Articles tagged “hotels.com”

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did Hotels.com co-founders Bob Diener and Dave Litman do it again with Getaroom? Certainly not on the same scale, but Court Square's acquisition of Getaroom looks like a winner for the duo, who self-funded their latest venture in travel.

1 month ago

Every One of Expedia Group’s 23 Brands, Explained

Every One of Expedia Group’s 23 Brands, Explained

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Check out our Skift Takes on Expedia Group's brands for consumers and businesses. Time for some #realtalk.

3 months ago

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com Hop on Travel Startups Incubator Trend

Expedia Affiliate Network and Hotels.com Hop on Travel Startups Incubator Trend

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Another day, another support system for travel startups. Given all these incubators and accelerators, travel startups must be enjoying a golden age of innovation and profitability. Right?

12 months ago

Clinton Vs. Trump: Where Presidential Candidates Spend Their Travel Dollars

Clinton Vs. Trump: Where Presidential Candidates Spend Their Travel Dollars

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Why use any old private jet service when you happen to own the "best" company with the "best" people? Tremendous.

2 years ago

Expedia and Red Lion Hotels Hit Reset on Loyalty and Direct Booking

Expedia and Red Lion Hotels Hit Reset on Loyalty and Direct Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Red Lion Hotels is obviously a much smaller chain than a Hilton Worldwide or Marriott International. Still, Red Lion's deal to offer its member-only rates on Expedia.com and Hotels.com represents the start of some shifting in the direct-booking landscape. Expedia is a powerful force in hotel distribution and there will be more of these changes to come.

2 years ago

Oral History of Online Travel: Two Unsung Pioneers Who Shaped the Future

Oral History of Online Travel: Two Unsung Pioneers Who Shaped the Future

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Not everyone who drafted business plans, wrote the code, made sales calls or forged partnerships in the early days of online travel garnered glitzy headlines or even made it to 2016 to see how their labors all worked out. They -- and countless others -- are still worth remembering for their contributions.

2 years ago

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

Two decades after the birth of online travel, more than two dozen founders and key players exclusively tell Skift how it all happened. This is a story of a history that changed the future of travel forever. Dig in, this will take a while.

2 years ago

Top-Spending Travel Brands for U.S. TV Advertising So Far This Year

Top-Spending Travel Brands for U.S. TV Advertising So Far This Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

The first quarter is a popular time for travelers to start planning spring break and summer travel. Based on TV spending estimates for the first quarter, it's clear that the top spending brands such as Southwest Airlines, Trivago.com and Royal Caribbean are bent on getting Americans enamored with the thought of summer vacations.

2 years ago

Booking Sites See Marketing and Mapping Opportunities for Apple Watch in 2016

Booking Sites See Marketing and Mapping Opportunities for Apple Watch in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's still too early to draw any conclusions as to which functionalities work best for travel brands on the Apple Watch, though it's clear that mapping and photos are integral to its future. But determining what information is best for a smartphone and smartwatch is still anyone's game.

3 years ago

Hotels.com Has a Solution to Facebook’s Muted Video Ads

Hotels.com Has a Solution to Facebook’s Muted Video Ads

Shareen Pathak, Digiday

This isn't an obvious solution to the problem, but it's a good idea.

3 years ago

Startup Stories: Travel Industry Veteran Cheryl Rosner on Knowing What You Stand For

Startup Stories: Travel Industry Veteran Cheryl Rosner on Knowing What You Stand For

Dennis Schaal, Skift

For travel startups, company culture is more than window-dressing. It can have a lot to do with whether or not you survive to fight another day.

3 years ago

Expedia’s CEO Has a Formula to Beat Rivals Through Acquisitions and Growth

Expedia’s CEO Has a Formula to Beat Rivals Through Acquisitions and Growth

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Baseball's N.Y. Yankees had its "core four" of Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera. And Expedia has its own core four, namely Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Trivago, and Egencia as the foundation for global growth and the plan is to add regional acquisitions around the edges.

3 years ago