Articles tagged “expedia”

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is pomp and circumstance, and plenty of bluster, but most negotiations between online travel agencies, on the one hand, and hotels and airlines, on the other, eventually end up in signed contracts. That's because the two sides usually need each other, like it or not.

3 days ago

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt, like every other hotel company out there, wants to get better rates from online travel agencies like Expedia. But does it have the scale (and the muscle) to do it?

1 week ago

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into TripAdvisor’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into TripAdvisor’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

TripAdvisor has potential to become more than a hotel booking engine, but it needs to get hotels humming and profitable to give management additional runway to fulfill that vision.

1 week ago

Expedia Is Now Selling Hotel Rooms in Cuba

Expedia Is Now Selling Hotel Rooms in Cuba

Sarah Marsh, Reuters

"Potential" is the key word here, at least until the market is better developed — especially outside of Havana.

1 month ago

Trivago Turns a Profit and Excites Some Investors Despite Its Risky Math

Trivago Turns a Profit and Excites Some Investors Despite Its Risky Math

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The German hotel search site predicts that its revenue will grow by 50 percent this year. It will also spend about 85 percent of that revenue on marketing. That's a path to either dominance — or disaster.

1 month ago

Expedia to Buy Rail Distributor SilverRail Technologies

Expedia to Buy Rail Distributor SilverRail Technologies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia recognized some time ago that it needed to wire up rail providers, particularly in Europe and Asia, and now it is securing a technology leader in the space for its portfolio of transportation solutions.

1 month ago

Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is ample competition among hotels, online travel agencies, and airlines in the U.S. travel marketplace as all of these sectors have seen a spate of consolidation. It may make sense business-wise for these companies, but none of it is particularly good for consumers or competition.

1 month ago

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll definitely be keeping our eye on what develops as far as Marriott's decisions for its reservations and loyalty platforms going forward. But we're still not so convinced they're keeping all 30 of those brands over the long term.

2 months ago

Expedia CEO: Our 2 ‘Supercharger’ Brands Are Leading the Way

Expedia CEO: Our 2 ‘Supercharger’ Brands Are Leading the Way

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to growing brands -- or at least buying companies with capable management teams -- Expedia knows what it's doing. You can count on Trivago and HomeAway both becoming more formidable than they are today.

2 months ago

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Was Highest-Paid Online Travel CEO in 2016

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Was Highest-Paid Online Travel CEO in 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Money talks and Gillian Tans was well-compensated for leading Booking.com, the largest accommodations provider on the planet, to a banner year.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

3 months ago