Articles tagged “deals”

Online Travel

Discounts on Last-Minute Short-Term Rentals Could Be the Next Big Thing

Whether it’s via Whimstay or others, the Hotwire-like selling of last-minute inventory for vacation rentals is destined to find a role in this very hot sector.

Discounts on Last-Minute Short-Term Rentals Could Be the Next Big Thing

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Riding the hot vacation rental market, TurnKey Vacation Rentals did well for its investors — especially if the Vacasa stock price holds up in its pending public market debut.

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

SkiftX

The Travel Deals That Have Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

Don't count your deals before they've hatched. Coronavirus has killed valuations of many companies, and deals along with them. On the other hand, some companies, such as Grubhub, are in the right place at the right time.

The Travel Deals That Have Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

Coronavirus

South Korea’s Mirae Asset Scraps $6 Billion U.S. Hotel Deal With China’s Anbang

Mirae is probably experiencing a bad case of buyer's remorse as the coronavirus pandemic takes a huge bite out of Anbang's asset values. Such disputes over deals made in a pre-Covid era are not the first, and they won't be the last.

South Korea’s Mirae Asset Scraps $6 Billion U.S. Hotel Deal With China’s Anbang

Airlines

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

It's difficult to imagine that middle seats on planes will be permanently removed after a recovery takes place. That's why coronavirus testing is so important. But if passengers won't fly with another flyer at their elbows, then expect airfares to skyrocket.

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes: Coronavirus Testing Will Be Key for Airlines’ Recovery

Hotels

Airbnb Is Paying $400 Million For HotelTonight, Half in Pre-IPO Stock

On the surface, HotelTonight got a lowish deal from Airbnb. But with roughly half in stock, the price tag could look very upbeat if Airbnb's stock soars in an initial public offering.

Airbnb Is Paying $400 Million For HotelTonight, Half in Pre-IPO Stock

Online Travel

Expedia Is Stealing Market Share from Priceline’s Name Your Own Price Through Steep Discounts

Priceline's Booking.com has been conquering the world, often at Expedia's expense, but let's score one for Expedia. Its Expedia Unpublished Rates product has been kicking butt, and stealing share from Priceline's Name Your Own Price since last 2011.

Expedia Is Stealing Market Share from Priceline’s Name Your Own Price Through Steep Discounts

Hotels

Hotels Get In On Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

If their rooms were full and occupied, then hotels wouldn't be participating in these Cyber Week deals. Where there is need, there is a deal.

Hotels

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

Starwood's new hotel flash sales site has little flash, and it is a bad move to jump through hoops about your exclusive sales when in reality you can find the same hotel deals all over the Internet. Bad move.

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

Hotels

Travelzoo notches sluggish growth, pins hopes on hotels

There were no great signs of a turnaround in Travelzoo's first quarter results. It is hoping that getting into hotel booking and taking advantage of its subscriber base will provide the basis of an answer, but the company is getting into an already very-crowded field.