Articles tagged “partnerships”

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amazon's deal with Cleartrip using Amazon Pay for India domestic flights could be a forerunner of similar moves in other emerging markets where payment systems are being disrupted. This time around in travel, Amazon has decided to partner rather than build its own offering — a very reasonable way to get back into the game.

3 months ago

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When airlines such as Delta and Etihad opt to make investments in partner airlines around the globe instead of making acquisitions, which can trigger regulatory hassles, the investor carriers are going to be subject to economic turmoil in partners' domestic markets. That just goes with the territory.

3 years ago

Hipmunk Displaces Orbitz as Yahoo Travel Provider

Hipmunk Displaces Orbitz as Yahoo Travel Provider

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Yahoo Travel opted to reach a deal with a search site, Hipmunk, which means in some cases users will have to navigate to Hipmunk and then navigate again to an online travel agency, airline or hotel site to complete their bookings. A little clunky, although Hipmunk also provides direct bookings on Hipmunk.com in some instances.

5 years ago

Malaysia Air-Etihad Partnership Possibility Spurs Stock Surge

Malaysia Air-Etihad Partnership Possibility Spurs Stock Surge

Choong En Han, Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines is desperate for a partnership and Etihad may swoop in at a time when Malaysia Airlines is acutely vulnerable.

5 years ago

Starwood Founder Barry Sternlicht Invests in HotelTonight

Starwood Founder Barry Sternlicht Invests in HotelTonight

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Does HotelTonight really provide incremental bookings without detracting from the hotels' own websites and apps? Several big hotel chains and Barry Sternlicht are now on board and apparently believe so. But, what happens down the road when the humble startup gets too powerful? That's something to consider, as well.

6 years ago