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Articles tagged “expedia group”

Online Travel

Big 3 Online Travel CEOs Each Push Back Against Their Own Critics

Please don't let us be misunderstood, the Big Three online travel CEOs proclaimed in recent interviews. Airbnb has great cash flow, Booking.com's Europe advantage over Expedia is not unmovable, and Booking is improving in the U.S. So there.

Big 3 Online Travel CEOs Each Push Back Against Their Own Critics

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Hopper is deploying an oft-used playbook for getting its homes' business started. But a cancel-for- any-reason feature, still in development, could add a twist.

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

News Blog

The Complexity Headache That Expedia CEO Peter Kern Inherited in 1 Slide

Ever wonder about the daunting challenge that Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern inherited from predecessors Dara Khosrowshahi and Mark Okertstrom when Kern took the chief executive spot under Barry Diller in 2020? The pandemic notwithstanding, Expedia Group captured its infrastructure issues in one slide as part of an investor presentation at Cowen 50th Anniversary Technology,…

Online Travel

The Great Merging and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali writes about the blending of work, travel, and personal lives, Ghana's decision to use celebrities to promote tourism emerges as problematic, and the labor shortage in hospitality enhances the need for robots in hotels.

The Great Merging and Other Top Stories This Week

Travel Booking

U.S. Travel Firms Flex Marketing Muscle to Lure Travelers Seeking Sun and Sand

The charts in this article capture the conundrum facing Airbnb, Booking Holdings, and Expedia Group. The online travel agency groups need their revenue to soar faster than their marketing expenses as the pandemic recovery unfolds.

U.S. Travel Firms Flex Marketing Muscle to Lure Travelers Seeking Sun and Sand

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

News Blog

Expedia CEO’s Total Compensation Pegged at $296 Million for 2021

Expedia Group Vice Chairman and CEO Peter Kern's 2021 total compensation was $296 million. That includes $157 million in stock awards and $137 million in option awards. His salary was around $850,000. The stock and option awards represent the fair value at the grant date, and won't necessarily be the actual value when the awards…

Online Travel

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb makes a major modification, Tripadvisor appoints a new CEO, and the endangered status of giraffes exposes the fragility of Africa's wildlife tourism.

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

News Blog

Phew! Travel Booking Windows Are Increasing Again

Fascinating data point from Expedia Group Media Solutions in its latest Q1 Travel Trend Report: the booking windows which had shrunk dramatically over the last two years of the pandemic uncertainty and low traveler confidence, is now coming back up, based on data from all across the Expedia network and surveys. This is a welcome…

Online Travel

Expedia Says Half of Recent Vrbo Customers Were New

It looks like the nonstop ads on TV and YouTube achieved something. But Vrbo risks being a victim of its own successful marketing. It's scrambling to add more vacation rental inventory in some places.

Expedia Says Half of Recent Vrbo Customers Were New