Articles tagged “earnings”

Facebook Video and Ads Are Driving Its Business More Than Messaging

Facebook Video and Ads Are Driving Its Business More Than Messaging

Dan Peltier, Skift

Messaging was once the darling of the travel industry and for some brands it still is. But video continues to be what many brands are focusing on and monetizing that trend is a priority for Facebook.

59 mins ago

Thomas Cook To Let Guests Choose Their Own Rooms as Operator Accelerates Hotel Improvements

Thomas Cook To Let Guests Choose Their Own Rooms as Operator Accelerates Hotel Improvements

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Under CEO Peter Fankhauser, Thomas Cook has quietly managed to turn itself around. The situation this year has undoubtedly been aided by an improving geopolitical climate but a more focussed, higher-quality product offering has also helped.

15 hours ago

Spirit Airlines Has Trouble Ahead as Airfares Decline and Competition Increases

Spirit Airlines Has Trouble Ahead as Airfares Decline and Competition Increases

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Spirit Airlines is hurting after a mixed quarter, and the outlook isn't good for the rest of 2017. The company's leadership, however, remains undeterred from its current strategy.

16 hours ago

Hilton CEO Talks HNA, Cancellations, OTAs, and Airbnb

Hilton CEO Talks HNA, Cancellations, OTAs, and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As it adapts to its new asset-light strategy, Hilton seems determined to leverage the strength of its ties to HNA, prevent unwanted hotel cancellations, and welcome more competition from an unlikely ally: Airbnb.

1 day ago

New Six Flags CEO Is Blaming a Disappointing Quarter on the Rain

New Six Flags CEO Is Blaming a Disappointing Quarter on the Rain

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Analysts sounded concerned that a stretch of bad weather could put Six Flags Entertainment's financial targets for 2017 at risk. The company better hope for clear skies moving forward — or find ways to reach the goals despite rainy days.

1 day ago

Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

Alaska Airlines Plans to Launch in 30 More Markets by 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Alaska has been so well run that we expect its early transition hiccups to be ironed out before they cause United/Continental-level disasters.

1 day ago

JetBlue Exceeds Second Quarter Expectations After Tweaking Growth Strategy

JetBlue Exceeds Second Quarter Expectations After Tweaking Growth Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

JetBlue pulled back on its growth plans earlier this year, focusing instead on rolling out its improved Mint product. It seems to have paid off and the airline will be opportunistic about growing its fleet going forward.

3 days ago

United Airlines Is Disappointing Investors With Its Mediocre Outlook

United Airlines Is Disappointing Investors With Its Mediocre Outlook

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United laid out plans last year that haven't come to fruition, and investors are not pleased. Will they wait a little longer for results or abandon the airline?

1 week ago

Lufthansa Enjoying the Benefits of Low-Cost Growth

Lufthansa Enjoying the Benefits of Low-Cost Growth

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's a good time to be running a European airline at the moment but as everyone in the industry knows it rarely lasts for long.

1 week ago

Flight Centre Defies Critics as Its Earnings Outlook Improves

Flight Centre Defies Critics as Its Earnings Outlook Improves

Vivek Shankar, Bloomberg

Flight Centre is winning over some of the doubters of its travel agency model. Although it is a global business, the bulk of its revenue is from Australian travelers, who need to travel long distances to get anywhere and generally spend a lot of time at destinations once they arrive. Perhaps Flight Centre is a special case.

3 weeks ago

Carnival Says China Is a Good Long-Term Cruise Bet Despite Ongoing Struggles

Carnival Says China Is a Good Long-Term Cruise Bet Despite Ongoing Struggles

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. reminds us that China is a small part of its business — which is true. But if the market is going to become the world's largest as the company expects, there are a lot of complications to work through.

1 month ago

Uber Narrowed Its Losses in Q1 as Finance Chief Exits

Uber Narrowed Its Losses in Q1 as Finance Chief Exits

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Hundreds of thousands of consumers, mostly in the U.S., have deleted its app, but Uber is a global company and its financial picture is improving. Still, Uber has a long way to go to prove to Wall Street that it will one day be a robust and profitable business.

2 months ago