Articles tagged “lola”

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripActions and Lola have been two of the most interesting players in the business travel ecosystem in recent years. Both their moves this week show how important it is for smaller companies to be able to acquire customers and service larger organizations effectively.

1 month ago

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola has struggled to catch on as it now pivots to provide travel management tools to small companies. Mobile booking through travel agents never broke through and it's hard to see a path forward for Lola in the extremely crowded market for managing small group travel.

1 month ago

TripActions and Lola Get Creative to Fix the Business Travel Experience

TripActions and Lola Get Creative to Fix the Business Travel Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Every travel management company offers an online booking tool, but some are offering the tools travelers want to use instead of confusing or restricted user experiences.

5 months ago

Lola Expands Business Travel Push With Team Management Features

Lola Expands Business Travel Push With Team Management Features

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's new group management travel tools are useful for small companies that don't want to deal with the hassle of creating a heavily managed travel program. Its upcoming marketing push will likely prove crucial as the company looks to attract more customers in a crowded business travel booking sector.

6 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies have finally realized that creating happier business travelers starts with empowering them instead of ordering them around. Now the rush is on to land those road warriors as customers with the understanding that they are experienced consumers.

7 months ago

Disruption From All Directions — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Disruption From All Directions — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Erratic weather and emerging technologies alike are creating a more complex corporate travel ecosystem.

10 months ago

Lola Pivot to Business Travel Is All About the App

Lola Pivot to Business Travel Is All About the App

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's push into business travel makes sense given the needs and booking frequency of experienced road warriors. But as Upside has experienced, attracting the right kind of users is a big challenge when travelers can just book trips themselves.

10 months ago

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's pivot to business travel makes a lot of sense from a financial perspective. One has to wonder, however, whether the small company will be able to attract customers in the crowded corporate travel marketplace.

11 months ago

Lola Travel App Will Pivot to Target Business Travelers

Lola Travel App Will Pivot to Target Business Travelers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Paul English was pretty candid about the limitations of his initial idea and equally excited about the potential of tapping into the corporate travel world. The "travel agent in your pocket" approach was never going to be big for the average consumer and targeting businesses seems much more sensible.

1 year ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Lola CEO on Why Messaging Matters

Skift Backstage Podcast: Lola CEO on Why Messaging Matters

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how Paul English is rethinking the tools that travel agents use.

2 years 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 years ago

Lola Travel Agent App Acquires Room 77 Technology

Lola Travel Agent App Acquires Room 77 Technology

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With Lola's acquisition of Room 77's metasearch tech, Room 77 essentially becomes a consumer insights and hotel search test lab for Lola. Room 77's original founders have essentially exited the business: Google licensed its tech and hired the bulk of its employees, Expedia acquired Room 77's pioneering room-view tech, TrustYou bought Room 77's Checkmate hotel-messaging app, and now Lola picked up the remaining technology.

2 years ago