Articles tagged “priceline”

Priceline Deal Means Closer Ties to Points International

Priceline Deal Means Closer Ties to Points International

Grant Martin, Skift

Priceline showed up with a new brand and better partner access last week, which should please those who use the Points International network.

1 week ago

Points International Adds Priceline Network of Hotels to Its Booking Engines

Points International Adds Priceline Network of Hotels to Its Booking Engines

Grant Martin, Skift

New functionality added by Points International grants users of that network access to the Priceline library of hotels. That's great for frequent flyers — especially those with miles to burn.

2 weeks ago

William Shatner’s Travel Evolution as Priceline Pitchman

William Shatner’s Travel Evolution as Priceline Pitchman

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Who remembers Star Trek anyway? It's likely that just as many people or more know actor William Shatner through his Priceline advertising gig. Are big-name celebrities better in commercials than owls, gnomes, and belt-less soap opera stars? We're not sure of his return on investment, but at this point he can almost name his own price.

2 weeks ago

Newly Rebranded Priceline Has Global Ambitions

Newly Rebranded Priceline Has Global Ambitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you follow the money, you'll see that Booking.com, for good reason, is the parent company's favored brand even in the United States. Priceline, though, does have brand recognition and will try to make the most of it given the hand that it has been dealt.

2 weeks ago

Booking Holdings CEO: We’re on the Road Toward Going Full-Service

Booking Holdings CEO: We’re on the Road Toward Going Full-Service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Evolve or be crushed. That's CEO Glenn Fogel's philosophy about business in general and Booking Holdings in particular. But the move toward becoming more of a full-service online travel agency comes with the risk of losing focus on accommodations. No one ever said all this online travel agency stuff is easy.

1 month ago

Expedia Tweaks Name After Priceline Rebrand

Expedia Tweaks Name After Priceline Rebrand

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Hotels.com, Egencia, Trivago, and HomeAway, among others, are all Expedia companies. The parent company wants Wall Street to understand that it is more than just the Expedia brand. The Priceline Group had long been associated with Priceline.com even though Booking.com is the company's largest brand. So there seemed to be more of a reason for Priceline's name switch than for Expedia's.

2 months ago

Emerging Travel Giant Meituan Mulling $60 Billion IPO in Hong Kong

Emerging Travel Giant Meituan Mulling $60 Billion IPO in Hong Kong

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Among the many things on Uber's list of things to worry about, Meituan Dianping should be at or close to the top of that very long list.

2 months ago

Booking CEO: Here’s Our Edge Over Expedia and Airbnb

Booking CEO: Here’s Our Edge Over Expedia and Airbnb

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Executives at Booking Holdings, formerly the Priceline Group, feel aggrieved that the company isn't getting the credit it deserves in alternative accommodations. In a lot of ways, its battle with Airbnb is over business models. As Airbnb ramps up hotels, we'll have to see who blinks.

3 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Google’s Product-Led Vision Is Bearing Fruit

Travel Megatrends 2018: Google’s Product-Led Vision Is Bearing Fruit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Little can stop Google Flights and Hotels from continuing to take market share because of Google’s speedy response time, enhanced focus on user experience, and position as a dominant search engine — except the looming threat of regulation.

4 months ago

Priceline Group Revamps TV Strategy With Whopping Spending Hikes

Priceline Group Revamps TV Strategy With Whopping Spending Hikes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group's new emphasis on TV is unpleasant news for metasearch enterprises such as Trivago, Google, and TripAdvisor. The TV ads are an online travel agency version of a direct-booking campaign.

4 months ago

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether or not you agree with this, it's certainly an idea worth contemplating as everyone and everything in the travel industry are beginning to converge. Whatever you decide, please don't shoot the messenger.

4 months ago

Priceline Group CEO Expects Mobile Payments to Catch On Like They Have in China

Priceline Group CEO Expects Mobile Payments to Catch On Like They Have in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It's no surprise that Priceline's CEO expects mobile use for everything in travel to increase. The question is what the online travel company plans to do about it.

4 months ago