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Articles tagged “expedia group”

Online Travel

Expedia, Others Poised for Hotel Market Share Battle Over Wholesale Sales

Hoteliers sent about $50 billion of rooms a year through wholesalers in normal times. Expedia Group and WebBeds want to take larger shares of that market. But private equity-backed companies like Hotelbeds and Fastpayhotels see an opportunity, too.

Expedia, Others Poised for Hotel Market Share Battle Over Wholesale Sales

Online Travel

Expedia Pulls Vrbo Rental Listings From Google to Drive More Direct Traffic

Expedia Group will restart its marketing machine in phases. First, it will tout its vacation rental brands like Vrbo. By around April, it will roll out a campaign touting Expedia as a place for booking "the complete trip." It makes sense to pay for those efforts partly by cutting some of its Google investment.

Expedia Pulls Vrbo Rental Listings From Google to Drive More Direct Traffic

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Distribution Strength Could Pressure Online Travel Giants and Woo Hotels

The typical Airbnb review talks up a rental's charms while overlooking vital information. The company's stock prospectus similarly skips some key details for understanding its business. But we can still infer a few things about the distribution dynamo.

Airbnb’s Distribution Strength Could Pressure Online Travel Giants and Woo Hotels

Coronavirus

Understanding Today’s Hotel Distribution Landscape: New Skift Research

The hotel distribution landscape is complex, with hotel rooms being sold and promoted in many different channels. Covid-19 has certainly impacted how and where hotel rooms are being distributed, but it is unlikely this disruption will be sustained long-term. That’s not to say that disruption isn’t coming, though.

Understanding Today’s Hotel Distribution Landscape: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Despegar Believes Financial Tech Will Hasten an Online Travel Recovery in Latin America

Online travel brands can no longer count on paid marketing alone to drive growth as they try to penetrate developing markets. Despegar is ahead of its larger global rivals in embracing "fintech." It sees consumer loans as a way to appeal to many travel buyers who don't use banks.

Despegar Believes Financial Tech Will Hasten an Online Travel Recovery in Latin America

Rail

Expedia Group Sells SilverRail Back to the Rail Aggregator’s Management

SilverRail had become an afterthought in Expedia Group's plans as the online travel agency attempts to simplify its portfolio. SilverRail management, however, still believes in the promise of the sector.

Expedia Group Sells SilverRail Back to the Rail Aggregator’s Management

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Says Company Overhaul Will Be Done in Time for Travel’s Recovery

Talk about tough love. The CEO of Expedia Group, Peter Kern, is sticking with the tough line despite the pandemic by still demanding a significant reorganization and tech revamp for the online travel giant.

Expedia CEO Says Company Overhaul Will Be Done in Time for Travel’s Recovery

Coronavirus

Barry Diller’s IAC Takes $1 Billion Stake in MGM Resorts With Eye on Online Gaming

Jackpot.

Barry Diller’s IAC Takes $1 Billion Stake in MGM Resorts With Eye on Online Gaming

Online Travel

Less-Visited Destinations Have a Chance to Be on Travel’s Larger Map: Top Expedia Group Exec

All the recent search-and-booking activity for historically less-visited destinations will make it easier for them to justify marketing expenditures even after the pandemic wanes, says Expedia's Cyril Ranque. Could be true, given the curious logic of algorithms.

Less-Visited Destinations Have a Chance to Be on Travel’s Larger Map: Top Expedia Group Exec

Online Travel

Expedia Business Services’ New Top Boss to Pull Levers for Long-Term Growth

Expedia in December promoted Ariane Gorin to become boss of Expedia Business Services. Gorin had led a team that had recently won major enterprise accounts, like Marriott's exclusive redistribution deal. Opportunity abounds for the company to expand its business-to-business partnerships.

Expedia Business Services’ New Top Boss to Pull Levers for Long-Term Growth