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Resort Fees May Be About to Crack as Online Travel Agency Starts Taxing Them

Priceline’s Booking.com, the major competitor to the Expedia group’s behemoth of online travel booking sites, will start charging hotels commission on resort fees. They believe the shift away from selling consumers a total rate, and moving money into the resort or destination fee bucket, cheats them of revenue. And of course it has reduced commissions that hotels pay. Continue reading Resort Fees May Be About to Crack as Online Travel Agency Starts Taxing Them...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Expedia, Priceline


The history of how Uber went from the most feared startup in the world to its massive IPO

Uber went public this month on the New York Stock Exchange in a much-watched IPO. Since it was founded in 2009, Uber has transformed the ride-hailing industry and grown to become the most valuable companies in the world. See the highs and lows of Uber in its journey from small San Francisco startup, through its extremely tumultous 2017, through to its 2019 IPO. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Ten years ago, a company called UberCab made a splash in San Francisco by le...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, South Korea, Eric Holder, Washington Post, France, China, Ipo, India, Softbank, New York City, Africa, US, San Francisco, Trends


Courts, states investigating hotel antitrust claims

Expedia and major hotel companies were already facing two federal lawsuits alleging that they conspired to stifle competition.
Tags: Finance, Article, Associated Press, Expedia, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/politics, Fox-business/features, DEE-ANN DURBIN, 424d2d04-d8b1-555a-8d81-8272fe415b68


Andreas Roell – Private Equity Backed Market Consolidation

Learnings from building the largest digital marketing agency in San Diego, acquiring companies, doing a Private Equity backed rollup gone sideways and from five subsequent exits since. 01 Losing Control of Your Business Critical Terms and Deal Points that matter and why you need advisors to protect you. 02 Aggressively Pursing Growth How aggressively pursuing growth can lead you to make decisions that put you in a risky situation. 03 Exit Led Personal ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, Religion, San Francisco, CMO, Philippines, Middle East, United Nations, Dubai, San Diego, Private Equity, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Vegas, Expedia


Andreas Roell – Private Equity Backed Market Consolidation

Learnings from building the largest digital marketing agency in San Diego, acquiring companies, doing a Private Equity backed rollup gone sideways and from five subsequent exits since. 01 Losing Control of Your Business Critical Terms and Deal Points that matter and why you need advisors to protect you. 02 Aggressively Pursing Growth How aggressively pursuing growth can lead you to make decisions that put you in a risky situation. 03 Exit L...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, Religion, San Francisco, CMO, Philippines, Middle East, United Nations, Dubai, San Diego, Private Equity, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Vegas, Expedia


Uber’s trading debut: who was (and wasn’t) at the opening bell

Uber finally made its debut Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, ending its decade-long journey from startup to publicly traded company. So far, it’s been a ho-hum beginning with shares opening at $42, down from the IPO price. The share price is hovering just under $44. Thirteen people, including executives, early employees, drivers and customers, were on the balcony for the historic bell ringing that opened the markets Friday. Noticeable absentees were co-founder Garrett Camp and former...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, New York, Australia, France, Los Angeles, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Travis Kalanick, New York Stock Exchange, Kalanick, Carsharing, Expedia, Vmware


Meet the CEO taking Uber public

It was less than two years ago that Uber picked its new CEO. Dara Khosrowshahi left his comfy gig as the head of Expedia to lead what was at the time the most dysfunctional company in tech.
Tags: Cnn, Expedia, Dara Khosrowshahi


Mint House raises $15m to give business travelers a better hotel

Hotels are convenient but rarely homey. Short term rentals through Airbnb or HomeAway are often comfy but can be a pain to book and check-in. Business travelers often have to pick the best of two lousy options. Mint House is summed up best by Tige Savage, Revolution Venture managing partner: “Mint House is the best of a hotel without the worst of a hotel and the best of an Airbnb without the worst of an Airbnb.” The New York-based Mint House is today announcing a $15 million financing round l...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, US, House, Starwood, Airbnb, Revolution Ventures, Club Med, Expedia, Booking.com, Lucas, Homeaway, Travelocity, Travelers, Rob Stewart, Euro Disney


