Articles tagged “online travel”

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Sonder's delayed stock market debut came to be, finally. Now with a $310 million injection of proceeds from private investors, and tapping into a $165 million credit line, the company can go about its business trying to build the next household name hospitality brand.

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Online Travel

New Online Travel Transparency Is Being Tested in Ecuador

After Covid put the travel industry under a microscope, Ecuador aims to define who’s who in the agencies segment, create a clearer environment for online sales, avoid embezzlements and improve the quality of professionals.

New Online Travel Transparency Is Being Tested in Ecuador

Online Travel

Barbados’ Foray Into Online Booking and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Barbados creates its own online travel booking platform, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky takes suggestions from Twitter followers about what the company should launch, and 2022 will likely see a large number of major deals in the hotel industry.

Barbados’ Foray Into Online Booking and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Short-Term Rentals

What Should Airbnb Launch in 2022?

Worth a read, not just to appreciate the transparency into the product-led thinking of a giant, now-iconic company but also to just get inspired by some of these suggestions, and who knows, more startups to come out of these ideas.

What Should Airbnb Launch in 2022?

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Riding the hot vacation rental market, TurnKey Vacation Rentals did well for its investors — especially if the Vacasa stock price holds up in its pending public market debut.

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Announcements

Join Us Online at the Second Annual Skift Aviation Forum November 17

Skift Aviation Forum 2021 will look beyond travel's recovery to focus on the key global trends and strategies of leaders defining the future of air travel. Join us for this jam-packed online event as we bring together leaders from aviation and experts across the travel ecosystem to take a deep dive into the issues facing aviation ahead.

Join Us Online at the Second Annual Skift Aviation Forum November 17

Online Travel

How Expedia Is Breaking Down Its Siloed Brands Approach

Wow, CEO Expedia Peter Kern isn't afraid of saying what he thinks.

How Expedia Is Breaking Down Its Siloed Brands Approach

Travel Booking

Expedia Gives GetYourGuide Big Lift and 9 Other Travel Stories This Week

In big travel news this week, Skift looked Expedia partnering with GetYourGuide to help give it a big U.S. presence, four airlines that made more on ancillaries than ticket sales in 2020, and what the retirement of longtime CEO David Kong means for the future of Best Western.

Expedia Gives GetYourGuide Big Lift and 9 Other Travel Stories This Week

Announcements

Join Us for Skift Asia Summit Online on October 20

As Asia faces an extended pandemic and uneven reopenings, what is the travel industry doing to face these challenges? Join us as we learn about new strategies, opportunities, and innovation in the APAC region.

Join Us for Skift Asia Summit Online on October 20

Online Travel

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’

Business school students can probably debate this question endlessly and there would be merit in either position: Should smaller companies copy their larger rivals or vice versa? In the Google era, marketing power often wins the day — but differentiation still counts.

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’