Articles tagged “Travelzoo”

Can a Fast-Growing Oyo Patch Up the Early Cracks?

Can a Fast-Growing Oyo Patch Up the Early Cracks?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It’s raining doubts on Oyo Hotels & Homes, a far cry from the awe that was poured on its founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal when he came in six years ago brandishing the simple belief that “everyone deserves a beautiful living space.” Can Oyo fix its apparent shortfalls?

3 months ago

Travelzoo Places Bet on Social Media Marketing in China

Travelzoo Places Bet on Social Media Marketing in China

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In traditional business logic, the big beat the small. But in Asia-Pacific today, fast companies beat the slow ones. It's an open question whether Travelzoo can rev up its metabolism enough there to thrive.

3 months ago

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Quality tourism is a term that has been bandied about by Southeast Asian destinations. It’s high time they stop and give real thought to it.

6 months ago

Might Travelzoo Find a Company Buyer in China?

Might Travelzoo Find a Company Buyer in China?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelzoo's founder Ralph Bartel has seen the value of his investment in the public company go from north of a billion to less than $100 million over two decades. Could the chairman of the company be seeking an exit with a sale to a buyer in Asia?

6 months ago

Why Does Travelzoo Have a Big China Problem?

Why Does Travelzoo Have a Big China Problem?

Isaac Carey, Skift

The company has been hoping for a turnaround in Asia Pacific for years now, but so far business in the region is weak. If trade tensions continue to squeeze the company, will progress get even slower?

12 months ago

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's nothing wrong with a company investing and pivoting, as Travelzoo is doing yet again. There is something wrong when a company controlled by a founder doesn't reboot with new leadership.

1 year ago

Travelzoo Stock Price Tumbles as Costs Devour Profit

Travelzoo Stock Price Tumbles as Costs Devour Profit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Holger Bartel has been angling his deals company into a smarter business model. But the cost of Travelzoo's investments continues to drag down earnings. Investors responded by shaving 30 percent off the company's share price on Wednesday.

1 year ago

Travelzoo Surprises With a Rebound in Revenue Growth and Profitability

Travelzoo Surprises With a Rebound in Revenue Growth and Profitability

Sean O'Neill, Skift

European travel booking volumes are not the only thing staging a comeback. Deals marketer Travelzoo is enjoying a renaissance, too. But, as with Europe, the verdict is still on whether the company has worked through the problems that have beset it since the financial crisis.

2 years ago

Travelzoo Is Having Trouble Figuring Out Life After Metasearch

Travelzoo Is Having Trouble Figuring Out Life After Metasearch

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelzoo is a curious case. A newsletter-focused daily deals site that has given up on becoming a global metasearch site, it has clearly had trouble adapting to a marketplace where deals abound. Has a new focus on what its customers actually want come too late?

2 years ago

Travelzoo Made $1.8 Million by Selling the Fly.com Domain

Travelzoo Made $1.8 Million by Selling the Fly.com Domain

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It appears that the mystery buyer is a brand holding company that may not be focused on travel. If so: What a lost opportunity.

3 years ago

Travelzoo Closes Search Business and Sells Fly.com Domain

Travelzoo Closes Search Business and Sells Fly.com Domain

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelzoo has sold Fly.com, the most under-leveraged internet domain name in travel. We hope the mystery buyer has better luck with it than the deals publisher did.

3 years ago

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.

4 years ago