Articles tagged “metasearch”

Google Flights’ New Look Moves Away From Travel Inspiration

Google Flights’ New Look Moves Away From Travel Inspiration

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Google made its claim to fame partly on the simplicity of its user interface. Its new interface for flights search is a return to its elegant design roots.

2 days ago

Skyscanner Buys Social-Review Site Twizoo in Escalating Content Drive

Skyscanner Buys Social-Review Site Twizoo in Escalating Content Drive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Two deals in the space of a week show how serious Skyscanner is about improving the content it offers to customers. The days of it being a pure price-comparison site are definitely over.

1 week ago

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

Growth Juggernaut Trivago Sees Revenue Slump Coming as Biggest Customers Pull Back

Growth Juggernaut Trivago Sees Revenue Slump Coming as Biggest Customers Pull Back

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia’s fast-growing hotel search site Trivago may see its pace of growth stall as both Expedia and rival The Priceline Group have pulled back on spending per acquired customer. This is extraordinary given the fact that Trivago was one of Expedia's growth engines and there was seemingly no end in sight.

4 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Product Guru Adam Medros Is Leaving the Company

TripAdvisor Product Guru Adam Medros Is Leaving the Company

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor's struggles clearly have to do with strategy, execution and competitive pressures, and can't be neatly laid solely at Medros' doorstep. That would be very unfair.

1 month ago

Google Travel Is Worth $100 Billion — Even More Than Priceline

Google Travel Is Worth $100 Billion — Even More Than Priceline

Jared Wein, Skift

While some may disagree, we believe that Google is not becoming an online travel agency. It certainly could do so, but its travel business is already massive and highly profitable. We estimate it will generate around $14 billion in revenue in 2017, and will grow at over 20 percent per year for the foreseeable future.

2 months ago

Priceline Bought Momondo and That Was Far Different From Ctrip’s Skyscanner Acquisition

Priceline Bought Momondo and That Was Far Different From Ctrip’s Skyscanner Acquisition

Jared Wein, Skift

Priceline's acquisition of Momondo strengthens Kayak in regions where it had less market share, including the UK, Nordics, and Russia. Keeping Momondo out of the hands of a rival, or a potential one, also protects the Kayak brand and Priceline as a whole.

2 months ago

Trivago Concedes It Overspent on Advertising and Lowers Forecasts

Trivago Concedes It Overspent on Advertising and Lowers Forecasts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago says this was just a hiccup. But they’re vague about why they were surprised and what precisely happened. We suspect a Priceline sucker punch.

2 months 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

Travel Podcasts to Get You Through Your Summer Vacation

Travel Podcasts to Get You Through Your Summer Vacation

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Leaving for your summer vacation? Take these podcast episodes with you to decode the travel trends you see on the road.

4 months ago

Skyscanner Is Seeing Growth in Its Hotel and Car Rental Business

Skyscanner Is Seeing Growth in Its Hotel and Car Rental Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While it's interesting to note Skyscanner's growth in hotels and car hire, commission from flight searches is still the source of most of its revenue. It seems likely that the company will look to take a bigger slice of the airline market rather than push too hard into other areas.

4 months ago

Lastminute.com Group CEO: We Consider Ourselves a Media Company

Lastminute.com Group CEO: We Consider Ourselves a Media Company

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's clear from his answers that Fabio Cannavale will keep looking to buy more companies. He thinks there are plenty of companies for sale and he's got some cash on hand.

5 months ago