Articles tagged “skyscanner”

Skyscanner Shows Tenacity to Overcome Challenges Selling Airline Tickets on Mobile

Skyscanner Shows Tenacity to Overcome Challenges Selling Airline Tickets on Mobile

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Why is shopping for flights on mobile devices much harder than for TVs and clothes? A few reasons. Skyscanner may be delivering fixes soon, though the industry has promised fixes for years.

4 days ago

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Sabbatical travel is in the spotlight, but is a year-long trip around the globe feasible for a family? A couple? Two travel advisors set out for a string of faraway places, showing clients and friends that it can be done.

5 months ago

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Asian tourist behavior is changing, reflecting a more mindful — and responsible — traveler overall.

7 months ago

Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We can shop for TVs and clothes on our phone, but booking flights remains stubbornly old school. Skyscanner is one of a few online players working with airlines to fix that.

9 months ago

Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative With TripAdvisor, Booking.com

Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative With TripAdvisor, Booking.com

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Prince Harry is now applying his environmental activism to the industry of travel. While the efficacy of this initiative won't be determined for a long time yet, he's certainly succeeded in getting some big names on board.

10 months ago

Tourism Gets Caught in the Crossfire of Northeast Asia Politics

Tourism Gets Caught in the Crossfire of Northeast Asia Politics

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Chinese tourists are the world's biggest spenders. That arms Beijing with a geopolitical tool. The not-so-secret weapon shows no signs of diminishing in its effectiveness to redirect tourism flows.

11 months ago

Why Skyscanner Is Closing Its Stand-Alone Local Recommendations App

Why Skyscanner Is Closing Its Stand-Alone Local Recommendations App

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's no surprise to see Skyscanner absorb the last bits of the user-generated reviews brand formerly known as Gogobot. But the price-comparison search company's bet on soliciting reviews from its own customers remains intriguing. The move highlights its ambition to become a superapp for travel.

11 months ago

Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook

Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What's clear from the report is that Facebook and some travel apps are sharing way more personal information than they had admitted to. The backlash will undoubtedly pick up steam, although Facebook seems to have largely escaped condemnation from this latest disclosure.

2 years ago

Ctrip’s Growth Hits a Speed Bump Over Consumer Issues

Ctrip’s Growth Hits a Speed Bump Over Consumer Issues

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Recent consumer activism and regulatory issues have unsettled Ctrip. But the trend is a positive sign that Chinese consumers will gradually demand protections, which will put in place drivers for long-term stable growth.

2 years ago

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb has sold investors on a growth story based, in part, on adding flights and other products. But selling flights is extremely complicated.

2 years ago

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whether or not you agree with this, it's certainly an idea worth contemplating as everyone and everything in the travel industry are beginning to converge. Whatever you decide, please don't shoot the messenger.

2 years ago

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.

3 years ago