Articles tagged “tripadvisor”

Coronavirus

U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Global Travelers and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

In Skift's top stories this week, the U.S. announces it's reopening to fully vaccinated overseas air travelers, Expedia Group consolidates its three three loyalty programs, and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky envisions remote work enabling employees to live in less-expensive areas.

U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Global Travelers and 9 Other Top Travel Stories

Online Travel

Tripadvisor CEO Defends Subscription Service Changes That Rattled Investors

Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer acknowledged that hotels objected to the discounted rates being advertised on the Plus program, but said the change to a points-based wallet will be a hit with consumers. Wall Street wasn't too sure, wiping out $374 million in the day after the news broke.

Tripadvisor CEO Defends Subscription Service Changes That Rattled Investors

Online Travel

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

It is certainly an attractive time for private equity firms to invest in travel companies under pressure, but picking winners is never a slam dunk.

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

Online Travel

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

It's a nice step for Google to provide more information about hotels' sustainability practices in search results. But will the company have the guts to get "political," in the eyes of some, and push hotel listings higher or lower based on environmental practices?

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

Online Travel

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

With Marriott Bonvoy making loyalty inroads, and subscription programs having a moment, Expedia Group is consolidating its far-flung loyalty programs in a move that coincides with its strategy to simplify its operations.

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Forced by Hotel Chains to Reverse Course on Subscriptions to Cash-Back Model

We said all along that major hotel chain buy-in would go a long way toward determining the trajectory of Tripadvisor Plus. Now it appears that big hotel brands may participate, but the subscription program is scaled back and much less compelling.

Tripadvisor Forced by Hotel Chains to Reverse Course on Subscriptions to Cash-Back Model

Media and PR

SmarterTravel Revives After Tripadvisor Spinoff: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week a half-dozen travel startups collectively announced more than $87 million in funding, including SmarterTravel, a set of travel content brands once owned by Tripadvisor.

SmarterTravel Revives After Tripadvisor Spinoff: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Business Travel

Expedia Partners With GetYourGuide on Tours and Activities in a Blow to Viator

GetYourGuide, which has been trying to break into the U.S., scored a major partnership by securing a deal with Expedia.

Expedia Partners With GetYourGuide on Tours and Activities in a Blow to Viator

Online Travel

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Claims to Spend Nothing to Market Its Booming Subscription Plan

Like any online travel agency, eDreams Odigeo spends plenty on marketing to obtain new customers, but is currently spending next to nothing outside its own channels on getting travelers to sign up for its "Prime" subscriptions. No YouTube or banner ads, but this could change soon.

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Claims to Spend Nothing to Market Its Booming Subscription Plan

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Offers Plenty of Chain Hotels Even If It Is Short on Brand Agreements

Consider Tripadvisor's excruciating marketing decisions: It wants to shout to the world that travelers can save hundreds of dollars on a Hilton or Marriott booking for their next trip when enrolled in the subscription program, Tripadvisor Plus. But that's going to piss off Hilton and Marriott.

Tripadvisor Plus Offers Plenty of Chain Hotels Even If It Is Short on Brand Agreements