Articles tagged “vacation packages”

Travel Agents

Hotelbeds Delays IPO Until the End of 2024 at the Earliest: Reports

When it comes to potential IPOs, timing is everything in life, right? Hotelbeds seemingly thinks so.

Hotelbeds Delays IPO Until the End of 2024 at the Earliest: Reports

Tour Operators

TUI to Test Dynamic Pricing in the UK

TUI was doing "the connected trip" before Booking.com was born. But it needs to fine-tune its pricing and flexibility to stay competitive.

TUI to Test Dynamic Pricing in the UK

News Blog

Caesars Now Sells Flights and Vacation Packages

Caesars Entertainment is adding an online travel agency business model, as it launches a new website that lets guests books flights as well as their accommodation. The resort operator’s new “Caesars Rewards Travel Bundle” venture, as reported by Skift’s Daily Lodging Report, is powered by Snowstorm Technologies. To coincide with the new Caesars website (caesars.com/flights-hotels)…

Tourism

Olympics Organizers Mix Vacation Packages With Sports in New E-Commerce Concept

Get ready for a fusion of traditional French tourism and elite sports during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. A lot of responsibility now rests with new hospitality provider, On Location.

Olympics Organizers Mix Vacation Packages With Sports in New E-Commerce Concept

News Blog

On the Beach Founder to Step Down as CEO

On the Beach Group CEO Simon Cooper, who founded the UK-based beach holidays online travel agency in 2004, will resign his post within the next 12 months, and Chief Financial Officer Shaun Morton will take over the CEO duties, the company announced. On the Beach Group founder and CEO Simon Cooper plans to step aside…

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

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

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.

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