Articles tagged “expedia”

Expedia Looks to Trivago and HomeAway to Propel Future Growth

Expedia Looks to Trivago and HomeAway to Propel Future Growth

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia isn't overlooking its core online travel agency brands such as Expedia.com and Hotels.com, but Trivago and HomeAway are clearly rising stars. Trivago hardly ever saw a TV commercial it didn't like but increased profits in Q1, and HomeAway is in the midst of a multi-year digital-booking transition.

3 days ago

Expedia Plans to Increase Its Marketing Spend in Europe

Expedia Plans to Increase Its Marketing Spend in Europe

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia has not been aggressive in its marketing spend in Europe lately. But its global head of retail, Gary Morrison, says that strategy is about to change.

4 weeks ago

Expedia Sued by Affiliate for Allegedly Stealing Data and Handing It to a Competitor

Expedia Sued by Affiliate for Allegedly Stealing Data and Handing It to a Competitor

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has no love lost for Expedia, other online travel agencies and their affiliates, and will likely welcome the squabbling and any additional exposure the affiliate issue gets from this lawsuit. Expedia has to move fast to protect its reputation among partners.

4 weeks ago

Expedia Names a New Boss for Mergers and Acquisitions

Expedia Names a New Boss for Mergers and Acquisitions

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

LendingClub’s Regi Vengalil will take over corporate development. The role is a chance to shine. Expedia's current CFO and Priceline Group's current CEO previously held development roles.

1 month ago

Expedia Has a New Tool to Help Hoteliers Use Reviews to Improve Service

Expedia Has a New Tool to Help Hoteliers Use Reviews to Improve Service

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Today Expedia's computers are analyzing guest reviews. We predict that someday its computers will use the reviews to create software-generated, Zagat-style hotel summaries, for its search results.

1 month ago

CEO Interview: Egencia Tries to Innovate Towards a Bigger Share of Corporate Travel

CEO Interview: Egencia Tries to Innovate Towards a Bigger Share of Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With its Expedia DNA, Egencia is well-positioned to help bring consumer innovations into the corporate travel mainstream.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To a great extent, Ctrip is going to be preoccupied for years chasing Chinese travelers and servicing their every travel need, around the globe. Barring further consolidation, Ctrip isn't much of a threat to its partner, the Priceline Group, which is years ahead in its own hotel business and is executing superbly.

2 months ago

Booking Site Acquisitions: Who Bought What and Who Was Shut Out in 2016

Booking Site Acquisitions: Who Bought What and Who Was Shut Out in 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia got a lot of buzz for its 2015 buying binge, but over the last two years China's Ctrip has been on an equal footing with Expedia in terms of acquisition activity. At the same time, TripAdvisor is stockpiling dining-related sites, having bought five and invested in two others.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Is Being Massively Outspent by Its Biggest Rivals

TripAdvisor Is Being Massively Outspent by Its Biggest Rivals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Even if TripAdvisor can straighten out its Instant Booking feature, it still faces the daunting task of changing consumer perceptions in the face of Expedia, Booking.com and others, which are saturating digital media and broadcasting.

2 months ago

Trivago Wants to Find Profitability and Spend Big on Marketing, Too

Trivago Wants to Find Profitability and Spend Big on Marketing, Too

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Your eyes weren't fooling you. Late last year, Trivago really did spend more on its TV ads than ever before in many markets. In its first financial report as a public company, the price-comparison company says the ads are working.

2 months ago

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's paid-search and product practices enable the big -- like Expedia -- to get bigger. So what's not to like? Although other businesses that aren't as well-positioned as Expedia and the Priceline Group undoubtably take a more critical view.

2 months ago

Expedia Still Bullish on Orbitz Despite Missteps

Expedia Still Bullish on Orbitz Despite Missteps

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the long-run, Expedia will have gained by acquiring Orbitz because of its brand recognition, effective loyalty program, and list of corporate deals. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is especially optimistic about taking Orbitz's private label functionality and bringing it to the flagship Expedia brand later this year.

3 months ago