Articles tagged “getaroom”

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did Hotels.com co-founders Bob Diener and Dave Litman do it again with Getaroom? Certainly not on the same scale, but Court Square's acquisition of Getaroom looks like a winner for the duo, who self-funded their latest venture in travel.

1 month ago

Exclusive: Major Hotel Chain Won Financial Protections in TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Exclusive: Major Hotel Chain Won Financial Protections in TripAdvisor Instant Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As TripAdvisor Instant Booking kicks into gear it appears as though it is breaking new ground and becoming a hotel-friendly channel -- for chains that sign up, that is. Chains such as Hilton Worldwide and InterContinental Hotels Group, which have not hopped on the bandwagon, can probably afford to sit on the sidelines for awhile to gauge how the whole thing shakes out.

3 years ago

Getaroom Gives Up on Brand-Building and Pivots to B2B

Getaroom Gives Up on Brand-Building and Pivots to B2B

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's nothing wrong with a startup pivot. Even successful online travel industry veterans Bob Diener and David Litman had to change the trajectory of Getaroom.com when they realized their initial assumptions didn't work.

4 years ago

Getaroom’s Diener and Litman doing it their way two decades after Hotels.com gave hoteliers fits

Getaroom’s Diener and Litman doing it their way two decades after Hotels.com gave hoteliers fits

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Getaroom is a niche player, but it is steadily growing and its unpublished rates over the phone are very appealing. Traditional online players may want to rethink their call center outsourcing and current practices.

6 years ago