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Articles tagged “ota”

Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed

Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed

Dave Montali, Skift

Whilst tech-innovation and hotels direct booking campaigns bring new challenges to the OTA world, Expedia has kept a solid growth over the past years and has a steady eye on upcoming disruptions.

2 months ago

How Expedia Is Expanding and Acquiring Its Way Beyond Traditional Booking

How Expedia Is Expanding and Acquiring Its Way Beyond Traditional Booking

Dave Montali, Skift

Expedia's expansion outside the OTA world is afoot. With their aquisition of Homeaway and the expansion of Egencia, Expedia keeps a steady foot in online travel.

2 months ago

5 Charts Showing How UK Travelers Plan Trips Online

5 Charts Showing How UK Travelers Plan Trips Online

Dan Peltier, Skift

Booking sites are prominent throughout the online trip-planning process for U.K. travelers and while they're one of the most used channels for booking, airline and hotel sites become more important when travelers are ready to pull the trigger. Offline travel agents and tour operators are big, too, but not covered by this survey.

7 months ago

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The Convergence of Media and Booking Spells a New Day for Online Travel

The Convergence of Media and Booking Spells a New Day for Online Travel

Surface Hotels + Skift

As travel consumers become blind to advertisements and ill-conceived promotions from booking sites, there is a rising need for the smart curation of hotels and travel experiences by trusted media brands. Consumers don’t need more choices, they need better ones

1 year ago

Orbitz Gives In, Hires Bankers to Find a Buyer

Orbitz Gives In, Hires Bankers to Find a Buyer

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Orbitz Worldwide is putting itself up for sale, and the leak to Bloomberg may be a signal that the bidding hasn't been particularly robust to date.

2 years ago

Interview: The Indie Airfare Deals Site That Has Flight Geeks Talking

Interview: The Indie Airfare Deals Site That Has Flight Geeks Talking

Grant Martin, Skift

There is definitely something to be said for hand-picked, curated airfare deals, and The Flight Deal is finding a niche. How much the site expands beyond the FlyerTalk crowd is another question.

2 years ago

Orbitz Tries to Build Loyalty With New Restaurant Rewards Program

Orbitz Tries to Build Loyalty With New Restaurant Rewards Program

Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune

Is this Orbitz trying to make a restaurant play like TripAdvisor and Priceline? Or trying to build loyalty via a third party? We're not sure either.

2 years ago

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4 Trends Defining the Evolution of Online Travel

4 Trends Defining the Evolution of Online Travel

Amadeus + Skift

Amadeus provides the technology, which keeps the travel sector moving - from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to managing check-in and departure processes. It is this strong commitment that we believe will enable us to continue working with our customers and partners to shape the future of travel.

3 years ago

Travelocity Tops Online Travel Agencies in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Travelocity Tops Online Travel Agencies in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times

Travelocity officials have long said that its brand punches above its weight with consumers, and the J.D. Power survey bears that out. Still, Travelocity's top marks are somewhat ironic because for the last few months Expedia has been providing Travelocity with customer service and technology.

3 years ago

Ctrip Concedes Credit Card Breach at a Very Inopportune Moment

Ctrip Concedes Credit Card Breach at a Very Inopportune Moment

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The data breach at Ctrip comes as Chinese travelers are rapidly discarding the call center option for online and mobile transactions. Such compromising of customers' credit card data undermines confidence in China's online booking market.

3 years ago

Orbitz Installs a COO After 7 Years Without One

Orbitz Installs a COO After 7 Years Without One

Associated Press

Orbitz is tying the move to name a COO to finally having its far-flung travel brands on a common technology platform. Alignment of tech and alignment of brands, or so goes the party line. Was anyone minding the store before this?

3 years ago

Skyscanner Appoints New Chairman With Expertise in Mobile

Christopher Williams, The Daily Telegraph

Skyscanner got a little more diverse, selecting a woman as chairman, and importantly picked someone who might be able to assist its transition into mobile.

3 years ago