Kayak

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News / Technology
Kayak opening hotel, developing hotel tech in partnership with Life House
By Mitra Sorrells | March 9, 2021
Kayak will open Kayak Miami Beach in April and will use the property as a "design lab" to develop hotel technology. Read More
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News / Online
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
By Kevin May | March 2, 2021
The body check on marketing spend by the two giants of online travel in 2020 ends a run of gradually slowing increases in prior years. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Kayak's Steve Hafner on pandemics, strategy and survival
By PhocusWire | January 5, 2021
Honest and interesting - just with fewer wisecracks than during normal years. That was Kayak CEO Steve Hafner's appearance at The Phocuswright Conference 2020. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on getting it right for a post-pandemic future
By Kevin May | December 7, 2020
When you're often at the center of the relationship between accommodation providers and consumers, or figuring out how best to connect all the elements together in a trip, being Booking Holdings during... Read More
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News / Online
Booking Holdings sees uptick in Q3 bookings driven by domestic travel
By Jill Menze | November 5, 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing to “weigh heavily” on Booking Holdings’ financial performance, the online travel giant saw marked improvement in the third quarter of 2020 compared to Q2 of... Read More
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News / Online
Booking.com launches flight search and booking in the U.S.
By Kevin May | October 22, 2020
U.S. customers can now search, book and pay for air tickets on Booking.com, a year after flights were introduced in some European countries.  Read More
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News / Online
Booking Holdings feels "full impact" of coronavirus as gross bookings plunge 91% in Q2 2020
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2020
CEO Glenn Fogel believes it will be years and not quarters before the travel market returns to pre-COVID dollars. Read More
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News / Online
Booking.com cuts workforce by a quarter as pandemic bites
By Kevin May | August 4, 2020
Almost 4,500 employees working for Booking.com are being laid off. Details about who and where will be figured out in the coming weeks. Read More
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News / Online
Booking Holdings Q1 gross bookings plummet 51%, total revenue down 19%
By Mitra Sorrells | May 7, 2020
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says it will take "years - not quarters" for the travel industry to recover, as the company saw its gross bookings drop more than 50% in the first quarter of 2020. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Sounding Off: Startups should consider giving something away for the greater good
By PhocusWire | February 14, 2020
Peak Kayak and its investment/acquisition policy might seem alien to many startups or growing businesses as we enter the 2020s, but it shouldn't be ruled out for fear of dilution of the potential... Read More
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Interview / Online
How I Got Here, episode 24 - Steve Hafner of Kayak
By PhocusWire | February 13, 2020
When the definitive history of online travel is written in the decades to come, Steve Hafner will be remembered for many things - one of which being his part in creating Kayak in 2004. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How Google Flights is shaking up the travel Industry
By Mario Gavira | February 12, 2020
Although Google’s recent decision to stop charging for leads to airlines and OTAs in Google Flights might look insignificant to other Big Tech moves in recent decades, it is sending shockwaves across... Read More
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
By PhocusWire | January 17, 2020
As cold and neutralized by PR as a company could muster, SAP Concur may well have summarized the history of Hipmunk in one sentence. Read More
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Interview / Online
How I Got Here, episode 17 - Terry Jones of Travelocity
By PhocusWire | December 19, 2019
Few people have been there at the formation of two pioneering brands in online travel. Terry Jones tells his story to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel on being a different brand and concerns over capital
By Kevin May | December 17, 2019
In an interview in the PhocusWire Studio, Fogel discusses the "connected trip" strategy, the influx of bad investment capital and sustainability. Read More