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Build Brands On Value Not Price

Levi Strauss, the 167-year-old blue jeans company, is fast-tracking its brand-business strategy to address our changing retail habits. The venerable brand has a great deal of incentive to do so, as many retail establishments are struggling or are facing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Levi Strauss has several plans that focus on how we will be shopping from now on into the future. As with other retailers, coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the implementation of these strategies. Our expectations hav...
Tags: US, New York Times, Kia, Levi Strauss, Expedia, Branding, Cfo, Kohl, Moet, Macy 's, Blake Project, Brand Value & Pricing, Build Brands On Value Not Price, Robert H Frank


Domestic getaways that feel like a world away

At a time where Aussies are usually heading to Europe or warmer places abroad, the question bids: Where do or can we go now? To help Aussies fulfill their overseas dreams without having to leave the country, Expedia has uncovered the top domestic swaps for international favourites. Offering the same, if not better experiences, here is how you can discover the world in your backyard. Daintree Ecolodge Bali Ranked as the top booked destination for the July and August period last year. Aussi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Bali, Australia, Singapore, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Philippines, Hawaii, Brisbane, South Australia, Bahamas, Expedia, Aussies, Travellers, Explore


Affirm is reportedly eyeing an IPO that could value it at $10 billion. Here's how the buy now, pay later fintech became one of the breakout stars of 2020.

Affirm, a point-of-sale microlender that lets consumers make purchases with the flexibility to defer their payments over time, is eyeing an IPO with the aid of Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move could see Affirm's value soar to up to $10 billion, according to the WSJ report. The possible IPO comes as buy now, pay later has been riding a wave in 2020, buoyed by an increase in online shopping demand and consumers' caution about over-extending their budgets during the coron...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, France, Ipo, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Ubs, Goldman Sachs, Max Levchin, Wall Street Journal, Jetblue, WSJ, Shopify, Expedia


Traveloka tops up with $250M amid the coronavirus crisis

Indonesia-based online travel portal, Traveloka, has picked up $250M in fresh funding to beef up its coronavirus-battered balance sheet. The travel aggregator dubs the capital injection a “strong vote of confidence” in its strategy to adjust to what it couches as a ‘new normal’ for travel by retooling its focus on domestic and short hop excursions and activities. The funding round is led by an unnamed global financial institution. Traveloka also says “some” existing investors also participate...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Asia, Indonesia, Tech, Thailand, Malaysia, Tourism, Vietnam, Travel Industry, Expedia, Staycation, Traveloka, Recent Funding, Willson Cuaca, Coronavirus


7 Ways to Evoke a Vacation State of Mind

With various restrictions and travel limitations still in place, many Aussies may be feeling holiday-deprived now more than. In fact, even pre-pandemic, Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation study, which looks into the trends and attitudes around annual leave, revealed deprivation levels were on the rise in Australia. However, Aussies widely understood and appreciated the benefits of taking a holiday. The top reasons cited for taking a trip were: Travelling improves my general health and well-b...
Tags: Travel, Cook, Australia, Inspiration, Expedia, Aussies, Vacation State of Mind


Airbnb unfroze its IPO plans thanks to bookings rebound, but the $18 billion startup has built its comeback on very thin ice (BKNG, EXPE, MAR, HLT, LUV, AAL, LMND, VRM, NCNO)

Airbnb has resumed preparations for an initial public offering, company CEO Brian Chesky told employees Wednesday. After being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, Airbnb's business has bounced back, Chesky and the company have said. There are good reasons for the company to go through with its offering — the stock market has rebounded, recent tech-related IPOs have done well, and Airbnb employees run the risk that some of their options will expire and become worthless if the company doesn't de...
Tags: Ipo, US, Trends, New York Times, Hilton, Marriott, Airbnb, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Expedia, Brian Chesky, American Airlines, Chesky, Troy Wolverton, Vroom, India Brazil


