Articles tagged “priceline”

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Booking.com Is Expanding Beyond Hotels and Into Flights, Cars and Restaurants

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group has been looking at adding flights to its largest site, Booking.com, for years, but has hesitated for fear of detracting from its core hotels product. But in this case, taking a "stronger together" approach and leveraging the group's other in-house brands could ultimately pay off.

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New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into TripAdvisor’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into TripAdvisor’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

TripAdvisor has potential to become more than a hotel booking engine, but it needs to get hotels humming and profitable to give management additional runway to fulfill that vision.

2 weeks ago

Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

Priceline Group CEO Faults Hotel Association for False Allegations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is ample competition among hotels, online travel agencies, and airlines in the U.S. travel marketplace as all of these sectors have seen a spate of consolidation. It may make sense business-wise for these companies, but none of it is particularly good for consumers or competition.

2 months ago

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com grew its vacation rental supply at a hyper clip, 51 percent in the first quarter. But vacation rentals are different than hotels, where the company has excelled, and the same formula might not be a slam dunk.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll definitely be keeping our eye on what develops as far as Marriott's decisions for its reservations and loyalty platforms going forward. But we're still not so convinced they're keeping all 30 of those brands over the long term.

2 months ago

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Was Highest-Paid Online Travel CEO in 2016

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans Was Highest-Paid Online Travel CEO in 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Money talks and Gillian Tans was well-compensated for leading Booking.com, the largest accommodations provider on the planet, to a banner year.

2 months ago

Momondo Group Is Still Spending Big to Fund Expansion

Momondo Group Is Still Spending Big to Fund Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Momondo Group knows it has to spend big to catch up with the competition. Its growth caught the attention of the Priceline Group, which will be hoping the acquisition, if approved by regulators, will help boost its European metasearch operation.

2 months ago

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Jason Clampet, Skift

Hafner reveals his admiration for new acquisition Momondo Group, expresses his bother at Trivago's ad spend, and pooh-poohs Skyscanner's analytics approach in a frank discussion that cut to the core of what makes metasearch different.

2 months ago

Priceline’s Boyd Says Company Has the ‘Muscle’ to Offer Private Rates Like Hotels Do

Priceline’s Boyd Says Company Has the ‘Muscle’ to Offer Private Rates Like Hotels Do

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Priceline Group executives say their relationships with the major hotel chains are good and the impact of their direct-booking campaigns isn't acute. Then why is Jeffery Boyd, the Group's executive chairman, talking about taking remedial actions?

3 months ago

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To a great extent, Ctrip is going to be preoccupied for years chasing Chinese travelers and servicing their every travel need, around the globe. Barring further consolidation, Ctrip isn't much of a threat to its partner, the Priceline Group, which is years ahead in its own hotel business and is executing superbly.

4 months ago

Booking Site Acquisitions: Who Bought What and Who Was Shut Out in 2016

Booking Site Acquisitions: Who Bought What and Who Was Shut Out in 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia got a lot of buzz for its 2015 buying binge, but over the last two years China's Ctrip has been on an equal footing with Expedia in terms of acquisition activity. At the same time, TripAdvisor is stockpiling dining-related sites, having bought five and invested in two others.

4 months ago

5 Key Priceline Earnings Numbers That Show Why It’s Leaping Ahead

5 Key Priceline Earnings Numbers That Show Why It’s Leaping Ahead

Jared Wein, Skift

The Priceline Group continues to put up strong growth numbers despite its large size. Its massive advertising budget combined with improving conversion and growing inventory position the company to take further share of online and offline bookings.

4 months ago