Articles tagged “travelocity”

Online Travel

Full Video: Expedia CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2021

Look for Expedia's vacation rental unit, Vrbo, to keep gaining market share in geographies where it is already strong. But the brand hasn't always been nimble, and it may be missing out opportunities.

Full Video: Expedia CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2021

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Expedia’s Brand Do-Overs Include Orbitz Putting Greater Focus on LGBTQ Market

Six years after uniting the Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia brands within Expedia Group, the company is now undertaking the grand experiment to differentiate their value propositions and target markets. If it doesn't work, brand consultants never get tired of offering their advice.

Expedia’s Brand Do-Overs Include Orbitz Putting Greater Focus on LGBTQ Market

Online Travel

Asian Online Travel Pioneer Zuji Shuts Down

It was launched with much fanfare in 2002, but in the end, Zuji — which translates to "footprints" in Mandarin — failed miserably to leave a lasting imprint on Asia’s online travel scene.

Asian Online Travel Pioneer Zuji Shuts Down

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Oral History: Ebookers and LastMinute Deals Showed Mergers Can Be a Blood Sport

When mergers go awry, it isn't always merely because the acquired company was a dog. Sometimes the purchaser likewise screws the whole thing up.

Oral History: Ebookers and LastMinute Deals Showed Mergers Can Be a Blood Sport

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The Never-Before-Disclosed Details About the Birth of Online Travel

We're not giving away all the good stuff. You still need to read the entire thing.

The Never-Before-Disclosed Details About the Birth of Online Travel

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Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Two decades after the birth of online travel, more than two dozen founders and key players exclusively tell Skift how it all happened. This is a story of a history that changed the future of travel forever. Dig in, this will take a while.

Launching Skift’s Biggest Project Yet: The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

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Expedia Gained U.S. Market Share After Acquisitions But Lost It Everywhere Else

Expedia's acquisitions in 2015 made it more of a U.S.-focused company, a weakness it intends to rectify in coming years. Meanwhile, the market share impact of its buying spree won't really be felt until 2016 and beyond.

Expedia Gained U.S. Market Share After Acquisitions But Lost It Everywhere Else

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Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015?

If the integration goes as Expedia and HomeAway envision then this merger can turn out to be transformational for both companies. If that becomes the reality, then the Expedia acquisition of Orbitz may end up being viewed in coming years as a mere footnote in Expedia's timeline when compared with the HomeAway buy.

Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015?

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Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

Everyone knows that being nimble enough to test and introduce new technology is a tremendous advantage. Behind the scenes, though, Expedia got good at another skill -- moving really fast to identify and make acquisitions.

Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

Online Travel

Hawaii’s Attorney General Wants $53 Million From Expedia and its Peers

This is the never-ending story in online travel. Just pay the taxes, pass the cost on to consumers, and stop spending millions on lawyers.

Hawaii’s Attorney General Wants $53 Million From Expedia and its Peers