Articles tagged “decolar”

Despegar Surfs Rising Wave of Mobile Travel Bookings in Latin America

Despegar Surfs Rising Wave of Mobile Travel Bookings in Latin America

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The Argentine economic crisis continues to drag on Despegar, but the online travel agency's continuous investment in mobile is setting it up for long-term growth across the continent.

2 weeks ago

MakeMyTrip and Despegar Make Localization a Key Competitive Advantage

MakeMyTrip and Despegar Make Localization a Key Competitive Advantage

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Does Expedia or Booking have the energy to launch their booking apps in four local Indian dialects? Maybe not, but MakeMyTrip does, and that local effort matters.

6 months ago

Despegar Files for $100 Million IPO and Expedia Could Benefit From Its Growth

Despegar Files for $100 Million IPO and Expedia Could Benefit From Its Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despegar is on track to attract a $1 billion valuation. That's impressive. But its newish CEO needs to pivot the business away from a reliance on selling airline tickets, which are becoming less profitable for his firm by the day.

2 years ago

Oral History of Online Travel: How Decolar Built an Online Booking Brand Offline

Oral History of Online Travel: How Decolar Built an Online Booking Brand Offline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Decolar approached local airlines to forge partnerships, the carriers just didn't appreciate what the site was trying to do. But Decolar, which has its struggles today, indeed outlasted many of those airlines.

3 years ago

Priceline Writes Down Nearly All of Its $60 Million Hotel Urbano Investment

Priceline Writes Down Nearly All of Its $60 Million Hotel Urbano Investment

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is rare to see a company such as the Priceline Group take an impairment charge so quickly after investing. Even Priceline, in the short-term, at least, can get things wrong. Hotel Urbano needs more cash as the Brazilian economy and political system exhibited further stress, and the Zika virus took hold.

3 years ago