OpenTable and Kayak Bring Back 10 Percent of Furloughed Employees

skift.com - Digital · 18 Jun

If the dining and travel industries are looking for a bright spot during these dark days, then returning employees are a morsel to hang onto.

Tour Guides and Museums See a Healthy Rebound in Places That Have Eased Restrictions

skift.com - Digital · 10 Jun

The recovery for sightseeing, attractions, and experiences is still in early stages in Europe and North America. But it is happening faster than expe

Travel Insurance Spending Up 40 Percent for Vacations Booked Later This Year

skift.com - Digital · 4 Jun

Many American travelers learned that their trips were not covered by standard travel insurance policies in the coronavirus fallout. As a result, insu

Coronavirus Might Hobble Sabre's Travel Tech Ambitions for Months

skift.com - Digital · 8 May

Sabre is a bellwether for the global travel industry as a major processor of transactions for airlines and hotels. The picture isn't pretty. But the

Booking.com Sets U.S. SupIts Case Will Be First Livestreamed Oral Arguments

skift.com - Digital · 4 May

Rest assured that Booking.com wouldn't necessarily have to change its name if it lost the trademark case, which sees the Trump administration appeali

An Uptick in Fraud Is Complicating Airline Refunds for Canceled Flights

skift.com - Digital · 27 Apr

The surge in requests for refunds on canceled flights has given cover for con artists to commit a few types of fraud. Airlines need to tap better way

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Poised for New Era of Travel Redistribution: The Long View This Week

skift.com - Digital · 24 Apr

Can Airbnb be less of a real estate play and more of a facilitator of human connections? That is Brian Chesky's stated vision. But will that sales pi

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel Tests Positive for Coronavirus

skift.com - Digital · 1 Apr

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel tested positive for coronavirus, the company disclosed Wednesday in a financial filing. The online travel giant also

Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit
Hostelworld Still Pushing on Expansion Even With $4.5 Million Coronavirus Profit Hit

skift.com - Digital · 4 Mar

There's not much travel companies can do about the coronavirus outbreak. Like many of its peers, Hostelworld is having to execute its growth strategy

Tripadvisor Forecasts Experiences and Dining Will Eclipse Hotel Revenue in 2020

skift.com - Digital · 13 Feb

When Tripadvisor first started diversifying away from its hotel-auction business several years ago, it was mostly aspirational because its experience

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

skift.com - Digital · 12 Feb

A predicted dip in group bookings is making hotels more aggressive on bookings, with future uncertainty compounded by coronavirus and the 2020 electi

TripAdvisor to Lay Off 200 Workers With Experiences Business in Line of Fire

skift.com - Digital · 23 Jan

Along with its dining reservations business, TripAdvisor's tours and activities unit had been a bright spot. But well-funded competitors such as GetY

TripAdvisor's Liability Issue and 11 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

skift.com - Digital · 12 Jan

This week in digital news, a lawsuit against TripAdvisor tests the limits of its responsibility to travelers, and check out our 2020 megatrends for a

How Hotels Are Boosting Restaurant Revenue with New Digital Tools

skift.com - Digital · 23 Oct

As hotels up their food and beverage game, they are using an increasing number of digital tools to help improve efficiency, boost revenue and optimiz

What 5 Years of Klook Says About the Strength of Its Asia Playbook

skift.com - Digital · 12 Sep

Since Klook's launch five years ago, big changes have occurred in the sector. TripAdvisor bought Viator, TUI-Musement, Booking-FareHarbor and, most r

Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative With TripAdvisor, Booking.com
Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative With TripAdvisor, Booking.com

skift.com - Digital · 3 Sep

Prince Harry is now applying his environmental activism to the industry of travel. While the efficacy of this initiative won't be determined for a lo

Grab to Pump $500 Million Into Vietnam as More Rivals Enter After Uber's Exit

skift.com - Digital · 28 Aug

After Indonesia, Grab's next biggest battleground is Vietnam. No surprise there, it's a rapidly growing economy with all the ingredients for a rideha

MakeMyTrip Aims to Weather Indian Air Market Turmoil Through Diversification

skift.com - Digital · 16 May

MakeMyTrip Group has impressively diversified enough that it forecasts only a minor hit to revenue during the coming year due to the collapse of Jet

TripAdvisor Reveals Details on Experiences and Restaurants Growth

skift.com - Digital · 7 May

TripAdvisor's greater transparency in its financial reporting is to be applauded, showing its investment in growing units. But the stuttering of its

Southeast Asia's Online Travel Agency Traveloka Moves Into Food, Wellness Choices

skift.com - Digital · 10 Apr

Here's a riddle: If Traveloka sells lifestyle services and AirAsia is not just an airline, what is an online travel agency? Soon, the industry will h

TripAdvisor Saw Experiences and Restaurants as Major Growth Contributors in 2018

skift.com - Digital · 12 Feb

Fickle investors, meaning those without a long-range view, didn't necessarily appreciate the breadth of the TripAdvisor platform in the past. The com

Expedia Isn't Ready to Invest Big in Restaurant Reservations

skift.com - Digital · 11 Dec

Expedia has dealt with a ton of distractions in recent years as it acquired Wotif, Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and HomeAway, for example. CEO Mark

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab
Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

skift.com - Digital · 12 Sep

If it wasn't obvious that Collinson and Priority Pass were expanding into the dining scene before, it is now.