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Articles tagged “Travelzoo”

Travelzoo Goes After Hotel Bookers Who Aren’t Necessarily Spontaneous

Travelzoo Goes After Hotel Bookers Who Aren’t Necessarily Spontaneous

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travelzoo wants to give the people what they want -- and to get more involved in the lucrative hotel-booking business. In this case, Travelzoo is sourcing hotel deals for days that work for the less-spontaneous traveler.

7 months ago

Travelzoo CEO Steps Down and Chairman Assumes Role

Travelzoo CEO Steps Down and Chairman Assumes Role

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Outgoing CEO Chris Loughlin is the fall guy in this CEO shuffle. Although a public and "controlled" company, nothing happens at Travelzoo without the approval of founder and current chief talent officer Ralph Bartel.

1 year ago

Travelzoo Reacquires Its Asia-Pacific Business From Founder for $22.6 Million

Travelzoo Reacquires Its Asia-Pacific Business From Founder for $22.6 Million

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With Ralph Bartel of Travelzoo essentially buying back his Asia-Pacific business at a huge profit, Travelzoo instantly becomes more global as it tries to build out its hotel-booking business.

1 year ago

Best Travel Ads this Week: Booking Sites Get Cheeky

Best Travel Ads this Week: Booking Sites Get Cheeky

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Videos are just like digital ads, they need to be tailored to specific audiences by interest and purchase behavior.

1 year ago

Travelzoo Takes Campaign to NYC Subways to Get Deal Newsletter Sign-Ups

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's hard to determine a return on investment on a subway campaign but tagging photos and uploading them to social media, as well as actual newsletter sign-ups, gives Travelzoo metrics to consider.

2 years ago

Travelzoo’s Hotel Transformation Is Slow and Painful

Travelzoo’s Hotel Transformation Is Slow and Painful

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The advantage that Travelzoo has that other new entrants in hotel booking don't is those 24.5 million registered members/newsletter subscribers. If Travelzoo can tweak its hotel booking engine and get it going, then at least it already has an audience.

2 years ago

Travelzoo Calls in the Reinforcements as a Veteran Exec Leaves

Travelzoo Calls in the Reinforcements as a Veteran Exec Leaves

Dennis Schaal, Skift

This hotel stuff really isn't easy, and Travelzoo isn't the ideal candidate to start such a business from scratch. Travelzoo does, however, have 24.2 million newsletter subscribers, and that's a valuable asset.

2 years ago

LivingSocial CEO Steps Down as Weekend Getaways, Daily Deals Slow

Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Groupon and LivingSocial blew up the business of deals -- just ask Travelzoo. Now people are trying to figure out how to put it back together.

3 years ago

Smartphones and Tablets Force Travelzoo to Rethink Its Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travelzoo bought the Fly.com domain for $1.8 million in 2009, and hasn't taken advantage of what should have been a great brand. Travelzoo isn't alone at this early stage in feeling that the the mobile revolution, while rife with opportunity, hasn't exactly been a windfall.

3 years ago

Best U.S. Travel Companies to Work For in 2014

Best U.S. Travel Companies to Work For in 2014

Rafat Ali, Skift

At minimum, these featured companies get a press release out of it, touting their rankings. There are many more travel companies in U.S. that at some point could make for a comprehensive and dedicated sector ranking.

3 years ago

Fly.com Revenue Falls As Parent Company Travelzoo Tries to Find its Focus

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What's in a name? When it comes to Fly.com, there's plenty, but parent company Travelzoo has been asleep at the wheel, and could have been doing a lot more with its Fly.com assets.

3 years ago

Deal Publisher Travelzoo In Profit Plunge as It Tries to Diversify

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Will Travelzoo's entry into hotel booking be too little, too late? The deal publisher has a huge subscriber base to market to once the hotel-booking engine is in place, but competition is intense.

3 years ago