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Articles tagged “ostrovok”

Russia’s Ostrovok Adds Airbnb, Makes Misleading ‘Biggest’ Claim

Russia’s Ostrovok Adds Airbnb, Makes Misleading ‘Biggest’ Claim

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In the short term, we'll probably see a divide between the booking (Ostrovok.ru) and metasearch sites (Hipmunk) that will partner with Airbnb, and the more conservative ones that won't. The holdouts will eventually come around.

2 years ago

Booking Sites in Russia Losing Ground Over the Trust Issue

Booking Sites in Russia Losing Ground Over the Trust Issue

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Russians are traveling and coming online, although the economic crisis and Ukraine volatility is relegating much of their wanderings to domestic trips.

2 years ago

CEOs of Russian Booking Sites Are More Worried About the Ruble Than Crimea

CEOs of Russian Booking Sites Are More Worried About the Ruble Than Crimea

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel agencies, hotel booking sites and metasearch players in Russia will survive the turmoil in Ukraine and Crimea, but the ruble crisis will take its toll.

3 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

3 years ago

Russian hotel-booking giant Ostrovok tries to find its footing after slashing staff

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Don't write off Ostrovok yet, but clearly the Russia hotel site faces some huge challenges from Booking.com and the nature of the Russian market.

3 years ago

Russian booking site Ostrovok gets $25 million funding in Russian-American pact

Russian booking site Ostrovok gets $25 million funding in Russian-American pact

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With only about 8% of hotel bookings in Russia taking place online, Ostrovok and its peers have epic room for growth.

4 years ago

Russia’s Ostrovok besting Expedia in hotel booking choices

Russia’s Ostrovok besting Expedia in hotel booking choices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com has built its success on the pay-at-the-hotel model, and if more online travel agencies such as Ostrovok and Expedia transition to hybrid models, it will be interesting to see if that forces Booking.com to make changes of its own.

4 years ago