Articles tagged “instant booking”

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

Lauren Ward, Skift

A predicted dip in group bookings is making hotels more aggressive on bookings, with future uncertainty compounded by coronavirus and the 2020 election.

8 months ago

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instant booking has allowed co-working spaces and boutique venues to reach more planners. Now, more hotels are expected to go digital.

9 months ago

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is an exciting time to be a player in the event tech space. As two key Australian events companies come together, the region's meetings industry is on the brink of change.

10 months ago

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

As Spare Workspace and Venuemob join together, Australia's events market is in for a big change. This has significant implications for instant booking throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

10 months ago

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel, whose background is in mergers and acquisitions, was undoubtably not surprised when Airbnb bought HotelTonight. We'd be shocked if he and others hadn't kicked the tires.

2 years ago

Trivago Courts Booking’s Wrath in Move to Boost Repeat Customers

Trivago Courts Booking’s Wrath in Move to Boost Repeat Customers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Uh-oh. Trivago changed its user interface again. Last time it did this, it referred fewer customers to some advertisers and prompted Booking Holdings to pull back from advertising on it. Trivago is betting that Booking won't retaliate for this new effort. Daring!

2 years ago

TripAdvisor Product Guru Adam Medros Is Leaving the Company

TripAdvisor Product Guru Adam Medros Is Leaving the Company

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor's struggles clearly have to do with strategy, execution and competitive pressures, and can't be neatly laid solely at Medros' doorstep. That would be very unfair.

3 years ago

Airbnb Ramps Up Push to Get More Hosts to Choose Instant Booking

Airbnb Ramps Up Push to Get More Hosts to Choose Instant Booking

Deanna Ting, Skift

With these new features, it's clear Airbnb wants to reduce discrimination on its platform, sign on more vacation rental managers, and generate more bookings. But is this enough to keep hosts happy?

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Gambles on TV Campaign Promising Best Hotels at Lowest Prices

TripAdvisor Gambles on TV Campaign Promising Best Hotels at Lowest Prices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor may be making progress on personalization and the balance between searching and booking, but we're not sure whether it has found a message that will resonate with consumers -- one that's different from Kayak's and Trivago's.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Scales Back Instant Booking in Strategy Reversal

TripAdvisor Scales Back Instant Booking in Strategy Reversal

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor hasn't abandoned letting customers book on TripAdvisor but it has dramatically downplayed the feature in favor of the more lucrative metasearch option. With Trivago and Google making gains in a hyper-competitive sector, TripAdvisor couldn't stick with a strategy that wasn't working.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Instant Booking Gets Very Personal

TripAdvisor Instant Booking Gets Very Personal

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor is getting more sophisticated about prodding customers to book hotels on TripAdvisor or to more effectively refer them to partner sites. In an apparently modified strategy, TripAdvisor is finding religion in being agnostic about where its users book hotels.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor CFO Sees ‘Hotel-Like’ Commissions in a $1 Billion Tours and Activities Business

TripAdvisor CFO Sees ‘Hotel-Like’ Commissions in a $1 Billion Tours and Activities Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If TripAdvisor's hotel-booking drive doesn't work out in the face of intense competition, tours and activities won't be bungee-jumping to the rescue. But it still can be an attractive business and TripAdvisor is best-positioned for now to make it work.

4 years ago