Articles tagged “online travel agencies”

Etraveli Gets New Owner in Push to Dominate European Online Booking

Etraveli Gets New Owner in Push to Dominate European Online Booking

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Etraveli was sold for more than twice what it fetched just a year and a half ago. That's an impressive trajectory — and it looks like all parties are invested in continuing that kind of growth.

3 days ago

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Hyatt Plays Hardball With Expedia Over Contract Negotiations

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt, like every other hotel company out there, wants to get better rates from online travel agencies like Expedia. But does it have the scale (and the muscle) to do it?

1 week ago

EU Finds Most Travel Websites in Europe Mislead on Pricing Information

EU Finds Most Travel Websites in Europe Mislead on Pricing Information

Robert-Jan Bartunek, Reuters

It is not a shock that some websites in Europe -- and elsewhere -- mislead consumers on pricing as initial search results don't match final price. But the extent of the problem as cited by the European Commission, without naming names, is appalling.

3 months ago

Four Small Online Travel Companies That Are Going International

Four Small Online Travel Companies That Are Going International

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Venture capital firms are turbo-charging the European expansion of the Dutch group Otravo and the French startup MisterFly. Elsewhere, Rehlat and Jumia Travel are taking flight.

3 months ago

Expedia Struggles to Integrate Orbitz After Acquisiton

Expedia Struggles to Integrate Orbitz After Acquisiton

Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

Expedia should be able to bounce back after taking some short-term hits related to its Orbitz acquisition.

11 months ago

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What 110 European Travel Execs Think About Today’s Digital Landscape

What 110 European Travel Execs Think About Today’s Digital Landscape

Fusion + Skift

Digital has fundamentally changed the way we do business – and the travel industry is on a digital journey all of its own.

1 year ago

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

Two decades after the birth of online travel, more than two dozen founders and key players exclusively tell Skift how it all happened. This is a story of a history that changed the future of travel forever. Dig in, this will take a while.

1 year ago

Hilton CEO Heaps Praise on His ‘Good Partners’ the Online Travel Agencies

Hilton CEO Heaps Praise on His ‘Good Partners’ the Online Travel Agencies

Deanna Ting, Skift

Although his company has made it a mission to tell customers to book direct, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta knows he can't afford to overlook other distribution channels, including online travel agencies and travel agents.

1 year ago

Google Says It Definitely Won’t Become an Online Travel Agency, Unless It Does

Google Says It Definitely Won’t Become an Online Travel Agency, Unless It Does

Dennis Schaal, Skift

I remain employed as a journalist because of the countless stories I've written in the past -- and will likely write in the future -- about the harrowing (to some) prospect of Google becoming an online travel agency. I wouldn't bet on that scenario in the next couple of years. On the other hand, nothing in life or business stays the same.

1 year ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Interview: Accor Hotels CEO on Moving Fast While Others Fail

Interview: Accor Hotels CEO on Moving Fast While Others Fail

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin thinks the hotel industry has failed to get a wake-up call over the last 15 years and has missed out on wave after wave of digital innovation. He's saying all the right things about Accor addressing these past shortcomings, although the jury is still out on how much he'll be able to accomplish.

2 years ago

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Free Webinar: Online Travel and The Future of Web Security

Free Webinar: Online Travel and The Future of Web Security

Distil Networks + Skift

Join Skift and Distil Networks for a free webinar on November 12, 2015 about online travel and the future of web security.

2 years ago