Articles tagged “expedia”

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

Brian Sumers, Skift

For years, airlines had little leverage with their partners. But airlines now are strong, and they have the advantage. Why shouldn’t they use it in contractual discussions?

1 week ago

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Moves to Simplify Corporate Structure

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Moves to Simplify Corporate Structure

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia will stop being a controlled company after it acquires Liberty, and Barry Diller, chairman of Expedia, will own about 29 percent of the online travel group's voting power. The move makes the company's ownership structure more transparent, which is a good thing.

1 week ago

Marriott’s New Contract With Expedia Signals a Shift in the Direct Booking Wars

Marriott’s New Contract With Expedia Signals a Shift in the Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

As the saying goes, keep your friends close and your rivals closer. Or in this case, that rival might turn out to be a friend, after all, once you've become the world's biggest hotel company.

2 weeks ago

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Dennis Schaal, Skift

For pundits looking for a headline that Marriott won reduced commissions from Expedia, the reality is likely far more complex than that, and it might take an audit over the next few years to truly sort out the revenue impact. The new deal has Marriott properties remaining for sale on Expedia brands, as the two companies march off into the sunset maintaining their rough-and-tumble, if symbiotic relationship.

2 weeks ago

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United has leverage in its contract dispute with Expedia as each side maneuvers for position in the run-up to their contract expiration on September 30.

3 weeks ago

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tony Fernandes is taking AirAsia on "the final part of the company's evolution," one that will see the airline become a tech player. But it’s one thing to disrupt legacy carriers, and another to disrupt the disruptors in the online travel space. He disagrees, of course.

3 weeks ago

Travel Tech Execs Take Shine Off Cloud Computing by Highlighting Hidden Perils

Travel Tech Execs Take Shine Off Cloud Computing by Highlighting Hidden Perils

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Executives from Expedia and other travel companies acknowledged at an Amadeus tech conference that cloud computing can lead to hidden waste. Mistakes include not monitoring costs and allowing internal strife to delay cross-department projects.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Says It Has Hosted More Than Half a Billion Travelers Since Its Launch

Airbnb Says It Has Hosted More Than Half a Billion Travelers Since Its Launch

Deanna Ting, Skift

Context is everything, and it’s hard to have that when the company reporting a bunch of facts and figures makes it hard to have comparisons to past data. We can’t wait to see that S-1 filing, eventually.

4 weeks ago

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

Deanna Ting, Skift

Unlike some of its hotel peers, Marriott isn't giving up on its hopes of being the world's favorite travel company.

1 month ago

Lastminute.com Goes After TUI With Vacation Push

Lastminute.com Goes After TUI With Vacation Push

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While traditional tour operators might not offer the flexibility that Lastminute.com does with its package vacations, they do have an advantage in terms of exclusivity.

1 month ago

What a Breakup of Big Tech Could Mean for Travel

What a Breakup of Big Tech Could Mean for Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Going down the rabbit hole and considering the effect of a big tech crackdown in travel, Google and global distribution systems have perhaps the most to lose. It's likely, though, that few, if any, of Elizabeth Warren's proposed restrictions will ever become U.S. law.

1 month ago

Airbnb, HomeAway Lose a Key Regulatory Battle in Southern California

Airbnb, HomeAway Lose a Key Regulatory Battle in Southern California

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

What happens in Santa Monica could have serious implications for what ultimately happens in other cities throughout the U.S., New York City included.

1 month ago