Articles tagged “online booking”

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Skift Global Forum Video: Responsible Travel Marketing in the Era of Data, Privacy, and the Always-On Consumer

Skift Global Forum Video: Responsible Travel Marketing in the Era of Data, Privacy, and the Always-On Consumer

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Travel marketing was a hot topic at this year’s Skift Global Forum in New York. In this video recap from the event, we learn about how travel marketers can deliver relevant messages to consumers at the right moment while still respecting growing requests for privacy.

1 month ago

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Package holidays are changing and under pressure, but in markets such as the UK, Germany, China, and Canada, these offline options still have their place. Failure to adapt was a contributing factor in Thomas Cook's demise, but there were a whole bunch of other things going on as well.

1 month ago

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

8 months ago

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CEO Interview: Reimagining the Hotel Suite in the Battle Against Airbnb

CEO Interview: Reimagining the Hotel Suite in the Battle Against Airbnb

Suiteness + Skift

Airbnb lets today’s travelers book spacious accommodations easily and affordably. Hotels trying to compete by making a few “millennial-friendly” tweaks aren’t going to cut it. With Suiteness, hotels can simplify the way they sell their multi-room inventory and stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

1 year ago

Online Booking Finally Becomes Reality for Meeting Planners

Online Booking Finally Becomes Reality for Meeting Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Figuring out where to hold a small meeting is becoming more like booking a flight or hotel online. As more of the giant hotel chains buy into this model, there is the potential for the wider distribution marketplace for meetings space to shift significantly.

2 years ago

DOT Nixes Proposals to Force More Airline Fee Transparency

DOT Nixes Proposals to Force More Airline Fee Transparency

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Regulatory rollback is the name of the game for the Trump administration. One has to wonder if a new version of the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, which would allow airlines to hide taxes and fees during online booking, will get another shot in Congress as well.

2 years ago

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers in Europe are completely divided on how they prefer to book their work travel. Travel management companies need to make their online booking tools more compelling and easier to use.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor CEO Was Coy About Pullback in Meta Advertising Business

TripAdvisor CEO Was Coy About Pullback in Meta Advertising Business

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer was extremely political today in his response to questions about decreased advertising spend from metasearch partners. How the company will rejuvenate its hotel booking product remains an unanswered question as well.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor Hotel Bookings Continue to Slide as Non-Hotel Business Surges

TripAdvisor Hotel Bookings Continue to Slide as Non-Hotel Business Surges

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Try as it might, TripAdvisor is still struggling to gain traction with its hotel booking product. Non-hotel growth has been picking up the slack, and one has to wonder whether an even stronger focus outside of hotels is on the horizon soon.

2 years ago

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are finally looking to approach corporate travel from a more traveler-centric perspective. The pressure is on to shift to a more progressive approach to travel technology, iterating based on what travelers actually want.

3 years ago

New U.S. Rules Could Bring Unprecedented Change to Booking Flights Online

New U.S. Rules Could Bring Unprecedented Change to Booking Flights Online

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The U.S. Department of Transporation wants to take a hard look at the distribution methods of U.S. airlines. While it's unclear if any regulation will indeed take place, a move to increase transparency in airfares and schedules would effectively empower online booking sites and metasearch providers while removing a powerful revenue management tool that airlines have used for two decades.

3 years ago

Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed

Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed

Dave Montali, Skift

Whilst tech-innovation and hotels direct booking campaigns bring new challenges to the OTA world, Expedia has kept a solid growth over the past years and has a steady eye on upcoming disruptions.

3 years ago