Articles tagged “packages”

Online Travel

Expedia Adds 25 Million Travelers to Loyalty Program in Challenge to Tripadvisor Subscription Plan

Expedia wants to help people find a new travel companion — namely Expedia. We've heard online travel agencies and others vow to become to become less price-oriented before, but fickle deal hunters will make that a tough pledge to fulfill.

Expedia Adds 25 Million Travelers to Loyalty Program in Challenge to Tripadvisor Subscription Plan

Online Travel

A New Trivago Will Have More Booking and Travel Inspiration

While Tripadvisor has transitioned over the years away from hotel metasearch in a big way — largely because of Google's incursions — Trivago is just starting to dabble with diversification. That tilt could lead to more significant changes in the future.

A New Trivago Will Have More Booking and Travel Inspiration

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

With the closure of its operation in Japan and rumblings about selling its stake in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews its focus on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while the airline operation turns inward, the group's e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

Business Travel

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

Package holidays are changing and under pressure, but in markets such as the UK, Germany, China, and Canada, these offline options still have their place. Failure to adapt was a contributing factor in Thomas Cook's demise, but there were a whole bunch of other things going on as well.

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

TripAdvisor offers a tiny number of flight-and-hotel deals bundled together. There are signs it wants to display more travel packages. But the product won't be the next big thing for the company.

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

Online Travel

Booking Is on the Road to Becoming a Full-Service Online Travel Agency

Booking.com keeps hinting that it intends to become a full-service travel agency. But these products are often less profitable than hotels. So it risks a bumpy ride. No wonder it is considering revamping its rewards program and building a chatbot to help with merchandising.

Booking Is on the Road to Becoming a Full-Service Online Travel Agency

Airlines

Allegiant Air May Revert to Its Roots and Sell More Vacation Packages

Allegiant has been busy with other matters in recent years, but the airline should once again focus on selling vacation packages. The margins on hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets are usually much higher than margins on airfares.

Allegiant Air May Revert to Its Roots and Sell More Vacation Packages

Online Travel

Music Travel Site Festicket Secures $2.7 Million in Funding

Festicket undoubtedly faces stiff competition as concert-goers seeks accommodations, but working with the music festivals themselves undoubtedly is a plus.

Music Travel Site Festicket Secures $2.7 Million in Funding

Online Travel

San Francisco Hotel Offers Google Glass Package Complete With Etiquette Advice

The Stanford Court Hotel's Google Glass Explorer Package puts a new twist on touring like a local, and it should do well with techy visitors. A talk on how to use Google Glass without trampling on other people's privacy is a nice touch for those who want to avoid bar rights and other altercations.

San Francisco Hotel Offers Google Glass Package Complete With Etiquette Advice

Online Travel

Kayak Revamps Vacation Packages With Recommendations for the Best Combinations

Kayak prides itself on doing things differently, and its book-on-Kayak vacation package recommendations may provide some additional savings. However, many travelers will be turned off by having to book them in two separate transactions.

Kayak Revamps Vacation Packages With Recommendations for the Best Combinations