By increasing its dividend, Expedia management has put its money where its mouth is in expressing confidence about the future of the company. The takeaway: Expedia officials believe its second quarter stumble was an aberration.
As Brazil's economy continues to struggle so too does Gol. It's hard to see the airline turning things around until business and tourist demand starts to rise.
LATAM Airlines Group has so much exposure to Brazil that its second quarter loss hardly comes as a surprise.
Having managed to shift capacity westwards from the trouble spots in the Middle East and North Africa, TUI Group now looks in a good position to capitalise on the continued desire of Europeans to travel.
Yelp has a tremendous opportunity in local advertising but there is also intense competition. One big caution is that half of Yelp's traffic comes from Google and that makes it way too dependent on a company which isn't exactly a fan.
There's so much excitement and anticipation around messaging and artificial intelligence that Priceline and Expedia CEOs' remarks remind us that this emerging technology is still too new to gauge regarding potential success. Still, CEOs of both companies seem pleased with how messaging has performed so far.
Air Berlin is going through a period of massive upheaval so the poor performance doesn't come as a shock. It will be interesting to see whether a "far-reaching transformation" can truly turn things around.
Disney is not immune to the worries of the world — its Paris theme park is struggling and the strong dollar is keeping some international visitors from coming to the U.S. properties — but the company had a robust quarter nonetheless.
Cruise line executives trumpet the benefits of global deployment: When one part of the world is having trouble, other regions tend to improve. Unfortunately for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the biggest markets are struggling at the same time.
Slumping demand for Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, as well as discounting, took a chunk out of Norwegian Cruise Line's profit in the second quarter.