Articles tagged “expedia”

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 day 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.

1 week 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago