Articles tagged “booking”

Travel Booking

American Express Benefits From Travel Rebound Boosting Card Spending

Travel and entertainment spending on American Express cards rose 121 percent in the first quarter — even with variant flare-ups. One more benefactor of the serious pent-up demand to travel.

American Express Benefits From Travel Rebound Boosting Card Spending

Online Travel

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Outsiders figure out what's wrong with an industry and rightfully disrupt it. Then they learn that the disrupted industry does things a certain way for a reason. It doesn't mean Sonder's overall strategy is wrong, but that's a lesson it is learning.

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Media and PR

Booking and Expedia Super Bowl Ads Underwhelm

Don't get us wrong: Expedia, Vrbo and Booking.com will all get mileage out of their in-game or pre-game Super Bowl ads. But they lack breakthrough potential.

Booking and Expedia Super Bowl Ads Underwhelm

EventMB

Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?

Meeting booking platforms purport to streamline the Request for Proposal and venue sourcing processes, saving hours in the search for venues and back-and-forth with sales staff. While the process isn’t fully automated yet, some say it never can be. How far will the trend go?

Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?

Hotels

IHG CEO Softens Stance on Brand Bloat and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, IHG is launching its 17th brand, global consultancies will cut business travel spend, Oyo edged toward an initial public offering, and British Airways' parent grew its startup accelerator during the pandemic.

IHG CEO Softens Stance on Brand Bloat and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Mergers and Acquisitions

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

While much of the talk these days is about digital nomads and remote workers, both Expedia Group and Booking Holdings have doubled down on commitments to brick and mortar headquarters. Which could mean that there may be real offices again after the pandemic.

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

Online Travel

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’

Business school students can probably debate this question endlessly and there would be merit in either position: Should smaller companies copy their larger rivals or vice versa? In the Google era, marketing power often wins the day — but differentiation still counts.

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’

Online Travel

Travel and Fintech Are Colliding in New, Exciting Ways

Fintech is trending, and likewise for superapps in certain parts of the world. Getting into travel is too delicious to resist, but the world is not ending for incumbent travel competitors.

Travel and Fintech Are Colliding in New, Exciting Ways

Hotels

Airbnb Sees Opportunities in Smart Homes in Partnerships With Apple, Amazon and Google

In the long term, it's clear that Airbnb will revisit recalibrating its focus beyond stays and experiences, and will dabble in flights, hotels, and smart-home technology. It would be silly not to.

Airbnb Sees Opportunities in Smart Homes in Partnerships With Apple, Amazon and Google

Online Travel

How Google Plans to Make Money in Travel — and Everything Else

Google eventually will monetize its vacation rental listings, but paid advertisements in its Things To Do vertical will happen sooner. Conscientious objectors Airbnb, Expedia/Vrbo and Booking, which aren't participating with Google in vacation rentals for now, will likely have something to say about the shape of that money grab.

How Google Plans to Make Money in Travel — and Everything Else