Articles tagged “vacation packages”

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Takes Unusual Route With Private Equity Help to Build Its New Subscription Offering

Private equity firm Certares is leveraging its brand assets the way a Booking Holdings might do when Booking.com shares inventory with sister company Priceline. This isn't the usual private equity playbook.

Tripadvisor Takes Unusual Route With Private Equity Help to Build Its New Subscription Offering

Business Travel

TUI China Restarts Domestic Vacations After 3-Month Hiatus

There is a ton of pent-up demand for domestic travel in China, and Germany is mulling opening its border with Austria for travelers. But is the world destined for these limited corridors for travel?

TUI China Restarts Domestic Vacations After 3-Month Hiatus

Business Travel

Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

The long view on packaged tours as a travel category is bright, said Christine Petersen, the president and CEO of smarTours, a private-equity backed operator. But the sector must adapt to a socially distanced world in several practical ways if it wants to stay relevant and profitable.

Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

Online Travel

In Latest Brexit Woe, UK’s On the Beach Travel Sales Plunge

A drop in the value of the British pound relative to the euro and the dollar is pressuring On the Beach. Smaller players like this UK-based packaged-vacation seller can't afford the currency hedges and other benefits of scale that larger players can. More industry consolidation is likely as a result.

In Latest Brexit Woe, UK’s On the Beach Travel Sales Plunge

Online Travel

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

There's nothing wrong with a company investing and pivoting, as Travelzoo is doing yet again. There is something wrong when a company controlled by a founder doesn't reboot with new leadership.

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Online Travel

Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

When Google perfects vacation package search, this could be a very compelling product because some have tried, but few are doing it in any meaningful way. This is all part of Google's steady and ongoing rise in the travel e-commerce ecosystem.

Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

TripAdvisor offers a tiny number of flight-and-hotel deals bundled together. There are signs it wants to display more travel packages. But the product won't be the next big thing for the company.

TripAdvisor Hints at Its Growing Interest in Vacation Package Search

Online Travel

HotelTonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

It's so rare to see something new in online travel. Expedia's Add-On Advantage appears to be a new wrinkle, and HotelTonight's Today's Daily Drop is a flash sale variation that disappears within 15 minutes. Both gives hoteliers new ways to target travelers, who may find some good deals in the process.

HotelTonight and Expedia Offering New Twists on Hidden Hotel Deals

Online Travel

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

These fraudulent robocalls touting over-the-top and fraudulent travel deals are a scourge. Maybe a lot of them will stop now — but there are assuredly other scammers out there so travel brands, which are victims in addition to consumers, aren't home free yet.

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam