Articles tagged “search”

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories

Interesting new attempt by Airbnb to rethink how people search and discover on its product and likely to finally spur some innovation in travel search and booking.

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories

Online Travel

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb makes a major modification, Tripadvisor appoints a new CEO, and the endangered status of giraffes exposes the fragility of Africa's wildlife tourism.

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Podcast: Google Travel Exec on Sustainability and Search

Listen now to a conversation with Google Travel Managing Director Richard Holden at Skift Global Forum in September 2021 in New York City.

Podcast: Google Travel Exec on Sustainability and Search

Online Travel

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

It's a nice step for Google to provide more information about hotels' sustainability practices in search results. But will the company have the guts to get "political," in the eyes of some, and push hotel listings higher or lower based on environmental practices?

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

Online Travel

Lakestar Plans to Take HomeToGo Public in $1.2 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

Who said investors no longer want to bet on consumer-facing travel startups that compete with Google? HomeToGo is in talks to go public via a blank-check company owned by Lakestar. It'll be an approximately $1.2 billion deal, sources tell Skift.

Lakestar Plans to Take HomeToGo Public in $1.2 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

Hotels

Airbnb Introduces Searches for Different Dates to Show Wider Array of Property Choices

Savvy consumers used to searching for hotel stays and seeing how rates change based on alternative dates may be disappointed in this Airbnb feature. That's because it doesn't do precisely that for a specific property. Still, the tweak is a nice twist in short-term rental trip planning.

Airbnb Introduces Searches for Different Dates to Show Wider Array of Property Choices

Hotels

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Behind the scenes, there may be abundant reasons that Booking Holdings and Airbnb, for that matter, won't be dabbling in Google's vacation rentals business for the time being. Perhaps they are seeking to boost direct traffic or are unhappy with the economics and user experience. Expedia may be positioned to take some advantage.

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

How Digital Advertising Is Creating New Pressures for Travel Marketers: Skift Research

Along with marketers’ heavy investment in digital, the quality of digital advertising continues to improve with more advanced targeting and measurement capabilities. Optimized marketing success requires the right media mix and the right types of technology.

How Digital Advertising Is Creating New Pressures for Travel Marketers: Skift Research

Online Travel

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Google clearly places its own travel businesses front and center in its search results to the detriment of competitors. Google argues that this benefits consumers. If you buy that argument, then you also probably believe that Google always knows best.

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Online Travel

Google’s Travel Update Tells Consumers the Best Time to Book a Hotel

Google is stepping up the development of its travel products. It's all part of the company's master plan to make it even more indispensable for people planning a trip.

Google’s Travel Update Tells Consumers the Best Time to Book a Hotel