Articles tagged “kayak”

Airlines

Ryanair and ‘Pirate’ Online Travel Agencies in Skirmish Over Flight Bookings

Booking.com can argue that it doesn't used banned screen-scraping to access Ryanair flights. Meanwhile, Google, "an honest/transparent OTA," can do no wrong in Ryanair's eyes.

Ryanair and ‘Pirate’ Online Travel Agencies in Skirmish Over Flight Bookings

Online Travel

Travel Companies Laid Off Thousands in 2023 — See Which Ones

The short-term rental sector is growing, but property managers have been having a hard time as supply has outpaced demand.

Travel Companies Laid Off Thousands in 2023 — See Which Ones

Online Travel

Will AI Change Google’s Business Model? We Asked 9 Top Travel Pros

Will generative AI's demands for longer answers and fewer links change Google's travel advertising business model? That change is almost inevitable, but where does that leave Google?

Will AI Change Google’s Business Model? We Asked 9 Top Travel Pros

Online Travel

Will Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Get an OpenAI Board Seat?

Will Sam Altman return to OpenAI? Will he bring Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky along with him as an OpenAI director? The competition will be intense for any board openings.

Will Airbnb’s Brian Chesky Get an OpenAI Board Seat?

Online Travel

Expedia Laid Off Around 100 Employees in Second Round of Job Cuts

Tech companies have been hard hit by layoffs in 2023. Expedia Group, which has been consolidating its workforce since 2019, continues to tinker with staff levels.

Expedia Laid Off Around 100 Employees in Second Round of Job Cuts

News Blog

Kayak and OpenTable Laid Off 80 Employees

Kayak and OpenTable, two Booking Holdings brands, laid off 80 employees, Skift has learned. A screen grab from Kayak's Sorry, Winston commercial. Source: Kayak A spokesperson said that was less than 5% of their workforce. "Like many other companies, we needed to make some difficult staffing changes as we sharpen our priorities," the spokesperson said.…

Online Travel

After Booking Deal Went Bust, Etraveli CEO Says Price ‘No Longer in Play’

Booking.com's appeal of the adverse European Commission decision on its merger with eTraveli Group will take years to play out. If self-styled "bigger fish" eTraveli is still around for the taking, it would cost considerably more.

After Booking Deal Went Bust, Etraveli CEO Says Price ‘No Longer in Play’

Business Travel

Kayak Tries a Corporate Travel Side Hustle for Big Businesses

The American Express GBTs of the world won't lose sleep over this. But Kayak's effort should be a wake-up call to the sector. Technologies like blockchain may be seeding more competition at last.

Kayak Tries a Corporate Travel Side Hustle for Big Businesses

Online Travel

Affirm Signs Booking.com as Latest Buy Now, Pay Later Partner

You probably can't blame travel companies for giving travelers more options for financing their vacations. But which will be the first to run a YouTube ad on how to responsibly budget for your next trip?

Affirm Signs Booking.com as Latest Buy Now, Pay Later Partner

Online Travel

Booking Hopes Its Kayak Brand Can Help Save eTraveli Deal

Booking Holdings' proposed remedy to push through its pending deal to acquire eTraveli Group may not be enough. Perhaps additional concessions or litigation are in the offing.

Booking Hopes Its Kayak Brand Can Help Save eTraveli Deal