Articles tagged “momondo”

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.

9 months ago

Kayak Sets Layoff Process in Motion for Nearly 50 Momondo Group Employees

Kayak Sets Layoff Process in Motion for Nearly 50 Momondo Group Employees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You can't blame the Priceline Group and Kayak for cutting costs and axing employees because they are part of a public company and their role is to make money for shareholders. Still, Kayak should do as much as possible to ease the transition for the people who built the Cheapflights and Momondo brands.

10 months 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.

1 year ago

Momondo Group Is Still Spending Big to Fund Expansion

Momondo Group Is Still Spending Big to Fund Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Momondo Group knows it has to spend big to catch up with the competition. Its growth caught the attention of the Priceline Group, which will be hoping the acquisition, if approved by regulators, will help boost its European metasearch operation.

1 year ago

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Jason Clampet, Skift

Hafner reveals his admiration for new acquisition Momondo Group, expresses his bother at Trivago's ad spend, and pooh-poohs Skyscanner's analytics approach in a frank discussion that cut to the core of what makes metasearch different.

1 year ago

Momondo CEO Says Rival Skyscanner’s Strategy Would Confuse Consumers

Momondo CEO Says Rival Skyscanner’s Strategy Would Confuse Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Whether it's a booking site or a hotel, how do you create differentiation where there is so much sameness all around? Create a brand that consumers love and want to engage with.

1 year ago

How Momondo Outcompeting Kayak in Europe Led to Its Acquisition

How Momondo Outcompeting Kayak in Europe Led to Its Acquisition

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Momondo Group thinks the key to differentiation in metasearch is to create an emotional connection with the customer. Price-focused Kayak wants to learn a thing or two.

1 year ago

Priceline Says It Won’t Get Bogged Down by Acquisitions, Like Expedia Did

Priceline Says It Won’t Get Bogged Down by Acquisitions, Like Expedia Did

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group will consider various strategies to further its priority of increasing its lodging supply. The reason? The more choice, the better the conversion rates of lookers into bookers. When people tell you Airbnb won't ever get into selling hotel rooms, then consider the lessons Priceline has learned about adding rooms.

1 year ago

Kayak-Momondo: What to Watch for as the Companies Combine

Kayak-Momondo: What to Watch for as the Companies Combine

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia poured money into Trivago marketing at a loss. Current Priceline Group CEO Glenn Fogel just spent $550 million on helping Kayak grow. Does this mean he’s going to open the bankroll even further to assist Kayak-Momondo in its expansion?

1 year ago

Priceline Buys Momondo for $550 Million to Expand in Europe

Priceline Buys Momondo for $550 Million to Expand in Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The acquisition of the Momondo Group is the Priceline Group's largest since buying OpenTable -- and subsequently having to take a write down -- in 2014. Through the acquisition, Kayak gets a strong brand in parts of Europe and ensures that no other rivals step in to take Momondo away from it.

1 year ago

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Just because your company is paranoid doesn't mean Google Flights is not out to get you. Google Flights is making gains, albeit incrementally and seemingly unceasingly.

1 year ago

Kayak Is Shopping for a Metasearch Acquisition in Europe

Kayak Is Shopping for a Metasearch Acquisition in Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's clear there is going to be further consolidation in online travel in Europe after Ctrip swooped in and acquired Skyscanner. Momondo would be a nice addition – not a game-changer for Kayak – and a deal could happen if the number-crunchers on both sides have a meeting of the minds.

1 year ago