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Exclusive: Expedia Is Matching Advertising Spend by Travel-Related Businesses

Expedia Group, the online booking conglomerate that owns the travel agencies Expedia, Hotwire.com, Orbitz and Travelocity, has announced a $25 million initiative aimed at leveraging the brand's media and advertising platform to help travel-related business weather the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Announced today, the initiative will see Expedia match a portion of ads placed...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia Group, Expedia Hotwire, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown


Expedia Is Matching Advertising Spend by Travel-Related Businesses

Expedia Group, the online booking conglomerate that owns the travel agencies Expedia, Hotwire.com, Orbitz and Travelocity, has announced a $25 million initiative aimed at leveraging the brand's media and advertising platform to help travel-related business weather the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Announced today, the initiative will see Expedia match a portion of ads placed...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia Group, Expedia Hotwire, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown


COVID? What COVID? Hawaii survey shows residents less concerned as cases spike, teachers' union OKs school reopening plan, union tries to stem Honolulu newspaper layoffs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo Farmers Market vendor without a mask on June 27, 2020. ©2020 All Hawaii News Many residents no longer see COVID-19 as a threat, DOH survey says. An increasing number of Hawaii residents no longer see COVID-19 as much of a threat as they did in the earlier stages of the pandemic, according to a follow-up survey commissioned by the Hawaii State Department of Health. KHON2.DOH survey shows ‘alarming’ decrease among Hawaii residents who follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines. An increasin...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Senate, Hawaii, House, DOE, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature, Board of Education, West Hawaii, Oahu


U.S. Travel Searches Indicate Initial Signs of Hotel Recovery

According to new consumer research from BVA BDRC[1] and supported by Expedia Group search data[2], Americans are increasing their intent to travel this summer, a positive indicator for the industry. While U.S. domestic and regional travel searches steadily dropped throughout March and into the first week of April, according to Expedia Group data, search has been steadily climbing over the last month in total volume. Expedia Group search data also showed that for domestic travelers who sea...
Tags: Travel, Expedia Group, BVA BDRC


Expedia Group Commits $275 Million to Partner Recovery

Expedia Group, one of the world's largest online travel agencies, is committing $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts.
Tags: Travel, Expedia Group, COVID


Emarketer’s Industry Voices: Marketing In Uncertain Times With Expedia

As we continue to navigate the rapidly shifting landscape and impacts of COVID-19, we are starting to see green shoots of traveler interest and intent returning. We have nearly a decade of experience supporting destinations in times of crisis, and while this global pandemic is unprecedented, we use the power of data and key learnings to help our advertising partners and the industry prepare for recovery.In a recent interview, eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov...
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Emarketer, Expedia Group, Marissa Coslov, Wendy Olson Killion


Vrbo Added to Expedia Group’s Advertising Platform

After more than a year without accepting advertising on its platform, Vrbo is once again opening up shop. The home rental brand, purchased by Expedia Group in 2015, will begin to slowly introduce advertising on its homepage and across the broader site. Previously, Vrbo was using its own media team, but everything will now be...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Vrbo, Expedia Group, Expedia Group 's Advertising Platform


Egencia Helps Frontline Healthcare Workers Access Discounted Hotel Rooms For Self-Isolation Or COVID Relief Travel

Today, Egencia®, business travel by Expedia Group, announces the Helping Healthcare travel program to assist global healthcare providers with securing hotels for employees who are safely distancing from family or traveling to COVID- impacted areas. Egencia is offering healthcare and other service providers three months of free travel management services, including waived transaction and onboarding fees, access to special healthcare hotel rates with an average saving of up to 30% per night...
Tags: Travel, Egencia, Expedia Group, Helping Healthcare


Statement from Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller

Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) stated, "We have one mandate - to conserve cash, survive, and use this time to reconstruct a stronger enterprise to serve the future of travel. We are unable to make any predictions as to when travel will rebound but we emphatically believe that it will, for....'if there's life, there's travel.'"
Tags: Travel, EXPE, Barry Diller, Expedia Group, Expedia Group NASDAQ


