Articles tagged “expedia”

Airbnb Could Be Worth More Than Any Hotel Company

Airbnb Could Be Worth More Than Any Hotel Company

Deanna Ting, Skift

The battle between Airbnb and Booking (and everyone else in online travel) is just beginning.

4 days ago

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite the travel industry having had years to get used to the idea of new rules governing the sale of vacations in the European Union, there are still plenty of people still scratching their heads over the changes.

2 weeks ago

Booking Sites May Be Breaking Law According to UK Watchdog

Booking Sites May Be Breaking Law According to UK Watchdog

Áine Quinn, Bloomberg

UK regulators contend that some booking sites are violating consumer protection laws by playing around with discounting, commissions, and hidden charges. Expedia and Booking.com will have to change their business practices or head to court.

3 weeks ago

What Booking Sites Get for Every Marketing Dollar Spent: Skift Research Does the Math

What Booking Sites Get for Every Marketing Dollar Spent: Skift Research Does the Math

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Online travel agencies remain essential to the travel industry as consolidators of, and clearinghouses for, advertising dollars throughout the space. We do not see OTAs being removed from this position easily, but growing challenges have hurt ad efficiency. OTAs must remain nimble to keep pace.

4 weeks ago

New Skift Research Report: The Crisis in Online Travel Agency Advertising

New Skift Research Report: The Crisis in Online Travel Agency Advertising

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Online travel agencies remain essential to the travel industry as consolidators of, and clearinghouses for, advertising dollars throughout the space. We do not see OTAs being removed from this position easily, but challenges are growing by the day.

1 month ago

Expedia Is Closing Gap With Booking on Cloud-Based And Search Engine Tech

Expedia Is Closing Gap With Booking on Cloud-Based And Search Engine Tech

Dan Peltier, Skift

For all of the hype over its shopping spree of acquisitions in recent years, Expedia didn't have much to show for it compared to rival Booking Holdings. That's starting to change, and Expedia feels it's ready for a cloud-based future.

1 month ago

Video: Airbnb’s European Boss on the Clash With Online Travel Giants

Video: Airbnb’s European Boss on the Clash With Online Travel Giants

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We wonder whether Airbnb's community spirit will survive its growth plans and impending IPO.

1 month ago

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While Airbnb has been brashly adding independent hotels, HomeAway has been quietly doing the same — although it has been using an entirely different business model given its ties to parent Expedia. Curation may have its place, but all of these companies realize that the more inventory and choice they give consumers, the more likely they are to spend on a stay.

2 months ago

The Most Highly Compensated Online Travel CEOs of 2018

The Most Highly Compensated Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer is ordinarily far from being the most-compensated CEO in online travel. This year represented an unusual payout for him. But Skift's annual survey reveals that most online travel CEOs are often more handsomely compensated than what the top bosses in other industries receive, on average.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report on Amazon Breaks Down What Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

New Skift Research Report on Amazon Breaks Down What Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon likely has a role to play in the future of travel distribution, marketing, or devices — if not all three. Travel leaders need to prepare today or risk being caught flat-footed tomorrow.

2 months ago

Thomas Cook’s Personalization Ploy Is Paying Off

Thomas Cook’s Personalization Ploy Is Paying Off

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook is desperate to shake off the impression that it's old fashioned and the 176-year-old travel company is trying different ways to make itself relevant to young travelers. Not every one will work but at least it is trying.

2 months ago

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although this looks like a smooth change at the top, we'll have to keep an eye on whether the new CEO deviates from the path the company has set itself on in recent years.

2 months ago