Articles tagged “Travelzoo”

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?

5 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.

9 months 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.

12 months 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 years 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.

4 years 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.

4 years 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.

4 years 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.

4 years ago