Articles tagged “etraveli”

Online Travel

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Booking Holdings' hoped-for acquisition of Etraveli Group is not a make or break deal for Booking, but its failure to close would be a setback for its connected trip strategy.

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Online Travel

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Hones Strategy to Make Its Flight Bookings Habit-Forming

When it comes to out-performing the online travel industry in terms of a post-Covid booking recovery, eDreams Odigeo can claim a top prize. It is plowing revenue back into discounts to make its subscriptions a no-brainer.

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Hones Strategy to Make Its Flight Bookings Habit-Forming

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Looks to Pull Away from Airbnb on Profit Margins

As part of its "connected trip" and loyalty strategy, Booking Holdings argued it can convince hotels and other partners to offer up substantial discounts and perks, and this would spur incremental bookings. But do hotels really want to be a cog in building the Booking.com brand?

Booking Holdings Looks to Pull Away from Airbnb on Profit Margins

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Riding the hot vacation rental market, TurnKey Vacation Rentals did well for its investors — especially if the Vacasa stock price holds up in its pending public market debut.

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Online Travel

Booking Holdings to Buy Flights Partner ETraveli Group for $1.8 Billion

Booking Holdings is on a pre-Christmas buying spree after announcing two pending acquisitions, ETraveli Group and Getaroom, within two weeks. Both are mostly back-of-the-house acquisitions that will bolster Booking's flight and hotels business.

Booking Holdings to Buy Flights Partner ETraveli Group for $1.8 Billion

Airlines

EasyJet’s Rail Deal Highlights New Airline Sector Way of Selling Trains and Flights

Airlines need to work more closely with railway operators to fend off climate change activists. But they also need to test new technological ways of selling content from other suppliers. Let's think beyond joint ventures, codeshares, and interlining.

EasyJet’s Rail Deal Highlights New Airline Sector Way of Selling Trains and Flights

Coronavirus

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Smaller online travel agencies try to make money by grabbing nickels and eurocent coins ahead of the steamrollers of global advertising behemoths. The underreported story of why China's largest travel company acquired a tiny Dutch travel group highlights the phenomenon.

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Online Travel

EDreams Adds Hotels to Prime Subscription Scheme

EDreams is certainly putting a lot of effort into its Prime subscription offering. The test will be how it goes down in other markets and how it performs over a number of years. Do the numbers stack up over the long term and will people keep renewing?

EDreams Adds Hotels to Prime Subscription Scheme

Online Travel

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

The Booking.com flight partnership with eTraveli doesn't seem particularly seamless because travelers still have to hop over to a third-party site, Gotogate, to complete their reservations. Still, the deal is another step in Booking.com's evolution from hotel-only provider in its early days to well-rounded online travel company.

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

Travel Booking

Why Etraveli’s Airline Tech Deal Could Catch Airbnb’s Eye

We don't know much about Airbnb's thinking about launching a flights product, but an unrelated acquisition by Etraveli Group shines a light on some of the business issues Airbnb needs to consider as it crafts a strategy.

Why Etraveli’s Airline Tech Deal Could Catch Airbnb’s Eye