Expedia Brass Rallies Workers and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Vice Chairman Peter Kern sent a memo to employees this week to encourage them to help in away travel partners hurt by coronavirus. Expedia Skift Take: In digital news this week, Expedia Vice Chair Peter Kern sought to rally his workforce by saying it was time to focus and help the company’s travel partners … [Read more…]

Airbnb, Others Will Pony Up Data and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airbnb and its competitors will share all kinds of data in a new agreement with the European Union. Airbnb Skift Take: In digital news this week, Airbnb, Expedia, Tripadvisor, and others reached an unprecedented agreement with the European Union to share data. Will it shift the competitive landscape? Plus, coronavirus has wreaked havoc on global … [Read more…]

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

A decorative wall at TripAdvisor’s Needham, Massachusetts, headquarters. The company is being sued over injuries allegedly sustained on a camel ride tour in Morocco. TripAdvisor Skift Take: 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 big-picture look at … [Read more…]

Expedia’s Anxious Workers and 12 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller recently flew to Seattle to rally the troops. Kris Krug / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller went to Seattle HQ to spread some optimism, plus we have the details on Sun Country’s new deal with Amazon. — Sarah Enelow-Snyder Slim Leather Travel … [Read more…]

Expedia’s Search for Its Next CEO and 11 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia senior executive is looking for a new CEO for Expedia Group following the resignation of Mark Okerstrom. Kris Krug / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital, Expedia’s senior executive Barry Diller has major changes to juggle going into 2020, starting with finding a new CEO. Meanwhile, in an unexpected turn, the younger generation … [Read more…]

Where Did Expedia CEO Okerstrom Go Wrong and 11 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Former Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom at the company’s Explore ’18 conference in Las Vegas December 5 2018. Okerstrom resigned from his position after a shareholder meeting. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia Group Skift Take: This week in digital, Expedia is searching for replacements as two of the online travel giant’s top executives announced their resignation … [Read more…]

Travel Leaders Group’s Goal for UK Growth and 5 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Barrhead Travels is offering holiday vacation packages to destinations like Pierre & Vacances Village Club Fuerteventura Origo Mare in Las Palmas, Spain, from the UK. Barrhead Travel Skift Take: This week in digital, Travel Leaders Group has a goal to fill the void left behind following the demise of Thomas Cook. Meanwhile, hotel chain Selina … [Read more…]

Booking and Expedia Battle to Offer Connected Trips and 18 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Travelers are waiting on a long line in a crowded Budget car rentals site. Booking sites have hopes to make this process quicker with connected trips. Jim Jegans Jr / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital, the online booking giants strive and compete to give travelers a more seamless experience. Meanwhile, travel management company … [Read more…]

Expedia’s New Resort Fees Policy and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Group will start lowering the ranking of a hotel’s listing if it adds resort fees. Bloomberg Skift Take: This week in digital, we take a look at Expedia’s decision to lower the rankings of a hotel’s listing on its site due to the addition of resort fees. Meanwhile, Vrbo is under new leadership as … [Read more…]

Airbnb’s New Verification Policies and 20 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airbnb will start verifying listings starting in Dec. 2019. Airbnb Skift Take: This week in digital, stepping away from its hands-off approach, Airbnb introduces a policy in hopes of preventing another tragedy. Meanwhile, both TripAdvisor and Expedia Group are feeling added pressure from Google’s travel business. — Jasmine Ganaishlal Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder … [Read more…]