Articles tagged “online travel agencies”

Hotels

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Far too many hoteliers in Latin America have failed to embrace the latest tools for marketing their businesses online. A group of Argentine hoteliers aims to bridge this digital divide by pooling resources.

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Online Travel

WhatsApp Helps Brands Personalize Travel in India and Middle East

Looking to offer hassle-free and personalized experiences for customers, travel companies have integrated WhatsApp as an effective communications platform. But troubleshooting cannot always be left to bots. Brands also need human beings to chip in at critical moments.

WhatsApp Helps Brands Personalize Travel in India and Middle East

Online Travel

What Agoda’s New Tech-Heavy CEO Will Mean for the Booking Holdings Business

Agoda's new CEO appointment highlights the need for online travel agencies to be continually reinventing experiences from a technology point of view. If only the company would now balance it out by bringing in someone who understands the hoteliers’ perspective.

What Agoda’s New Tech-Heavy CEO Will Mean for the Booking Holdings Business

Airlines

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

The long-running case revolved around practices that the leading U.S. provider of airline fare data to travel agents imposes on nearly all airlines. If the verdict stands, it doesn't make Sabre change, well, anything. Except maybe a smaller tip for a barista.

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

Travel Booking

U.S. Travel Firms Flex Marketing Muscle to Lure Travelers Seeking Sun and Sand

The charts in this article capture the conundrum facing Airbnb, Booking Holdings, and Expedia Group. The online travel agency groups need their revenue to soar faster than their marketing expenses as the pandemic recovery unfolds.

U.S. Travel Firms Flex Marketing Muscle to Lure Travelers Seeking Sun and Sand

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Europe Recovery Lifted by Neighbors Traveling Cross-Border

A new type of travel corridor is emerging, particularly between France, Germany and the UK, as tourists stay close to home when booking their first international trips in a long time.

Booking.com’s Europe Recovery Lifted by Neighbors Traveling Cross-Border

Tourism

Russia Travel: Who’s In, Who’s Out

The global travel industry is split over doing business in Russia, although the vast majority of companies are abiding by the relevant economic sanctions. Moral outrage, self-interest, and disparate views over harming ordinary Russians are clashing big time.

Russia Travel: Who’s In, Who’s Out

Airlines

Scouting New FAA Leadership and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, the FAA may appoint a United pilot to be its new administrator, Cuba's tourism industry struggles to reach pre-Covid figures, and IHG returns to profitability after dumping poorly performing hotels.

Scouting New FAA Leadership and More Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Wego Acquisition of Cleartrip Middle East Would Create Online Travel Group

Booking.com has a substantial presence in the Middle East, but there is a vacuum that Wego Group and homegrown players could begin to fill over the next few years.

Wego Acquisition of Cleartrip Middle East Would Create Online Travel Group

Startups

HotelPlanner and Reservations.com Scrap $688 Million SPAC Merger

The companies didn't say why the merger failed. But the popularity of going public via mergers with SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, is waning. At least 22 deals have fallen apart since mid-2021, said SPAC Research.

HotelPlanner and Reservations.com Scrap $688 Million SPAC Merger