Articles tagged “wotif”

Online Travel

The Expedia Case For and Against Keeping Orbitz and Travelocity

In Expedia Group's efficiency drive, there's a certain logic to killing some sub-brands as their market share plummets. But what about all those customers who still love Travelocity?

The Expedia Case For and Against Keeping Orbitz and Travelocity

SkiftX

Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

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.

Why Expedia Thinks It Got Great at Acquisitions

SkiftX

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

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.

SkiftX

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

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.

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

SkiftX

Expedia Acquires Australia’s Wotif Group for $658 Million

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.

Travel Booking

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.