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How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now

How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now

Most travel brands aren't doing TV or much of any advertising now because of the pandemic. But for the ones still broadcasting spots, they'd better be very clever in terms of sensitivities, or risk
Here’s What Airbnb Is Confidentially Telling Potential Investors About a New Survey

Here’s What Airbnb Is Confidentially Telling Potential Investors About a New Survey

Airbnb will likely have no trouble raising money, assuming the valuation and terms are palatable to investors, but it's dubious that they will chip in a few hundred million dollars each based on the

How Many People Have Lost Jobs Due to Coronavirus? A Lot More Than You’d Think

Economists estimate that up to two million people might have lost their jobs this week alone.
Expedia Vice Chairman Tells Employees It’s Time to Focus and Help Our Travel Partners

Expedia Vice Chairman Tells Employees It’s Time to Focus and Help Our Travel Partners

There will be a reckoning and perhaps a reordering of the competitive landscape once the coronavirus crisis fades. Meanwhile, companies such as Expedia Group know they need to have extreme focus to

Expedia Withdraws First Quarter Guidance and Halts Share Repurchases

You can expect numerous other companies to withdraw their first quarter financial guidance, if they haven't already done so. A key question is how will the competitive landscape get reshaped once the
Expedia Business Services’ New Top Boss to Pull Levers for Long-Term Growth

Expedia Business Services’ New Top Boss to Pull Levers for Long-Term Growth

Expedia in December promoted Ariane Gorin to become boss of Expedia Business Services. Gorin had led a team that had recently won major enterprise accounts, like Marriott's exclusive redistribution
Airbnb, Expedia and Others Agree to Landmark Data-Sharing Deal With European Union

Airbnb, Expedia and Others Agree to Landmark Data-Sharing Deal With European Union

It's hard to know whether greater transparency will benefit or hinder these short-term rental platforms. Might lawmakers use the information as a stick to wield over the industry? -Patrick Whyte
Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

With the impacts of climate change already upon us, the tourism sector will soon be forced to take aggressive actions to curb its carbon emissions. Because inaction is increasingly not an
Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Could investors be whispering in Glenn Fogel's ears that what's good for Barry Diller's Expedia Group might be beneficial for Booking Holdings, as well? Booking Holdings is usually a first mover in
Expedia Begins Layoffs Targeting 12 Percent of Its Workforce

Expedia Begins Layoffs Targeting 12 Percent of Its Workforce

Diller and Kern are taking an ax, as promised, to Expedia Group's payroll. This could be just the first round, and the thinking might be: Why sell to private equity, have those folks squeeze out the
Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google is bending somewhat to intense regulatory pressure in Europe. But its answers in travel to date amount aren't very meaningful. -Dennis Schaal
Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

The straight talk from Diller and Kern will likely delight Wall Street, and rankle former management and current employees. Employees will have to buy into the new vision if there's any hope it will
Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Google has argued for years that its boxed-up and featured hotel, flight, and restaurant results are highlighted because they provide users with the "best answers." But in Europe, regulators may have
Hate-Selling in the Age of Google Travel

Hate-Selling in the Age of Google Travel

Online booking sites still treat potential customers with disdain using manipulative marketing tactics. As airlines and hotel chains have adopted these methods, it calls into question what a world
Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

Online travel companies have faced intense regulatory scrutiny almost since the first days of internet bookings. But "you've got mail" these days is less likely to be a cheery email notification than

Avast packaged detailed user data to be sold for millions of dollars

The popular antivirus program Avast has been selling users data to giant companies like Google, Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag found. Avast reportedly
What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia?

What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia?

It increasingly looks like what we expected will happen will come true: Chairman Barry Diller is likely to make Expedia Group's acting boss Peter Kern the permanent CEO. It's very probable, too, that
How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

Airlines, hotels, and booking sites have divergent reasons for leaning into or out of TV advertising. Attracting more direct bookers is always a goal, but sometimes competitive reasons, or the
2010s: The Decade Travel Lost Control of Its Destiny

2010s: The Decade Travel Lost Control of Its Destiny

Despite explosive growth, cracks in the global travel sector began to multiply over the last decade. More change and trouble will come before the industry can figure itself out again. -Andrew
The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Airbnb overtook Expedia in room nights booked in the first quarter of 2019, but questions loom for 2020. Will Airbnb lose its focus as it vows to go public and become a broader online travel agency?