Articles tagged “commissions”

Online Travel

China’s Trip.com Group Mimicks Partner Tripadvisor With New Content Offerings

China's Trip.com Group is entering the content and advertising spheres to address longstanding weaknesses in its transaction business. It joins a plethora of travel businesses that are remaking themselves, whether they are launching financial services or subscription offerings, during the pandemic.

China’s Trip.com Group Mimicks Partner Tripadvisor With New Content Offerings

Online Travel

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Plan Geared to Address Major Flaw in Its Instant Booking Initiative

Tripadvisor is trying to become a much larger transaction site again. But here are two challenges: Will the benefits be so superior to discounts you can get for free booking on HotelTonight or elsewhere? And hotels will get a break on commissions, but do they really want to train guests to book on Tripadvisor?

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Plan Geared to Address Major Flaw in Its Instant Booking Initiative

Online Travel

New Upbeat Trends in Latin America Offer Trivago Hope

Trivago has big structural problems, such as two online travel agencies being responsible for three-quarters of its referral revenue, but it appears to be managing costs and pumping out product changes during this down time. Give the company credit for maintaining a pulse.

New Upbeat Trends in Latin America Offer Trivago Hope

Online Travel

Booking’s Ad Play on Trivago Shows How to Create Opportunity From Crisis

Trivago was glad to see that Booking Holdings kept on advertising, however modestly, and upped its bidding in Trivago auctions while many other partners went silent. If Booking is gaining a bit of market share, it is far from seeing a clear path to recovery as travel demand's trajectory remains a crapshoot.

Booking’s Ad Play on Trivago Shows How to Create Opportunity From Crisis

Business Travel

Tripadvisor Takes Greater Pricing Control Over Tours and Activities

Tripadvisor is trying to squeeze more revenue and profits out of its newly restructured tours and activities business. There's a danger, though, that well-funded rivals might undercut Tripadvisor's efforts.

Tripadvisor Takes Greater Pricing Control Over Tours and Activities

Business Travel

Shore Excursions Not Run by Cruise Lines Are a Hit With Passengers and Travel Advisors Alike

Independent shore excursions are proliferating, enabling passengers to avoid the crowds and travel advisors to earn commissions. With competition more intense, some cruise lines are attempting to improve their excursion offerings as a result.

Shore Excursions Not Run by Cruise Lines Are a Hit With Passengers and Travel Advisors Alike

Business Travel

Travel Agencies Still Make 7 Times More in Commissions Than Fees

Travel advisors need to further diversify their revenue beyond commissions. That's for sure.

Travel Agencies Still Make 7 Times More in Commissions Than Fees

Hotels

Expedia Group Rules Out Charging Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Hotels charging resort fees now have the choice of paying higher commissions to Booking.com and/or seeing their properties fall in Expedia's sort order. The other change that many don't want to make is to simply — and painfully — stop charging anti-consumer resort fees.

Expedia Group Rules Out Charging Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Find Already-Complex Cruise Bookings Are Getting Even Harder

This might be the best time in history for travel advisors to sell cruises, but it's also the most complex. Those who take time to know the growing array of cruise choices and focus on the high end of the market are the most likely to succeed.

Travel Advisors Find Already-Complex Cruise Bookings Are Getting Even Harder

Hotels

Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shake-Up for Hotel Revenue

Get ready for some commotion in Las Vegas and other destinations where hotel resort fees are common. Will impacted hotels abandon Booking.com? Will resort fees lose their appeal for hotels? Will Expedia follow Booking's lead? The fun and gamesmanship are just starting.

Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shake-Up for Hotel Revenue