Articles tagged “europe”

Online Travel

Skyscanner and Gogobot Acquisitions Help Trip.com Navigate China Domestic Travel Woes

Acquisitions can have unintended consequences. Trip.com Group likely didn't view the acquisitions of Skyscanner and Gogobot as hedges against the collapse of China travel.

Skyscanner and Gogobot Acquisitions Help Trip.com Navigate China Domestic Travel Woes

Business Travel

Global Hotel Group Signs up NH Hotels in Loyalty Pushback on Big Brands

Global Hotel Alliance notches up 21 million members after signing up Spain’s NH Group. It might now have an eclectic mix of global independent brands, but will need to watch its rivals' next steps closely: if they're not merging, they're leveraging their considerably greater size and scale to secure new loyalty partnerships outside traditional hospitality channels.

Global Hotel Group Signs up NH Hotels in Loyalty Pushback on Big Brands

Business Travel

When Travel Agencies Fail on the Leisure Part of ‘Bleisure’ Trips

With so-called workcations on the rise, Amadeus is ready to support travel management platforms that reflect the way employees are blending their professional and personal lives, something agencies just aren't grasping.

When Travel Agencies Fail on the Leisure Part of ‘Bleisure’ Trips

Airlines

Ryanair’s Annual Loss Highlights Europe’s Ongoing Uncertainty

"Fragile" isn't a word you'd associate with the normally boisterous Michael O'Leary, but these are still uncertain times and this is how the boss of Ryanair perceives Europe this summer.

Ryanair’s Annual Loss Highlights Europe’s Ongoing Uncertainty

Hotels

Short-Term Rentals Gain Big Share on Hotels in Europe’s Shifting Lodging Sector

The pandemic boosted the growth of the already flourishing short-term rentals sub sector of the European accommodation market. It is still to be seen how the various sub sectors will compete to define the market landscape.

Short-Term Rentals Gain Big Share on Hotels in Europe’s Shifting Lodging Sector

Online Travel

Expedia Group CEO Interview: Our Tech Was an Anchor Thwarting Innovation

In years past, Expedia has often talked about integrating its tech platforms or leveraging its massive data trove. Will it actually spur innovation this time around?

Expedia Group CEO Interview: Our Tech Was an Anchor Thwarting Innovation

Mergers and Acquisitions

Oyo Expands Vacation Homes Strategy With Europe Acquisition of Direct Booker

It seems like it's business as usual for Oyo as it goes ahead with its acquisitions and alliances, all's still quiet on the IPO front.

Oyo Expands Vacation Homes Strategy With Europe Acquisition of Direct Booker

Airlines

European Airlines and Hotels See First Signs of the Recovery

After a bookings surge in the U.S., it's now over to Europe. But some airlines may be a little too eager to please and could end up promising more than they can deliver, while inflation also looks like it could spoil the party.

European Airlines and Hotels See First Signs of the Recovery

Tourism

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

The easing of restrictions has expedited Spain's travel recovery as tourists arrivals inch closer to pre-Covid levels.

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

Skift Research

Europe Accommodation Sector Market Estimates 2022

The composition of the European accommodation sector has drastically changed over the last decade with short-term rentals gaining a substantial share. The next few years will be very crucial in shaping the sector in the region with respect to market dynamics.

Europe Accommodation Sector Market Estimates 2022