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Articles tagged “deals”

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 Its Expedia Unpublished Rates product has been kicking butt, and stealing share from Priceline's Name Your Own Price since last 2011.

3 years ago

LivingSocial CEO Steps Down as Weekend Getaways, Daily Deals Slow

Groupon and LivingSocial blew up the business of deals -- just ask Travelzoo. Now people are trying to figure out how to put it back together.

3 years ago

Cyber Monday Deals Offered by Hotels, Cruise Lines, Destinations and Booking Sites

There are probably more travel companies participating in some way in Cyber Monday discounting than those that are abstaining. Airlines will be just coming off their busiest weekend of the year, and will get in on the act, as well.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

When Super-Cheap Airfare Deals Make Sense for Airlines

There's obviously a science to these tactical airfare sales, and it's better to fill seats on the cheap than to see them go empty.

3 years ago

In Lieu of Closing Shop, Desert Hotels Slash Rates by 70 Percent Each Summer

Desert resorts that once closed for the summer are now filling rooms with budget-conscious travelers, locals on stay-cations, and businesses willing to bear the heat for relatively cheap high-end facilities.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

Cyprus crisis means deals for sun-seeking European tourists

The British slowed their visits to Cyprus before the financial crisis; for them it was as much about not wanting to bend to the tastes of the new Russian travelers than it was vacationing in a destination hit hard by the euro crisis.

4 years ago

Queensland resort will cut 20% off the bill if rain ruins your vacation

There's a bit of a carnival barker's promise here -- you know something's loaded against you -- but it's still a cheap way of promoting the benefits of your less-than-rainy destination to places with much bleaker weather.

4 years ago

Cruise industry’s response to accidents? Cutting prices for consumers

A price cut is the absolute last thing that the cruise industry needs. There's no way Carnival and its peers can argue that their race to the bottom hasn't created conditions where accidents are much more likely. Even lower prices will arguably make things worse.

4 years ago

TripAdvisor’s redesigned Tingo now searches for hotel upgrades

Known for its user reviews, TripAdvisor is getting further into hotel transactions through its Tingo site. Adding room upgrades as a possibility for guests is a nice twist, and it is probably being welcomed by hotels, as well.

4 years ago