Articles tagged “skyscanner”

Skyscanner Buys Social-Review Site Twizoo in Escalating Content Drive

Skyscanner Buys Social-Review Site Twizoo in Escalating Content Drive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Two deals in the space of a week show how serious Skyscanner is about improving the content it offers to customers. The days of it being a pure price-comparison site are definitely over.

2 months ago

Ctrip Buys Trip.com for Skyscanner to Enhance Local Recommendations

Ctrip Buys Trip.com for Skyscanner to Enhance Local Recommendations

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip-backed Skyscanner will tap in-destination content from social reviews company Trip.com. But is the acquiring company's true plan to further mobile engagement? Or is it to nab a domain name that may be appeal more to Americans than Ctrip.com -- or Alibaba's Fliggy?

3 months ago

Priceline Bought Momondo and That Was Far Different From Ctrip’s Skyscanner Acquisition

Priceline Bought Momondo and That Was Far Different From Ctrip’s Skyscanner Acquisition

Jared Wein, Skift

Priceline's acquisition of Momondo strengthens Kayak in regions where it had less market share, including the UK, Nordics, and Russia. Keeping Momondo out of the hands of a rival, or a potential one, also protects the Kayak brand and Priceline as a whole.

4 months ago

Skyscanner Deal Is Starting to Work Out For Ctrip

Skyscanner Deal Is Starting to Work Out For Ctrip

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner is boosting Ctrip's margins, and Skyscanner's new instant booking service shows promise as a way to propel future growth.

5 months ago

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Kayak Acquires Assets of Struggling Brazilian Metasearch Company Mundi

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner had been sniffing around Brazil's homegrown metasearch leader Mundi and checking its books. Kayak appears to have swooped in to shore up market share.

6 months ago

Ctrip and Skyscanner: A Look at How the Deal Went Down

Ctrip and Skyscanner: A Look at How the Deal Went Down

Jared Wein, Skift

Ctrip’s purchase of Skyscanner continued the trend of metasearch consolidation and should provide Ctrip with support for its outbound and inbound businesses.

6 months ago

Skyscanner Is Seeing Growth in Its Hotel and Car Rental Business

Skyscanner Is Seeing Growth in Its Hotel and Car Rental Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While it's interesting to note Skyscanner's growth in hotels and car hire, commission from flight searches is still the source of most of its revenue. It seems likely that the company will look to take a bigger slice of the airline market rather than push too hard into other areas.

6 months ago

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

5 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Search and Booking

Sarah Enelow, Skift

If you think metasearch revolutionized the act of shopping for travel, wait until these sites truly harness all the data out there.

8 months ago

What Ctrip Looks For When Buying Other Companies

What Ctrip Looks For When Buying Other Companies

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Zhou's comments point to more deals for companies outside China, similar to the one for Skyscanner, and with plenty of money to spend it looks like it could be a very busy few years.

8 months ago

Ctrip Says a Regulatory Mandate Didn’t Get in the Way of Growth

Ctrip Says a Regulatory Mandate Didn’t Get in the Way of Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

China's largest online travel company says that it has changed its practices for upselling customers to comply with a consumer watchdog's request. The hiccup shouldn't knock Ctrip off its growth stride.

8 months ago

Video: Skyscanner CEO Thinks Travel Sites Could Learn From Chinese E-Commerce

Video: Skyscanner CEO Thinks Travel Sites Could Learn From Chinese E-Commerce

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In this video from Skift Forum Europe, CEO Gareth Williams explains why his travel price-comparison is finding inspiration from Chinese online retailer Tmall. He says brands need to be able to stand out better from their competitors in search results.

9 months ago

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Jason Clampet, Skift

Hafner reveals his admiration for new acquisition Momondo Group, expresses his bother at Trivago's ad spend, and pooh-poohs Skyscanner's analytics approach in a frank discussion that cut to the core of what makes metasearch different.

9 months ago