Articles tagged “priceline group”

Priceline Group Changes Name to Reflect Booking.com’s Power

Priceline Group Changes Name to Reflect Booking.com’s Power

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The name change to Booking Holdings reflects the reality that Booking.com dominates the parent company's business. Although the parent company still calls Connecticut home, the balance of power shifted long ago to Amsterdam.

4 months ago

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we've noted before, as much as hotels and online travel agencies may not necessarily love one another, they certainly need each other. Their current love-hate relationship will certainly change, however, if and when other players like Airbnb or Google become bigger players in the hotel booking space.

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

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

What do a debate over landing pages, the acquisition of Momondo, a shift into hotel software services, and regulators forcing changes in online travel agency contracts have in common? Each of those seemingly unrelated things may have pushed Priceline to toggle back its spending on Trivago.

7 months ago

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Giant Meituan-Dianping

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Giant Meituan-Dianping

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The deal shows the pragmatism of Priceline Group's new CEO toward China. Glenn Fogel chose to sync up with an additional local player rather than rely just on its existing partnership with Ctrip.

8 months ago

Video: Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel on How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Travel Seamless

Video: Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel on How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Travel Seamless

Brian Sumers, Skift

We've heard for several years how travel brands will use new technology to make travel seamless. We wish it would happen next year. But it sounds like we'll have to wait awhile. Perhaps someday we'll get there.

8 months ago

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.

9 months ago

Priceline Group Facing Tough Calls on China Expansion

Priceline Group Facing Tough Calls on China Expansion

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Priceline Group's CEO Glenn Fogel has repeated his view that Asia is the company's most important market. We don't think he'll try to acquire Ctrip. But additional moves are possible.

11 months ago

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner had been sniffing around Brazil's homegrown metasearch leader Mundi and checking its books. Kayak appears to have swooped in to shore up market share.

11 months ago

Momondo CEO Exits Company as Acquisition by Kayak Closes

Momondo CEO Exits Company as Acquisition by Kayak Closes

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It’s surprising that Momondo Group CEO Hugo Burge would depart the moment the acquisition of his brands by Priceline Group would close. But Kayak’s promise of boosted marketing spend suggests the Momondo and Cheapflight brands will live on.

11 months ago

Priceline CEO: Hotels Secretly Love Us Despite Accusations of Monopoly

Priceline CEO: Hotels Secretly Love Us Despite Accusations of Monopoly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel says he wants travelers to think of Booking.com's name first when they start thinking about reserving homes and apartments for rental. He says a marketing effort is in the works to achieve that.

11 months ago

Ctrip CEO Puts Women at Center of its Strategy to Challenge Priceline

Ctrip CEO Puts Women at Center of its Strategy to Challenge Priceline

David Ramli and Gregory Turk, Bloomberg

Ctrip's biggest challenge to Priceline and Expedia isn't in the U.S., it's in new markets. And right now Sun and her colleagues are moving fast to gain and keep advantage.

1 year ago