Articles tagged “online travel agencies”

Online Travel Plunge Spurs Investor Wariness

Online Travel Plunge Spurs Investor Wariness

Sean O'Neill, Skift

When Priceline sneezes, the online travel industry catches a cold.

2 weeks ago

Czech Website Creates Itineraries From Low-Cost and Legacy Carriers

Czech Website Creates Itineraries From Low-Cost and Legacy Carriers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The conventional wisdom is that major online travel agencies make it impossible for their smaller counterparts to break through. Kiwi.com is challenging that thesis, though it is very much early days.

2 weeks ago

Skyscanner Is Propelling Ctrip’s International Growth

Skyscanner Is Propelling Ctrip’s International Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip, along with its partially owned sister brand Qunar, dominates Chinese online travel sales, but it has begun to lean heavily on its recently acquired flight search company, Skyscanner, to boost overseas sales.

3 weeks ago

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With its IPO on Wednesday, Despegar became the world's seventh-largest online travel company by market cap. Its bosses talk a good game. But its major markets may have near-term hiccups ahead.

2 months ago

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.

5 months 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?

5 months 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.

8 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.

9 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago