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Articles tagged “hopper”

Online Travel

Hopper Plans to Stay Private for Now With $5 Billion Valuation

Hopper has been making a go of things with varied degrees of success for 15 years and the company is now finding its stride. Being a private company has its allures, but you can bet that Hopper executives would jump at the right deal. Who wouldn't?

Hopper Plans to Stay Private for Now With $5 Billion Valuation

Online Travel

Hopper Cancellation Policy Could Disrupt Short-Term Rentals

Hopper aims to be a big player in short-term rentals, and it's still under development cancel-for-any-reason feature could draw a ton of positive attention from hosts and guests. It could either mean a ton of red ink for Hopper or, if successful, spur competitors to scurry to offer knock-offs.

Hopper Cancellation Policy Could Disrupt Short-Term Rentals

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

Travel Technology

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Western companies such as Hopper and Amadeus are lining up to sell enterprise tech solutions to Trip.com Group. That's because the Chinese travel powerhouse is in a shopping mood. It sees back-end technology as critical for making further market share gains in Europe.

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings
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Travel Technology

Skift Aviation Forum Video: How Travel Fintech Can Increase Spend Beyond Bookings

In this video conversation from the 2021 Skift Aviation Forum, we hear from Dakota Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, Hopper Cloud, about how the company’s expanding suite of flexible trip protection products offers consumers added peace of mind plus new revenue opportunities for the aviation sector.

Skift Aviation Forum Video: How Travel Fintech Can Increase Spend Beyond Bookings

Business Travel

U.S. Bancorp to Buy Will Smith-Backed Travel Platform TravelBank for $200 Million

Banks see that integrating travel and expense products is an effective way to enhance their own credit card offering to customers, corporate or otherwise. Expect more deals before the year's out.

U.S. Bancorp to Buy Will Smith-Backed Travel Platform TravelBank for $200 Million

Online Travel

Kayak Now Lets You Freeze Airfare Prices Through Hopper Partnership

These sort of price freeze products will likely become ubiquitous — as long as they remain profitable.

Kayak Now Lets You Freeze Airfare Prices Through Hopper Partnership

Online Travel

Capital One Travel Is Sleek But Limited by Content Gaps: Skift Review

Capital One Travel is a surprisingly nimble online travel site for a portal of this type that's still in beta. That being said, it has some significant content holes.

Capital One Travel Is Sleek But Limited by Content Gaps: Skift Review

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hopper to Power Marriott Bonvoy’s Experiences After It Buys PlacePass

Hopper is the latest travel brand to try its hand at selling experiences. It's taking on a task that's harder to do well at scale than it might seem.

Hopper to Power Marriott Bonvoy’s Experiences After It Buys PlacePass

Online Travel

Full Video: Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde at Skift Global Forum 2021

We've been skeptics of Hopper since Skift's launch. They've been proving us wrong lately, and that's OK.

Full Video: Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde at Skift Global Forum 2021