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Expedia Cuts More Jobs and 13 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Expedia Group began a second round of layoffs this week. Pictured is CEO Peter Kern. Expedia Group Skift Take: In Skift’s top stories this week, Expedia conducted another round of layoffs, tech investors are drooling over the events industry, American Airlines is mulling bringing back the 737 Max before the end of the year, and […]

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Expedia Group Goes Deeper on Job Cuts

Expedia Travel Partners Group President Cyril Ranque at the company’s partner conference in 2019. The group will be subject to additional layoffs. Skift Take: These layoffs at Expedia Group aren’t particularly surprising, and were in the offing when travel demand plateaued in many countries starting in July and August. You can expect that Expedia will […]

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GetYourGuide Lays Off Staff as the Experiences Sector Faces Uncertainty

A Marrakech quad bike experience. Activities like this one can be booked via GetYourGuide. GetYourGuide Skift Take: Ugh. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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OpenTable and Kayak Bring Back 10 Percent of Furloughed Employees

A file photo of the Roister Restaurant in Chicago. OpenTable and Kayak brought back in mid-June around 10 percent of the employees they furloughed nearly a couple of months earlier. Roister Restaurant Skift Take: If the dining and travel industries are looking for a bright spot during these dark days, then returning employees are a […]

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Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sabre president and CEO Sean Menke speaks at a company conference in 2019. Sabre Skift Take: Sabre’s leadership team has been like an endurance runner in its strategy of patching up the security of the company’s software, breaking down internal business silos, and moving Sabre’s systems to the more stable cloud. This latest restructuring is […]

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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

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Tripadvisor Lays Off 25 Percent of Global Workforce, Closes Some Offices

Tripadvisor restructured its operations on April 28, 2020. Pictured, Steve Kaufer, CEO, introduces the new TripAdvisor travel feed, September 17, 2018, in New York City. Skift Take: Tripadvisor isn’t immune from the coronavirus travel lockdown in many parts of the world, and it is taking difficult steps to survive the pandemic. — Dennis Schaal Read […]

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Tripadvisor Reorganization Brings Exec Departures and New Life for Viator

Shown here is Tripadvisor’s corporate headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts. TripAdvisor Skift Take: Flush with SoftBank and other venture capital money, GetYourGuide and Klook, as well as Airbnb and Booking.com, are nipping at Tripadvisor’s heels in tours and activities. Tripadvisor will try to leverage its brand, Viator, which already had a following before Tripadvisor absorbed it, […]