Articles tagged “priceline group”

Business Travel

The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

The methods for booking a suitable corporate retreat these days still feel very experimental, with so many nuances to consider. But the rewards will be there for the platforms that get it right.

The New Art of Booking Travel to Bring Together Remote Workers

Online Travel

Launching The Oral History of Travel’s Greatest Acquisition Booking.com

This is the oral history of Priceline's two deals, the acquisitions of Active Hotels and Bookings B.V., that created Booking.com, and continue to shape the course of online travel and the competitive landscape today. The twin transactions were among the greatest Internet deals of all time, and their lessons are relevant to startups and dealmakers in any industry.

Launching The Oral History of Travel’s Greatest Acquisition Booking.com

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Hotels

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

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.

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

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.

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Priceline Group Facing Tough Calls on China Expansion

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.

Priceline Group Facing Tough Calls on China Expansion