HotelTonight is more likely to get acquired than to do a successful IPO given the company's relatively small size. The app is exquisite but competition by bigger players is intense.
If Expedia is successful in turning its Trivago hotel-metasearch unit into a public company in 2016, it would be the second time Expedia has monetized an asset in such a way in five years. Expedia shareholders made a ton of money when Expedia spun out TripAdvisor in 2011.
An IPO for Trivago has been a hoped-for option for Expedia since it acquired the company in 2012. Trivago has been a growth juggernaut and now its investors hope to cash in and to spur increased growth.
There is a round of consolidation left in the Indian online booking market, which has happened in every other major market but not here.
OTG's iPads at airports have vastly improved the guest experience, but they likely have the capacity to deliver much more, from event tickets to airport gaming and beyond.
This is certainly an interesting development for a carrier that filed for bankruptcy only seven years ago and signals that the Indigo buyout did something to bring Frontier back from the brink.
Although it is very much apples to oranges, the Hostelworld IPO might be viewed as a toe in the water for companies such as Airbnb and other alternative lodging/sharing-economy companies mulling their futures as public companies.
Azul is desperate to pull off some kind of IPO — any kind of IPO. Considering the success rate for loyalty spinoffs, it's likely a good idea.
To prepare for an IPO, expect Airbnb to mix hardball tactics and concessionary moves in order to free itself from its massive regulatory issues.
The demand is there for Spring Air but the competition will be intense as low cost carriers target China for expansion.