Articles tagged “Booking Sites”

How Booking Is Trying to Solve Travel’s Pain Points

How Booking Is Trying to Solve Travel’s Pain Points

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travel is full of discovery — sometimes not for the better. The CMO of Booking.com explains how the company is trying to ease some of those unhappy surprises.

4 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: The Airbnb Threat to Hotels and Booking Sites

Skift Podcast: The Airbnb Threat to Hotels and Booking Sites

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Airbnb always gives us plenty to talk about — and this episode of the Skift Podcast features a lively conversation about the many ways the homesharing company is venturing beyond its original focus and disrupting wide swaths of the travel industry.

5 months ago

eDreams Odigeo Gives Up on Its Sales Process

eDreams Odigeo Gives Up on Its Sales Process

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It sounds like the potential buyers didn't accept the company's new strategy — or the buyers weren't willing to pay enough. Regardless, while it's certainly a risk, eDreams Odigeo is doing the right thing in diversifying its business and improving price transparency.

5 months ago

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How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

Criteo + Skift

For hotels looking to drive direct bookings, simply offering more competitive pricing or better loyalty programs is no longer enough to compete with online travel agencies.

10 months ago

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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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago