Articles tagged “skyscanner”

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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.

3 years ago

Skyscanner CEO: Great Engineering in Metasearch Beats Marketing Muscle

Skyscanner CEO: Great Engineering in Metasearch Beats Marketing Muscle

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's not a surprise that Skyscanner is looking to Chinese trends as it becomes a part of Ctrip. The storefront model it has outlined, however, is getting somewhat of a cold reception from competitors.

3 years ago

Momondo CEO Says Rival Skyscanner’s Strategy Would Confuse Consumers

Momondo CEO Says Rival Skyscanner’s Strategy Would Confuse Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Whether it's a booking site or a hotel, how do you create differentiation where there is so much sameness all around? Create a brand that consumers love and want to engage with.

3 years ago

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner is becoming an online shop-window for airlines, providing a branded experience that's similar to the airline's own sites. Behind this move is a technological upheaval that's scrambling commercial alliances.

3 years ago

Skyscanner Enlists Finnair for Most Robust Airline Instant Booking Yet

Skyscanner Enlists Finnair for Most Robust Airline Instant Booking Yet

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As we've noted before, a lot of industry professionals argue that metasearch and online travel agencies will converge. Skyscanner's new way of selling Finnair's fare families may be a sign of trends to come.

4 years ago

China’s Ctrip Will Focus on Domestic Hotels Following International Spending Spree

China’s Ctrip Will Focus on Domestic Hotels Following International Spending Spree

Sean O'Neill, Skift

After making a string of investments, Ctrip may be keeping its gunpowder dry in 2017 — at least according to our interpretation of the latest comments of its executives. That will give it a chance to digest its recent acquisition of Skyscanner and to deepen its hotel coverage within China.

4 years ago

Skift Forum Europe: Skyscanner’s CEO Is Looking Beyond Scale

Skift Forum Europe: Skyscanner’s CEO Is Looking Beyond Scale

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner CEO Gareth Williams is the rare Western executive to have played his cards right in China, in light of the successful recent sale to Chinese giant Ctrip of the price-comparison company he co-founded. Williams' next bets for growth are on voice-activated Internet search, instant booking for airlines, and mobile-first transactions in Asia.

4 years ago

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Just because your company is paranoid doesn't mean Google Flights is not out to get you. Google Flights is making gains, albeit incrementally and seemingly unceasingly.

4 years ago

Kayak Is Shopping for a Metasearch Acquisition in Europe

Kayak Is Shopping for a Metasearch Acquisition in Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's clear there is going to be further consolidation in online travel in Europe after Ctrip swooped in and acquired Skyscanner. Momondo would be a nice addition – not a game-changer for Kayak – and a deal could happen if the number-crunchers on both sides have a meeting of the minds.

4 years ago

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Dave Montali, Skift

While the world is transitioning to mobile, there are still issues to work on when it comes to monetizing mobile search.

4 years ago

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip, when acquiring Skyscanner, should call up, or at least compare notes with, companies as varied as Sabre, Travelocity, the Priceline Group, and Expedia when mulling the challenges in integrating a new prized possession. These new playthings can in rare cases turn into the success of a Booking.com, but on the other hand they have the potential to wreak havoc.

4 years ago

Interview: Skyscanner’s CEO on the Ctrip Acquisition and the Future of Metasearch

Interview: Skyscanner’s CEO on the Ctrip Acquisition and the Future of Metasearch

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As CEO Gareth Williams says, the Ctrip deal means that nothing and everything changes for Skyscanner. The focus of the business and the growth plans will remain in place but getting a wealthy new owner from the world's fastest-growing travel market will bring a multitude of new opportunities.

4 years ago