Articles tagged “booking”

Online Travel

Expedia and Booking Rebuild for Post-Pandemic Landscape: New Skift Research

Travel is back in full swing and Expedia Group and Booking Holdings are now fully recovered versus the pandemic. But under the hood, big changes are underway as these two booking sites revamp their strategies for the future.

Expedia and Booking Rebuild for Post-Pandemic Landscape: New Skift Research

News Blog

Hotel Tech Company Sceptre Hospitality Resources Acquires Booking Engine

A U.S. hotel tech company with equity backing has acquired a booking engine based in Ireland.  Houston-based Sceptre Hospitality Resources said Thursday that it has acquired Avvio.  The private equity firm Serent Capital made an undisclosed “significant investment” in Sceptre Hospitality Resources in 2020. The Avvio acquisition was funded through that investment, Sceptre said.  Sceptre…

Airlines

Explaining This Summer’s Airline Chaos and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, the causes of airlines' chaotic summer are revealed, the list of the highest-paid online travel agency CEOs is unveiled, and travel companies are turning to TikTok to recruit new staff.

Explaining This Summer’s Airline Chaos and Other Top Stories This Week

Travel Booking

American Express Benefits From Travel Rebound Boosting Card Spending

Travel and entertainment spending on American Express cards rose 121 percent in the first quarter — even with variant flare-ups. One more benefactor of the serious pent-up demand to travel.

American Express Benefits From Travel Rebound Boosting Card Spending

Online Travel

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Outsiders figure out what's wrong with an industry and rightfully disrupt it. Then they learn that the disrupted industry does things a certain way for a reason. It doesn't mean Sonder's overall strategy is wrong, but that's a lesson it is learning.

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Media and PR

Booking and Expedia Super Bowl Ads Underwhelm

Don't get us wrong: Expedia, Vrbo and Booking.com will all get mileage out of their in-game or pre-game Super Bowl ads. But they lack breakthrough potential.

Booking and Expedia Super Bowl Ads Underwhelm

EventMB

Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?

Meeting booking platforms purport to streamline the Request for Proposal and venue sourcing processes, saving hours in the search for venues and back-and-forth with sales staff. While the process isn’t fully automated yet, some say it never can be. How far will the trend go?

Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?

Hotels

IHG CEO Softens Stance on Brand Bloat and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, IHG is launching its 17th brand, global consultancies will cut business travel spend, Oyo edged toward an initial public offering, and British Airways' parent grew its startup accelerator during the pandemic.

IHG CEO Softens Stance on Brand Bloat and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Mergers and Acquisitions

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

While much of the talk these days is about digital nomads and remote workers, both Expedia Group and Booking Holdings have doubled down on commitments to brick and mortar headquarters. Which could mean that there may be real offices again after the pandemic.

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

Online Travel

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’

Business school students can probably debate this question endlessly and there would be merit in either position: Should smaller companies copy their larger rivals or vice versa? In the Google era, marketing power often wins the day — but differentiation still counts.

Former Expedia CEO Knew Copying a Rival Was a ‘Recipe for Death’