Expedia Shares Fall as Home-Rental Business Vrbo Goes Slow

Wall Street was looking for $2.69 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue from Vrbo grew 14 percent. Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia has been struggling to chase rivals Airbnb Inc. and Booking Holdings Inc. in the fast-growing and lucrative market for short-term rentals with its HomeAway and Vrbo services.
Tags: Science, Expedia, Vrbo, Airbnb Inc, Bellevue Washington, Bloomberg Revenue, Booking Holdings Inc


Expedia Shares Slump as Short-Term Rental Growth Slows

Wall Street was looking for $2.69 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia has been struggling to chase rivals Airbnb Inc. and Booking Holdings Inc. in the fast-growing and lucrative market for short-term rentals with its HomeAway and Vrbo services. Expedia also said Vrbo gross bookings totaled $4.16 billion, up 5 percent from a year earlier.
Tags: Science, Expedia, Vrbo, Airbnb Inc, Booking Holdings Inc, Bloomberg Bellevue Washington


Watch the newest commercials on TV from Expedia, Pepsi, Subway and more

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time on April 25. Actor-comedian John Leguizamo gulps Pepsi right before taking the stage for a stand-up set. Expedia says that “Sometimes a little downtime can lift you right up.” And if you’re planning to get married this summer, the NFL thinks that maybe you want Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to ...
Tags: Advertising, NFL, Kansas City Chiefs, Travis Kelce, Expedia, Pepsi, John Leguizamo, Expedia Pepsi Subway


Travel Troubleshooter | A missing leg on Asiana — and a missing refund from Expedia

After Asiana Airlines drops a leg of Alyssa Jean Esteba's flight from Toronto to Manila, Philippines, she goes looking for a refund. But Expedia can't find one. Can this advocate help?
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Toronto, Expedia, Manila Philippines, Asiana Airlines, Alyssa Jean Esteba


How Online Hotel Distribution Is Changing In Europe

The hotel distribution landscape is often touted as a duopoly held by Booking and Expedia, but we see it slightly differently. While they do command a sizeable part of the market share, there are actually other channels that hoteliers are leveraging successfully. After hundreds of hours analyzing the last five years of hotel distribution across a selection of our client base, we have produced a report to shed some light on how distribution has evolved and, hopefully, give some inspiration...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Expedia


Touring Bird takes flight in 200 destinations worldwide

From booking flights to securing hotel rooms, the online travel industry has made the logistics side of travel easier than ever. But the fun part of taking a trip is experiencing and exploring new places, cultures and people—that's the part travelers remember and talk about. Yet finding exciting things to do in a given location is often much more difficult than finding a cheap flight. There are many sources of information, and not all of them are reliable, which means that hours of research can ...
Tags: Google, Barcelona, Sydney, Dubai, Athens, Bird, Tokyo, Zurich, Gaudi, Expedia, Viator, Anchorage, Area 120, Zanzibar Everything


Hey Marketers: Is 2019 Everything You’ve Hoped For? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 244)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. So, here we are with almost a third of the year gone. And, for marketers, it’s time to ask, “Is 2019 everyhing you’ve hoped for?” If not, it’s even more important to ask what you plan to do about it. The latest episode of Thinks Out Loud takes a look at how to evaluate your progress so far this year — and what to do if you’re not where you’d like to be. Here are the show notes: Hey Marketers: Is 2019 Everything You’ve Hope...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Seo, Expedia, Digital Strategy, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Tim Peter


Uber has dangled $100 million at Dara Khosrowshahi if he can convince investors, or a buyer, that the company is worth $120 billion

Dara Khosrowshahi has a huge potential payout riding on Uber's IPO valuation hitting $120 billion and staying there for 90 consecutive days. He'd also get that payout for selling the company for $120 billion.  A source tell us his incentive is worth $100 million or more. Dara Khosrowshahi could get a huge payday — totaling more than $100 million according to a source — if Uber's IPO valuation hits $120 billion and stays at that level for 90 consecutive days. The Uber CEO will also get the pay...
Tags: Google, Uber, Southeast Asia, Softbank, US, Trends, Cruise, Gm, Honda, Expedia, PitchBook, Dan Primack, Dara Khosrowshahi, Primack, Khosrowshahi, Waymo


