Articles tagged “hostelworld”

Hostelworld Sees Modest European Booking Growth in a Smaller Sector

Hostelworld Sees Modest European Booking Growth in a Smaller Sector

Conor Humphries, Reuters

Will pent-up demand for budget travel override concerns about packing six or eight vacationers into a hostel room? Hostelworld reported an uptick in bookings, but this sector is obviously not ideally positioned.

2 months ago

Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit

Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There's not much travel companies can do about the coronavirus outbreak. Like many of its peers, Hostelworld is having to execute its growth strategy in an unfavorable environment.

8 months ago

Hostelworld Wants to Offer More Than Just Accommodations

Hostelworld Wants to Offer More Than Just Accommodations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Gary Morrison has shaken things up since taking over at Hostelworld last year. His new strategy will take time to play out, but as a niche business, it seems sensible to try and do things differently from the big, generalist online travel agencies.

1 year ago

Hostelworld Ditches 50 Cent and Mariah Carey in Bid for Growth

Hostelworld Ditches 50 Cent and Mariah Carey in Bid for Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Newish CEO Gary Morrison hasn’t minced words when it comes to what he sees as the company’s past failings.

2 years ago

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

Suzy Waite , Bloomberg

The 1 percent finally discovers what the 99 percent generally does when they travel.

2 years ago

Hostelworld Counts Cost of European Heat Wave

Hostelworld Counts Cost of European Heat Wave

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There have been a number of big changes at Hostelworld in 2018 and we should expect further shifts in strategy under new CEO Gary Morrison.

2 years ago

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although this looks like a smooth change at the top, we'll have to keep an eye on whether the new CEO deviates from the path the company has set itself on in recent years.

2 years ago

Hostelworld’s New Payment Options Show That It’s Growing Up

Hostelworld’s New Payment Options Show That It’s Growing Up

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s probably a tiny blip on the radar of Priceline and Expedia but Hostelworld is quietly building up a nice niche business. How long can it be before one of the bigger players shows an interest?

3 years ago

Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

Hostelworld Has Ambitions to Complement Bookings With a Sense of Community

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Now that Hostelworld has largely finished integrating Hostelbookers, it can turn its attention to developing features that would make it more relevant to users during their travels. None of the initiatives are exactly game-changing, but what the company is hoping is that it will make travelers more likely to click on its app rather than that of a competitor.

3 years ago

Hostelworld Seeks to Better Define a Community Amidst Declining Revenue

Hostelworld Seeks to Better Define a Community Amidst Declining Revenue

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The experiential side of hostel travel is one of the main reasons people use them, so Hostelworld’s new strategy makes sense.

4 years ago

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The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

Hostelworld + Skift

Across the United States, hostel markets are growing. With new locations popping up in major cities like Miami and Chicago, it’s time to take a look at what’s holding New York City back.

4 years ago

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Social Travel is Quickly Becoming the New Norm

Social Travel is Quickly Becoming the New Norm

Hostelworld + Skift

Social travel is a trend on the rise and hostels are at the helm of the movement. Today that tribe is growing with reports showing that 35% of millennials are choosing a hostel based on the opportunity to meet other travelers.

4 years ago