Articles tagged “kayak”

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.

5 days 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.

1 week ago

Can a TripAdvisor TV Campaign Be a Game-Changer? Two Views

Can a TripAdvisor TV Campaign Be a Game-Changer? Two Views

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's all but certain that TripAdvisor is going to get back on TV in some form in 2017. It really needs to unless the company wants to push the launch into next year pending product changes and improvements. Past TV campaigns haven't moved the needle. The decision-making this time is all-important.

2 weeks ago

How Momondo Outcompeting Kayak in Europe Led to Its Acquisition

How Momondo Outcompeting Kayak in Europe Led to Its Acquisition

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Momondo Group thinks the key to differentiation in metasearch is to create an emotional connection with the customer. Price-focused Kayak wants to learn a thing or two.

4 weeks ago

Kayak Tries a Fresh Way to Display Basic Economy Fares in Metasearch

Kayak Tries a Fresh Way to Display Basic Economy Fares in Metasearch

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We'll need time to see if Kayak's new drop-down boxes for comparing basic versus full-service tickets do the trick for consumers, who may still be confused, and for airlines, which may want tighter control over retailing.

1 month ago

Expedia Is Once Again Spending Big to Advertise on Trivago

Expedia Is Once Again Spending Big to Advertise on Trivago

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel metasearch sites such as Kayak, Trivago, TripAdvisor and Skyscanner would fall on hard times if they weren't attracting advertising spend from their parents' -- or former parents' -- rivals.

1 month ago

Skift Forum Europe: Kayak CEO on Rivals, Leadership and Strategy

Skift Forum Europe: Kayak CEO on Rivals, Leadership and Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hafner once called metasearch a lousy business with slim margins. What's clear is some of the same dynamics making life difficult for TripAdvisor, including Google Hotel Ads and Trivago's substantial marketing spend, are also proving challenging for Kayak.

2 months ago

Priceline Says It Won’t Get Bogged Down by Acquisitions, Like Expedia Did

Priceline Says It Won’t Get Bogged Down by Acquisitions, Like Expedia Did

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group will consider various strategies to further its priority of increasing its lodging supply. The reason? The more choice, the better the conversion rates of lookers into bookers. When people tell you Airbnb won't ever get into selling hotel rooms, then consider the lessons Priceline has learned about adding rooms.

2 months ago

Why Trivago Isn’t Worried About Competition From Priceline and TripAdvisor

Why Trivago Isn’t Worried About Competition From Priceline and TripAdvisor

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Trivago's "irritating" onslaught of advertising has helped it to rely less on paid search than many of its competitors.

2 months ago

Kayak-Momondo: What to Watch for as the Companies Combine

Kayak-Momondo: What to Watch for as the Companies Combine

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia poured money into Trivago marketing at a loss. Current Priceline Group CEO Glenn Fogel just spent $550 million on helping Kayak grow. Does this mean he’s going to open the bankroll even further to assist Kayak-Momondo in its expansion?

3 months ago

Priceline Buys Momondo for $550 Million to Expand in Europe

Priceline Buys Momondo for $550 Million to Expand in Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The acquisition of the Momondo Group is the Priceline Group's largest since buying OpenTable -- and subsequently having to take a write down -- in 2014. Through the acquisition, Kayak gets a strong brand in parts of Europe and ensures that no other rivals step in to take Momondo away from it.

3 months ago

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Just because your company is paranoid doesn't mean Google Flights is not out to get you. Google Flights is making gains, albeit incrementally and seemingly unceasingly.

3 months ago