What Digitally Native Companies Do Best (Thinks Out Loud Episode 245)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Many businesses struggle to keep up with the changes brought about by digitally native companies in their industry. But why are they so successful? What is it that digitally native companies do best? This episode of Thinks Out Loud offers some insights. Here are the show notes for you: What Digitally Native Companies Do Best (Thinks Out Loud Episode 245) – Headlines and Show Notes Is AI in Sales and Marketing Real? (Thin...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Podcast, Strategy, Seo, E-commerce, Expedia, Mary Meeker, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Don, Tim Peter, Jaron Lanier, Artificial intelligence (AI


How Expedia is using deep learning to improve the hotel booking process

Expedia Partner Solutions is using deep learning models to improve the hotel booking process for partners and - ultimately - the end consumer.
Tags: Travel, Expedia, Expedia Partner Solutions


Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is part of a family of impressive tech leaders, founders, and CEOs — here's who they are

Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber filed for an initial public offering on Thursday. The IPO could be one of the biggest in years. For Khosrowshahi, being a superstar in the tech industry is a family business. Khosrowshahi's cousins, uncle and brothers all made their marks within Silicon Valley and beyond. Here's everything you need to know about Dara Khosrowshahi's impressive family. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, ride-sharing startup Uber filed for...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Brown University, US, Trends, Linkedin, Intel, Harvard, Canada, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Travis Kalanick


The amazing life of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi — from refugee to tech superstar and a huge IPO

Dara Khosrowshahi is the former CEO of Expedia who took over Uber as CEO in 2017. As CEO, Khosrowshahi is leading the company into its long-awaited IPO, which could value the company as high as $100 billion.  His long history in tech and familial connections helped prepare Khosrowshahi for running Uber. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Becoming the CEO of Uber in mid-2017 was just the latest milestone for the 49-year old Dara Khosrowshahi, who has lived an extraordinary lif...
Tags: Uber, US, Trends, Iran, Expedia, Valley, Hudson River, Tarrytown New York, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Cause Row Sha, Manhattan Rockefeller


Uber could file for an IPO any minute. Here's what to expect. (UBER)

Uber is expected to file it's initial public offering (IPO) documents as soon as Thursday. The company will follow its biggest competitor Lyft to public markets, though Uber's could be ten times larger. Uber's IPO could be one of the largest in history. Here's a rundown of what Wall Street is expecting from the company's wide range of businesses and bets. Uber could file for its initial public offering, or IPO, as soon as today, according to multiple reports.  The ride-hailing giant's offe...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, London, Washington, Ipo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Larry Page, United States, Arizona, Denver, Expedia, Wedbush, ATG, Eric Allison


Travel Troubleshooter | She canceled her Expedia hotel room — so where’s her refund?

After Carol McLaughlin cancels her stay at a hotel in Segovia, Spain, she's sure Expedia will refund her money. But when the hotel claims it never received her cancellation request, who will Expedia believe? 
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Expedia, Segovia Spain, Carol McLaughlin


6 Reasons Your Hotel Might Not Be Succeeding in 2019

It’s no surprise that times have changed — and, sometimes, it can be hard to reshape your business so that it, too, shifts with the times. The hospitality and travel industries are no exception to this, and stagnation may be the reason why your Hotel is underperforming. Looking for specifics to help you turn things around, boost occupancy and regain the profits you seek? Here are six common reasons why today’s Hotels falter — and how you can avoid them. 1. You Don’t Have a Social Media Presenc...
Tags: Facebook, Hotels, New York City, San Francisco, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Hotel, Expedia, Orbitz, Instagram Facebook, Kacey, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch


U.S. judge rules against Expedia in United Airlines fare listings lawsuit

A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday rejected Expedia Inc's request for an injunction that would have required United Airlines to continue providing fare data for flights after Sept. 30, when the companies' contract ends.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Manhattan, United Airlines, Expedia, Expedia Inc