Brian Chesky says Airbnb's IPO is back on track. Here's why it might want to go public soon – and why it might want to hold off. (BKNG, EXPE, MAR, HLT, LUV, AAL, LMND, VRM, NCNO)

Airbnb has resumed preparations for an initial public offering, company CEO Brian Chesky told employees Wednesday. After being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, Airbnb's business has bounced back, Chesky and the company have said. There are good reasons for the company to go through with its offering — the stock market has rebounded, recent tech-related IPOs have done well, and Airbnb employees run the risk that some of their options will expire and become worthless if the company doesn't de...
Tags: US, Trends, New York Times, Hilton, Marriott, Airbnb, Southwest Airlines, Latin America, Expedia, Brian Chesky, American Airlines, Chesky, Troy Wolverton, Vroom, India Brazil, Booking Holdings


The Best Insurance for Your Summer Road Trip

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, many Americans have changed their travel plans. Suddenly this summer, driving has become a popular option—85% of U.S. travelers say they are likely to take a road trip, according to a recent Expedia poll. While opting for the car means you may not need insurance for…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Expedia


Investment firm RBC says the most resilient tech stocks in the pandemic satisfy the 'Crucial Combo' test — These 9 tech companies score highest on the metric (AMZN)

RBC Capital Markets uses a metric called "Crucial Combo" to measure the stock value of the companies it follows. Crucial Combo simply combines the company's revenue growth and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margin each quarter. Based on the number, the following 9 companies have positive Crucial Combo scores: Alibaba, eBay, Akamai, Shopify, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Google, and Spotify. Those with high Crucial Combo scores are proving to be resilient dur...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Spotify, Ebay, Trends, Expedia, Rbc, EBITDA, RBC Capital Markets, Amazon Netflix Shopify, Facebook Google Akamai Alibaba, Chewy Etsy


Expedia® 2020 Summer Travel Report Reveals Same-State Stays, Road Trips and Flexibility Pave the Way to Recovery

Summer travel inarguably looks different this summer, and the latest report from Expedia.com sheds light on the emerging priorities and behaviors of Americans looking to get away. Leveraging search and demand data and a national poll of 1,000+ Americans, results from the report include:
Tags: Travel, Expedia


Expedia’s Melissa Maher talks recovery in travel, partnership with hotels

Charuta Fadnis, senior vice president, research & product strategy at Phocuswright hosted 'The Breakfast Show In North America' at WiT Virtual Summit on 24 June when she interviewed Melissa Maher, chief inclusion officer & senior vice president, Expedia Group, on issues from the company's recovery programme to its diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Tags: Travel, North America, Expedia, Phocuswright, Expedia Group, Melissa Maher, Charuta Fadnis


How You Can Help Australia Get Back On Its Feet

As Australia goes through different phases of recovery, and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave traces of uncertainty, Aussies are starting to scratch that travel itch, from dreaming, to planning, to actually packing their bags and sneaking in a quick (and safe) getaway. Expedia data reveals the appetite for travel continues to rise, with search results indicating Aussies are wasting no time in researching where they want to escape to. But the big question remains top of mind: where can ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Adelaide, Travel Tips, Expedia, Aussies, Explore, Port Stephens, Kangaroo Valley, Noosa Farmers Market, Blackall Range, Adelaide Central Market, McLaren Vale Enjoy, Barossa House, Maggie Beer 's Farm Shop Escape


How Small Business Owners Can Accept as Bitcoin Payments

Nowadays, almost every business has PayPal, Square, or Apple Pay as payment options. We’re living in an increasingly digital world after all. People don’t like having huge amounts of cash around nor do they love entering their credit card number every time they want to order pizza. Another payment option that seems to come up in conversations more and more are cryptocurrencies. Everyone and their mother knows about Bitcoin by now. We all remember when Bitcoin reached $20,000 in value a couple of...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Money, Paypal, Bitcoin, Expedia, Right Now, PayPal Square, Microsoft AT T Burger King KFC, Start Accepting Crypto


