Despegar Believes Financial Tech Will Hasten an Online Travel Recovery in Latin America

Tourists at Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s great natural wonders, on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Online travel booking company Despegar has bought fintech firm Koin as a tool to appeal to many offline travel buyers who don’t use banks. R.M. Nunes / AdobeSkift Take: Online travel brands can no longer count on…… Continue reading Despegar Believes Financial Tech Will Hasten an Online Travel Recovery in Latin America

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

Ariane Gorin is shown here talking at Explore ’18, the Expedia group customer conference, on December 6th, 2018 at the Aria in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last December, the company promoted Gorin to an expanded role as group president of Expedia Business Services. ExpediaSkift Take: Expedia in December promoted Ariane Gorin to become boss of Expedia…… Continue reading Expedia Business Services’ New Top Boss to Pull Levers for Long-Term Growth

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

Barry Diller, chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp and chairman of Expedia Group, spoke during the WSJ D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on October 17, 2017. Diller has been making changes at Expedia Group. Patrick T. Fallon / BloombergSkift Take: It increasingly looks like what we expected will happen will…… Continue reading What’s Behind Barry Diller’s Patient Approach to Expedia?

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

Attendees at the Expedia Explore ’19 conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas November 13-13, 2019. They heard all about Expedia’s strategy, which may change anew. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia GroupSkift Take: The strategy and vision for the next stage in Expedia Group’s life should include sharp departures from the status quo, but rest…… Continue reading The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses