Articles tagged “expedia”

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines, hotels, and booking sites have divergent reasons for leaning into or out of TV advertising. Attracting more direct bookers is always a goal, but sometimes competitive reasons, or the emergence of new platforms, skew the TV budgets.

3 weeks ago

2010s: The Decade Travel Lost Control of Its Destiny

2010s: The Decade Travel Lost Control of Its Destiny

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite explosive growth, cracks in the global travel sector began to multiply over the last decade. More change and trouble will come before the industry can figure itself out again.

3 weeks ago

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb overtook Expedia in room nights booked in the first quarter of 2019, but questions loom for 2020. Will Airbnb lose its focus as it vows to go public and become a broader online travel agency? Will Expedia, which seems lost in terms of creating a revised strategy, find its way? So many headlines to come.

4 weeks ago

Expedia’s Payout to Its Ousted CEO Could Be Nearly $12 Million

Expedia’s Payout to Its Ousted CEO Could Be Nearly $12 Million

Seth Borko and Dennis Schaal, Skift

When you consider Mark Okerstrom's performance, which will lead to a golden parachute substantially less than what might have been, he can take a bunch of blame — but not for everything. The integration of the Vrbo acquisition was clearly messed up, as was the reorganization. Conversely, he inherited a very tough competitive environment.

4 weeks ago

Hotel and Short-Term Rental Players Face Off Over Regulation

Hotel and Short-Term Rental Players Face Off Over Regulation

Spencer Lee, Skift

Nobody has found the best formula for regulation of the short-term rental industry. But hotel groups and rental platforms both realize that the outcomes of early battles will set precedents for future laws. This might explain why they are so willing to confront and call each other out publicly.

1 month ago

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Raini Hamdi, Skift

New players create unique tours such as an inside look at the disappearing trades of Singapore. If they aren’t encouraged and supported, the city’s inbound travel agencies could disappear.

1 month ago

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren't quite as sure.

1 month ago

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

What Do Asian Travelers Want in 2020?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In short, Asia's travelers are looking to go far, far from the madding crowd.

1 month ago

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The strategy and vision for the next stage in Expedia Group's life should include sharp departures from the status quo, but rest assured that the company line for the time being will be stability to keep the peace.

1 month ago

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Asian tourist behavior is changing, reflecting a more mindful — and responsible — traveler overall.

1 month ago

Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Facing intense competition and a company in disarray, the Expedia Group board and senior executive Barry Diller have no time to dillydally. No one can forecast what the online travel market will look like in the next five years, but Diller et al need to find a couple of top executives who can quickly figure out Expedia's path forward.

1 month ago

Who Loves Travel Advisors the Most? It’s Millennials, Not Boomers

Who Loves Travel Advisors the Most? It’s Millennials, Not Boomers

Paul Biasco, Skift

Emerging destinations and changes in travel styles are fueling a need for human interaction in the travel planning process among younger generations. Companies would be wise not to neglect the human element instead of betting the bank on booking and personalization technology alone.

2 months ago