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Articles tagged “booking.com”

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Takes Shot at Airbnb Chief Brian Chesky’s Long-Term Stays Mantra

Expedia Group's Peter Kern may or may not be correct in his claim that the trend toward long-term stays will eventually weaken to a considerable degree. On the other hand, his Vrbo vacation rental brand probably could have done more to capitalize on the trend.

Expedia CEO Takes Shot at Airbnb Chief Brian Chesky’s Long-Term Stays Mantra

Airlines

Turkish Airlines Super Bowl Ad Connects With Deep Travel Emotions

So many Super Bowl ads strive for this level of emotion, to tap into deeply felt, pent-up or even repressed sentiments during a certain moment in history. The Turkish Airlines ad, getting aired during the tumult of a pandemic, will connect with people, and is so on point for the airline.

Turkish Airlines Super Bowl Ad Connects With Deep Travel Emotions

Online Travel

Booking.com to Eliminate 2,700 Customer Service Jobs

We could hear more about Booking Holdings' rationale for eliminating a chunk of Booking.com's customer service workforce when the parent company reports its fourth quarter earnings February 23. It saves money to outsource operations, but doesn't foster better relationships with customers.

Booking.com to Eliminate 2,700 Customer Service Jobs

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

Online Travel

Trivago Looks to Take Share From Google If Regulators Step In

Trivago's expectation that it could benefit from the EU chomping down on Google Travel during 2022 is very much an open question. Beyond the fines levied and outside of travel, Google has managed to maneuver its way around regulatory crackdowns to a large degree.

Trivago Looks to Take Share From Google If Regulators Step In

Online Travel

Don’t Expect a Huge Crisis Bounceback for Online Travel Agencies This Time

The online travel space has always been super-competitive, but established players like Expedia Group and Booking Holdings face a growing roster of formidable competitors, including hotels, Google and Airbnb.

Don’t Expect a Huge Crisis Bounceback for Online Travel Agencies This Time

Short-Term Rentals

U.S. Short-Term Rental Rate Sticker Shock Will Sting More in 2022

Short-term rental owners in locked-down countries undoubtably suffered or went out of business in 2021. But for many owners in the U.S., it was the best of times, and their revenue soared. One wakeup call — there may not be an adequate number of listings to meet demand.

U.S. Short-Term Rental Rate Sticker Shock Will Sting More in 2022

Online Travel

Booking and Expedia Super Bowl Ads Will Be an Online Travel Sideshow

Will Booking.com, Expedia.com or Vrbo create Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about in the days after the Big Game? We haven't seen them yet, but so far it sounds as if they are trotting out very predictable and familiar themes.

Booking and Expedia Super Bowl Ads Will Be an Online Travel Sideshow

Business Travel

TravelPerk Enlists Former Booking.com CEO to Scale Up After Raising $115 Million

Gillian Tans is now back in the travel space after investing in the corporate travel agency and joining its board. Here’s what the Spanish startup hopes to gain.

TravelPerk Enlists Former Booking.com CEO to Scale Up After Raising $115 Million

Online Travel

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

No big surprises on Google Maps, but Booking.com outpaced rival Airbnb in downloads in the online travel agency category globally by nearly 20 million in 2021. That's not a game-changer, but it's important if Booking is going to eat into Airbnb's daunting direct-booking advantage.

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App