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Articles tagged “tripadvisor”

Skift Backstage Podcast: TripAdvisor CEO on Setting Realistic Expectations

Skift Backstage Podcast: TripAdvisor CEO on Setting Realistic Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

TripAdvisor's CEO says many of the experiences that make up a trip are still ripe for reviewing. Brace yourselves, museum audio tour providers.

10 hours ago

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Dave Montali, Skift

While the world is transitioning to mobile, there are still issues to work on when it comes to monetizing mobile search.

1 day ago

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

The Pitfalls and Perils of Online Travel Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip, when acquiring Skyscanner, should call up, or at least compare notes with, companies as varied as Sabre, Travelocity, the Priceline Group, and Expedia when mulling the challenges in integrating a new prized possession. These new playthings can in rare cases turn into the success of a Booking.com, but on the other hand they have the potential to wreak havoc.

6 days ago

TripAdvisor Product Chief Says Transition to Booking Site Isn’t Easy

TripAdvisor Product Chief Says Transition to Booking Site Isn’t Easy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Next year will be a make or break year for TripAdvisor Instant Booking. Either the economics work out and consumers start treating TripAdvisor as a booking site or the company will have to pivot. It's a tough slog with much potential. TripAdvisor is playing the long game on this; let's talk next year at this time to see how the game works out.

2 weeks ago

Google Making Gains in Hotel Advertising, Updates Website for Hoteliers

Google Making Gains in Hotel Advertising, Updates Website for Hoteliers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google may not be on the road toward becoming an online travel agency, but the search engine is inserting itself more aggressively in the travel research and hotel-shopping process.

4 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Still Looking for Elusive Progress in Instant Booking

TripAdvisor Still Looking for Elusive Progress in Instant Booking

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor stated earlier this year that its transition to transactions, or Instant Booking, would show progress in the second half of 2016. There is indeed a morsel of progress but not enough to satisfy investors and other critics.

4 weeks ago

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer: Training Travelers to Have Higher Expectations

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer: Training Travelers to Have Higher Expectations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As booking becomes more important for TripAdvisor, it's trying to make the travel discovery experience more fun for users.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Leads Funding of Social Dining Service EatWith

TripAdvisor Leads Funding of Social Dining Service EatWith

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Restaurants and other in-destination experiences for locals and travelers will play an increasingly important role in TripAdvisor's future over the next few years. They enable TripAdvisor to diversify away from casual leisure travelers toward restaurant and tour patrons who might book way more frequently.

1 month ago

Google’s Travel Business Is Already Twice the Size of Expedia’s

Google’s Travel Business Is Already Twice the Size of Expedia’s

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If publicly traded companies such as Google are bound by fiduciary duties to shareholders, then Google, which already has one of the largest travel businesses in the world, larger than the Priceline Group, TripAdvisor and Ctrip combined, would be foolhardy to shoot its advertising business in the foot to become an online travel agency.

1 month ago

Video: TripAdvisor CEO Is Committed to Instant Booking and Long-Term Growth

Video: TripAdvisor CEO Is Committed to Instant Booking and Long-Term Growth

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Financial quarters come and go but TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer says he will keep working on its Instant Booking initiative until the company gets it right. Can Kaufer really change consumer behavior and turn hotel-review readers into bookers on TripAdvisor? The sentiment is divided but he certainly is committed to doing so.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Booking Ban Concerns Dolphin Attractions

TripAdvisor Booking Ban Concerns Dolphin Attractions

Associated Press

Sure, some interactions between tourists and mammals at facilities engender an appreciation for conservation efforts. But looking at the big picture on the planet, TripAdvisor is probably right that these encounters do more harm than good.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Granted Permission to Sell Cuba Flights, Hotels, Tours and More

TripAdvisor Granted Permission to Sell Cuba Flights, Hotels, Tours and More

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripAdvisor selling travel to Cuba is just another step towards the mainstreaming of Cuba as a U.S. tourist destination, and represents a coup for TripAdvisor as it tries to ramp up its bookings business.

1 month ago