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Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Everyone knows that being nimble enough to test and introduce new technology is a tremendous advantage. Behind the scenes, though, Expedia got good at another skill -- moving really fast to identify and make acquisitions.

1 year ago

Australia Clears Way for Expedia Acquisition of Wotif, Cites Ample Competition

Australia Clears Way for Expedia Acquisition of Wotif, Cites Ample Competition

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There was never really much chance that Expedia Inc.'s acquisition of the Wotif Group wouldn't go through because competition in the Australia market is fairly intense despite the merger.

2 years ago

Priceline, Expedia and Alibaba Add to Their Mammoth Acquisition War Chests

Priceline, Expedia and Alibaba Add to Their Mammoth Acquisition War Chests

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Being a leading online travel company these days means adding expensive pieces to the portfolio, and both the Priceline Group and Expedia Inc. are signaling that their acquisition sprees are far from being finished.

2 years ago

Expedia’s Odds for Acquiring Wotif in Australia Doubted by Investors

Expedia’s Odds for Acquiring Wotif in Australia Doubted by Investors

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Australian regulatory authorities are going to end up approving Expedia Inc.'s acquisition of Wotif Holdings despite the delay. Expedia can make some concessions and there is certainly plenty of competition in the Australia market, and that's enough to get this deal done.

2 years ago

Expedia Bankrolls Wotif Acquisition with $500 Million Sale of Bonds

Expedia Bankrolls Wotif Acquisition with $500 Million Sale of Bonds

Adam Janofsky , Bloomberg

Hey, all of this merger and acquisition activity in the global travel industry doesn't come cheap.

2 years ago

Expedia Acquires Australia’s Wotif Group for $658 Million

Expedia Acquires Australia’s Wotif Group for $658 Million

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While this seems like an opportunistic buy with Wotif's financial troubles, for Expedia this ties into two priorities: Expanding in Asia-Pacific and growing its global hotel business in competition with the Priceline Group's Booking.com and Agoda.

2 years ago

Is Australian booking giant Wotif about to disappoint investors?

Wot if made a move this week to raise commissions for towels by one percent in 2013 and another one in 2014. Whether this will turn into increased revenue or create opportunities for rivals remains to be seen.

4 years ago