Articles tagged “travelocity”

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Travelocity Network Was Orbitz Worldwide’s Secret Weapon in 2014

Travelocity Network Was Orbitz Worldwide’s Secret Weapon in 2014

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia Inc. has been tacking on assets to bump up its growth and the Travelocity Partner Network, owned by Orbitz Worldwide, meshes with Expedia's growth strategy.

4 years ago

What Expedia and Priceline Growth Means to an Independent Hotel

What Expedia and Priceline Growth Means to an Independent Hotel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Independent hotels and chains will all feel the impact of the consolidation of Orbitz Worldwide into Expedia Inc. Independents didn't have much clout before the acquisition, and the chains will feel the pressure, too.

4 years ago

Expedia Vs. Priceline: Adding Up the Acquisitions

Expedia Vs. Priceline: Adding Up the Acquisitions

Jason Clampet, Skift

Don't expect the buying binge and consolidation in online travel to slow down any time soon. Expedia, the Priceline Group and TripAdvisor all intend to keep on acquiring puzzle pieces in 2015. HomeAway anyone?

4 years ago

Analysis: It’s Expedia Against Everyone Else After Orbitz and Travelocity Deals

Analysis: It’s Expedia Against Everyone Else After Orbitz and Travelocity Deals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Hotels.com, Hotwire, and Trivago -- they would all belong to Expedia Inc. if this Expedia-Orbitz deal gets approved by regulators. It's nice to be king -- although Priceline and Booking.com may have something to say about that.

4 years ago

2015 Megatrends: The Online Travel Duopoly Won’t Reign Forever

2015 Megatrends: The Online Travel Duopoly Won’t Reign Forever

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It would be prudent for the established leaders in online travel not to get over-confident. They are going to have to work extremely hard to maintain their positions, which will undoubtedly be altered

4 years ago

Expedia Is Not Worried About the Sharing Economy and HomeAway for Now

Expedia Is Not Worried About the Sharing Economy and HomeAway for Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group can acquire a restaurant reservations platform in OpenTable and add tons of vacation rentals to its Booking.com unit, but Expedia Inc. plans on sticking with its guns and focusing on the hotel business. Will that focus win out? Expedia certainly has been making strides, but this is still the beginning of the beginning.

4 years ago

Expedia Accelerated Room Night Growth in the Fourth Quarter

Expedia Accelerated Room Night Growth in the Fourth Quarter

Dennis Schaal, Skift

After years of struggling, Expedia Inc. is executing well and gaining market share around the world.

4 years ago

What Happens to the Travelocity Brand Under Expedia Ownership?

What Happens to the Travelocity Brand Under Expedia Ownership?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Roaming Gnome himself whispers to us that he is very happy about the Expedia acquisition of Travelocity. It was touch and go under Sabre ownership for such a long time as Sabre, with priorities elsewhere, totally bungled ownership of Travelocity and Lastminute.com.

4 years ago

Expedia Acquires Travelocity for $280 Million

Expedia Acquires Travelocity for $280 Million

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia is expected to retain the Travelocity brand. It would be foolish not to because the whole value proposition is to tap into the allegiances of Travelocity loyalists. And that leaves Orbitz out in the cold. It is unable to achieve scale and Expedia and the Priceline Group are apparently not interested in scooping Orbitz up.

4 years ago

Travel Mergers and Acquisitions Activity in 2014 Doubled in Value

Travel Mergers and Acquisitions Activity in 2014 Doubled in Value

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

2015 is going to be a very interesting year in both on and offline travel merger activity.

4 years ago

Orbitz Gives In, Hires Bankers to Find a Buyer

Orbitz Gives In, Hires Bankers to Find a Buyer

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Orbitz Worldwide is putting itself up for sale, and the leak to Bloomberg may be a signal that the bidding hasn't been particularly robust to date.

4 years ago

Expedia Closing in on Acquisition of Travelocity From Sabre

Expedia Closing in on Acquisition of Travelocity From Sabre

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Barring complications, it looks like Travelocity will become the newest Expedia Inc. brand fairly soon.

4 years ago