Articles tagged “expedia”

Hyatt and Expedia Formally Sign New Deal

Hyatt and Expedia Formally Sign New Deal

Deanna Ting, Skift

Any potential crisis has now been definitively averted, at least until this contract expires.

2 days ago

Can TripAdvisor Blame Its Hotel-Bidding Slump on Expedia or Priceline?

Can TripAdvisor Blame Its Hotel-Bidding Slump on Expedia or Priceline?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor is still a must-have marketing channel for online travel agency and hotel advertisers. But if the Priceline Group and Expedia tilt their spend more toward other marketing vehicles, there aren't a lot of other players with the marketing resources they have to make TripAdvisor whole.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Isn’t Abandoning Expedia Just Yet as the Two Sides Reach Agreement in Principle

Hyatt Isn’t Abandoning Expedia Just Yet as the Two Sides Reach Agreement in Principle

Deanna Ting, Skift

The Hyatt-Expedia crisis seems to be averted, for now.

3 weeks ago

AccorHotels Finds Competing With Expedia Is Harder Than Expected

AccorHotels Finds Competing With Expedia Is Harder Than Expected

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The candid comments of the Accor CFO show just how difficult it is for hotel companies to compete with the big online travel agencies. You can't do it half-heartedly and AccorHotels will have to decide how much effort it is willing to put in to the initiative.

3 weeks ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Travel This Week — What To Expect: Expedia-Hyatt Showdown Looms But a Deal Is Likely

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We are not expecting Armageddon as the Expedia-Hyatt talks come down to the wire. Hyatt wants a fair deal, and Expedia stands to gain if it can retain the broadest depth of hotel content possible. The devil will be in the details but we expect champagne glasses to be raised this week.

3 weeks ago

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway

Expedia’s Heavy Hand Is Working for HomeAway

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia doesn't really care about the noise coming from some disgruntled vacation rental owners. The company is focused on scaling HomeAway's vacation rental business, and having online bookable properties is the formula for the future.

3 weeks ago

Expedia to Invest $350 Million in Indonesia Booking Site Traveloka

Expedia to Invest $350 Million in Indonesia Booking Site Traveloka

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia's minority investment in Traveloka, a household name among travel players in Indonesia, makes sense. The company has struggled to gain share in Southeast Asia and a partnership can fill the gap.

3 weeks ago

Trivago Joins Rivals in Offering Hotels a Rate-Shopping Tool

Trivago Joins Rivals in Offering Hotels a Rate-Shopping Tool

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago is bold to take on the giants Booking.com and Expedia Inc. by debuting hotel data services, too. But its rate-shopping tool is better designed and possibly more powerful than what its rivals offer. Game on.

4 weeks ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Both the Global Business Travel Association Convention 2017 and United's second quarter earnings this week should give us a better handle on how corporate travel demand is faring in the Age of Trump and political uncertainties around the globe.

1 month ago

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Exclusive: Hyatt Signs Deal With Booking.com as Hedge Against Expedia Impasse

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As their contract expiration deadline looms, Hyatt and Expedia are maneuvering for position with Hyatt property owners. The new Hyatt-Booking.com agreement gives Hyatt some leverage but it likely wouldn't fully make up all the ground if the chain goes completely dark on Expedia.

1 month ago

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Hotel and Online Travel Agency Direct Booking Winners and Losers in 5 Charts

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia and Booking.com, which each doubled Marriott's TV advertising spend over the last year, are still growing like weeds despite hotels' direct-booking campaigns. That makes for a tough environment for hoteliers, although some brands will do better than others.

1 month ago

Trivago Is Spending Three Times More Than TripAdvisor on U.S. TV Ads

Trivago Is Spending Three Times More Than TripAdvisor on U.S. TV Ads

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will TripAdvisor be able to break through as it starts its TV campaigns around the world? Trivago has a big advantage. At this juncture in its life, Trivago is focused on gaining share while profit concerns take a back seat.

2 months ago