Articles tagged “tripadvisor”

TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to certain green practices and the refugee crisis, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer believes corporations and CEOs can't sit on the sidelines and must take a stand. That's an inconvenient truth.

3 days ago

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

UK Regulator Persuades More Travel Brands to Stop Hate-Selling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's 2019. Online travel agencies and hotels shouldn't still be using high-pressure tactics to get us to part with our money. There are much better ways. Hopefully the UK's action will spur other countries to do the same.

6 days ago

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

3 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Drops Outmoded Little Wiser Owl Character From Ads

TripAdvisor Drops Outmoded Little Wiser Owl Character From Ads

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor's new ad campaign is more hip than its usual fare. It also shows where its business is heading with hotel booking eventually having to share the limelight with tours and dining.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Plots Loyalty Program in Campaign Against Google

TripAdvisor Plots Loyalty Program in Campaign Against Google

Grant Martin, Skift

A loyalty program from TripAdvisor could be a strong incentive for unaffiliated travelers to drive business to the online booker. But TripAdvisor will need to offer a unique program to change established user habits.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering

TripAdvisor Exec Accuses GetYourGuide of Fear-Mongering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings are seemingly playing nice and fair with the tours and activities companies for now, but what happens five years from now when competition gets more intense and extracting profits is more of a mandate? Will push come to shove?

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Looks to Counter Google by Considering Loyalty Initiatives for First Time

TripAdvisor Looks to Counter Google by Considering Loyalty Initiatives for First Time

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A new loyalty program and a brand campaign to bolster direct traffic and user engagement are among the measures TripAdvisor is working on to counter the fact that Google is getting more stingy in providing free traffic. But TripAdvisor is also hoping — and anticipating — that U.S. regulators will step in.

1 month ago

Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded

Expedia CEO Admits Tours Business Is Underfunded

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia and Ctrip are the two large online travel companies that have so far not acquired a technology partner to foster the growth of their tours and activities' businesses. GetYourGuide argues that these tech/connectivity companies should remain independent, but how long will it be before some of these smaller companies get scooped up?

2 months ago

The Surprising Rise of Hotel Spending on Metasearch Advertising

The Surprising Rise of Hotel Spending on Metasearch Advertising

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many hotel groups are directing more of their ad budgets toward price-comparison search sites. That's a boon for vendors providing connectivity and automation services. But it's also a welcome, if still modest, injection for metasearch players like Trivago that have recently been struggling.

2 months ago

Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The CEOs of Booking Holdings, Expedia Group, and TripAdvisor all saw their total compensation fall in 2018, but only because 2017 was an exceptional year for each. Glenn Fogel of Booking and Mark Okerstrom of Expedia were each appointed as CEO in 2017, and Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor received a long-term incentive award that was undoubtedly the envy of his peers.

3 months ago

TripAdvisor Pressured Into Making Additional Reforms to Support Sexual Assault Victims

TripAdvisor Pressured Into Making Additional Reforms to Support Sexual Assault Victims

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you think protest is futile, then you're wrong. Petitioners didn't think TripAdvisor went far enough to promote traveler safety, and they got the travel website to take stock of itself and make additional reforms.

4 months ago

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The momentum is certainly building for a renewed look into Google's business practices as they relate to antitrust issues. As part of that, a wide swath of travel businesses would welcome such a probe.

4 months ago