Articles tagged “online travel”

Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The CEOs of Booking Holdings, Expedia Group, and TripAdvisor all saw their total compensation fall in 2018, but only because 2017 was an exceptional year for each. Glenn Fogel of Booking and Mark Okerstrom of Expedia were each appointed as CEO in 2017, and Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor received a long-term incentive award that was undoubtedly the envy of his peers.

2 months ago

Expedia to Connect Travelers With Hotels When Their Flights Are Delayed

Expedia to Connect Travelers With Hotels When Their Flights Are Delayed

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia wants to help put customers in touch with hotels to sort out travel complications. That seems like it would be a complicated dance because Expedia doesn't readily share much customer information with hotels, a longtime grievance in the lodging industry.

2 months ago

Hotel Site Files Antitrust Complaint Against Expedia and Booking

Hotel Site Files Antitrust Complaint Against Expedia and Booking

Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg

The omnipresence of wholesale hotel rates making their way onto online travel sites is becoming epidemic, and the big online travel agencies may be trying to throw their weight around to stem the flow. That is raising antitrust concerns, as this complaint points out.

2 months ago

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip’s Growth Strategy Outside China

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip’s Growth Strategy Outside China

Raini Hamdi, Skift

China slowdown? Meituan rivalry? Naaah, Ctrip had a fab 2018. Domestic travel remains strong, but it is international travel growth that’s exciting. Now we know what drives its latest partnerships with TUI’s Musement and Rezdy.

6 months ago

How Herb Kelleher Made Southwest a Vexing Problem for Online Travel

How Herb Kelleher Made Southwest a Vexing Problem for Online Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Southwest has perennially been a thorn in the side of online travel companies that lusted after getting access to its flights and fares. But no one can credibly argue that Southwest's insistence on direct distribution hasn't worked for the airline. Its competitors and peers inside and outside of the airline industry can only be jealous.

8 months ago

Webjet Australia Grew Revenue Tenfold in 8 Years: Now It Gets Tough

Webjet Australia Grew Revenue Tenfold in 8 Years: Now It Gets Tough

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Webjet Limited has risen as a major online travel agency in Australia and the No. 2 bedbank player globally. But stiff competition among online players down under, a slowdown in cruise sales, and low bedbank margins will keep it on its toes.

8 months ago

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It appeared several years ago that Ctrip had locked up the Chinese online travel market when it took control of Qunar and Elong, but that ship has sailed. The emergence of Meituan and now Tongcheng-Elong's initial public offering make it clear that many players will scramble for market leadership.

9 months ago

Ad Spending Cuts Help Trivago Return to Profitability

Ad Spending Cuts Help Trivago Return to Profitability

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Shares in the hotel search company rose the most in two years on news that a cut in ad spending had pushed the Expedia-controlled company into the black. But the company, which once enjoyed meteoric growth, seems unlikely to return to turbo-charged revenue gains anytime soon.

10 months ago

Behind TripAdvisor’s Renewed Push to Inspire Travelers Beyond Just Making Sales

Behind TripAdvisor’s Renewed Push to Inspire Travelers Beyond Just Making Sales

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor is notable for having a large audience of consumers looking for ideas about where to go and stay and what to do once they're there. It's sensible that the company is adding features to bolster that edge over its transaction-focused rivals — as long as the company doesn't neglect transactions.

11 months ago

Google’s Conflicted Travel Strategy Pushes Forward

Google’s Conflicted Travel Strategy Pushes Forward

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Google has developed solid travel booking and itinerary management tools, but won't push fully into the online travel booking business because of its lucrative role in online advertising. It looks like Google's bifurcated travel strategy will continue for some time.

11 months ago

India’s Outbound Tourism Spending Is Expected to Grow Rapidly

India’s Outbound Tourism Spending Is Expected to Grow Rapidly

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

The India outbound market is already huge and doesn’t show any signs of slowing its growth. It’s about time the global travel industry started paying attention if companies hope to capture a share of the market.

12 months ago

Skift Basics: 10 Essential Reads to Understand Global Travel

Skift Basics: 10 Essential Reads to Understand Global Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

Skift deciphers and defines the big trends for professionals in the global travel industry. If you're new to it, or considering getting into it, you will be up to speed after reading these. We guarantee it!

1 year ago