Articles tagged “trivago”

Booking Holdings CEO: We’re on the Road Toward Going Full-Service

Booking Holdings CEO: We’re on the Road Toward Going Full-Service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Evolve or be crushed. That's CEO Glenn Fogel's philosophy about business in general and Booking Holdings in particular. But the move toward becoming more of a full-service online travel agency comes with the risk of losing focus on accommodations. No one ever said all this online travel agency stuff is easy.

7 days ago

Trivago Wants to Do More Google Advertising Now That a Ban Is Lifted

Trivago Wants to Do More Google Advertising Now That a Ban Is Lifted

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Trivago views Google Hotels as a separate channel from Google AdWords, and it is testing participation now that sites such as its own are no longer banned. Then comes the question of how profitable using Google Hotels would be, and whether Trivago wants to spend a lot of money in a competitive product.

1 month ago

Expedia Stock Price Tumbles on Worries Over Increased Spending

Expedia Stock Price Tumbles on Worries Over Increased Spending

Gerrit De Vynck and Jing Cao, Bloomberg

If anyone thought that the difficulties online travel agencies faced in the third quarter were an anomaly, then guess again. It might be wrong to generalize that Expedia's issues will be Priceline's issues, but we wouldn't be shocked to see increased marketing costs and technology spend hanging over Priceline, too.

2 months ago

Trivago Forecasts Slower Growth and ‘Difficult’ Quarters in 2018

Trivago Forecasts Slower Growth and ‘Difficult’ Quarters in 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It seems that Priceline Group's recent pullback from advertising on Expedia-backed Trivago may be a new normal. In a brutal move, Booking.com pulled almost entirely out of Trivago's search listings in Germany and Italy in December.

3 months ago

Expedia Could Find a Silver Lining in Trivago’s Woes

Expedia Could Find a Silver Lining in Trivago’s Woes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As a sage songwriter once said, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." Trivago CFO Axel Hefer knows that, and he said current headwinds are obviously harder to manage than tailwinds. But if Trivago can work its way out of the mess it's in, it may emerge as a stronger company.

3 months ago

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's HomeAway unit isn't as profitable as the parent company initially envisioned, and Booking.com rained on Trivago's parade. Still, Expedia itself — and financial analysts — are optimistic about Expedia's long-term prospects. Regardless of the promise, these are very challenging days in online travel.

4 months ago

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Inside Priceline Group’s Diss of Trivago — The Backstory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

What do a debate over landing pages, the acquisition of Momondo, a shift into hotel software services, and regulators forcing changes in online travel agency contracts have in common? Each of those seemingly unrelated things may have pushed Priceline to toggle back its spending on Trivago.

5 months ago

Trivago Looks to HomeAway Vacation Rentals to Regain Some Mojo

Trivago Looks to HomeAway Vacation Rentals to Regain Some Mojo

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This move could be a modest win-win for Trivago and HomeAway, which both fall within the broader Expedia Inc. orbit. But Airbnb and Booking.com remain fierce competitors for rental search, with Google waiting in the wings.

6 months ago

New Expedia CEO Just Became His Own Guy in Outlining a New Strategy

New Expedia CEO Just Became His Own Guy in Outlining a New Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It should be no surprise that the new Expedia CEO, who Barry Diller claims to have selected without conducting a wider candidate search, would have his own ideas about where to take the $22 billion company. Okerstrom is even talking about a path for Expedia becoming number one in online travel. That's definitely something we haven't heard publicly articulated in awhile.

6 months ago

Growth Juggernaut Trivago Sees Revenue Slump Coming as Biggest Customers Pull Back

Growth Juggernaut Trivago Sees Revenue Slump Coming as Biggest Customers Pull Back

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expedia’s fast-growing hotel search site Trivago may see its pace of growth stall as both Expedia and rival The Priceline Group have pulled back on spending per acquired customer. This is extraordinary given the fact that Trivago was one of Expedia's growth engines and there was seemingly no end in sight.

6 months ago

Trivago Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Hoteliers on Its Business Tools

Trivago Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Hoteliers on Its Business Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago, its parent Expedia, and Booking.com all want to provide business services to hotels. It's easy to see the potential value to resource-strapped hotel managers. Still, many hoteliers remain suspicious of these giants.

6 months ago

Trivago Makes a Tech Acquisition That Bolsters an Industry Trend

Trivago Makes a Tech Acquisition That Bolsters an Industry Trend

Sean O'Neill, Skift

While this deal is small, it signals that the Expedia-backed hotel-search company wants to better identify the desires of its customers and become more sophisticated at proposing tailor-made offers that are relevant.

7 months ago