Articles tagged “kayak”

Online Travel

Skiplagged Plays Whac-A-Mole With Southwest Flights

As the saying goes, you can run but you can't hide. Skiplagged may be marketing Southwest flights for now and helping flyers book them, but this practice doesn't have a bright future.

Skiplagged Plays Whac-A-Mole With Southwest Flights

Online Travel

Apple Privacy Changes Could Give More Leverage to Big Online Travel Agencies

Personalization initiatives aside, Apple's privacy changes are a great win for travelers, but a big headache for online travel companies. The result is the biggest players have the potential to gain advantage over smaller competitors.

Apple Privacy Changes Could Give More Leverage to Big Online Travel Agencies

Online Travel

Kayak Now Lets You Freeze Airfare Prices Through Hopper Partnership

These sort of price freeze products will likely become ubiquitous — as long as they remain profitable.

Kayak Now Lets You Freeze Airfare Prices Through Hopper Partnership

Online Travel

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel at Skift Global Forum 2021

Booking CEO Glenn Fogel's "connected trip" strategy has drawn critics, but he did make a compelling case for the need for it, and just how broken the travel experience still really is.

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel at Skift Global Forum 2021

Business Travel

Amex GBT Breaks Out of Its Partnership With Lola

The pandemic has taken its toll on many businesses, but relationships also falter in times of stress.

Amex GBT Breaks Out of Its Partnership With Lola

Hotels

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

As happened with major online travel agencies, there will eventually be several winners in short-term rentals beyond Airbnb. But will these come from the independent property managers trying to build consumer brands, or will the larger players take them out as is customary?

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

Online Travel

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Airlines have complained about the hidden costs of online travel agency web-scraping for years, but Southwest takes that sensitivity to a much higher strategic level. Kiwi apparently is adept at out-maneuvering Southwest's page-scraping roadblocks so the courts will have to sort it all out.

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Online Travel

Trivago and Kayak Split Over Travel Metasearch’s Future

Trivago is stepping into an arena where many companies before it have failed, namely travel inspiration presented considerably before people would be ready to book. If it succeeds, Trivago would be breaking relatively new ground among metasearch competitors.

Trivago and Kayak Split Over Travel Metasearch’s Future

Airlines

Hilton Grand Vacations’ Timeshare Test and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top stories this week, United sees a potential full recovery in 2022, Kayak launches Kayak for Business, and Canada reopens its borders for fully vaccinated U.S. travelers.

Hilton Grand Vacations’ Timeshare Test and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Hopper Sells Travel But Its Fintech Hedging Drives the Growth

Hopper makes more money on add-on, fintech-oriented services than on selling travel — even the usually juicy hotel business. The business isn't profitable but who cares when grabbing market share is on the agenda.

Hopper Sells Travel But Its Fintech Hedging Drives the Growth