Articles tagged “tripadvisor”

Tripadvisor Sees a Traffic Rebound But Revenue Still Lagging

Tripadvisor Sees a Traffic Rebound But Revenue Still Lagging

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tripadvisor has no easy path to better growth rates and profit. But in good news, consumers are returning to its brands to plan trips, and revenue will likely follow over time.

5 days ago

This Newly Public $500 Million Company Is Set Up to Go Shopping for Travel Acquisitions

This Newly Public $500 Million Company Is Set Up to Go Shopping for Travel Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Greg O'Hara and Noam Gottesman will be shopping for a winner, but unlike early stage investors, they can hunt for a travel company with an extensive track record. In the midst of a global pandemic, this is not a done deal, but you can bet a deal will get done.

7 days ago

Major Online Travel Exec: Negotiating With Google Is Almost Pointless

Major Online Travel Exec: Negotiating With Google Is Almost Pointless

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Deep-pocketed Google clearly didn't appease suffering travel advertisers in any meaningful way because it didn't have to — it's Google. Don't look for Google to find religion in terms of being a more collaborative partner perhaps until regulators would take it down a peg.

2 weeks ago

Tripadvisor Is a Media Business So Why Did It Unload These 8 Brands?

Tripadvisor Is a Media Business So Why Did It Unload These 8 Brands?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While other online travel companies, such as Expedia Group, pursued robust media businesses over the years, Tripadvisor neglected it. In turn, it's now trying to make good on an unrealized opportunity. Shedding non-core assets could help with the focus.

4 weeks ago

Expedia to Deliver Early Payday to Private Equity Investors

Expedia to Deliver Early Payday to Private Equity Investors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's no accident that Expedia Group disclosed improved booking trends on Monday, and then announced a senior notes offering to refinance the company's private equity debt a day later. Hey, whether you are a homeowner or a giant online travel company, a good refinancing deal can be smart and hard to resist.

1 month ago

Tripadvisor CEO to Trade Traffic Goals for More Repeat Usage

Tripadvisor CEO to Trade Traffic Goals for More Repeat Usage

Sean O'Neill, Skift

You've heard other online travel companies talk about the "connected trip." But Tripadvisor focuses instead on the "considered trip" as its north star. CEO Steve Kaufer said engaged travelers, who use his brand to plan all parts of a trip, are his top target.

1 month ago

GetYourGuide CEO Highlights Google’s Alleged Failings During the Pandemic

GetYourGuide CEO Highlights Google’s Alleged Failings During the Pandemic

Dennis Schaal, Skift

GetYourGuide's Johannes Reck is underplaying the Google threat in tours and activities. Sure, Google has much larger priorities, but how much will it cost to build the GetYourGuide brand with Google controlling the airspace?

1 month ago

Tour Business Viator Opts for Quality Over Quantity With the Land Grab Ending

Tour Business Viator Opts for Quality Over Quantity With the Land Grab Ending

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With competitors like GetYourGuide, Klook, Airbnb and Booking.com strengthening their asrsenals, market leader Viator will enforce new quality standards that would make it more user-friendly and efficient. If these and other moves don't work, then look out for a new No. 1.

2 months ago

Pandemic Prompts Indie Hotels to Buy Ads in Price-Comparison Searches

Pandemic Prompts Indie Hotels to Buy Ads in Price-Comparison Searches

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New tools from Google Hotel Ads, Cendyn, DerbySoft, Triptease, SiteMinder, and others are making it easier for smaller hotel companies to woo travelers from metasearch brands.

2 months ago

Airbnb Hasn’t Seen Mass Exodus of Hosts Over Refunds

Airbnb Hasn’t Seen Mass Exodus of Hosts Over Refunds

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hosts may come and go on Airbnb's global platform. But the fate of Airbnb's listings will depend much more on supply and demand than on grievances.

2 months ago

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings may be calculating that partner memories aren't exceedingly long. On the other hand, with additional layoffs a possibility at flagship brand Booking.com, the parent company has its own problems to deal with.

2 months ago

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Poses Threat to Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Google and Yelp

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Poses Threat to Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Google and Yelp

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The liability protections that online travel businesses such as Airbnb, Google and Tripadvisor enjoy under the Communications Decency Act could be collateral damage in President Trump's effort to go after Twitter and Google for what he views as "censorship" or biased coverage.

3 months ago