Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Living room in a Sonder rental. Sonder Skift Take: This week in digital news, be sure to check out our list of 2018’s top-paid CEOs in online travel. We also look at how hospitality startup Sonder plans to use its new funds, and explore Sunweb’s growth strategy as a tour package company in Europe. — … [Read more…]

Booking Holdings Delays New Resort Fee Policy and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

Booking.com head office in Amsterdam. Luca Conti / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, Booking Holdings has trouble implementing its new commission charges, and two key travel platforms in Asia compete to serve the likely growing number of Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. Plus we take a look at some of the privacy … [Read more…]

Booking CEO Shakeup and 20 Other Digital Trends This Week

Gillian Tans is abruptly out as CEO of Booking.com. Booking.com Skift Take: This week in digital news, Gillian Tans is abruptly out as CEO of Booking.com, replaced by Glenn Fogel. Then at Skift Tech Forum, we spoke to an array of tech execs on stage: Expedia on helping travelers sort out trip delays, Carnival on … [Read more…]

Skift’s Top Travel Startups and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

The Aviasales team poses for a shot at Aviasales HQ in Phuket, Thailand. Aviasales Skift Take: This week in digital news, be sure to check out our ranking of 25 up-and-coming startups from all over the world. Plus, we explore the implications of Facebook’s new digital wallet, and provide updates on the ongoing battle between … [Read more…]

Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch and 7 Other Digital Trends this Week

Cvent at IMEX Frankfurt, May 2019. Cvent Inc. / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, Cvent adds a third event platform to its growing portfolio, Airbnb launches its own version of a traditional tour service, and Africa’s largest online travel agency plans to move into the corporate travel space. — Isaac Carey Leather … [Read more…]

The Travel Winners of a Big Tech Crackdown and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Google Headquarters in King’s Cross, London on April 29, 2019. Russell Harper / Skift Skift Take: This week in digital news, Google, Facebook, and Amazon may be facing tough antitrust enforcement from U.S. regulators, making life easier for some travel companies. Plus, TripAdvisor responds to a petition started by a sexual assault survivor, and General … [Read more…]

Travelport Finally Goes Private and 12 Other Digital Trends This Week

Travelport’s Claire Osborne (left) with Meon Valley Travel’s Kelly Doherty making the first NDC booking at the agency’s offices in Leicester on Friday 19 October, 2018. Travelport Skift Take: This week in digital news, Travelport embarks on its next stage of growth, Amadeus discusses its goals surrounding disruptive technology, and a French startup uses self-learning … [Read more…]

Amadeus Traveler Data Exposed and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

An Amadeus tech office in Nice, France. The company suffered a data breach. Amadeus Skift Take: This week in digital news, Amadeus has suffered a data breach, which is becoming increasingly common across all industries. Plus, the Travelperk CEO discusses his strategy in Europe and Ctrip’s global push starts to pay off. — Isaac Carey … [Read more…]

Amazon Launches Flight Bookings in India and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Amazon launches flight bookings in India, reentering travel. Mike Mackenzie / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, Amazon’s quest to become the world’s all-purpose app continues, MakeMyTrip seeks growth in China, and TripAdvisor adds new filters to enhance safety and transparency. — Isaac Carey Leather Passport Holder Cover Travel case Wallet USA Emblem … [Read more…]

Booking Holdings May Buy More Companies and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, speaks at Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2017. Brainstorm Tech Skift Take: This week in digital news, Booking Holdings looks at tactics to keep growing, and Spanish company Amadeus is taking off in the U.S. Plus, check out our deep dive into the intricacies and challenges of working with government agencies … [Read more…]