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Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Dave Montali, Skift

While the world is transitioning to mobile, there are still issues to work on when it comes to monetizing mobile search.

2 days ago

Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to new tech platforms and technologies such as voice-activated search with Amazon Alexa, the advantage, in the short term, goes to the big travel tech and marketing companies, including online travel agencies and metasearch companies, because they have the engineering staff and other resources to address these disruptions.

1 week ago

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on How It Moved In to Buy Skyscanner

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on How It Moved In to Buy Skyscanner

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip didn't acquire the largest metasearch engine in Skyscanner but one that is very strong in Europe. Ctrip will now turn Skyscanner into a flight-booking site and will also focus Ctrip on growing domestically, in greater China and Southeast Asia first.

2 weeks ago

Google’s Calculated Aggression Has Largest Travel Advertisers Looking for Alternatives

Google’s Calculated Aggression Has Largest Travel Advertisers Looking for Alternatives

Mark Bergen and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

The biggest travel players are accustomed to Google's moves and trying their best to adjust and work around them. Missing from this story is the fact that Google's latest moves are making it nearly impossible for all but the smallest number of consumer travel startups to succeed.

2 weeks ago

New Skift Trends Research: 2017 Outlook on Metasearch in Travel

New Skift Trends Research: 2017 Outlook on Metasearch in Travel

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Slim margins and complex technology have turned travel metasearch into a contact sport. Identifying the winners and losers in this space takes a keen understanding of the economics and mechanics that power these businesses. Luckily, we've produced the definitive resource for understanding and forecasting the trend lines.

2 weeks ago

Video: Lola CEO Paul English Says Innovation Comes in Small Teams

Video: Lola CEO Paul English Says Innovation Comes in Small Teams

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's a lot of wisdom in this video. Find out why Lola CEO Paul English believes travel startups should get as close as possible to the booking instead of going out and trying to create what he calls the "blah blah blah of travel."

2 weeks ago

Google Making Gains in Hotel Advertising, Updates Website for Hoteliers

Google Making Gains in Hotel Advertising, Updates Website for Hoteliers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google may not be on the road toward becoming an online travel agency, but the search engine is inserting itself more aggressively in the travel research and hotel-shopping process.

4 weeks ago

Kayak Co-Founder Paul English Plans to Open Up Lola App to Travel Agents Worldwide

Kayak Co-Founder Paul English Plans to Open Up Lola App to Travel Agents Worldwide

Patrick Whyte, Skift

In a funny twist of fate, the man who helped drive consumers away from traditional travel agents with Kayak is now building a business around them. By combining the convenience of an app with the human touch, English and company are hoping to hit a sweet spot.

2 months ago

Kayak’s Co-Founder and the Secret of Travel Startup Success

Kayak’s Co-Founder and the Secret of Travel Startup Success

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel startups take a dramatically different idea, creativity, exuberance, focus, money, connections, a dedication to team building, and a helluva lot of hubris. Depending on the moment, Kayak and Lola co-founder Paul English has all of the above in ever-changing quantities.

3 months ago

The Future of Travel Metasearch — Digital Marketing News This Week

The Future of Travel Metasearch — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

With the threat of direct booking, the constant spending by traditional online travel agencies, and the move to mobile, metasearch has been forced to rethink its role in the booking funnel.

3 months ago

Expedia and Priceline CEOs on Messaging Apps: ‘So Far So Good’

Expedia and Priceline CEOs on Messaging Apps: ‘So Far So Good’

Dan Peltier, Skift

There's so much excitement and anticipation around messaging and artificial intelligence that Priceline and Expedia CEOs' remarks remind us that this emerging technology is still too new to gauge regarding potential success. Still, CEOs of both companies seem pleased with how messaging has performed so far.

4 months ago

Kayak CEO Explains How Airbnb Combats Hotel Surge Pricing

Kayak CEO Explains How Airbnb Combats Hotel Surge Pricing

Sarah Enelow, Skift

According to Kayak's CEO, Airbnb is preventing traditional hotels from implementing surge prices, and Brexit is impacting tourism far more than recent acts of terrorism.

5 months ago