Articles tagged “skift4”

AccorHotels CEO to the Hotel Industry: ‘You Have an Obligation to Be Bold’

AccorHotels CEO to the Hotel Industry: ‘You Have an Obligation to Be Bold’

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's nothing like a contrarian, outspoken hotel CEO to keep things interesting.

4 years ago

2 Years of Travel Startups: Which Companies Survived and Died

2 Years of Travel Startups: Which Companies Survived and Died

Dan Peltier, Skift

Skift has covered hundreds of travel startups during the past four years to help readers understand emerging technology trends and venture capitalist interest. Here are examples of companies that have gone silent and those that have found an audience.

4 years ago

Expedia Stumbled After Its Radical Approach to Integrating Orbitz

Expedia Stumbled After Its Radical Approach to Integrating Orbitz

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Breaking up is hard to do but when it comes to mergers, the stakes can be very high and the challenges acutely complex. It's really hard to find someone who will argue that Expedia's acquisition spree will be its undoing but success will take focus and certainly isn't guaranteed.

4 years ago

This Is How Hotels Could Win the Direct Booking Wars

This Is How Hotels Could Win the Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wars aren’t won overnight. If hotels really want to make some inroads in taking back market share from online travel agencies, and owning the customer relationship entirely, they need to wage an all-out offensive that goes well beyond direct bookings.

4 years ago