Articles tagged “metasearch”

TripAdvisor in the Age of Platforms Tries the Full-Service Model

TripAdvisor in the Age of Platforms Tries the Full-Service Model

Luke Bujarski, Skift

TripAdvisor’s bold platform approach gives it a leg up on building deeper relationships with its customers, compared to single-use sites. On the other hand, relationships can be hard work and expensive.

3 days ago

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

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

Luke Bujarski, Skift

TripAdvisor has potential to become more than a hotel booking engine, but it needs to get hotels humming and profitable to give management additional runway to fulfill that vision.

2 weeks ago

Interview: Trivago Will Focus on Growth Over Profitability for Years to Come, CFO Says

Interview: Trivago Will Focus on Growth Over Profitability for Years to Come, CFO Says

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago is about 12 years old but has the attitude of a startup because the company's managing directors believe this is still the beginning of the beginning of Trivago's growth. Reduce advertising to focus on profitability? Forget about it — there are too many markets to conquer.

3 weeks ago

Don’t Look for Trivago to Jump on the Metasearch Buying Spree

Don’t Look for Trivago to Jump on the Metasearch Buying Spree

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago is hotel-only and is focused on growing its own brand without the headaches of trying to figure out what to do with an additional brand. Trivago isn't talking about it, but would gladly leave it to Kayak to try to determine what to do with multiple brands such as Momondo and Cheapflights.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

Fly.com Buyers Reluctantly Identified as Owners of Airfare Wholesaler Mondee

Fly.com Buyers Reluctantly Identified as Owners of Airfare Wholesaler Mondee

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Mondee, a travel technology company in California, paid $2.89 million for the Fly.com domain name, according to our sources. But the story behind this secretive company is also a broader tale about private equity, ethnic travel, and how airlines distribute their lowest-priced tickets.

4 weeks ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Travel Search, Bargain Hunting and the Future of Booking

Skift Backstage Podcast: Travel Search, Bargain Hunting and the Future of Booking

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for insight from travel metasearch executives about advertising, standing out in a crowded field, and trying to create product that users will love.

1 month ago

How Do Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Really Define a Direct Booking?

How Do Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Really Define a Direct Booking?

Dave Montali, Skift

There ain't no such thing as a free booking.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Gambles on TV Campaign Promising Best Hotels at Lowest Prices

TripAdvisor Gambles on TV Campaign Promising Best Hotels at Lowest Prices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor may be making progress on personalization and the balance between searching and booking, but we're not sure whether it has found a message that will resonate with consumers -- one that's different from Kayak's and Trivago's.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Scales Back Instant Booking in Strategy Reversal

TripAdvisor Scales Back Instant Booking in Strategy Reversal

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor hasn't abandoned letting customers book on TripAdvisor but it has dramatically downplayed the feature in favor of the more lucrative metasearch option. With Trivago and Google making gains in a hyper-competitive sector, TripAdvisor couldn't stick with a strategy that wasn't working.

2 months ago

Video: Skyscanner CEO Thinks Travel Sites Could Learn From Chinese E-Commerce

Video: Skyscanner CEO Thinks Travel Sites Could Learn From Chinese E-Commerce

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In this video from Skift Forum Europe, CEO Gareth Williams explains why his travel price-comparison is finding inspiration from Chinese online retailer Tmall. He says brands need to be able to stand out better from their competitors in search results.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Instant Booking Gets Very Personal

TripAdvisor Instant Booking Gets Very Personal

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor is getting more sophisticated about prodding customers to book hotels on TripAdvisor or to more effectively refer them to partner sites. In an apparently modified strategy, TripAdvisor is finding religion in being agnostic about where its users book hotels.

2 months ago