Articles tagged “tripadvisor”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Responds to Critics by Changing How It Displays Hotel Reviews About Sexual Assault

TripAdvisor Responds to Critics by Changing How It Displays Hotel Reviews About Sexual Assault

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor's treatment of sexual assault allegations at hotels will not please people who would like to see these properties' listings pulverized. But for those travelers scoping out hotels for issues of concern, these feature changes are a modest, incremental, and positive step.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Reveals Some of Its Tactics in Growing Experiences

TripAdvisor Reveals Some of Its Tactics in Growing Experiences

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor's key tactics to grow its tours and activities business include the discounting of some products for consumers, practically giving away a reservation system to operators, and rolling out a brand marketing campaign this year. The company talks like it's in it to win it.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Reveals Details on Experiences and Restaurants Growth

TripAdvisor Reveals Details on Experiences and Restaurants Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor's greater transparency in its financial reporting is to be applauded, showing its investment in growing units. But the stuttering of its legacy businesses is notable, too.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

TripAdvisor Launches Cruise Metasearch to Tap Into a New Revenue Stream

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripAdvisor is smart to try to tap the ad budgets of cruise lines and online travel agencies with a relevant new price-comparison search tool. But many first-time cruisers may feel too overwhelmed by all of the review content given all of the complexity in booking a cruise.

3 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: TripAdvisor’s Lindsay Nelson on Boosting the Brand

Skift Forum Europe: TripAdvisor’s Lindsay Nelson on Boosting the Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

You won’t want to miss what Lindsay Nelson has to say about her new role as TripAdvisor’s president of core experience at Skift Forum Europe in London — especially since she’s not afraid to speak her mind about pressing issues in branding and marketing.

4 months ago

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel, whose background is in mergers and acquisitions, was undoubtably not surprised when Airbnb bought HotelTonight. We'd be shocked if he and others hadn't kicked the tires.

4 months ago

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Stephen Kaufer seems confident that the "new TripAdvisor" will be successful. We'll have to wait until later this year before we know whether it is helping the company earn more cash.

5 months ago

TripAdvisor Sees Booking Site Spending Hit 4-Year Low

TripAdvisor Sees Booking Site Spending Hit 4-Year Low

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The fact that Booking Holdings and Expedia Group are leaning away from TripAdvisor is a wake-up call for many metasearch sites. However, travelers still love to use the damn things for comparison shopping, so there's that.

5 months ago

TripAdvisor Places Big Bets on Experience Bookers Rather Than Hotel Shoppers

TripAdvisor Places Big Bets on Experience Bookers Rather Than Hotel Shoppers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor is leveraging its strengths — tours and activities, and restaurants — where it has leadership positions rather than choosing to devote the bulk of its energies in the crowded field of hotels and alternative accommodations. It is a wise choice to differentiate rather than be a mere clone of its competitors.

5 months ago