2 hrs ago
Traveler's Aide: You call this a five-star hotel?
Traveler's Aide: You call this a five-star hotel? How many stars any given hotel sports can be largely subjective, only occasionally regulated and wildly variable.
5 hrs ago
Zillow Tells The Market Not To Go Crazy Thinking About Valuations On Trulia Deal
Zillow's valuation surge takes it to the number 1 spot among select internet companies .
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The curious case of online travel - OTA consolidation, Metasearch...
There is much media interest in the consolidation taking place in the competitive online travel industry.
Travel sites being bought By Expedia and Priceline
Hot travel site Airbnb matches people looking for a place to stay with others renting their homes-- and the startup is seeing massive investment.
TripAdvisor Has Already Spent $352 Million in Cash for 4 Acquisitions in 2014
TripAdvisor's loosening of its purse strings in 2014 reflects an intense merger and acquisition environment fomented by rivals, including the Priceline Group and Expedia Inc., which have been spending even more than TripAdvisor on acquisitions so far this year.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
This Acquisition Will Help Priceline Magnify Its Dominance
Restaurant reservation specialist Opentable has been acquired by Priceline . As a result of this merger, the likes of Groupon and Yelp will now confront serious threats to their business.
Hotel Brands Can Do Better With Mobile Booking
A new report suggests that prestige hotels are missing opportunities to better compete with online travel agencies like Priceline and TripAdvisor when it comes to mobile booking.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Cool travel app: a restaurant booker from Open Table
App: Open Table, for iPhone and Android, plus www.opentable.com. Lowdown: This popular restaurant booking site has just been bought out by mega-giant Priceline but will continue to operate on its own.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Priceline Offers Borgata Room for $100,000
As with most weekend nights during the summer, Atlantic City's Borgata was sold out on Saturday, at least as far as the hotel's reservation department was concerned.
Priceline Group Completes $2.6 Billion OpenTable Acquisition
Let the games begin as the Priceline Group's acquisition of OpenTable, and TripAdvisor's acquisition of LaFourchette officially place restaurants firmly in the "travel" space in terms of mindset.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Investor's Business Daily
Expedia, Priceline Upping The Ante In China, Asia
It's often hard to tell what key players will do in today's fast-changing online travel markets, but one trend is clear: Big U.S. online travel agencies like Expedia and Priceline are keen on expanding in China and Asia-Pacific.
Expedia Dabbles in Politics to Get Americans Paid Vacation Days and Boost Its Revenue
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Skyscanner to play leading role in price parity ruling challenge with Skoosh as support
Skyscanner is poised to challenge the ruling that supposedly brought to an end a long-running dispute over hotel price parity on the web.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Book on the go with new priceline.com
Norwalk-based priceline.com, a leader in mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group, will launch a custom-created hotel search and booking app especially designed for Amazon's new Android-based Fire phone, which launched Friday.
Priceline - An Underpriced Call
Priceline survived the Dot Com Bubble and grew over the last decade with consistency.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Motley Fool
Why Priceline Group's Stock Is Up More Than 37% in the Past Year
Owner of prominent travel properties including priceline.com, Booking.com, Agoda.com, rentalcars.com, and Kayak, Priceline has grown into a sizable company, with annual revenues approaching $7 billion; yet it's maintained tangible revenue and earnings growth, making it a popular choice among investors in the Internet travel sector.
Websites That Save You Money On Hotel Rooms
Finding a reasonably priced hotel room is not necessarily a slam dunk in the Internet age.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Motley Fool
Priceline's Big Tax Advantage Over Expedia Could Vanish in an Instant
While all of these developments are, without a doubt, good, is it possible that Mr. Market is overlooking a little detail that could have big consequences for the travel site? Talk about growth... but not everywhere Between 2011 and 2013, Priceline's revenue soared 56% from $4.36 billion to $6.79 billion.
Priceline Vs. Expedia: Who Will Take Investors Where They Want To Go?
Priceline and Expedia are the world's two largest online travel agencies - can both sustain their growth into the future? Both companies have been spending on advertisements, inventory additions, acquisitions, and other growth initiatives lately, though Expedia is far outspending Priceline.
Changing of the Guard as Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway Join Travel Tech Trade Group
In a testament to the arrival of the sharing economy and alternative lodging choices, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway have joined a travel tech advocacy group that until now has been the sole fiefdom of major online travel agencies and global distribution systems.