Articles tagged “expedia”

Airbnb Struggles to Balance Its Past and Future

Airbnb Struggles to Balance Its Past and Future

Deanna Ting, Skift

In which we try to make some sense out of what we know Airbnb is doing now — and what it hopes to be doing over the next 10 years.

1 day ago

Expedia Stock Price Tumbles on Worries Over Increased Spending

Expedia Stock Price Tumbles on Worries Over Increased Spending

Gerrit De Vynck and Jing Cao, Bloomberg

If anyone thought that the difficulties online travel agencies faced in the third quarter were an anomaly, then guess again. It might be wrong to generalize that Expedia's issues will be Priceline's issues, but we wouldn't be shocked to see increased marketing costs and technology spend hanging over Priceline, too.

2 weeks ago

Expedia Acknowledges a New Balance of Power With Hotels in Direct Booking Challenge

Expedia Acknowledges a New Balance of Power With Hotels in Direct Booking Challenge

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A year from now — or perhaps sooner — we wouldn't be at all surprised to hear Expedia executives admit that hotels' direct-booking campaigns were having more of an adverse impact than the company initially articulated. Hotels have taken back some control from Expedia, and its shift toward independent hotels has far-reaching implications.

2 weeks ago

Trivago Forecasts Slower Growth and ‘Difficult’ Quarters in 2018

Trivago Forecasts Slower Growth and ‘Difficult’ Quarters in 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It seems that Priceline Group's recent pullback from advertising on Expedia-backed Trivago may be a new normal. In a brutal move, Booking.com pulled almost entirely out of Trivago's search listings in Germany and Italy in December.

3 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we've noted before, as much as hotels and online travel agencies may not necessarily love one another, they certainly need each other. Their current love-hate relationship will certainly change, however, if and when other players like Airbnb or Google become bigger players in the hotel booking space.

3 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: New Online Travel Agency Leaders Reshape Their Companies

Travel Megatrends 2018: New Online Travel Agency Leaders Reshape Their Companies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Anyone who thought the three new online travel agency leaders — Jane Sun, Glenn Fogel, and Mark Okerstrom — intended to be mere caretakers of their predecessors’ policies and legacies would have been mistaken. To a large degree, they are stepping out into new territory.

4 weeks ago

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether or not you agree with this, it's certainly an idea worth contemplating as everyone and everything in the travel industry are beginning to converge. Whatever you decide, please don't shoot the messenger.

1 month ago

Expedia Could Find a Silver Lining in Trivago’s Woes

Expedia Could Find a Silver Lining in Trivago’s Woes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As a sage songwriter once said, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." Trivago CFO Axel Hefer knows that, and he said current headwinds are obviously harder to manage than tailwinds. But if Trivago can work its way out of the mess it's in, it may emerge as a stronger company.

1 month ago

Expedia CEO Doesn’t Worry About Airbnb Because There’s Always Room for Two

Expedia CEO Doesn’t Worry About Airbnb Because There’s Always Room for Two

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom believes there's room for both its HomeAway unit, as well as Airbnb, in the growing alternative accommodations market. It sounds as though he expects big things from vacation rental booking site HomeAway in 2018.

2 months ago

The Inside Story of an Online Travel Reunion at the New Uber

The Inside Story of an Online Travel Reunion at the New Uber

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There were a ton of people who wanted the COO position at Uber, and it went to Expedia alum and former Orbtiz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford. The pressure will be on both Khosrowshahi and Harford to turn around the ridesharing company. As if there weren't abundant pressure already.

2 months ago

Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi first met Barney Harford when they both worked at Expedia in 2001. A decade later, Harford sold Orbitz to Expedia. But can the two men in 2018 successfully shake off Uber's all-too-often exploitative disregard for workers and the law? And can they make Uber profitable?

2 months ago

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's HomeAway unit isn't as profitable as the parent company initially envisioned, and Booking.com rained on Trivago's parade. Still, Expedia itself — and financial analysts — are optimistic about Expedia's long-term prospects. Regardless of the promise, these are very challenging days in online travel.

3 months ago