Articles tagged “instant booking”

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Finetunes Its Subscription Travel Bet

Perhaps you spent the pandemic moving house, baking bread, or home-schooling your kids. Tripadvisor spent the crisis tweaking its product mix to sell more subscriptions while also refreshing its mobile app. Mad props to everyone for making the most of things.

Tripadvisor Finetunes Its Subscription Travel Bet

Online Travel

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Service Edges the Company Toward Online Travel Agency Status

Years ago, before it acquired Viator, Tripadvisor was purely an advertising/media company. Today, with its big bet on the Tripadvisor Plus subscription program, the company is becoming much more of a hybrid advertising/booking site. That is certainly one of the calculations that the hotel industry is considering.

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Service Edges the Company Toward Online Travel Agency Status

Online Travel

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Plan Geared to Address Major Flaw in Its Instant Booking Initiative

Tripadvisor is trying to become a much larger transaction site again. But here are two challenges: Will the benefits be so superior to discounts you can get for free booking on HotelTonight or elsewhere? And hotels will get a break on commissions, but do they really want to train guests to book on Tripadvisor?

Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Plan Geared to Address Major Flaw in Its Instant Booking Initiative

Online Travel

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

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

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

Meetings

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

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

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Meetings

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

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.

Booking Forces Combine to Dominate the Aussie Events Space

Meetings

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

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.

Merger Leaves Australia With Powerhouse Instant Booking Platform for Events

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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!

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

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Product Guru Adam Medros Is Leaving the Company

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.

TripAdvisor Product Guru Adam Medros Is Leaving the Company