Articles tagged “business model”

Airbnb Gains From Dissatisfaction With HomeAway’s Changing Business Model

Airbnb Gains From Dissatisfaction With HomeAway’s Changing Business Model

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb's business model (3% commissions) is more host-friendly than HomeAway's (10% commissions). It's good news, except that it runs contrary to all the company's marketing messaging.

5 years ago

New Expedia hotel choices enable more rate-shopping

The writer's scenario would be for power users, but it undoubtedly true that Expedia's addition of the pay at the hotel model will afford travelers more time to shop around.

7 years ago

Ten big data dilemmas that travel companies are working through

Execs might be sick of seeing "big data" in the news, but the sooner they make some key hires and get a grasp on data sharing, consolidation, and organization, the sooner they’ll succeed.

7 years ago

Kayak steps beyond metasearch and into direct bookings

Kayak steps beyond metasearch and into direct bookings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kayak is increasingly a hybrid as its direct-booking option gathers momentum. It's a competitive advantage over other travel metasearch companies, and it shouldn't be long before some of them follow along.

7 years ago