Articles tagged “metasearch”

Hotels

Hoteliers Clash Over Durability of Changed Traveler Stay Patterns

It's clear that when Covid outbreak spikes diminish, travel will not revert to precisely how it was before. There will be winners and losers when cities and borders reopen.

Hoteliers Clash Over Durability of Changed Traveler Stay Patterns

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Hotel Recovery Lags Rivals

Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer said Tripadvisor is "uniquely positioned as the world opens up again." Actually it isn't, as the company's first quarter performance shows. Yes, Tripadvisor has world-class traffic, and growing experiences and dining businesses, but it totally missed out on the short-term rental opportunity.

Tripadvisor Hotel Recovery Lags Rivals

Online Travel

What Tripadvisor’s New CEO Needs to Do First

New CEO Matt Goldberg needs to do many things to straighten out Tripadvisor, starting by bringing a laser focus to the company’s strategy.

What Tripadvisor’s New CEO Needs to Do First

Hotels

Kayak CEO on Gaining a Meta Advantage in Guest Experience

Perhaps the big hotel chains will learn that high tech doesn't have to mean a lack of hospitality and a guest experience devoid of personality.

Kayak CEO on Gaining a Meta Advantage in Guest Experience

Business Travel

Companies Already Reconsidering Loosening Tightened Travel Budgets

Reigniting corporate culture has become a priority, including meeting new hires or just training employees. In some cases it’s starting to eclipse traditional business travel, and the spike is about to hit budgets and resources that were trimmed during the pandemic.

Companies Already Reconsidering Loosening Tightened Travel Budgets

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Other than at exception-to-the-rule Google, metasearch has been on a downward spiral in vacation rentals for years. HomeToGo is turning itself into a series of booking sites instead, which just might work in that holiday home sector.

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Online Travel

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Pressure from regulators and maybe disgruntled partners prompted Google to add free booking links in search results and Maps in travel. Google certainly hasn't leveled the proverbial playing field among advertisers and non-advertisers, but hotels and smaller online travel agencies may see some benefit.

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Online Travel

Google and Trivago Are Still Selling Ads for Russia Hotels

Google Travel turned off Russia advertisers, but is still getting a limited amount of advertising for Russia travel from ad partners outside Russia. In contrast, Skyscanner and Kayak don't display any information about Russia travel.

Google and Trivago Are Still Selling Ads for Russia Hotels

Online Travel

Wego Acquisition of Cleartrip Middle East Would Create Online Travel Group

Booking.com has a substantial presence in the Middle East, but there is a vacuum that Wego Group and homegrown players could begin to fill over the next few years.

Wego Acquisition of Cleartrip Middle East Would Create Online Travel Group

Online Travel

Trivago Looks to Take Share From Google If Regulators Step In

Trivago's expectation that it could benefit from the EU chomping down on Google Travel during 2022 is very much an open question. Beyond the fines levied and outside of travel, Google has managed to maneuver its way around regulatory crackdowns to a large degree.

Trivago Looks to Take Share From Google If Regulators Step In