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Articles tagged “orbitz”

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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

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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Expedia Still Bullish on Orbitz Despite Missteps

In the long-run, Expedia will have gained by acquiring Orbitz because of its brand recognition, effective loyalty program, and list of corporate deals. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is especially optimistic about taking Orbitz's private label functionality and bringing it to the flagship Expedia brand later this year.

Expedia Still Bullish on Orbitz Despite Missteps

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The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

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.

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

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Expedia CEO Likes Airbnb’s $30 Billion Valuation for Selfish Reasons

Critics of Expedia Inc.'s 2014-2015 acquisition spree appear to have had a valid point: These sorts of mergers and integrations can be very distracting and complex. Expedia has felt the pain now in the second and third quarters and could be in for some more until it get can get things back on course. Expedia's competitors will take advantage.

Expedia CEO Likes Airbnb’s $30 Billion Valuation for Selfish Reasons

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Video: Online Travel Founders Talk Game-Changing Deals, Big Upcoming Trends

Moral of the story about the early years of online travel? Not to over-simplify, but be prepared to take risks, feel free to contradict conventional wisdom, and assemble the best damn team that you can.

Video: Online Travel Founders Talk Game-Changing Deals, Big Upcoming Trends