Using a single integrated platform to manage operations can help hotels keep up with the competition and consumer demands.
The travel industry has witnessed a number of successful mergers and acquisitions of major brands over the last few years. However, the deals that are truly driving innovation in the space are those that involve forward-thinking startups.
Losing a big market such as London is not how new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi would have wanted to start his tenure. The specific complaints made by the UK capital’s transport authority show just how big a job he has on his hands.
With privacy and data protection becoming bigger issues for consumers, its not a surprise to see the European Union step up its regulation. Travel companies all over the world should be paying attention.
With this funding, Le Collectionist ramps up its marketing of luxury vacation rentals. But Airbnb and other tech and lodging brands may not let this profitable segment be siphoned off by this and other young startups for long.
The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia’s new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company’s evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won’t always be smooth sailing.
With its IPO on Wednesday, Despegar became the world’s seventh-largest online travel company by market cap. Its bosses talk a good game. But its major markets may have near-term hiccups ahead.
Smart technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. At home, we playfully bark orders and pose hypothetical questions to Alexa and Siri and see them getting smarter over time. The reality is that interconnected, cognitive technology is on the brink from moving from novelty to essential on the home front. For business, it’s a game changer.
Expedia would own 14 percent of online travel agency Despegar post-IPO. But contemplating the odds of an Expedia takeover is a “rompecabeza,” or a head-breaker.
Visit Philadelphia’s new videos target black travelers making at least $75,000 and aim to reclaim some lost market share. But the campaign sends a more nuanced message to a wider audience.
Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.
Just like what the old CEO has been saying since 2015 when Expedia went on a mostly U.S. acquisition spree, the new CEO thinks the company has to get more global. We’ve got some ideas how. Stay tuned.
U.S. business travelers want the technology tools to make their trips easier. The rest of the world, however, doesn’t necessarily see technology as the solution to service problems.
Context is a scholarly tour business betting that digital marketing will let it replicate its model profitably worldwide. Other experiential tour businesses will watch with a skeptical — but hopeful — eye.