Articles tagged “booking”

Booking Holdings-Backed Yanolja Acquires Indian Hotel Tech Firm eZee

Booking Holdings-Backed Yanolja Acquires Indian Hotel Tech Firm eZee

Sam Kim and Sohee Kim, Bloomberg

Yanolja, which means "hey let’s play," wants to move away from its love motels reputation to accommodate families and business travelers. Buying eZee Technosys is a good step towards that goal.

2 weeks ago

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5 Ways Independent Hotels Can Fight For and Win Direct Bookings

5 Ways Independent Hotels Can Fight For and Win Direct Bookings

NAVIS + Skift

Attaining direct bookings can be a tough fight, especially for independent hotels that tend to operate on tighter marketing budgets than their corporate counterparts. But if the independents get the tactics right, there’s a lot of room for growth.

3 weeks ago

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Don’t Expect Marriott’s Homesharing Business to Compete With Airbnb Just Yet

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott took a big leap in launching its own short-term rental business to take on Airbnb. But it's definitely still too early to expect the world's largest hotel chain to challenge on that front.

1 month ago

Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

Trivago Could Kill Controversial Ad Feature That Caused Its Fortunes to Plummet

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago is trying to make peace with its largest advertisers, especially the biggest, Booking Holdings. These peace overtures seem to be working for now, but metasearch and advertising can be very fickle things.

2 months ago

Momondo’s Viral Video Is a Piece of Kayak’s Brand Marketing Strategy

Momondo’s Viral Video Is a Piece of Kayak’s Brand Marketing Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Booking Holdings acquired Momondo in 2017 to pair with fellow metasearch brand Kayak, officials said one of Momondo's core strengths was its brand marketing bonafides. The World Piece video works because it stirs emotions, and this type of dynamic can go a long way toward creating a relationship between consumers and brands.

2 months ago

Agoda Dubbed ‘Hotel California’ in Asia as Hotel Suppliers Say They Can Never Leave

Agoda Dubbed ‘Hotel California’ in Asia as Hotel Suppliers Say They Can Never Leave

Raini Hamdi, Skift

There appears to be a growing chorus of voices saying they are not able to completely delist themselves from Agoda, which begs the question why they want to do so in the first place.

2 months ago

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Resort fees are embedded into many hotels' business models, so it would take a lot to upend them. But the prospect is picking up a lot of momentum.

2 months ago

Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The CEOs of Booking Holdings, Expedia Group, and TripAdvisor all saw their total compensation fall in 2018, but only because 2017 was an exceptional year for each. Glenn Fogel of Booking and Mark Okerstrom of Expedia were each appointed as CEO in 2017, and Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor received a long-term incentive award that was undoubtedly the envy of his peers.

2 months ago

Vietnam’s Homesharing Surge Creates Bargains for Travelers

Vietnam’s Homesharing Surge Creates Bargains for Travelers

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The Vietnamese are known for their entrepreneurial spirit. A growth spurt in homesharing listings shows how eagerly they have sought a share of the tourism boom. But yields are falling even as the supply of homes and hotels are continuing to increase. Crunch time is near or perhaps even here.

3 months ago

Here Are Travel’s Big Winners in an Antitrust Crackdown on Big Tech

Here Are Travel’s Big Winners in an Antitrust Crackdown on Big Tech

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Some are too scared to say so publicly, but much of the travel industry would welcome a diminution of Google's vast market power. If a U.S. regulatory probe gets going against Big Tech, it is a very open question how far-reaching a remedy might be in the offing.

4 months ago

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Falling victim to the so-called law of large numbers, Booking Holdings saw its total revenues for the first quarter drop 3 percent from the prior year. Industry ears perked up when CEO Glenn Fogel mentioned mergers and acquisitions as a possible tactic to reignite growth a few times during an investor conference call.

4 months ago

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

This news will trigger responses from elated to downright furious, whether you're a Bonvoy member, Marriott hotel owner, a property manager, or just someone concerned about the growth of homesharing around the world.

5 months ago