Articles tagged “google”

Travel Technology

Travel Stays Strong for Google and Facebook

For this weekend's roundup of top travel stories, we look at Google and Meta's earnings, as well as political moves in the U.S. to reduce visa wait times and combat "junk" fees by airlines and hotels.

Travel Stays Strong for Google and Facebook

Online Travel

Google’s Travel Business Proves Stubbornly Resilient as Other Advertisers Retreated

Google is actively taking a new look at its business priorities, propelled by companywide bets on artificial intelligence. Google Travel is clearly an important part of its advertising business, but will it be as shiny as others?

Google’s Travel Business Proves Stubbornly Resilient as Other Advertisers Retreated

Online Travel

Online Travel Companies Make a Bundle Investing Customer Cash

The major thing new in online travel companies holding onto customer cash and investing it is that interest rates are a lot higher, and they are taking advantage. The rich get richer.

Online Travel Companies Make a Bundle Investing Customer Cash

News Blog

Google Flights and Hotels Make Europe-Mandated Transparency Changes … in Europe

Google made changes to Google Flights and Hotels related to transparency in hotel reviews and pricing under pressure from the European Commission — but stopped short of making those modifications elsewhere in the world. "Reviews aren't verified," Google states in the European Union. Source: Google At the behest of the European Commission, Google added text…

Online Travel

Google Flights Could Shift Strategy After Heavy Layoffs

Why doesn't Google promote Google Travel as a one-stop shop? The layoffs at Google Flights show there's too much ad revenue in play on the Google.com side of the flights business to merit such an all-in approach.

Google Flights Could Shift Strategy After Heavy Layoffs

Travel Technology

Google’s Ad Business Targeted by U.S. Department of Justice

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at planned travel spending among Americans, Google’s advertising challenge, and waiting for U.S. visas.

Google’s Ad Business Targeted by U.S. Department of Justice

Online Travel

Google Leveraged User Data to Dominate Online Advertising: Lawsuit

Google advises "we never sell your personal information." But it should add the following disclaimer: But we make an almost unfathomable amount of money from it.

Google Leveraged User Data to Dominate Online Advertising: Lawsuit

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Slashes 17 Percent of Workforce in Second Recent Round of Layoffs

It's clear that Vacasa's ranks were bloated, and that the company was not very well-run in recent years. Like several other now-struggling, newly public companies, Vacasa faces a challenging road ahead.

Vacasa Slashes 17 Percent of Workforce in Second Recent Round of Layoffs

Online Travel

The Expedia Case For and Against Keeping Orbitz and Travelocity

In Expedia Group's efficiency drive, there's a certain logic to killing some sub-brands as their market share plummets. But what about all those customers who still love Travelocity?

The Expedia Case For and Against Keeping Orbitz and Travelocity

Business Travel

Zoom Doesn’t Cut It as Corporate Travelers Seek More Conference Networking

A new report from Deloitte singles out the power of networking as the main reason for a resurgence in travel, but the truth is the pendulum is swinging wildly because companies are rediscovering the merits of travel for a range of purposes — or at least they are until expenses get reined back in.

Zoom Doesn’t Cut It as Corporate Travelers Seek More Conference Networking