Articles tagged “expedia”

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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's CEO says his company has momentum moving into 2017, although we heard him express similar sentiments over the last two quarters and any surge wasn't particularly noticeable. This will likely be another transition year as Expedia's HomeAway gets more digital and Trivago feels its oats as a public company.

2 weeks ago

Expedia Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Detrimental to Business’ in New Lawsuit

Expedia Calls Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Detrimental to Business’ in New Lawsuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From a financial standpoint, President Trump's executive order temporarily blocking travel to the U.S. from the seven countries is going to cost money for Expedia and other travel companies. That's just the dollars and euros part of it -- the moral and legal issues loom large, as well.

3 weeks ago

Travel Booking Site CEOs Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries

Travel Booking Site CEOs Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What TripAdvisor CEO Kaufer tweeted about Republican Congress members holds true for the travel industry, as well: This is not the time to be silent about an issue that cuts to the core of travel and democracy in the U.S.

4 weeks ago

Google Earnings Show Booking Sites Face Ongoing Advertising Headwinds

Google Earnings Show Booking Sites Face Ongoing Advertising Headwinds

Jared Wein, Skift

Google continues to churn out strong revenue growth numbers despite its massive size. There was little direct mention of travel on Google’s earnings call, but a few metrics give us insights into likely online travel agency earnings season and the broader online travel ecosystem.

4 weeks ago

Expedia Trolled Trump on Inauguration Day With Anti-Wall TV Ad

Expedia Trolled Trump on Inauguration Day With Anti-Wall TV Ad

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A lot of public companies are actively wondering how they will counter an onslaught if they become a target of the new administration in Washington. It's therefore a fairly gutsy act when companies ranging from Expedia to Celebrity Cruises stick their proverbial necks out.

1 month ago

Expedia Tries to Read Traveler Minds by Wiring Up Volunteers

Expedia Tries to Read Traveler Minds by Wiring Up Volunteers

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

Last summer, Expedia opened a user-experience lab in London, similar to the one at its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. While a reporter researches a trip, a computer tracks their eye movement and electromyography sensors track their facial reactions.

1 month ago

How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector

How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Signs of HomeAway becoming more aggressive about Asia expansion are evident but there is much to do. Putting in place a new leadership team is just the beginning.

1 month ago

Expedia Is Already More Aggressively Marketing HomeAway in 2017

Expedia Is Already More Aggressively Marketing HomeAway in 2017

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is the beginning of year two for HomeAway within the Expedia portfolio, but rival Airbnb is also getting aggressive in its digital marketing of vacation rentals and Booking.com is no slouch, either. Perhaps to the chagrin of hotels, the vacation rental category is getting a ton of more exposure.

1 month ago

Expedia and TripAdvisor Separately Kill 2 Brands That Were Once Sister Companies

Expedia and TripAdvisor Separately Kill 2 Brands That Were Once Sister Companies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In 2008, Venere became Expedia's great hope in Europe to play catch-up and take on Booking.com's dominance. Whether it was a lack of execution or Booking.com's scale advantages being too imposing to overcome, that dynamic never came to fruition.

2 months ago

Expedia Finally Joins TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Expedia Finally Joins TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor has been struggling but it is a testament to its continued power as a marketing vehicle that Expedia Inc. felt compelled to participate in TripAdvisor Instant Booking even though Expedia controls its own TripAdvisor wannabe. It's called Trivago. A newly anointed public company, Trivago's growth could one day be an Expedia hedge against TripAdvisor's clout, although Trivago isn't there yet.

2 months ago