Articles tagged “google travel”

Google Travel Is Now One Step Closer to One-Stop Shopping

Google Travel Is Now One Step Closer to One-Stop Shopping

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has taken a huge next step, putting all the pieces together, by including flights, hotels, packages, and trip-planning tools on a dedicated website and in Google Search and Google Maps. Google's foothold in travel just got even larger.

5 months ago

Expedia’s Barry Diller Calls on Google to Be Regulated

Expedia’s Barry Diller Calls on Google to Be Regulated

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Diller is one of the godfathers of online travel and Expedia is probably among the top two travel advertisers in Google. Whether his comments will lead to lobbying or business practice changes, is today's multibillion dollar question.

1 year ago

Google Plans to String Its Travel Assets Together

Google Plans to String Its Travel Assets Together

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We come in peace, a top Google executive essentially said while addressing the travel industry on Thursday at Skift Forum Europe in Berlin. One possible industry response might be: "Trust, but verify."

1 year 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.

2 years ago

Virgin America’s Ex-CEO Talks Candidly About Google’s Pushy Strategy

Virgin America’s Ex-CEO Talks Candidly About Google’s Pushy Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

During the decade he ran Virgin America, David Cush couldn't always speak freely. But now Cush can discuss how airlines struggle with Google's mobile land grab.

3 years ago

Google Translate’s App Update Should Make Pocket Dictionary Publishers Nervous

Google Translate’s App Update Should Make Pocket Dictionary Publishers Nervous

Dan Peltier, Skift

This has huge potential to impact how we travel, and since the language barrier is a worry for many travelers it would be great to see Google partner with destinations to help soothe those qualms.

5 years ago

Destinations Just Trying to Make Google Happy Are Missing the Bigger Picture

Destinations Just Trying to Make Google Happy Are Missing the Bigger Picture

Doug Lansky, Skift

The travel industry is beholden to Google for its SEO, targeted ads, keywords . . . and Google has figured out a way to drum up more business by getting everyone to play their game more rigorously. Dr Seuss, as always, provides a healthy dose of perspective.

5 years ago