogel sounds determined to hone in on Airbnb's territory.

2 months ago

New Data Sheet: The U.S. High-Income Traveler Survey Results 2017

New Data Sheet: The U.S. High-Income Traveler Survey Results 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

A data dive into the habits of U.S. high-income travelers. What do they value and what expectations do they have from their travels?

2 months ago

Marriott Partners With Alibaba to Court the Chinese Travel Market Even More

Marriott Partners With Alibaba to Court the Chinese Travel Market Even More

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart move, Marriott. Given the growth of the middle class worldwide will be led by China, it's incredibly insightful on Marriott's part to be doing all it can to establish loyalty and brand recognition with this crucial market sooner than later.

2 months ago

Channel Shock: The Future of Travel Distribution

Channel Shock: The Future of Travel Distribution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems aren't going anywhere. Innovation, however, is happening in the margins of the travel distribution marketplace, with airlines seeking to regain control of their destiny.

2 months ago

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia doesn't really care about the noise coming from some disgruntled vacation rental owners. The company is focused on scaling HomeAway's vacation rental business, and having online bookable properties is the formula for the future.

2 months ago

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia and Booking.com, which each doubled Marriott's TV advertising spend over the last year, are still growing like weeds despite hotels' direct-booking campaigns. That makes for a tough environment for hoteliers, although some brands will do better than others.

3 months ago

Etraveli Gets New Owner in Push to Dominate European Online Booking

Etraveli Gets New Owner in Push to Dominate European Online Booking

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Etraveli was sold for more than twice what it fetched just a year and a half ago. That's an impressive trajectory — and it looks like all parties are invested in continuing that kind of growth.

3 months ago

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Managed Travel’s Future is Seamless and Mobile

Managed Travel’s Future is Seamless and Mobile

Sabre and Chrome River + Skift

The ubiquity of mobile devices, coupled with an array of digital travel booking services, has changed the game for business travelers and their travel managers.

3 months ago

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We've seen it over and over again by now: Given the vast marketing resources of major players in the hotel booking arena, it is extremely hard for startups to build their brand with consumers. Building a business-to-business company is somewhat easier but Stayful's pivot might have come too late.

5 months ago

Expedia Sued by Affiliate for Allegedly Stealing Data and Handing It to a Competitor

Expedia Sued by Affiliate for Allegedly Stealing Data and Handing It to a Competitor

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has no love lost for Expedia, other online travel agencies and their affiliates, and will likely welcome the squabbling and any additional exposure the affiliate issue gets from this lawsuit. Expedia has to move fast to protect its reputation among partners.

6 months ago