Articles tagged “otas”

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Hostelworld Raids Expedia for New CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although this looks like a smooth change at the top, we'll have to keep an eye on whether the new CEO deviates from the path the company has set itself on in recent years.

1 month ago

Booking.com CEO Is in Favor of Stricter Regulations on Homesharing

Booking.com CEO Is in Favor of Stricter Regulations on Homesharing

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans says she welcomes stricter regulations on homesharing, but we have to wonder: What are Booking.com or its peers doing currently to ensure that their home listings are actually in compliance with local laws?

2 months ago

Skift Podcast: The Airbnb Threat to Hotels and Booking Sites

Skift Podcast: The Airbnb Threat to Hotels and Booking Sites

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Airbnb always gives us plenty to talk about — and this episode of the Skift Podcast features a lively conversation about the many ways the homesharing company is venturing beyond its original focus and disrupting wide swaths of the travel industry.

3 months ago

Ctrip’s Growth Hits a Speed Bump Over Consumer Issues

Ctrip’s Growth Hits a Speed Bump Over Consumer Issues

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Recent consumer activism and regulatory issues have unsettled Ctrip. But the trend is a positive sign that Chinese consumers will gradually demand protections, which will put in place drivers for long-term stable growth.

3 months ago

New Skift Research Analyst Session: Hotel Owner Operating and Branding Strategies

New Skift Research Analyst Session: Hotel Owner Operating and Branding Strategies

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

In our view, hotel owners stand to gain, as online travel agencies, brands, and disruptors like Airbnb all battle it out. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

4 months ago

Skift Call March 13: The Airbnb Threat

Skift Call March 13: The Airbnb Threat

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When we asked then-Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in 2016 whether Airbnb was going to eat his lunch, he responded that he was very well-nourished. But it now appears as though Airbnb has an insatiable appetite. Join us on a Skift Call March 13 to assess the Airbnb threat to hotels and online travel agencies.

4 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: New Online Travel Agency Leaders Reshape Their Companies

Travel Megatrends 2018: New Online Travel Agency Leaders Reshape Their Companies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Anyone who thought the three new online travel agency leaders — Jane Sun, Glenn Fogel, and Mark Okerstrom — intended to be mere caretakers of their predecessors’ policies and legacies would have been mistaken. To a large degree, they are stepping out into new territory.

5 months ago

eDreams Odigeo Sale Attracts Private Equity Interest

eDreams Odigeo Sale Attracts Private Equity Interest

Patrick Whyte, Skift

At this stage, we're not exactly sure why eDreams Odigeo might interest Skyscanner/Ctrip. A private equity buyer would seem much more likely.

5 months ago

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb has sold investors on a growth story based, in part, on adding flights and other products. But selling flights is extremely complicated.

5 months ago

Ctrip Chairman Believes His Company’s the Answer for U.S. Travelers Headed to Asia

Ctrip Chairman Believes His Company’s the Answer for U.S. Travelers Headed to Asia

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Ctrip isn't pursuing U.S. travelers aggressively yet, but it will. The Trip.com deal was small, but might be seen as an early indicator.

5 months ago

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether or not you agree with this, it's certainly an idea worth contemplating as everyone and everything in the travel industry are beginning to converge. Whatever you decide, please don't shoot the messenger.

5 months ago

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

Hannah Sampson, Skift

From brands as experience platforms to strategic mergers, diversity messaging and beyond: These are the Megatrends in travel we're watching closely in 2018.

5 months ago