Articles tagged “expedia”

Expedia Wants to Loosen Google’s Travel-Advertising Grip and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia Wants to Loosen Google’s Travel-Advertising Grip and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, we thought about new beginnings. Expedia's new CEO wants to chip away at Google's dominance and Expedia-supported Despegar successfully launched an IPO.

6 hours ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.

3 days ago

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.

4 days ago

Expedia CEO Thinks the Company Is Too U.S.-Focused Unlike Its Biggest Rival

Expedia CEO Thinks the Company Is Too U.S.-Focused Unlike Its Biggest Rival

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Just like what the old CEO has been saying since 2015 when Expedia went on a mostly U.S. acquisition spree, the new CEO thinks the company has to get more global. We've got some ideas how. Stay tuned.

4 days ago

Google Travel Is Worth $100 Billion — Even More Than Priceline

Google Travel Is Worth $100 Billion — Even More Than Priceline

Jared Wein, Skift

While some may disagree, we believe that Google is not becoming an online travel agency. It certainly could do so, but its travel business is already massive and highly profitable. We estimate it will generate around $14 billion in revenue in 2017, and will grow at over 20 percent per year for the foreseeable future.

6 days ago

Uber Set to Name Expedia Alum Burke Norton to Head Legal Team

Uber Set to Name Expedia Alum Burke Norton to Head Legal Team

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The new Uber CEO is already putting his imprint on the company, drafting a former Expedia general counsel Burke Norton in an extremely critical role. There are lots of more positions to fill, and Khosrowshahi has a large rolodex — a figurative one — to draw from.

7 days ago

Thomas Cook and Expedia Reach Wide-Ranging Deal for Hotel Sourcing and Selling

Thomas Cook and Expedia Reach Wide-Ranging Deal for Hotel Sourcing and Selling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook's efforts to strip its hotel business back to its core exclusive sun and beach properties continues. The deal with Expedia seems more wide-ranging than the previous tie-up with Webjet, and chief executive Peter Fankhauser's comments hint at a potential for a closer arrangement in the future.

1 week ago

Skift Podcast: What to Expect From the New Expedia

Skift Podcast: What to Expect From the New Expedia

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Our team of experts at Skift can talk Expedia news with the best — in fact, they are the best. Tune in for insight on Expedia's history and future under new leadership.

1 week ago

Trivago Concedes It Overspent on Advertising and Lowers Forecasts

Trivago Concedes It Overspent on Advertising and Lowers Forecasts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago says this was just a hiccup. But they’re vague about why they were surprised and what precisely happened. We suspect a Priceline sucker punch.

2 weeks ago

Expedia IPO and Spin-Off History Sets Up Uber for a Deal-Making Era

Expedia IPO and Spin-Off History Sets Up Uber for a Deal-Making Era

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Khosrowshahi's financial acumen will be crucial to Uber's turnaround, especially after just giving Uber an 18- to 26-month window to go public. The first step is to find a way to become profitable.

3 weeks ago

Skift Call on Expedia’s New Leadership and 25 Other Digital Trends This Week

Skift Call on Expedia’s New Leadership and 25 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week's digital news was off the charts: Expedia's CEO left for Uber and was replaced by Mark Okerstrom. On Thursday September 7, our expert journalists and researchers will break it down for you in a conference call. When you're done reading about the Expedia-Uber shakeup, we also analyzed Ctrip's earnings and Kayak's layoffs.

3 weeks ago

Expedia Names New CFO as Orderly Transition Unfolds After CEO’s Abrupt Departure

Expedia Names New CFO as Orderly Transition Unfolds After CEO’s Abrupt Departure

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For all the chaos earlier this week, it seems like Barry Diller and the Expedia Inc. board of directors have ensured an orderly transition into a new era for the online travel giant.

3 weeks ago