Articles tagged “pricing”

Online Travel

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Booking.com doesn't want affiliates or other partners to make unsubstantiated promotional claims about the online travel agency having the "best," meaning the lowest prices, which it admits it doesn't have. With regulators in Europe and elsewhere watching its every move, Booking.com doesn't want to play like that.

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Online Travel

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agencies — Striking the Right Balance: New Skift Research

The online travel market in Southeast Asia is a promising market, a rapidly growing region with a digitally engaged and highly aspirational middle class that is currently underserved. The industry dynamics are ever-evolving with OTAs endeavoring to do things differently in order to maintain and grow their slice of the market.

Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Agencies — Striking the Right Balance: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Understanding Southeast Asia’s Hyper-Competitive Online Travel Market: New Skift Research

The Southeast Asian online travel market is a crowded space. The industry players strive to strike a fine balance between creating the appropriate inventory mix, appealing prices and an easy-to-use interface with plenty of local offerings to distinguish themselves.

Understanding Southeast Asia’s Hyper-Competitive Online Travel Market: New Skift Research

Announcements

Calling Travel’s Future Without Fear Then and Now on Skift’s 9th Anniversary

When we officially launched Skift on July 30, 2012, we couldn't have envisioned the insanity and tragedy of 2020 and 2021. But we got through it as a company, and much of the global travel industry, licking its wounds, has likewise proved to be as adaptable as the circumstances demand.

Calling Travel’s Future Without Fear Then and Now on Skift’s 9th Anniversary
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Travel Technology

Skift Aviation Forum Video: How Travel Fintech Can Increase Spend Beyond Bookings

In this video conversation from the 2021 Skift Aviation Forum, we hear from Dakota Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, Hopper Cloud, about how the company’s expanding suite of flexible trip protection products offers consumers added peace of mind plus new revenue opportunities for the aviation sector.

Skift Aviation Forum Video: How Travel Fintech Can Increase Spend Beyond Bookings

Tourism

Why a Little Inflation Could Be Good for the Travel Sector

Many people in the U.S. have suddenly become worried about inflation. But experts and executives say the latest price hikes are mostly "good" inflation ... at least as far as the travel sector is concerned.

Why a Little Inflation Could Be Good for the Travel Sector

Online Travel

Airlines Tweak Their Pricing Strategies to Adopt New Ways to Boost Revenue

Airlines need to shift from forecasting models that rely primarily on historical data to ones that analyze real-time demand. That's how Amazon and other e-commerce companies handle pricing. No wonder travel tech players PROS, Amadeus, Sabre, and Flyr spy an opportunity.

Airlines Tweak Their Pricing Strategies to Adopt New Ways to Boost Revenue

Online Travel

Lufthansa Group Shifts to Next Phase of Its Pioneering Distribution Strategy

Lufthansa Group may have done more than any other airline group to aggravate Amadeus, Travelport, and especially Sabre in recent years. Yet a grudging truce in the distribution battle may be possible, according to this exclusive interview with a top executive.

Lufthansa Group Shifts to Next Phase of Its Pioneering Distribution Strategy

Hotels

The Marriott-Accor Divide and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered the divergent views among Marriott, Accor, American and United about the shape of the travel recovery, the anguish of travel's lost summer, contactless tech as the next big thing, and how tour guides will be at the forefront of safety measures.

The Marriott-Accor Divide and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Airlines

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don't make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Coronavirus

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

While dealt a blow by coronavirus, the cruise industry is managing to hold the line on pricing, at least for now. The long-term impact of the crisis remains to be seen, but the cruise industry has weathered many others in the past.

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

Hotels

Short-Term Rentals a Key Factor in Sluggish Hotel Rate Growth

U.S. hoteliers are finding their pricing options constrained because of an influx of both short-term rental supply during peak periods, and because of hotel construction. Hoteliers may decide to get into the short-term rental market or not, but they increasingly have to take it into account when fine-tuning pricing strategies.

Short-Term Rentals a Key Factor in Sluggish Hotel Rate Growth