What the Hotel World Looks Like in 2020 | By Bob Rauch

Hotel Distribution is arguably the big topic of the near term. Expedia Group and Booking Holdings (previously Priceline) are the two big online travel agencies (OTAs), dominating well over 70% of OTA market share. Now this duopoly faces major disruption by Airbnb, Facebook, and Google. Airbnb just bought HotelTonight, an app-based company that sells last-minute, unused boutique and independent hotel inventory. Meanwhile, SiteMinder's "BookingButton" already integrate into Facebook busines...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Expedia, Priceline, Google Airbnb, Bob Rauch, Expedia Group and Booking Holdings, Airbnb Facebook, BookingButton


5 Best (Cheap) Places in the Philippines to Spend Holiday!

Probably, Philippines is the best yet cheapest country to consider on your vacation. The country is often referred to as ‘The Pearl of the Orient Seas!’ The Philippines is one of the best tourists-friendly countries that offer an endless list of Tropical Island and some exotic and memorable places that are worth your visit. Just off-the-radar, the country is overshadowed by SEAian nearby countries and other Pacific island destinations. Many may even find the Philippines as very good value for...
Tags: Travel, Philippines, Pacific, Expedia, Travel Blog, Zambales, Nuvali, Tagaytay, Sky Ranch, Tropical Island, Orient Seas, Klook Hotels, San Antonio Zambales Another, San Antonio Zambales, Anawangin Cove Nagsasa Cove, Capones Island


Online catering marketplace ezCater gets another $150M at a $1.25B valuation

In 2007, Stefania Mallett and Briscoe Rodgers conceived of ezCater, an online marketplace for business catering, and began building the company in Mallet’s Boston home, mostly at her kitchen table. Recently, sitting at that same table, Mallett negotiated with Brad Twohig of Lightspeed Venture Partners the final terms of a $150 million Series D-1 at a $1.25 billion valuation. Lightspeed, alongside GIC, co-led the round, with participation from Light Street Capital, Wellington Management, IC...
Tags: Boston, Tech, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Expedia, Lightspeed, Rodgers, GIC, Mallett, Mallet, Stefania Mallett, Briscoe Rodgers, Brad Twohig, WeWork Labs, Monkey Group, Stefania Mallett Mallett


From Scarcity to an “Ah Hah” Moment: Reclaimed Fluoros Keep Skis Fast

For six in the morning, the text message was dark and terrifying. “They are not selling ski crack any more. WTF they can’t be out.” At the time of the message, Jarrod had no idea he had a substance abuse issue or how far it would take him down a path of desperation. He just wanted to ski faster. He continues recounting the morning he hit the bottom. “With the realization, I might be out I was wide awake and sucking down a second cup of coffee. Not gonna lie, I was super anxious when I ope...
Tags: Europe, General, News, China, US, Sport, Skiing, Bill Clinton, South America, Epa, Bill, Jfk, Vermont, Expedia, Oslo, Windsor


Urumqi Airport Traveler’s Guide 2019 (Xinjiang)

For most travelers, flying into Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (乌鲁木齐地窝铺国际机场/Wūlǔmùqí Diwōpù Guójì Jīchǎng) marks their first step into the Xinjiang province. The Urumqi airport is the primary transportation hub and one of only two airports in Xinjiang that offer international flights (Kashgar is the other). In the hopes of making things as easy for you as possible, I’d like to share with you everything you need to know about the Urumqi international airport. I’ve flown through th...
Tags: Travel, China, Beijing, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Airport, Xinjiang, Kfc, Expedia, Urumqi, Turpan, Kashgar, Terminal 2, FarWestChina Xinjiang, Yili, Terminal 3


Rounding Up Three Recent Keyword Advertising Cases–Comphy v. Amazon & More

Three interesting recent keyword advertising cases: Comphy Co. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 2019 WL 1128519 (W.D. Wash. March 12, 2019) Comphy makes high-end linens. It chooses not to sell directly on Amazon. Nevertheless, Amazon has purchased search engine keyword ads triggered by the term “Comphy.” Amazon also auto-completes the characters “comph” with “comphy sheets,” “comphy company sheets,” “comphysheets,” and other unrelated terms. Searching for “Comphy” sheets on Amazon leads to competitive produ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Law, California, Court, Marketing, E-commerce, Search Engines, Tennessee, Marriott, Michigan, Illinois, Trademark, BPI, Expedia