Articles tagged “trivago”

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.

5 days 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 months ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.

4 months ago

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.

4 months ago

Trivago Concedes It Overspent on Advertising and Lowers Forecasts

Trivago Concedes It Overspent on Advertising and Lowers Forecasts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Trivago says this was just a hiccup. But they’re vague about why they were surprised and what precisely happened. We suspect a Priceline sucker punch.

5 months ago

Expedia IPO and Spin-Off History Sets Up Uber for a Deal-Making Era

Expedia IPO and Spin-Off History Sets Up Uber for a Deal-Making Era

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Khosrowshahi's financial acumen will be crucial to Uber's turnaround, especially after just giving Uber an 18- to 26-month window to go public. The first step is to find a way to become profitable.

5 months ago