December 4, 2015
In November 2015 Expedia Inc agreed to acquire HomeAway Inc for US$3.9 billion in cash and stock. This acquisition is expected to benefit HomeAway’s sales thanks to the technological and marketing support it will receive from Expedia and to its transition from a listing-based model to an online transactional marketplace, predicted to drive reservations and […]
November 6, 2015
In the past year, Euromonitor has frequently noted that consolidation in the lodging industry is due, and after last week’s news that Hyatt and Starwood are in advanced talks over a merger, it was Expedia’s turn yesterday to announce that it has agreed to acquire HomeAway for US$3.9 billion. Expedia has been on an accelerating […]
September 14, 2014
While online travel retail sales are continuing their steady growth globally, consolidation is increasing among online travel agencies, with Expedia and Priceline strengthening their positions as the most successful and innovative companies and constantly gaining share in the category. Priceline managed to record the sharpest growth over the 2004-2013 period, which allowed the company to […]
January 11, 2014
In an information and e-commerce environment where consumers are increasingly using different platforms to access the internet, the mobile channel is constantly gaining ground, not only due to the use of smartphones and tablets as “personal assistants” but also to make travel bookings. Today, the mobile channel is accounting for a growing share of the […]
December 4, 2015
Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with John F Davis III, Chief Executive Officer of Room Key. Roomkey.com is a hotel metasearch engine created by Choice Hotels International Inc, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp, InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, Marriott International Inc and Wyndham Worldwide Corp and launched in 2012.  [Editor’s Note:  This interview […]

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