Articles tagged “google”

Online Travel

Podcast: Google Travel Exec on Sustainability and Search

Listen now to a conversation with Google Travel Managing Director Richard Holden at Skift Global Forum in September 2021 in New York City.

Podcast: Google Travel Exec on Sustainability and Search

Online Travel

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

No big surprises on Google Maps, but Booking.com outpaced rival Airbnb in downloads in the online travel agency category globally by nearly 20 million in 2021. That's not a game-changer, but it's important if Booking is going to eat into Airbnb's daunting direct-booking advantage.

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

Online Travel

Online Travel Faces Lots of Unfinished Business in 2022

Several travel-oriented, special purpose acquisition companies are out there that have not announced merger partners. A SPAC glut and the lackluster performance of several online travel or short-term rental companies that recently went public could have some of the hunters coming up empty.

Online Travel Faces Lots of Unfinished Business in 2022

Online Travel

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2021

Airbnb proved to be more nimble in 2021 than many of its competitors, and is leading the grand online travel experiment in reducing over-reliance on Google.

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2021

Online Travel

Podcast: Hopper CEO on Crushing Google

Listen now to a conversation with Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde at Skift Global Forum in September 2021 in New York City.

Podcast: Hopper CEO on Crushing Google

Business Travel

Amadeus Ponders the Metaverse in Next Phase of Microsoft Partnership

Nine months into the deal, Amadeus is toying with plenty of ideas — here's what one senior exec is excited about so far.

Amadeus Ponders the Metaverse in Next Phase of Microsoft Partnership

Online Travel

Vacation Rentals and Cruises Led Surge in Paid Marketing in October

Call it a vote of confidence in the holiday travel season: Travel marketers came back to Google and other outlets in a big way in October.

Vacation Rentals and Cruises Led Surge in Paid Marketing in October

Online Travel

Amazon Ads Wants to Help Travel Outfits by Sharing Its Customers’ Buying Habits

It's not just all about Amazon Web Services anymore when Amazon reaches out to travel industry customers. It is still early days but Amazon Ads may one day crimp travel brands' spending on Google and Facebook.

Amazon Ads Wants to Help Travel Outfits by Sharing Its Customers’ Buying Habits

Online Travel

What Will Tripadvisor Look for In Its Next CEO?

If the revamped Tripadvisor Plus turns out to be a flop — and it very well could be — don't put all of the blame on CEO Steve Kaufer. The board of the Liberty Tripadvisor-controlled company went along with the plan, despite obvious rate parity issues, every step of the way. Kaufer's successor will inherit the challenges.

What Will Tripadvisor Look for In Its Next CEO?

Hotels

Marriott’s Resort Fee Lawsuit and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

In Skift's top stories this week, D.C.'s Attorney General alleges Marriott made millions through a deceptive practice, United's CEO cautions travelers about flying on airlines without vaccine mandates for staff, and tour operator TUI pitches remote work holidays to companies.

Marriott’s Resort Fee Lawsuit and 9 Other Top Travel Stories