Articles tagged “direct booking”

News Blog

Google Will No Longer Be a Place to Book Travel as Fewer Travelers Were Using It

Google announced it will shut Book on Google for flights for users outside the U.S. at the end of September, and told Skift it will likewise end the feature in the U.S. sometime after March 31. It turns out, a declining number of users were booking their flights on Google, which acknowledged that travelers would…

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals

Hopper will eventually be a force to be reckoned with in vacation rentals. There, we said it.

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Other than at exception-to-the-rule Google, metasearch has been on a downward spiral in vacation rentals for years. HomeToGo is turning itself into a series of booking sites instead, which just might work in that holiday home sector.

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Online Travel

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program Tests a Direct-to-Consumer Warby Parker Model

Lufthansa's test partnership may or may not work out. But what's certain is that all major travel rewards programs have broad opportunities to use their customer databases in ways that luxury retailers such as Aston Martin and Omega will actually like.

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program Tests a Direct-to-Consumer Warby Parker Model

Hotels

New White Paper: Avvio Predicts Direct Cancelations Will Rise to 20% in 2022

As Covid-19 recovery continues, hotels must turn their attention back to a concern that’s been growing for years and promises to accelerate rapidly as guests come flooding back: rising cancelations.

New White Paper: Avvio Predicts Direct Cancelations Will Rise to 20% in 2022

Business Travel

Maldives Tests New Tourism Models and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, we covered the Maldives' experiment with new tourism models, the blurring of work and travel, Priceline's acquisition of an airline technology startup, and a Skift research analysis of hotel direct booking.

Maldives Tests New Tourism Models and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hotels

Skift Loyalty and Subscription Summit Video: What Engagement Tells Us About Loyalty

In this Skift Loyalty and Subscription Summit video, Chris Anderson, Professor at Cornell University, and Geoffrey Ryskamp, Global Head of Hospitality, Travel & Leisure at Medallia, discuss findings from new research and offer tips on how to leverage post-stay engagement as part of the customer retention cycle.

Skift Loyalty and Subscription Summit Video: What Engagement Tells Us About Loyalty

Online Travel

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Service Edges the Company Toward Online Travel Agency Status

Years ago, before it acquired Viator, Tripadvisor was purely an advertising/media company. Today, with its big bet on the Tripadvisor Plus subscription program, the company is becoming much more of a hybrid advertising/booking site. That is certainly one of the calculations that the hotel industry is considering.

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Service Edges the Company Toward Online Travel Agency Status

Hotels

Short-Term Rentals of the Future and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In our top travel stories this week, Skift Editorial and Skift Research covered Airbnb and short-term rentals from every angle. Our most popular stories also included the latest acquisition of Lonely Planet, an interview with former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, and the false hope of digital passports.

Short-Term Rentals of the Future and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hotels

Are Giddy Airbnb Investors Underestimating the Regulatory Risks?

Before the pandemic turned the world sideways, nearly 12 percent of Airbnb's revenue last year came from its top 10 cities. But among them, cities like Lisbon and San Diego are taking radical steps to limit their short-term rental portfolios. Are investors overlooking the likelihood of vastly more stringent regulations?

Are Giddy Airbnb Investors Underestimating the Regulatory Risks?