Articles tagged “opentable”

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.

4 months 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.

10 months 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.

1 year 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?

2 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.

2 years ago

Chefs+Tech: OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

Chefs+Tech: OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

OpenTable's expansion to international markets obviously includes reservations, but the company seems to be pushing restaurant discovery even harder.

2 years ago

Chefs+Tech: Tech and Dining by the Numbers, According to OpenTable

Chefs+Tech: Tech and Dining by the Numbers, According to OpenTable

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

Robots aren't going to take over restaurants, ever (you heard it here first) — but tech is creeping into every aspect of dining out, and OpenTable's report proves consumers aren't afraid of it.

2 years ago

Airbnb Leads $13 Million Investment in Dining Reservations App Resy

Airbnb Leads $13 Million Investment in Dining Reservations App Resy

Dan Peltier, Skift

Airbnb will use and is investing in a relatively small dining reservations platform to test out how Airbnb will mesh with complementary services. Along with Airbnb Trips, dining reservations could be only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

3 years ago

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip, when acquiring Skyscanner, should call up, or at least compare notes with, companies as varied as Sabre, Travelocity, the Priceline Group, and Expedia when mulling the challenges in integrating a new prized possession. These new playthings can in rare cases turn into the success of a Booking.com, but on the other hand they have the potential to wreak havoc.

3 years ago

Priceline Takes $941 Million Writedown on OpenTable

Priceline Takes $941 Million Writedown on OpenTable

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There have long been rumblings that the OpenTable acquisition was problematic for the Priceline Group. Now we learn the depth of the problem -- a $941 million impairment charge.

3 years ago

OpenTable Tears Down Its Walls With New Multilingual Capabilities

OpenTable Tears Down Its Walls With New Multilingual Capabilities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

OpenTable is upping its language skills, although it still is in the early stages of making its restaurant relationships more global.

3 years ago

Google Feasts on its Own Restaurant Reviews, Angering TripAdvisor and Yelp

Google Feasts on its Own Restaurant Reviews, Angering TripAdvisor and Yelp

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If Google is using the "wisdom of the crowds" to determine how it arranges restaurant information in search results then in a lot of ways it believes professional reviews, and especially those from its Zagat franchise, trump user reviews. But when it gets down to displaying the text of diners' reviews, Google unfairly believes that its own consumer reviews are the fairest of them all.

3 years ago