Articles tagged “online bookings”

Online Travel

Airbnb and Booking: 12 Takeaways From Their Annual Financial Reports

Airbnb went deep while Booking Holdings went wide in terms of product development in 2021. Airbnb assuredly will get back to broadening its product line, if not in 2022, then later.

Airbnb and Booking: 12 Takeaways From Their Annual Financial Reports

Online Travel

Jumia IPO Highlights Africa’s Shifting Online Travel Ecosystem

Jumia is one of a few companies that deserve credit for building nascent online travel businesses in several African markets. But as Google and other tech platforms gain a continent-wide presence, they may use their pervasiveness to play kingmakers in online travel.

Jumia IPO Highlights Africa’s Shifting Online Travel Ecosystem

Cruises

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

TripAdvisor is smart to try to tap the ad budgets of cruise lines and online travel agencies with a relevant new price-comparison search tool. But many first-time cruisers may feel too overwhelmed by all of the review content given all of the complexity in booking a cruise.

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

Online Travel

Trivago Courts Booking’s Wrath in Move to Boost Repeat Customers

Uh-oh. Trivago changed its user interface again. Last time it did this, it referred fewer customers to some advertisers and prompted Booking Holdings to pull back from advertising on it. Trivago is betting that Booking won't retaliate for this new effort. Daring!

Trivago Courts Booking’s Wrath in Move to Boost Repeat Customers

Online Travel

What Zuji’s Suspension for Missed Payments Means for Asia’s Online Travel Pioneers

All is not well with Zuji, a pioneer in the online travel space in Asia-Pacific. An ownership that is more adept at aviation than running an OTA may be an issue, but it’s clear the entry of global OTAs flush with marketing wherewithal and expertise is making it difficult for the pioneers to compete.

What Zuji’s Suspension for Missed Payments Means for Asia’s Online Travel Pioneers

Online Travel

4 Charts Showing Growth of Online and Mobile Travel Bookings by 2020

Here are more reasons to prepare for mobile to imminently overtake desktop for online travel bookings, along with more signs that travel can obviously learn something from retail which far surpasses it with mobile sales.

4 Charts Showing Growth of Online and Mobile Travel Bookings by 2020

Online Travel

Mobile Will Represent More Than Half of All Online Travel Bookings in 2016

Mobile is the present and future of travel booking as desktop slowly creeps out the backdoor during the next decade. Mobile's future also doesn't necessarily mean apps, as brands devote major redesign efforts to their mobile sites for travelers weary of having too many apps.

Mobile Will Represent More Than Half of All Online Travel Bookings in 2016

Hotels

HomeAway CEO Downplays Booking.com as a European Competitor

HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples doesn't underestimate Booking.com as a competitor but the reality is that Booking.com isn't the most formidable rival in vacation rentals when you consider the market country by country.

HomeAway CEO Downplays Booking.com as a European Competitor

Airlines

Americans Are Officially the Unhappiest Air Travelers on Earth

Technology may not address all our air travel needs, but improvements which take the hassle out of getting there and back, with our luggage in tact, are surely welcome.

Americans Are Officially the Unhappiest Air Travelers on Earth