There Are No Winners In All This, Only Survivors, Say Investors

BEACH (Booking, Entertainment & Live Events, Airlines, Cruise Lines & Hotels & Resorts) stocks have taken a hammering with the COVID-19 crisis. More than $332 billion in value have evaporated over the past month, according to this analysis. Booking Holdings has seen a 37% drop, Expedia Group an even bigger one at 53%; worldwide, airline revenue is estimated to fall by as much as $113b in 2020.
Tags: Travel, Expedia Group, Booking Holdings, Events Airlines Cruise Lines Hotels Resorts


Expedia Vice Chairman Tells Employees It’s Time to Focus and Help Our Travel Partners

In an internal letter to employees, Expedia Group Vice Chairman Peter Kern told staff to set aside any projects that don't contribute to meeting the company's immediate needs and exhorted employees to help travel partners find business anywhere they can.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Peter Kern, Expedia Group, Focus and Help Our Travel Partners


Tripadvisor Is Trying to Sell Its Vacation Rental Businesses

Some might consider it ironic that there's been a lot of talk about the possibility of Expedia Group shedding assets, but Tripadvisor is the one actively trying to sell its vacation rental businesses. There has been speculation for some time that Tripadvisor would make such a move — and now it's actually happening.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Expedia Group


Booking Channels Rival Expedia and Will Cut Costs Too

Could investors be whispering in Glenn Fogel's ears that what's good for Barry Diller's Expedia Group might be beneficial for Booking Holdings, as well? Booking Holdings is usually a first mover in such online travel initiatives, but in this case, when it comes to cost cutting, it appears as though Booking Holdings heard the rumblings emanating from Expedia Group's Seattle headquarters.
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Barry Diller, Expedia Group, Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings


Expedia Begins Layoffs Targeting 12 Percent of Its Workforce

Diller and Kern are taking an ax, as promised, to Expedia Group's payroll. This could be just the first round, and the thinking might be: Why sell to private equity, have those folks squeeze out the cost savings, and reshape the business when we can do it ourselves?
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Kern, Diller, Expedia Group


Egencia Reveals 2020 Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels

Egencia®, business travel management from Expedia Group™, announces the winners of the Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels awards. This year's hoteliers collectively provided nearly 133,000 room nights that scored a perfect 100 percent stay satisfaction from Egencia business travelers around the world.
Tags: Travel, Egencia, Expedia Group


Expedia Group Seems Unable To Reach The Promised Land

Expedia EXPE has missed analysts' expectations both when it comes to revenue and earnings per share. But Diller and Kern who are running the boat now vowed to execute $300 million to $500 million cost cuts during 2020 along with pledging double-digit adjusted EBITDA growth. And Wall Street and investors loved it as its share price rose 10 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday.
Tags: Travel, EBITDA, Diller, Expedia Group, Expedia EXPE


Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

When a CEO and chief financial officer get pushed out a couple of months earlier, yes, the next earnings call with financial analysts might be unusual. But the Expedia Group fourth quarter earnings discussion on Thursday was one for the record books.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Barry Diller, Expedia Group


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

It increasingly looks like what we expected will happen will come true: Chairman Barry Diller is likely to make Expedia Group's acting boss Peter Kern the permanent CEO. It's very probable, too, that Diller is shopping the online agency giant to potential buyers. But who would buy?
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Diller, Barry Diller, Peter Kern, Expedia Group


What Barry Diller Told Anxious Expedia Workers About the Future

Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller flew to Seattle to rally the troops. His message to all the employees around the world was, in essence, the sun will rise tomorrow at the travel giant. Impatient investors aren’t quite as sure.
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Barry Diller, Expedia Group


The Biggest Risk to Your Business? Becoming a "Hidden Intermediary" (Thinks Out Loud 267)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. The Biggest Risk to Your Business? Becoming a “Hidden Intermediary” (Thinks Out Loud Episode 267) — Headlines and Show Notes In business, there are suppliers and intermediaries. And both face serious competition over the next few years. Google, Facebook, Amazon and others continue to create competitive pressures even in industries where they're not a primary player. But the biggest risk your company faces is if these po...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Podcast, Etsy, Ebay, Strategy, Seo, Customer Experience, Business Risk, E-commerce, Alibaba, Marriott, Tripadvisor, Zillow


Expedia Tells Hotels Adding Resort Fees Will Lower Your Listings on Its Pages

Expedia Group's stance on resort fees could have been drafted by a United Nations diplomat. Expedia doesn't want to alienate hotels and seeks to pick up market share based on Booking Holdings' more forceful position. But it's hitting resort-fee-charging hotels right where it hurts — in the prominence of their listings.
Tags: Travel, United Nations, Expedia, Expedia Group, Booking Holdings


