Articles tagged “tripadvisor”

TripAdvisor CFO Sees ‘Hotel-Like’ Commissions in a $1 Billion Tours and Activities Business

TripAdvisor CFO Sees ‘Hotel-Like’ Commissions in a $1 Billion Tours and Activities Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If TripAdvisor's hotel-booking drive doesn't work out in the face of intense competition, tours and activities won't be bungee-jumping to the rescue. But it still can be an attractive business and TripAdvisor is best-positioned for now to make it work.

1 week ago

TripAdvisor Debuts Facebook Messenger Chatbot for User-Generated Recommendations

TripAdvisor Debuts Facebook Messenger Chatbot for User-Generated Recommendations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If your company doesn't have an artificial intelligence-fueled chatbot, the odds are you will one day. Is your company going to sit out this trend like so many procrastinators, or resource-constrained companies, did when the first crop of mobile apps appeared? History does have a habit of repeating itself but it doesn't have to.

2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Chairman’s Takeover Comments Not a Vote of Confidence

TripAdvisor Chairman’s Takeover Comments Not a Vote of Confidence

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Greg Maffei made no mention of TripAdvisor playing the long game with its Instant Booking transition. Instead, he almost informally invited bids to acquire TripAdvisor. While the odds seem to be stacked up against Tripadvisor it could still turn things around -- if it gets the time to do so.

2 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: Kayak CEO on Rivals, Leadership and Strategy

Skift Forum Europe: Kayak CEO on Rivals, Leadership and Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hafner once called metasearch a lousy business with slim margins. What's clear is some of the same dynamics making life difficult for TripAdvisor, including Google Hotel Ads and Trivago's substantial marketing spend, are also proving challenging for Kayak.

3 weeks ago

Booking Site Acquisitions: Who Bought What and Who Was Shut Out in 2016

Booking Site Acquisitions: Who Bought What and Who Was Shut Out in 2016

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia got a lot of buzz for its 2015 buying binge, but over the last two years China's Ctrip has been on an equal footing with Expedia in terms of acquisition activity. At the same time, TripAdvisor is stockpiling dining-related sites, having bought five and invested in two others.

3 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Is Being Massively Outspent by Its Biggest Rivals

TripAdvisor Is Being Massively Outspent by Its Biggest Rivals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Even if TripAdvisor can straighten out its Instant Booking feature, it still faces the daunting task of changing consumer perceptions in the face of Expedia, Booking.com and others, which are saturating digital media and broadcasting.

4 weeks ago

Why Trivago Isn’t Worried About Competition From Priceline and TripAdvisor

Why Trivago Isn’t Worried About Competition From Priceline and TripAdvisor

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Trivago's "irritating" onslaught of advertising has helped it to rely less on paid search than many of its competitors.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry

TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry

Dave Montali, Skift

TripAdvisor's power to leverage vast amount of data and traffic, alongside the acquisitions of multiple companies, has already positioned the company as the one of the largest marketplaces in the industry.

1 month ago

Airbnb’s Buy of Luxury Retreats Is Latest of a Dozen Acquisitions

Airbnb’s Buy of Luxury Retreats Is Latest of a Dozen Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As a growing company with global ambitions and a $3 billion stockpile, Airbnb wants to buy stuff. You can expect that more acquisitions are on the way as Airbnb expects to branch out into related sectors.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Rethinks Marketing as It Tries to Solve Instant Booking Problems

TripAdvisor Rethinks Marketing as It Tries to Solve Instant Booking Problems

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor became the largest travel site in the world based on its high profile in free search results. But Google has become a hyper-monetized marketplace and TripAdvisor's competitors have the resources to grossly outspend it in digital marketing.

1 month ago

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's CEO says his company has momentum moving into 2017, although we heard him express similar sentiments over the last two quarters and any surge wasn't particularly noticeable. This will likely be another transition year as Expedia's HomeAway gets more digital and Trivago feels its oats as a public company.

2 months ago

Travel Booking Site CEOs Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries

Travel Booking Site CEOs Condemn Trump’s Travel Ban for Muslim-Majority Countries

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What TripAdvisor CEO Kaufer tweeted about Republican Congress members holds true for the travel industry, as well: This is not the time to be silent about an issue that cuts to the core of travel and democracy in the U.S.

2 months ago