Articles tagged “getaroom”

Online Travel

Travel-Hungry SPAC Altitude in Talks to Take SoftBank-Backed Car Sharer Getaround Public

Altitude is a SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company, led by Gary Teplis, the CEO of corporate travel agency Teplis Travel. If Reuters' report is true, Altitude might take Getaround, a carsharing service, public in a multi-billion-dollar deal.

Travel-Hungry SPAC Altitude in Talks to Take SoftBank-Backed Car Sharer Getaround Public

Online Travel

Online Travel’s Localization Quandary

Traveloka knows how to go local in Indonesia and some other countries in the region, and that's one element of its traction in these markets. But can local ever be too local when online travel agencies mull international expansion?

Online Travel’s Localization Quandary

Hotels

Don’t Call Us Oyo: Online Travel Veterans Launch Hotel Distribution Network With Distinct Model

Oyo made headlines for offering hotels a minimum revenue guarantee in exchange for taking control of hotel operations. Bob Diener and David Litman are doing it with a twist — trying to drive demand to select hotels to steal business from their peers in exchange for hefty margins on each sale.

Don’t Call Us Oyo: Online Travel Veterans Launch Hotel Distribution Network With Distinct Model

Online Travel

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

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.

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Getaroom Gives Up on Brand-Building and Pivots to B2B

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.

Getaroom Gives Up on Brand-Building and Pivots to B2B

Hotels

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

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.

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