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Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Deanna Ting, Skift

We've known this day would come for quite some time now. The only question left to ask is this: Can Airbnb succeed in becoming a "super brand of travel" like it aspires to be?

3 weeks ago

Gogobot Rebrands to Trip.com With Artificial Intelligence App

Gogobot Rebrands to Trip.com With Artificial Intelligence App

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Gogobot likely paid some big bucks for the Trip.com domain, and it is making strides with a high-quality recommendation app. Still, everyone in the travel space, especially startups, is feeling like they are running uphill as Google tosses boulders downward. Slow, steady steps may win the day.

3 weeks ago

Expedia Reveals Its Ownership Stakes in Smaller Travel Sites and Services

Expedia Reveals Its Ownership Stakes in Smaller Travel Sites and Services

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia inherited some minority investments in travel startups from HomeAway and Trivago, and made a few of its own in 2015. Look for Expedia to spread its money around in 2016, making additional minority investments, as well as a big acquisition or two.

10 months ago

Priceline.com CEO on the Death of Search Engine Optimization

Priceline.com CEO on the Death of Search Engine Optimization

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Search engine optimization had a great run but we are way past it now. Instead the top dogs in digital marketing are Google itself and the largest and most skilled players that can pay for those clicks and convert the hell out of them.

1 year ago

Interview: Gogobot CEO on the Secret to Travel Startup Survival

Interview: Gogobot CEO on the Secret to Travel Startup Survival

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel startups will never emerge from the startup phase if they can't be creative and figure out a way to scale their businesses and get people to use their websites and apps more than a couple of times per year. Sometimes it means community-building or expanding beyond "travel" into local discovery.

2 years ago

Gogobot Warns Travelers to Indiana About State’s New ‘Freedom’ Law

Gogobot Warns Travelers to Indiana About State’s New ‘Freedom’ Law

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Indiana and Arkansas, which passed a similar law today, should call up Arizona and ask what happened when the travel industry began boycotting the state because of regressive laws.

2 years ago

Gogobot Raises $20 Million Series C Round Led by HomeAway

Gogobot Raises $20 Million Series C Round Led by HomeAway

Jason Clampet, Skift

Gogobot is a small factor today in competing with category leader TripAdvisor on the reviews' front, but the HomeAway partnership will enable it to increase its profile on the back of HomeAway's global footprint.

2 years ago

HomeAway Integrates Gogobot, Uber and Instacart Into Mobile Services

HomeAway Integrates Gogobot, Uber and Instacart Into Mobile Services

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's smart for HomeAway to give its users more reasons to use its mobile app to improve their local experience with rides, food, and local attractions.

2 years ago

Gogobot Is Betting Its User Content Can Give It an Edge in the Hotel Metasearch Race

Gogobot Is Betting Its User Content Can Give It an Edge in the Hotel Metasearch Race

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is the quality of Gogobot's user generated content really enough to make a difference as it launches hotel metasearch and brings itself into conflict with more well-heeled rivals? Gogobot thinks so, but it really has a lot to prove.

3 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

3 years ago

HomeAway and Gogobot team up, create guides for vacation rental customers

HomeAway and Gogobot team up, create guides for vacation rental customers

Dennis Schaal , Skift

These Insider Guides can be a nice add-on for vacation rental owners and their customers. A nicely created guide, with neighborhood attractions, could be a selling point for the rentals.

4 years ago

Will any social travel startup survive? It doesn’t look good

The sad fact of most social travel sites is that despite cool design and nice apps, there are plenty of social sites -- Facebook, Pinterest, and, yes, TripAdvisor -- that already did what they're trying to do.

4 years ago