Articles tagged “kayak”

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Made Progress in Booking Strategy That Other Metas Abandoned

A public company, HomeToGo is still very small. However, in metasearch, albeit for short-term rentals, it is going places where larger rivals were unsuccessful.

HomeToGo Made Progress in Booking Strategy That Other Metas Abandoned

Airlines

Latin America’s Aviation Transformation and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Latin America's airline industry undergoes enormous change since the pandemic, Marriott debuts an extended-stay brand in the U.S. and Canada, and the United Arab Emirates lifts all Covid-related travel restrictions.

Latin America’s Aviation Transformation and Other Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Booking Holdings' hoped-for acquisition of Etraveli Group is not a make or break deal for Booking, but its failure to close would be a setback for its connected trip strategy.

Booking’s ‘Critical’ Etraveli Group Acquisition Runs Into Regulatory Snag

Online Travel

Kayak a Decade After Its Acquisition

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Kayak's post-IPO growth, Spirit's bank on loyalty programs, and Dubai's hope for a new development.

Kayak a Decade After Its Acquisition

Online Travel

How Kayak Fared 10 Years After Priceline’s Offer to Buy It

Kayak isn't as muscular today in metasearch, as some would have forecast years ago, given the impact of Google. But Kayak hasn't folded, either.

How Kayak Fared 10 Years After Priceline’s Offer to Buy It

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Booking.com and Airbnb are tough to compare. Although Booking.com officials would admit it has a lot to improve in short-term rentals, the company is playing its hotel hand to an advantage.

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Online Travel

Airbnb, Google and Agoda Hint at Upcoming Search and Fintech Features

Airbnb needs to provide more information to guests about hosts, and making them more searchable would be an improvement. The fear, though, is that such information would make it easier for guests to book directly with hosts and bypass Airbnb.

Airbnb, Google and Agoda Hint at Upcoming Search and Fintech Features

Rail

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe

Google made it easier to find train routes and booking options in Europe. Like it did for flights, hotels, vacation rentals, and things to do, the new feature improves Google's standing in the rail sector.

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe

News Blog

Former Kayak Exec Jan Valentin Joins Rail Tech Startup Seatfrog

Former Kayak Europe leader and now travel investor Jan Valentin has joined Seatfrog's board of directors, as the rail startup looks to move on from the pandemic by tapping into the trend for more sustainable travel. The app, which lets train travelers upgrade their ticket at a reduced rate on the original cost by bidding,…

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals

Hopper will eventually be a force to be reckoned with in vacation rentals. There, we said it.

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals