Articles tagged “tech”

Online Travel

Hype Over New Online Travel Disruptors Is So Overblown

Old entrants like Google and hotel brands will likely be much more disruptive to the future of online travel agencies than Chase, Uber, and Travel + Leisure.

Hype Over New Online Travel Disruptors Is So Overblown

Short-Term Rentals

Bosses of Futurestay and Evolve Split Over Best Strategies for Short-Term Rental Owners

Myriad ways exist for hosts to build their short-term rental businesses. And if the choices are complex today, just wait for the rush of new vendors and operators seeing gold in them hills.

Bosses of Futurestay and Evolve Split Over Best Strategies for Short-Term Rental Owners

Online Travel

Expedia: You’ll Have to Wait Longer to See Hard Data on Our Rebuild Progress

Expedia Group is still very much caught up in making over the company. Is it working? Company officials are basically telling Wall Street — trust us, we think this is going to be good.

Expedia: You’ll Have to Wait Longer to See Hard Data on Our Rebuild Progress

Hotels

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Among Softbank's holdings, Oyo does not appear to be another WeWork calamity. However, under the glare of being a public company, Oyo would be challenged to get to profitability, and to remedy its ongoing brand reputation challenges.

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Sonder's delayed stock market debut came to be, finally. Now with a $310 million injection of proceeds from private investors, and tapping into a $165 million credit line, the company can go about its business trying to build the next household name hospitality brand.

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Business Travel

Would Facebook’s Virtual ‘Metaverse’ Make Your Travel Bucket List Obsolete? Hardly

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg believes the metaverse will one day supplant the mobile internet, and create the sense that you are actually together with someone else in a distant place. Whatever it ever ends up meaning to the travel industry, you can be sure it would develop into an advertising opportunity for the social network.

Would Facebook’s Virtual ‘Metaverse’ Make Your Travel Bucket List Obsolete? Hardly

Tourism

China’s Covid Lessons and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

The setback to China's hotel recovery is a cautionary hotel. In other top travel stories this week, Skift covered mask mandates, vegan tourism, and American Express Global Business Travel's latest acquisition.

China’s Covid Lessons and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Airbnb CEO to Tech Platform Peers: Clean Up Your Own Content or the Government Will

The proverbial handwriting is on the wall for Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Tripadvisor, and Yelp, among others. The regulators are coming! The regulators are coming!

Airbnb CEO to Tech Platform Peers: Clean Up Your Own Content or the Government Will

Coronavirus

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Low-touch is the new high-touch in travel. Companies may rapidly adopt some kinds of contactless systems in response to the pandemic. But which ones?

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Online Travel

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

This week in digital news, booking through Instagram might finally work, Airbnb buys Gaest in a bid to enter further into the meetings and events sector, and a "glamping" startup raises $115 million.

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week