Articles tagged “Booking Sites”

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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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?

5 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.

6 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.

7 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago