Articles tagged “google”

Google Flights Gains Popularity Among Millennials as It Adds Booking Sites

Google Flights Gains Popularity Among Millennials as It Adds Booking Sites

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite recent gains, Google Flights is still the price-comparison tool of tomorrow, and not today -- unless its scale makes the instant booking of flights a standard way of doing things.

16 hours ago

Introducing: Skift Analyst Sessions for Research Subscribers Only

Introducing: Skift Analyst Sessions for Research Subscribers Only

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Skift Research is launching a new product for our growing subscriber community. Our Analyst Sessions will feature insights and opinions from our seasoned bench of analysts, editors and special guests ready to debate the big questions about the future of travel.

3 weeks ago

Trivago Thinks It Knows How to Outwit Google

Trivago Thinks It Knows How to Outwit Google

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago's CEO says his company bests Google in hotel search through brand marketing (meaning, Trivago Guy TV ads) and having a decentralized workplace (which speeds up innovation). But maybe Google's lackluster travel effort is actually due to its fear of alienating top advertisers like Priceline.

3 weeks ago

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's paid-search and product practices enable the big -- like Expedia -- to get bigger. So what's not to like? Although other businesses that aren't as well-positioned as Expedia and the Priceline Group undoubtably take a more critical view.

1 month ago

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's CEO says his company has momentum moving into 2017, although we heard him express similar sentiments over the last two quarters and any surge wasn't particularly noticeable. This will likely be another transition year as Expedia's HomeAway gets more digital and Trivago feels its oats as a public company.

1 month ago

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Just because your company is paranoid doesn't mean Google Flights is not out to get you. Google Flights is making gains, albeit incrementally and seemingly unceasingly.

2 months ago

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Trump's sudden executive order banning Muslim immigration from seven countries creates an immediate issue for many corporations employing people from these companies who work in the U.S. on visas. If they were out of the U.S. when the president issued the order there is fear they might not be able to return.

2 months ago

Google Earnings Show Booking Sites Face Ongoing Advertising Headwinds

Google Earnings Show Booking Sites Face Ongoing Advertising Headwinds

Jared Wein, Skift

Google continues to churn out strong revenue growth numbers despite its massive size. There was little direct mention of travel on Google’s earnings call, but a few metrics give us insights into likely online travel agency earnings season and the broader online travel ecosystem.

2 months ago

Google Flights Gets Aggressive by Intercepting Airline Trademarks

Google Flights Gets Aggressive by Intercepting Airline Trademarks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is aggressively placing itself more prominently than ever between the consumer and the airline in the quest for bookings. What does it mean? Airlines are getting more qualified leads but are losing control and getting even more beholden to Google.

2 months ago

Google’s Travel Search Dilemma — Digital Marketing News This Week

Google’s Travel Search Dilemma — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

One of the dirty "secrets" of digital advertising is that companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft purchase ads on their own platforms, essentially competing with other buyers for the top placements. The news should give any marketer spending top dollar to try and earn high-ranking search results cause for concern.

2 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Google Travel VP on the Power of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Skift Backstage Podcast: Google Travel VP on the Power of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear about Google's recent moves and future ambitions for travel.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Tweet Emojis at Google for Better Restaurant Recommendations

Chefs+Tech: Tweet Emojis at Google for Better Restaurant Recommendations

Chefs+Tech

It's gimmicky, sure, but speaks to how consumers discover the world around them.

3 months ago