Articles tagged “bookings”

Travel Agents

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Travel agents are loudly telling their customers time is of the essence in regards to booking. There's no telling how expensive travel will become as fuel prices show no signs of falling yet.

Forget 2023 — Travel Agents Are Booking for 2024 on Inflation Worries

Hotels

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, luxury hospitality fails to live up to its longtime grandeur, corporate travel thrives in the first quarter, and Expedia Group appoints a Google executive to plot its advertising strategy.

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Other than at exception-to-the-rule Google, metasearch has been on a downward spiral in vacation rentals for years. HomeToGo is turning itself into a series of booking sites instead, which just might work in that holiday home sector.

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Tour Operators

TUI Projects Vacation Bookings to Approach Pre-Covid Levels

Despite many countries easing travel curbs in recent months, companies like TUI may not get as close to pre-Covid metrics as they expected this year. Surging oil prices in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will make travel more expensive, complicating any path to a stronger rebound for industry giants.

TUI Projects Vacation Bookings to Approach Pre-Covid Levels

Cruises

Carnival Reports $1.9 Billion Quarterly Loss Amid Omicron Fears

Cruise lines will continue to face hurdles as new lockdowns mount. But they will also need to step up on transparency when it comes to Covid outbreaks on board, lest consumer confidence takes an even bigger hit in 2022.

Carnival Reports $1.9 Billion Quarterly Loss Amid Omicron Fears

Airlines

Where Flight Bookings Have Recovered the Most

While the airlines can be encouraged that flight bookings made in several parts of the world are nearing pre-pandemic marks, the low figure recorded in the Asia-Pacific region is a sign that China's tight outbound restrictions are putting a major dent in the aviation's recovery worldwide.

Where Flight Bookings Have Recovered the Most

Travel Technology

Travel Tech Vendor Amadeus Back in the Black After a Year of Pandemic Losses

The fact that more and more travel companies are reporting profitable quarters is a sign the industry is making enormous progress in its recovery.

Travel Tech Vendor Amadeus Back in the Black After a Year of Pandemic Losses

Airlines

Why Are Airline Websites So Bad at Inspiring Travel?

There are floors full of marketing folks and techies at Expedia, Booking.com, United, and American Airlines who are measuring whether consumers click faster on the yellow button or the red banner. Can airline websites afford to be cheerleader, confidante, and payment processor simultaneously? Very doubtful.

Why Are Airline Websites So Bad at Inspiring Travel?

Online Travel

Beijing’s Social Credit System May Block So-Called ‘Untrustworthy’ From Buying Travel

To say that this social-report-card system is "fraught with risks" is an understatement, and these scores already have ramifications in travel.

Beijing’s Social Credit System May Block So-Called ‘Untrustworthy’ From Buying Travel

Business Travel

Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too

When the U.S. election (presumably) concludes on Tuesday, companies might be able to invest in travel with a little more certainty about their return on investment. Vacationers will likely be looking to take a break from the tense political climate in the U.S., as well.

Travel CEOs Say U.S. Election Caused Them Heartburn Too