Articles tagged “packages”

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

8 months ago

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

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

Brian Sumers, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Music Travel Site Festicket Secures $2.7 Million in Funding

Music Travel Site Festicket Secures $2.7 Million in Funding

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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

4 years ago

San Francisco Hotel Offers Google Glass Package Complete With Etiquette Advice

San Francisco Hotel Offers Google Glass Package Complete With Etiquette Advice

Rhiannon Edwards , Daily Telegraph

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.

5 years ago

Kayak Revamps Vacation Packages With Recommendations for the Best Combinations

Kayak Revamps Vacation Packages With Recommendations for the Best Combinations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

5 years ago

Expedia Loses Co-Branding With Groupon on Travel Flash Sales Product

Expedia Loses Co-Branding With Groupon on Travel Flash Sales Product

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Groupon and Expedia have downgraded their partnership. Whether it was a mutual decision as both parties claim or push came to shove, it was clear that these two big brands weren't going to smoothly co-exist forever.

5 years ago

Dubai Makes It Easier for Tourists to Sightsee Using Public Transit

Dubai Makes It Easier for Tourists to Sightsee Using Public Transit

Lily B. Libo-On, Khaleej Times

Dubai's latest initiative brings its sightseeing options on par with other major global cities that offer packages as a more affordable way for visitors to get around.

5 years ago

In Mayan calendar end of the world, hoteliers see salvation

In Mayan calendar end of the world, hoteliers see salvation

If Spirit Airlines can do marketing based on Tiger Woods' marriage blow-up, then hoteliers certainly can find plenty of opportunity in the Mayan calendar end of the world, and after-world.

6 years ago

Bow-wow! JetBlue launches unlimited flight travel package for non-human animals

Bow-wow! JetBlue launches unlimited flight travel package for non-human animals

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

The deal is catered to a small population jet-setting pet-lovers, but three months of unlimited flying for small pets at only $99 more than an one-time trip is a great deal for those that fit the niche.

6 years ago

JetBlue introduces Go Pack: 10 nonstop flights for a single fee

Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times

The city-to-city packages are fixed so only certain areas will benefit from the new program which has replaced BluePass, last year's deal aimed at business travelers.

6 years ago

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new dining package won’t ‘wow’ passengers

The package combines reservations of three on-board restaurants for a $3 saving, but the cruise line should focus more on new menu items like local or organic meals to really get passengers talking, or caring.

6 years ago