How to Grow Your Business With the Help of Marketing Automation

A case can be made these days for just about any business to implement marketing automation. In fact, marketing automation processes have become so popular that 51% of all companies already use them. One marketing channel that has greatly benefited from the power of automation is email marketing. In fact, over 55% of e-commerce marketers for B2B organizations currently engage in email marketing automation. Email marketing’s high level of return on investment reigns supreme above all other market...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Email Marketing, Expedia, Marketing Automation, Jayson, Technology & Telecommunications


Brand Moves for Wednesday July 1

Eighteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, UK, New York, London, Instagram, Microsoft, France, Germany, Advertising, US, Linkedin, Netflix, New York Times


Supreme Court Says Generic Domains Like Booking.com Can Be Trademarked

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office erred by finding the term booking.com was too generic for trademark protection, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Trademark law prohibits anyone from registering generic terms that describe a class of products or services. Anyone can start a store company called "The Wine Company," but they can't use trademark law to stop others from using the same name. When the online travel giant Bookings Holdings so...
Tags: Supreme Court, Tech, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Expedia, Travelocity, Ginsburg, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Booking Holdings, Bookings Holdings


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


How Small Business Owners Can Accept as Bitcoin Payments

Nowadays, almost every business has PayPal, Square, or Apple Pay as payment options. We’re living in an increasingly digital world after all. People don’t like having huge amounts of cash around nor do they love entering their credit card number every time they want to order pizza. Another payment option that seems to come up in conversations more and more are cryptocurrencies. Everyone and their mother knows about Bitcoin by now. We all remember when Bitcoin reached $20,000 in value  a couple ...
Tags: Amazon, Sales, Paypal, Bitcoin, Expedia, Blog & Grow, PayPal Square, Microsoft AT T Burger King KFC, Start Accepting Crypto


We spoke to 40 insiders about how Silver Lake's Egon Durban amassed power at the media-shy private equity firm

Egon Durban, the co-CEO of private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, is a newly-minted billionaire drawing comparisons to Warren Buffett, with membership in some of golf's most exclusive clubs and an inside track to the Oscars. A Texas native who made his name acquiring and then selling Skype, he has rapidly become the lead dealmaker on investments spanning entertainment, media, and technology.  Under Durban, Silver Lake's name has recently been associated with pandemic-era investments into soc...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Trends, Warren Buffett, Airbnb, Skype, Expedia, Silver Lake, Durban, Silver Lake Partners, Airbnb Twitter, Egon Durban, Durban Silver Lake, Silver Lake s Egon Durban


We spoke to 40 Silver Lake insiders about how Egon Durban amassed power at the media-shy private equity firm

Egon Durban, the co-CEO of private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, is a newly-minted billionaire drawing comparisons to Warren Buffett, with membership in some of golf's most exclusive clubs and an inside track to the Oscars. A Texas native who made his name acquiring and then selling Skype, he has rapidly become the lead dealmaker on investments spanning entertainment, media, and technology.  Under Durban, Silver Lake's name has recently been associated with pandemic-era investments into soc...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Trends, Warren Buffett, Airbnb, Skype, Expedia, Silver Lake, Durban, Silver Lake Partners, Airbnb Twitter, Egon Durban, Durban Silver Lake, Silver Lake s Egon Durban


How to Grow Your Business With the Help of Marketing Automation

A case can be made these days for just about any business to implement marketing automation. In fact, marketing automation processes have become so popular that 51% of all companies already use them. One marketing channel that has greatly benefited from the power of automation is email marketing. In fact, over 55% of e-commerce marketers for B2B organizations currently engage in email marketing automation. Email marketing’s high level of return on investment reigns supreme above all other market...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Email Marketing, Expedia, Marketing Automation, Jayson, Technology & Telecommunications


