Articles tagged “despegar”

Online Travel

Despegar Finds Acquisition Bargains in Latin America’s Hard-Hit Economies

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was clear there would be plenty of mergers and acquisition targets. Despegar found at least a couple in Viajanet and Stays.

Despegar Finds Acquisition Bargains in Latin America’s Hard-Hit Economies

Tourism

Qatar World Cup Is Luring Latin American Fútbol Fans Ready to Travel

Travel agencies are busy deploying plans to help Latin American fans pay for flights and lodging for the FIFA World Cup in light of steep exchange rates. Those rabid fútbol fans are topping the global demand lists for tickets.

Qatar World Cup Is Luring Latin American Fútbol Fans Ready to Travel

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Offers Plenty of Chain Hotels Even If It Is Short on Brand Agreements

Consider Tripadvisor's excruciating marketing decisions: It wants to shout to the world that travelers can save hundreds of dollars on a Hilton or Marriott booking for their next trip when enrolled in the subscription program, Tripadvisor Plus. But that's going to piss off Hilton and Marriott.

Tripadvisor Plus Offers Plenty of Chain Hotels Even If It Is Short on Brand Agreements

Online Travel

Despegar’s Strength in Mexico and Colombia Helps Blunt Pandemic Impact

Argentina-based Despegar has broadened its geographic reach through acquisitions, and that has enabled the company to boast that seasonality factor has been eliminated from the business. While that statement is a stretch, it will be great for the company to take advantage of Mexico summers while Brazil winters.

Despegar’s Strength in Mexico and Colombia Helps Blunt Pandemic Impact

Online Travel

Latin America Travel Booking Sites Won’t Fully Recover Until 2022 at the Earliest

Online travel agencies were big players in travel search during the pandemic in major Latin American countries. There's a bright future for these booking sites in the region as travel restarts.

Latin America Travel Booking Sites Won’t Fully Recover Until 2022 at the Earliest

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Guest-Host ‘Flywheel’ Advantage Is More Myth Than Reality

Airbnb will spend tens of millions of dollars, if not more, on its global advertising and referral campaigns to recruit more hosts, and that's probably a smart move. On the face of it, though, this proves that the company's host sign-up efforts are hardly organic, as one analyst alleged.

Airbnb’s Guest-Host ‘Flywheel’ Advantage Is More Myth Than Reality

Online Travel

Latin America’s Despegar Turns to Its Acquisitions for Pandemic Improvements

Like Traveloka in Indonesia, Argentina's Despegar is making strides in financial services. Amsterdam-based Booking.com is busy building a payments platform, and Grab Taxi in Southeast Asia has a lending and insurance arm. Megatrend, yes.

Latin America’s Despegar Turns to Its Acquisitions for Pandemic Improvements

Online Travel

Despegar Believes Financial Tech Will Hasten an Online Travel Recovery in Latin America

Online travel brands can no longer count on paid marketing alone to drive growth as they try to penetrate developing markets. Despegar is ahead of its larger global rivals in embracing "fintech." It sees consumer loans as a way to appeal to many travel buyers who don't use banks.

Despegar Believes Financial Tech Will Hasten an Online Travel Recovery in Latin America

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Peter Kern on the Google Silver Bullet — or Lack Thereof

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern is waging a simplicity campaign. Turning the Expedia and Hotels.com loyalty programs into a single plan might make sense. But one thing definitely on the agenda is trimming marketing through Google, a company Kern characterized as a "shark."

Expedia CEO Peter Kern on the Google Silver Bullet — or Lack Thereof

Online Travel

Finally, Airbnb IPO Will Signal a New Era of Accounting and Accountability

As a public company, Airbnb would be a dream for reporters, analysts, and investors because of the required disclosures about financials and strategy. It could also prompt competitors to up their game, and perhaps be more forthcoming about the numbers behind their own short-term rental businesses.

Finally, Airbnb IPO Will Signal a New Era of Accounting and Accountability