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China’s Trip.com Group Has ‘Less Worse’ Second Quarter Than Booking and Expedia

The exterior of a Wangfujing Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beijing. Trip.com Group said the high-end hotel sector is propelling its financial results. Mandarin Oriental Skift Take: In some respects, travel companies are prisoners of their geographic strengths and weaknesses in the Covid-19 era. Operational considerations aside, it sure didn’t hurt Trip.com Group to be based […]

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Booking Holdings Is Holding Its Own Amidst the Wreckage But Then There’s Google

A screenshot from a 2019 Booking.com video, Booking.com Careers: Expand Horizons. Skift Take: The Skift Health Score ranked Booking Holdings as the overall leader in August among 100 public travel companies but the entire travel industry faces grave uncertainties. Then there’s that little search engine Google, which has an even larger travel business than Booking. […]

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OpenTable Gets New CEO in Executive Shuffle

Coltivare Restaurant, Ithaca, New York, on January 6, 2019. OpenTable appointed Debby Soo as CEO. Jo Zimny Photos / Flickr.com Skift Take: It’s really tough to judge a brand’s performance in the midst of a pandemic, but OpenTable clearly deserved more focus given the fact that travel and dining are completely different businesses. Once again, […]

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U.S.-China Tensions Could Roil Internet Usage Rules, Hurting Online Travel: Booking CEO

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel spoke with CNBC’s Seema Mody on August 7 about the company’s earnings. CNBC Skift Take: All of the world’s consumers and businesses will suffer if governments turn the internet into a “splinternet.” Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel is one of rare U.S. public figures to say this out loud. — […]

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Booking Holdings Says Leisure Hotels Are Able to Hold Rates Without Having to Offer Deep Discounts

A jetty for guest arrivals at the Baros Maldives, a luxury property in the Baros resort island in the Maldives that reopens October 1, 2020. Baros Maldives Skift Take: A hotel price war hasn’t materialized as some dreaded. Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel sees an opportunity to prove the value of his brands as a […]

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Booking’s Ad Play on Trivago Shows How to Create Opportunity From Crisis

Pictured is the Il Boro Tuscany property in France on August 24, 2019. Trivago is seeing increased demand for drive trips to rural areas. R Boed / Flickr.com Skift Take: Trivago was glad to see that Booking Holdings kept on advertising, however modestly, and upped its bidding in Trivago auctions while many other partners went […]

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Booking Marketing Chief Skeptical Rentals Will Recover Faster Than Hotels

The Booking.com logo at a recent Web Summit event. Web Summit Skift Take: Booking.com’s Arjan Dijk gave a feisty interview at Skift Forum Europe, touching on his skepticism about Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky’s bold predictions about the future of travel, the marketing strategies of his competitors, and whether aid programs for the industry make sense. […]

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Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

Pictured is a Spring Airlines A320 bedecked as Booking.com as seen on July 7, 2018. Booking Holdings doesn’t have a financial relief program for travel partners growing out of the coronavirus crisis. Kwok Ho Eddie Wong / Flickr.com Skift Take: Booking Holdings may be calculating that partner memories aren’t exceedingly long. On the other hand, […]

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Booking.com Extends Chairwoman Gillian Tans’ Contract to 2021 in Surprise Move

A Booking.com exhibit at Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal November 5, 2019. Web Summit / Flickr.com Skift Take: Kayak, OpenTable, and Agoda have laid off employees. The flagship brand, Booking.com, initially took Dutch government relief money that forestalled downsizing, but has opted not to extend it. Amid other restructuring moves under way, that means […]

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Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Agoda’s logo. Photo credit: Agoda Skift Take: At first, John Brown cut costs rather than staff, including foregoing his salary for the rest of 2020. But the Agoda CEO now has to take the last measure, citing a deeper and more prolonged recovery than expected. — Raini Hamdi Read the Complete Story On Skift