Articles tagged “opentable”

Kayak CEO Hints Company May Get Into the Hotel Business

Kayak CEO Hints Company May Get Into the Hotel Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's tough to say in what form Kayak would enter the hotel business, if it does. If there ever were a Kayak-branded hotel, it's safe to say that Marriott and Accor have nothing to worry about.

3 weeks ago

OpenTable and Kayak Bring Back 10 Percent of Furloughed Employees

OpenTable and Kayak Bring Back 10 Percent of Furloughed Employees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the dining and travel industries are looking for a bright spot during these dark days, then returning employees are a morsel to hang onto.

2 months ago

Booking Holdings Sees First Signs of Changing Traveler Behavior Brought on by Pandemic

Booking Holdings Sees First Signs of Changing Traveler Behavior Brought on by Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will it be hotels or alternative accommodations that bounce back first? Booking Holdings officials said they see a shift toward alternative accommodations when travelers are booking stays at least two months in advance. But this trend won't necessarily stick over the long term.

3 months ago

Kayak and OpenTable Layoffs and Furloughs Impact 400 Employees

Kayak and OpenTable Layoffs and Furloughs Impact 400 Employees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The job cuts at Kayak and OpenTable represent the first reported layoffs and furloughs at parent company Booking Holdings growing out of the coronavirus crisis other than for 48 contractors at Booking.com whose agreements weren't renewed. Few travel companies will emerge unscathed so it wouldn't be surprising if more cuts were coming at other Booking brands.

3 months ago

Booking Holdings Lays Out an Ominous Financial Outlook

Booking Holdings Lays Out an Ominous Financial Outlook

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the impact of coronavirus gets worse, and if the company doesn't tap any additional borrowings, Booking Holdings probably has enough money to pays its obligations until the second half of 2021 — but it can't guarantee that will be the case. This has potential chilling implications for weaker competitors, let alone tens of thousands of smaller businesses that will likely be long gone by then.

4 months ago

Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Could investors be whispering in Glenn Fogel's ears that what's good for Barry Diller's Expedia Group might be beneficial for Booking Holdings as well? Booking Holdings is usually a first mover in such online travel initiatives, but in this case, when it comes to cost cutting, it appears as though Booking Holdings heard the rumblings emanating from Expedia Group's Seattle headquarters.

6 months ago

Did Booking.com Swallow Kayak? No, It’s Just a Marketing Thing

Did Booking.com Swallow Kayak? No, It’s Just a Marketing Thing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com may be a household name in Europe, but Kayak and OpenTable are far better known in the United States. Parent company Booking Holdings is touting the three companies' ties to advantage Booking.com in a way that might be a tad confusing to travel industry executives or NYU Hospitality students, but consumers could care less.

9 months ago

Booking Management Shakeup Leaves Gillian Tans Out as CEO of Flagship Unit

Booking Management Shakeup Leaves Gillian Tans Out as CEO of Flagship Unit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's little doubt that Tans' abrupt departure, without any transition time, points to conflicts within Booking Holdings over the company's strategic direction.

1 year ago

Expedia Isn’t Ready to Invest Big in Restaurant Reservations

Expedia Isn’t Ready to Invest Big in Restaurant Reservations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia has dealt with a ton of distractions in recent years as it acquired Wotif, Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and HomeAway, for example. CEO Mark Okerstrom wants to focus on the basics instead, and doesn't want to take bold steps into dining reservations or food delivery for now. On the other hand, Expedia is a very acquisitive company so never say never.

2 years ago

Booking CEO Gillian Tans Gets a Ctrip Board Seat

Booking CEO Gillian Tans Gets a Ctrip Board Seat

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel's two most influential female executives, Ctrip's Jane Jie Sun and Booking.com's Gillian Tans, will now deliberate around the table together at Ctrip board meetings. Ctrip felt the need to announce that the two companies are strengthening their ties after Booking's 2017 investment in Ctrip rival and IPO-bound Meituan-Dianping.

2 years ago

IHG Pairs Up with OpenTable and Grubhub to Reward Loyalty Members When They Eat Out — or In

IHG Pairs Up with OpenTable and Grubhub to Reward Loyalty Members When They Eat Out — or In

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expect more travel brands to extend their reach into the dining experience going forward, especially since consumers have to eat every day and may only travel on occasion. And after all, the way to anyone's heart is through their stomachs, right?

3 years ago

This Is What Airbnb Should Do With Resy

This Is What Airbnb Should Do With Resy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can Resy do more than just restaurant bookings for Airbnb? Our answer is a resounding yes.

3 years ago