Articles tagged “orbitz”

Online Travel

Full Video: Expedia CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2021

Look for Expedia's vacation rental unit, Vrbo, to keep gaining market share in geographies where it is already strong. But the brand hasn't always been nimble, and it may be missing out opportunities.

Full Video: Expedia CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2021

Online Travel

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

With Marriott Bonvoy making loyalty inroads, and subscription programs having a moment, Expedia Group is consolidating its far-flung loyalty programs in a move that coincides with its strategy to simplify its operations.

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

Expedia’s Brand Do-Overs Include Orbitz Putting Greater Focus on LGBTQ Market

Six years after uniting the Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia brands within Expedia Group, the company is now undertaking the grand experiment to differentiate their value propositions and target markets. If it doesn't work, brand consultants never get tired of offering their advice.

Expedia’s Brand Do-Overs Include Orbitz Putting Greater Focus on LGBTQ Market

Online Travel

A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Running an airline isn't easy, and neither is launching ridesharing, financial services, and delivery businesses from scratch. AirAsia has its work cut out for it in terms of the required investments and trying to be everything to everyone in Southeast Asian markets with entrenched incumbents.

Online Travel

Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Facing intense competition and a company in disarray, the Expedia Group board and senior executive Barry Diller have no time to dillydally. No one can forecast what the online travel market will look like in the next five years, but Diller et al need to find a couple of top executives who can quickly figure out Expedia's path forward.

Who Will Be Expedia’s New CEO?

Online Travel

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Buying a compelling travel domain like Trip.com and thinking it ensures success is like the people who buy a restaurant and think they can run it because they are foodies. Several major travel companies squandered the Trip.com domain because it was a side hustle. Moral of the story? A brand is only as good as the real-world business behind it.

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Online Travel

Expedia Group Accelerates Its Spending Faster Than It Grows Revenue

If you (re)build it, they will come. That's the motto of Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom for 2018.

Expedia Group Accelerates Its Spending Faster Than It Grows Revenue

Travel Booking

Orbitz Discloses Potential Data Breach of Customer Credit Cards

Orbitz isn't the first booking site to get hacked, and certainly won't be the last. The scope of this breach was global, and it's concerning that the hack captured information on nearly a million payment cards.

Orbitz Discloses Potential Data Breach of Customer Credit Cards

Rental Cars

Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi first met Barney Harford when they both worked at Expedia in 2001. A decade later, Harford sold Orbitz to Expedia. But can the two men in 2018 successfully shake off Uber's all-too-often exploitative disregard for workers and the law? And can they make Uber profitable?

Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Leave Company With Unfinished Business

We can't blame Khosrowshahi for seizing a nearly once-in-a-lifetime challenge to right the trajectory of a unicorn, Uber, but this is also a very awkward time to leave Expedia. Now there will be two big-time CEOs under the gun: Priceline's new top guy, Glenn Fogel, and Khosrowshahi's successor at Expedia.

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Leave Company With Unfinished Business