Articles tagged “iac”

Online Travel

Barry Diller Says Expedia Has AI Edge With OpenAI CEO as a Director

Having OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on the Expedia Group board for the last few years certainly didn't hurt Expedia's ChatGPT rollout, although it's been using artificial intelligence for years.

Barry Diller Says Expedia Has AI Edge With OpenAI CEO as a Director

Online Travel

Full Video: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022

Many will argue that Barry Diller's views are contrarian, but he's indeed correct that many sustainability programs are puffery.

Full Video: Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022

Coronavirus

Expedia’s Barry Diller on Biz Travel Doubters: ‘They’re All Dopes’

It's a question of when, not if, business travel returns for Barry Diller. Booking data from the likes of Marriott and Alaska Airlines back his claim.

Expedia’s Barry Diller on Biz Travel Doubters: ‘They’re All Dopes’

Online Travel

Is Investor Certares on the Road to Becoming a Next-Gen Travel Powerhouse?

At a time when a travel operator like Expedia Group is shedding brands to become more focused, private equity firm Certares is investing in a broad array of travel assets. Divergent strategies for two very different companies. Certares' goal is likely to wrangle synergies while making a ton of money.

Is Investor Certares on the Road to Becoming a Next-Gen Travel Powerhouse?

Online Travel

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Airbus-backed Blade thinks Asia is where the action is, with plans to expand there after this latest blank-check deal. Keep an eye on similar so-called SPAC deals in travel in the new year.

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Online Travel

Video: IAC/Expedia Group Chairman at Skift Global Forum 2020

Barry Diller resoundingly endorsed the future of travel when he said "if there's life, there's travel." Maybe that's why the recent $1 billion investment in MGM Resorts won't be the last for Diller in the sector.

Video: IAC/Expedia Group Chairman at Skift Global Forum 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows

Both of Barry Diller's companies, IAC and Expedia, are now invested in a travel recovery, which he thinks will arrive in only a matter of time. Count Diller on the side of those who believe the new normal will resemble its former self more than many people imagine.

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows