Articles tagged “orbitz”

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Expedia Gained U.S. Market Share After Acquisitions But Lost It Everywhere Else

Expedia Gained U.S. Market Share After Acquisitions But Lost It Everywhere Else

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's acquisitions in 2015 made it more of a U.S.-focused company, a weakness it intends to rectify in coming years. Meanwhile, the market share impact of its buying spree won't really be felt until 2016 and beyond.

2 years ago

Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015?

Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the integration goes as Expedia and HomeAway envision then this merger can turn out to be transformational for both companies. If that becomes the reality, then the Expedia acquisition of Orbitz may end up being viewed in coming years as a mere footnote in Expedia's timeline when compared with the HomeAway buy.

2 years ago

Expedia-Orbitz Synergies Mean Deep Job Cuts at Orbitz

Expedia-Orbitz Synergies Mean Deep Job Cuts at Orbitz

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In the consolidation game, Expedia's business model is to do heavy integration of the acquired companies' back-end platforms while retaining their brands and axing lots of employees to trim costs and boost the bottom line. Synergies for some, unemployment for others.

2 years ago

Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Everyone knows that being nimble enough to test and introduce new technology is a tremendous advantage. Behind the scenes, though, Expedia got good at another skill -- moving really fast to identify and make acquisitions.

2 years ago

Adding Up the Costs of Expedia Vs. Priceline Vs. TripAdvisor

Adding Up the Costs of Expedia Vs. Priceline Vs. TripAdvisor

Jason Clampet, Skift

It's all about scale for Expedia. The company can use its expertise to add vacation rentals to heighten conversion, which in turn enables Expedia to spend more on marketing. That's good for vacation rentals and, in theory, for hotels as well as it should generate increased demand.

2 years ago

Expedia’s Earnings Reveal More Benefits From Orbitz Acquisition

Expedia’s Earnings Reveal More Benefits From Orbitz Acquisition

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

If 2015 was the year of Expedia eating its rivals, 2016 will be the year of pivoting to meet the new challenges from Priceline and TripAdvisor.

2 years ago

A Boutique Hotelier Explains What’s Wrong With the State of Online Booking

A Boutique Hotelier Explains What’s Wrong With the State of Online Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Independent hoteliers are indeed exploring alternatives to the big online travel agencies, including finding ways to spur more direct bookings, but sometimes it seems like a steep, uphill battle.

2 years ago

Expedia’s Acquisitions: Orbitz Buy Caps Off 3 Years of Major Deals

Expedia’s Acquisitions: Orbitz Buy Caps Off 3 Years of Major Deals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It was a helluva ride but the Expedia-Orbitz deal was never in serious jeopardy because there is plenty of competition despite the Expedia-Travelocity-Orbitz consolidation. But if Expedia gets greedy in the future and uses its new powers unwisely, you can bet that regulators will pounce.

2 years ago

Expedia Antitrust Regulators Decide That Orbitz Is Too Small to Matter

Expedia Antitrust Regulators Decide That Orbitz Is Too Small to Matter

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We said all along that increased competition from Booking.com and TripAdvisor's burgeoning power as a hotel-booking site would be enough to get the Expedia-Orbitz deal approved. The Antitrust Division saw Google as an up-and-coming force in flight and hotel bookings, as well.

2 years ago

Expedia’s Orbitz Acquisition Said to Win U.S. Antitrust Clearance

Expedia’s Orbitz Acquisition Said to Win U.S. Antitrust Clearance

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly found that the U.S. travel market would still be characterized by plenty of competition despite Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz. The emergence of TripAdvisor as a hotel-booking site likely didn't hurt Expedia's case.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor Is a Key Focus of the Expedia-Orbitz Merger Investigation

TripAdvisor Is a Key Focus of the Expedia-Orbitz Merger Investigation

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor is already a must-have for travel marketers, including Expedia and Booking.com. But how big a force the Justice Department believes TripAdvisor will become in hotel booking in the near future could be an Orbitz-Expedia deal-maker or breaker.

2 years ago

Expedia Can’t Be Happy as Orbitz Worldwide Limps Toward the Finish Line

Expedia Can’t Be Happy as Orbitz Worldwide Limps Toward the Finish Line

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Orbitz Worldwide's second quarter of 2015 results sent a really bad signal. Companies about to be acquired usually put up a better front. What happens if regulators block the Expedia acquisition? The downward spiral could be tough to stop.

3 years ago