Articles tagged “rate parity”

Online Travel

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Doubles Subscribers to 2 Million in 6 Months

Well, looky here. It isn't just short-term rentals and digital nomads "reinventing travel." eDreams Odigeo claimed a piece of that boast as it projected turning travel's business model upside down and having more than seven million members in its Prime subscription program by mid-2025.

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Doubles Subscribers to 2 Million in 6 Months

Online Travel

Full Video: Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer at Skift Global Forum 2021

Many observers will be watching the trajectory of Tripadvisor Plus in 2022. In the video, Tripadvisor's Steve Kaufer details his thinking behind the strategy changes.

Full Video: Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer at Skift Global Forum 2021

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Forced by Hotel Chains to Reverse Course on Subscriptions to Cash-Back Model

We said all along that major hotel chain buy-in would go a long way toward determining the trajectory of Tripadvisor Plus. Now it appears that big hotel brands may participate, but the subscription program is scaled back and much less compelling.

Tripadvisor Forced by Hotel Chains to Reverse Course on Subscriptions to Cash-Back Model

Online Travel

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Behind the scenes, China's competition crackdown on internet platforms could eventually have a larger impact on Trip.com Group's partnerships, business practices, and mergers than is generally appreciated. Although a reversal is unlikely, even Trip.com's 2015 acquisition of Qunar has drawn scrutiny.

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Hotels

Marriott Homes & Villas Mandates a Rate Rule That Europe Considers Anticompetitive

With the competition heating up among short-term rental platforms, price parity issues may increasingly come into play, as they once did in the hotel industry. But with short-term rentals, given the ever-shifting guest fee rates, the pricing rules will be difficult to enforce.

Marriott Homes & Villas Mandates a Rate Rule That Europe Considers Anticompetitive

Online Travel

Russia Accuses Booking.com of Anticompetitive Practices

Governments around the world have moved to reform online travel agencies' contracts with hotel partners. Booking.com faces a hefty fine if i can't work out a settlement in Russia.

Russia Accuses Booking.com of Anticompetitive Practices

Coronavirus

Setting Out the Tech Landscape for Hotel Distribution: New Skift Research

Getting your hotel tech demands right is never an easy process. Why should tech for hotel distribution be any different? Hoteliers end up working with many vendors to help grasp demand, set rates. and get rooms on the right channels. Here's some clarity to figure out that morass.

Setting Out the Tech Landscape for Hotel Distribution: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Trivago CEO and Kayak Co-Founder Possess Skewed Views on the Best Way to Innovate

When it comes to brainstorming, there's no substitute for a Skift reporter ambling over to a Skift Research analyst's desk, and shooting the breeze about Oyo's model, or looking over a shoulder to view on screen how Expedia's marketing spend is trending. That dynamic is really tough to replicate on Zoom.

Trivago CEO and Kayak Co-Founder Possess Skewed Views on the Best Way to Innovate

Online Travel

Major Online Travel Exec: Negotiating With Google Is Almost Pointless

Deep-pocketed Google clearly didn't appease suffering travel advertisers in any meaningful way because it didn't have to — it's Google. Don't look for Google to find religion in terms of being a more collaborative partner perhaps until regulators would take it down a peg.

Major Online Travel Exec: Negotiating With Google Is Almost Pointless

Hotels

Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates

In an I-just-saw-an-elephant-fly moment, Marriott International will be directing businesses to Expedia Group to access certain Marriott wholesale rates. Bedbanks, tour operators, and smaller online travel agencies that play games with room rates are put on notice.

Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates