Articles tagged “kayak”

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Priceline’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Priceline’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

Jared Wein, Skift

Priceline’s growth over the past decade is nothing short of remarkable. In this report, we answer, a simple, but important question — Where do we go from here?

2 months ago

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier — Travel This Week

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier — Travel This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It will be interesting to see whether American and United can continue discounting to the degree they've been doing now that Hurricane Harvey has added vigor to already-rising fuel prices. With the likes of little Norwegian Air bringing its low fares across the Atlantic, this promises to likewise raise blood pressure levels in legacy airline boardrooms.

3 months ago

Skift Call on Expedia’s New Leadership and 25 Other Digital Trends This Week

Skift Call on Expedia’s New Leadership and 25 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week's digital news was off the charts: Expedia's CEO left for Uber and was replaced by Mark Okerstrom. On Thursday September 7, our expert journalists and researchers will break it down for you in a conference call. When you're done reading about the Expedia-Uber shakeup, we also analyzed Ctrip's earnings and Kayak's layoffs.

3 months ago

Kayak Sets Layoff Process in Motion for Nearly 50 Momondo Group Employees

Kayak Sets Layoff Process in Motion for Nearly 50 Momondo Group Employees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You can't blame the Priceline Group and Kayak for cutting costs and axing employees because they are part of a public company and their role is to make money for shareholders. Still, Kayak should do as much as possible to ease the transition for the people who built the Cheapflights and Momondo brands.

3 months ago

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner had been sniffing around Brazil's homegrown metasearch leader Mundi and checking its books. Kayak appears to have swooped in to shore up market share.

4 months ago

Momondo CEO Exits Company as Acquisition by Kayak Closes

Momondo CEO Exits Company as Acquisition by Kayak Closes

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It’s surprising that Momondo Group CEO Hugo Burge would depart the moment the acquisition of his brands by Priceline Group would close. But Kayak’s promise of boosted marketing spend suggests the Momondo and Cheapflight brands will live on.

4 months ago

Kayak and Amazon Echo Now Offer Voice-Powered Hotel Booking

Kayak and Amazon Echo Now Offer Voice-Powered Hotel Booking

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kayak is the first online travel player to let shoppers book hotels via Amazon's smart speakers. While the concept has promise, its price comparison process still has to improve before it becomes useful to the average traveler.

5 months ago

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group has been looking at adding flights to its largest site, Booking.com, for years, but has hesitated for fear of detracting from its core hotels product. But in this case, taking a "stronger together" approach and leveraging the group's other in-house brands could ultimately pay off.

5 months ago

New Kayak Ad Campaign Wants to Bring Europeans Forward, Not Backwards

New Kayak Ad Campaign Wants to Bring Europeans Forward, Not Backwards

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Kayak's new ad blitz isn't the world's most political ad campaign but it is still good to see a company unafraid of standing up for what it believes in.

6 months ago

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

Sarah Enelow, Skift

If you think metasearch revolutionized the act of shopping for travel, wait until these sites truly harness all the data out there.

6 months ago

Momondo Group Is Still Spending Big to Fund Expansion

Momondo Group Is Still Spending Big to Fund Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Momondo Group knows it has to spend big to catch up with the competition. Its growth caught the attention of the Priceline Group, which will be hoping the acquisition, if approved by regulators, will help boost its European metasearch operation.

7 months ago

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Jason Clampet, Skift

Hafner reveals his admiration for new acquisition Momondo Group, expresses his bother at Trivago's ad spend, and pooh-poohs Skyscanner's analytics approach in a frank discussion that cut to the core of what makes metasearch different.

7 months ago