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[Editor’s note: Originally published on Not Boring, a weekly newsletter combining current events, strategy, finance and economics frameworks, and pop culture.] Ancient Athens With Modern Amenities Last year, my wife, Puja, and I decided to search for a house in Athens, New York, right across the river from the much trendier Hudson. We were ready to buy our first home, and the thought of spending the amount of money it would take to buy even a shoebox apartment in Brooklyn depressed us. So we dec...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, New York, Featured, New York City, US, Ben Thompson, Radio, Brooklyn, United States, Athens, Airbnb, Little League, Pixar, Seattle


Meet 13 former Microsoft power players who went on to found billion-dollar companies like Xiaomi, Zappos, and Valve (MSFT)

Many entrepreneurs have passed through Microsoft in the company's 45-year history, including a handful who have managed to startup businesses that are worth $1 billion or more.  We rounded up 13 former employees that built unicorn companies, including Daniel Dines of UIPath and Rich Barton, who cofounded the trifecta Expedia, Zillow, and Glassdoor.  Are you a current or former Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]
Tags: Amazon, Craigslist, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Harvard University, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Zappos, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Zillow, Signal, Expedia, Business Insider


How to use your flight credit on Expedia

If you had to cancel or change your non-refundable flight due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), most airlines would have offered you a credit instead of a refund. To make it easier for you, we read all the fine print so that you don’t have to. So, here is a guide on how to use a flight credit to book your next trip on Expedia. Using your flight credit issued due to COVID-19 Good news! You can use your flight credit immediately. First, have your itinerary number, credit amount and traveller name(s) ha...
Tags: Travel, Feature, Travel Tips, Expedia, Jetstar, Expedia Customer Service


Meet 13 former Microsoft employees who went on to build billion-dollar companies (MSFT)

Many entrepreneurs have passed through Microsoft in the company's 45-year history, including a handful who have managed to startup businesses that are worth $1 billion or more.  We rounded up 13 former employees that built unicorn companies, including Daniel Dines of UIPath and Rich Barton, who cofounded the trifecta Expedia, Zillow, and Glassdoor.  Are you a current or former Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]
Tags: Amazon, Craigslist, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Harvard University, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Zappos, Jeff Bezos, Msft, Seattle, Zillow, Signal, Expedia


CPB is named agency of record for Vrbo

MDC Partners' CPB was selected as the agency of record for Vrbo, the destination booking site owned by Expedia, following a review, Ad Age has learned. CPB will handle brand strategy and creative under the new partnership, according to one person close to the matter. The person said the account will be serviced out of the agency's Boulder, Colorado, headquarters. A spokesperson for Vrbo did did not return a request for comment.
Tags: Advertising, Expedia, Vrbo, Boulder Colorado, CPB, MDC Partners CPB


Apple Says App Store Ecosystem Supported Over $500B in Commerce Worldwide in 2019

Apple today announced that its App Store ecosystem supported $519 billion in billings and sales worldwide in 2019, based on an independent study conducted by Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm in the United States. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $155 billion from app and in-app purchases, with a quarter of those earnings occurring in 2019. However, the App Store also facilitates the sale of a wide variety of physical goods and services, ranging from...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Etsy, United States, Tim Cook, App Store, United, Expedia, Analysis Group


Apple says its App Store facilitated $519B in commerce in 2019

Amid increasing antitrust scrutiny by U.S. regulators, Apple announced an update on its App Store ecosystem. While the company normally shares some App Store metrics during its WWDC keynote, it’s today detailing the results of a new study that claims the App Store ecosystem facilitated half a trillion ($519 billion) in billings and sales globally in 2019. This is a new and broader figure than has been previously reported, as it includes all transactions the App Store facilitates, not just those ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, TC, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Japan, Etsy, China, Tech, Netflix, Commerce, New York Times, Mlb


Why Travel Stocks Jumped Higher Today

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) is up 5.7%. Basically, they form a continuum of the tourism experience, wherein would-be travelers might begin researching a trip on TripAdvisor before heading over to Expedia to make reservations to stay at a Marriott or Hyatt hotel upon arriving at their destination.
Tags: Business, News, Marriott, Tripadvisor, Expedia, Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels NYSE