Articles tagged “lastminute.com group”

Lastminute.com Group Buys Hotelscan to Diversify Metasearch Offering

Lastminute.com Group Buys Hotelscan to Diversify Metasearch Offering

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Lastminute.com Group’s traditional business of flight sales isn’t as profitable as it once was so growing metasearch makes sense. And while this deal isn’t a gamechanger it does represent an expansion into accommodation.

2 weeks ago

Lastminute.com’s Growing Pains Show Change in Online Travel Retail

Lastminute.com’s Growing Pains Show Change in Online Travel Retail

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Being a pure play flight seller is a business approach that has probably had its day (unless you can guarantee huge volumes). Lastminute.com Group's diversification strategy over the last few years makes sense but if it is going to work it will take time.

3 months ago

Lastminute.com Looks To U.S. For Metasearch Growth

Lastminute.com Looks To U.S. For Metasearch Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It seems odd and a stretch that such a European-focused brand would be gaining traction in the U.S. Will Lastminute.com now be able to scale its business and compete with the sector’s heavy hitters?

8 months ago

Lastminute Bought WAYN’s Assets for Just $1.2 Million

Lastminute Bought WAYN’s Assets for Just $1.2 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite trying to spin it as a positive move, WAYN was heading towards oblivion until lastminute.com group stepped in. Are those 20 million registered users worth $1.2 million or will the deal prove a costly mistake?

1 year ago

Lastminute.com Group Buying Spree Won’t Be Over for Awhile

Lastminute.com Group Buying Spree Won’t Be Over for Awhile

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Fabio Cannavale has spent the last few years snapping up companies across Europe and as the company looks to supplement its online travel agency model with a media/advertising business, expect to see more deals in the near future.

1 year ago