Search Rankings Lowered For Hotels Which Charge Resort Fees: Expedia Group

Hotel and resort properties which add mandatory resort fees per night to base room rates have been dealt another blow this week, as Expedia Group began to lower their listings down the sort order of search results at its official Expedia.com and Hotels.com Internet web sites. In addition to artificially lowering the room rate for comparison purposes with the competition by potential customers and therefore intentionally obfuscating the true total cost of a stay to them, mandatory resort fees hav...
Tags: Travel, Financial, Expedia, Hotels And Lodging, Taxes And Fees, Expedia Group


The Family That Plans Together, Plays Together: 83% of Travelers Plan Trips Together as a Family

Family vacation planning is no longer an activity just for the adults, according to new custom research from Expedia Group® Media Solutions, the advertising organization of Expedia Group. For more than 8 in 10 travelers around the world, planning a family trip is a collaborative activity for the entire family, including the youngest members of the household: Generation Alpha. Representing those born after 2010, Gen Alpha may be young, but they have ideas and opinions and are already influ...
Tags: Travel, Expedia Group, Gen Alpha, Expedia Group ® Media Solutions


Have Phone, Will Travel: One-Third of Latin American Gen Z and Millennial Travelers Use A Mobile Device Throughout the Entire Travel Shopping Journey

New Latin American generational data released today by Expedia Group® Media Solutions, the advertising organization of Expedia Group, reveals that Latin American Gen Z and Millennial travelers prioritize once-in-a-lifetime experiences, while Gen X and Baby Boomers are all about trip activities. All Latin American travelers say deals and value are important, and approximately eight in 10 have a budget in mind when planning a trip. However, activities and unique or cultural experiences outr...
Tags: Travel, Baby Boomers, Expedia Group, Expedia Group ® Media Solutions


Egencia Launches Breakthrough Platform Updates That Unlock Previously Untapped Business Travel Value

Egencia®, business travel from Expedia Group™, announces at the Business Travel Show the addition of three groundbreaking, customer-centric features on its global business travel platform, designed to enhance customer experiences, business value and employee care.
Tags: Travel, Expedia Group


ARC and Expedia Group Release 2019 Travel Outlook Study

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), in collaboration with Expedia Group today released its fifth annual comprehensive study of worldwide air travel trends: 2019 Travel Pricing Outlook. Analyzing data from ARC's global database of over 2 billion flight segments, ARC and Expedia Group analyzed air ticket purchase trends for the world's most popular domestic and international routes. This year's report also includes money-saving strategies for booking hotels.
Tags: Travel, Arc, Expedia Group, Airlines Reporting Corporation ARC


Expedia Struggles to Move Beyond Its U.S. Dependence

When Mark Okerstrom became CEO of Expedia Group in September 2017, he said he wanted the company to become more global. In September 2018, Okerstrom repeated the ambition, noting that one of his priorities is for the conglomerate to become more locally relevant worldwide.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Expedia Group, Mark Okerstrom


Egencia Reveals 2019 Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Today Egencia®, business travel from Expedia Group™, announced the winners of this year's prestigious Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel awards program.
Tags: Travel, Expedia Group, BELLEVUE Wash Today Egencia


Highgate Receives Expedia Group's 2018 EPIC Chairman Award

Earlier this month, real estate investment and hospitality management company Highgate received the prestigious 2018 EPIC Chairman Award, Expedia Group's highest global partner award. Highgate's Chief Revenue Officer Ankur Randev proudly accepted the award on behalf of Highgate from Expedia Group's Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive, Mark Okerstrom, president and chief executive officer and Melissa Maher, senior vice president, marketing and innovation."Highgate's three decades o...
Tags: Travel, Highgate, Barry Diller, Expedia Group, Melissa Maher, Mark Okerstrom, Ankur Randev


Expedia still sees room to grow

Despite competition from Google, Facebook and Booking.com, Mark Okerstrom believes Expedia Group still has plenty of room to grow because it represents only a small part of the $1.6 trillion dollar travel industry.
Tags: Hotels, Expedia, Google Facebook, Expedia Group, Mark Okerstrom



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