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Expedia Revenue Sinks 82% Amid ‘Worst Quarter the Travel Industry Has Seen in Modern History’
"Group is reporting an 82% drop in revenue in the second quarter is the pandemic has just about shutdown. The travel sector, the Seattle Online travel company, reports a 90% drop in total gross bookings for the three month period that ended June 30th compared to a year ago. Expedia CEO Peter Kearns says the second quarter was the worst that the travel industry has seen in modern history. But they started to see bookings improved slightly in May and June.
Michelle Obama to release show on Spotify
"Join me for the Michelle Obama podcast. You can listen for free only on spotify. Bracken Michelle Obama's higher ground production company is launching the Michelle. Obama podcast on July. The two thousand, nine, hundred, another exclusive show to spotify that new exclusive apple news today podcast that we reported on yesterday. It has an RSS feed after all can expedia added to some podcast APPs including Overcast Marco Armand describes that as a hack. However, the RSS feed is hidden from third parties in Apple's API and it's mirror. Your L. has also been disabled, and so the intention appears to be. Be that it's an exclusive. And the verge described it as such now we discovered a May many radio fronts. PODCASTS also withholds. There are s feed address. If you use the apple API and at the time, apple declines to confirm this or comment on how this achieved Dan Meisner has spotted than apple is self hosting the Audio? Other apple shows are hosted by art nineteen. An evoke terror suggests in article that we linked to today from our show notes and our newsletter this could be the beginning of the end of the feet and possibly podcast hosts, too. In other news apple is hiring for a US and Canada and deter for apple podcasts. Go go go jobs dot net. Sin Has announced a new distribution agreement with. An Indian music podcasts and video service with one hundred and fifty million active users and to radio DOT COM has a new distribution agreement with twitch, which will bring live radio programming to twitch his video streaming platform on me cost media. somethingyoushouldknow has joined Westwood One podcast was formerly signed to DAX. Captivate has an agreement with songs for podcasters toward our podcast to licensed songs from independent musicians I'm an adviser to them. Radio Days Africa had a session about podcast in. You can read up on the topics discussed for watch the whole. Whole thing if you like four soccer ventures is a new company launching a podcast network. It plans to spend six figures growing shows. It's also partnered with a girls soccer network following on from its launch of a secure podcast distribution. Yesterday on me. Studio has posted an in-depth blog piece at our private premium and secure podcast feeds and the school of podcasting Dave Jackson has updated his big list of podcasts about podcasts. We're hoping he does a podcast about it and titles it the podcast about the list of podcasts about podcasts podcast. Sorry. And, in Podcast News Entrepreneur. John Roya has launched John Rowe show row sold his former company to salesforce in two thousand and fifteen in the first episode. He's interviewed by Jordan Harbinger and jury duty trial of Robert. DURST changes the game for true crime podcasts according to crime story media. WHO's making it? The podcasts launched earlier this week and is to follow the trial of billionaire Robert Durst as it happens,
Why Learning to Say "No" Will Accelerate Your Success
"Welcome to another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric. Su and I'm Neil Patel and today. We're GONNA. Talk about why learning to say no will accelerate your success. Let's reframe this real quick and early days Neil when you're starting out as an entrepreneur. You would always look at the newest opportunities. And what would you do about those opportunities? I always said not always what most cases I said. Yes, and that's what ended up causing me to do one too many things derailing my focus and funny enough 'cause less success over time I think what Neil's also saying is a lot of us become more and more successful. You're going to have more and more opportunities coming your way, and you can either accept the fact that you're. You're drowning in opportunity, or you can do something about it and say no more and funny enough Steve Jobs said this in the past. He says what's really lead to apple. Success was the ability to say no. They said no way more things than they said yes to. And when he first came back to apple after he was fired, he shut down many different product lines, and that's just the basis of it. It's really saying no all the opportunities that you're drowning in. When you say no, and you end up focusing on the stuff that really matters. That's when you double down I was once talking to entrepreneur name Brian Lee, and he created a company called shootout with Kim Kardashian before that was legalzoom, and the most recent one was honest company with Jessica Alba. And I remember years and years ago I. Don't know Bryan while at all I. don't even know him really by interviewed him for my blog years and years ago, and he mentioned one thing that really resonated with me, and he said you need to have super laser focus only tried to do one thing at a time and the moment your growth slows down and you can't get it to keep growing. That's when you expand until then you just stick with what you're doing. Yeah more Buffett and Bill Gates when they first met I believe this is a story, or this wasn't when they first met someone albums. Like what's the secret to your success? They both wrote down one word on a piece of paper and flip it over, and they said focus was the main obey. And the other thing to do just to give more examples. You look at Zillow. You look at glass door. You look at all those companies it's who's the one guy that started all those companies again rich partner. Expedia, glass, door and Zillow, yeah, but he focused on each one. He didn't try to do all of them. At the same time, he took the domain expertise that he had is like I. Know How to build a two sided marketplace. I know how to take advantage of Joe I know that there is a gap in the marketplace attack that so he used the same thesis three times, but he didn't try to do them all at the same time and I can tell you. These guys are older and more experienced than I. can say Neal My. We're getting older. We're not up there yet with them. We don't have the. The experience that they have yet, but I can tell you as Neela I've gotten older. We've gotten better at saying. No, I'll say better than before, but still trying to get better at it. It's hard because we all have the shiny. Object Syndrome. And when you learn to say no, it'll make you really understand what you should be focusing on. Because there's so many opportunities out there. In many cases, we missed the ones that are the best ones because we say. Yes, to so many that we don't spend enough time uncovering the true potential of anyone, business or anyone, strategy or anyone concept, and the same goes with your marketing. Even in the air. Can I talk Omni Channel? Yes, you should go omni channel, but focus on one or two marketing tactics out once doom, really well before you expand into all in because there's not enough time in the day to do everything perfectly well, unless you have a massive team, the other thing is I would google the T. sheets, marketer, and really understand as a marketer that you should try to go deep on one. One thing and then you try to expand and get a little more breadth, but the depth is what you really want to folks when people talk about what Neal's known for Seo or what I'm doing for I think largely people was. This is weird, sometimes WANNA go speak at a conference. They don't know what to call way, so they called me an seo extraordinary and I don't know where the hell they got that from. The same problem yeah. Seo Eric. All right. Put into this box, but I guess that's what we know and Belize pisses me off sometimes when I'm lying. Put into a box, but you have to be okay with that because you try to be everything being nothing
Growth in Turbulent Times
"Begin by describing a typical growth model and discuss how that fundamentally drives a company's business strategy the first voice who here is Brian's followed by Andrew when we think about a growth model. The question is how does one court of users lead to another cohort of users? And how are you answering that question? In a way that describes not only how you acquire users but the actions they take in your product what those actions generate and how you reinvest whatever that output is back into generating more new returning users so within this model you have hypotheses around the who the what the why who were doing these actions. What are the actions that they are doing and why they are doing them? These are all fundamental hypotheses whether you have it written down or not. I think like a very very simple simple shortcut version of this might be something like I find yelp because I searched Best Dumplings San Francisco and then a yelp page comes up. I'm excited about yelled at some point. Some percentage of those users end up actually than leading reviews and those of us get index like Google and then they end up in Google listings and more people find it right. And so that's kind of how one group of users might indirectly than lead to another group of users versus something like linked in which is focused on getting people to invite their colleagues at people that they're meeting through professional networking and is very focused around getting you to send invites and that's a very different type of loop? It turns out that there is like many many many flavors of this. This is kind of like a verbal version when you go deeper. You're actually able to translate this set of hypotheses and ideas into spreadsheets and numerical models for what's actually happening business and understand with lows right. You're operating against this hypothesis right. That hypothesis gets stronger over time. As you run experiments you validate them. You see the data in data kind of feeds the quantitative version of this in this environment. A lot of those hypotheses are thrown out the window. And what we validated in the past might have changed as a result. You might have tailwinds or headwinds right. The quantitative variables behind these things. Either get stronger where they get worse. But the only way that you actually get a decent picture about is by going through each one of these individuals steps asking those squash right once. You drill down into a spreadsheet. What kind of data are you tracking? What are those metrics? Like if you're a travel company right now I think you're seeing very specific metrics Right if you start with the end of the funnel. What you're saying is a number one. There's going to be fewer people actually like booking and converting like if you're expedia our king regardless of whether or not are looking at flights my guess is percentage of people who actually look out the flight versus. Actually Book. The flight like that conversion rate is probably down. You probably have folks that doing research. Because they're not quite sure. Like when defy or the wafted shut the State Department website where I can actually go and then all the way to the demands question of how many people are in that activity versus. I guess. Light if you're you're inside of you know one of these collaborations tools what's going to happen. Is All of a sudden every is going to be sending more invites other users. Because we're the meetings in right now and says results of that all of those metrics go up when it's happening is if you think about the verbal version of the growth model as a series of events that chained together than what you start to realize they're going to be certain steps that are. GonNa go way way up. 'cause the entire growth models like really radically amplify or there's going to be ones that dramatically tempings out and if step one or two is the growth model start hitting a lot of friction than of course. It's just going to get harder and harder because each group of users going to produce fewer and fewer users if you think about it from an acquisition standpoint saint big engagement well. There's a couple things about this though one is that. I've seen a ton of categorical data out there. People saying this is what's happening to be to be south or this is what's happening to this category and I think I specifically founders. Who Probably. Let's do this. The category is interesting. But it's actually not that helpful. Everybody sits on a spectrum of people who are experiencing extreme headwinds class pass for example would probably seen what ninety percent of their business disappear overnight. And there's people who are seeing extreme tail and if you're sitting on one of the spectrums your job is easier the data's clear it's immediate of what is happening and what the net result is but the founders who are in the middle of the spectrum the hard job you actually have to look at each one of these individual steps to understand what might be changing. What might be happening to build specific. Hypotheses of how. Your Company should act and respond. Most companies will need to go back to basics and reassess their businesses from the bottom up if you are a travel company or an in person fitness company. How do you go about completely? Revamping and reevaluating your growth model. How can founders be proactive rather than reactive? I know it's like Old Silicon Valley message of talk to your customers but honestly this is one of those times where you need to be talking to them at least a couple of customers at a couple times. A day founders. Ceos executives the leaders of the team. Because the only way that you're really going to be proactive is going to get a sense. For what is going on in your customers. Lives and how things are changing what questions they're asking and how their behaviors are changing. And by the time that comes through the data. It's just GONNA be too late and so if you WANNA be proactive. You'd have to go back and rely on a little bit of basically founder intuition in the way that you build that founder. Intuition is just by having lots and lots of conversations very close to it. I think a really big thing strategically. That's changing right now. Is there's a whole discussion for flex? Even be the output goal at the moment. I think this is where the growth model overlays with. Some of the financials the company wildfire. You know we've had several years where it's all been about top line growth and you have a lot of companies that are looking for two x three x five outs year over year growth and then the growth model ends up meeting to support that but I think the whole industry is saying okay. Well maybe actually top line growth of that type of several hundred percentage points. Italy is actually not the focus. Is Everything so uncertain you? We have to watch our cash. So then what I've seen in conversations I've been in is then. Your growth models are actually as much about. How do you grow efficiently from a cash standpoint? And so if you're thing about okay. We need five x growth. And that means that people need to invite each other as at a certain rate. And if they're not then maybe you need to make that up with a marketing spent with financial incentives for users to use the product whether that's in the form of free subscriptions or in the form of a lower priced lane or if your marketplace company you might give people discounts that are dropped into. All consumers
With Travel at Historic Low, Investors Buy Billion-Dollar Stake in Expedia
"How does a little holiday in the Scottish highlands sound lovely? Even during this lockdown plenty of people thought so and reserve properties for rent on the global travel website booking dot com in fact so many tourists continue to putter about the Scottish countryside that it alarmed the locals like rural residents all over they feared travelers might bring Kobe. Nineteen with them at overwhelmed. Small hospitals and so in Blackford. The areas presumably exasperated member of parliament asked booking dot com to quit offering reservations for the bucolic countryside. Finally last week the giant travel company complied. Now you can't get a reservation at a cottage in the Scottish highlands until may ninth or later at least not on booking dot com so reports the Scottish newspaper the National. So why am I telling you this? Little story well because it offers a small taste of the big problems facing the travel industry like so many other industries. Covert nineteen is upended everyone in the travel business from tiny. Bnb's to the largest players that's especially true of booking dot coms biggest rival expedia travel and its parent company. Expedia group in addition to owning. Its namesake reservation site. Expedia group owns other household. Names including travelocity ORBITZ HOTELS DOT COM B. R. B. O. And home away just to name a few the multibillion dollar travel conglomerate however is far less steady than it had appeared to be back in December it ousted. Ceo REPORTEDLY DUE TO DISAGREEMENTS WITH CHAIRMAN. Buried diller and the board over Corporate Strategy Diller who also runs entertainment giant. I A C took over day to day responsibilities along with board vice-chair Peter Kern in February prior to the couvert nineteen onslaught in the US. The company announced what it called disappointing twenty nineteen earnings. It announced plans to lay off three thousand people or about twelve percent of its workforce at the time diller called the company's Sclerotic in bloated sclerotic by the way means rigid or slow to change. Not exactly a compliment. He planned to streamline the business which he believed had become too large and complex by the end of February. The company had put plans in place to save three hundred to five hundred million expenses annually and then the virus which had already been wreaking havoc globally hit the US hard. The effect on the travel industry is beyond devastating the US Travel Association estimates losses of more than five hundred billion dollars in direct travel spending. That's nine times worse than the impact on the travel industry after nine eleven according to Forbes sadly the travel association predicts more than eight million. Us travel industry workers will have lost their jobs by the end of this month. And if the pandemic is devastating most businesses those with fragile foundations like expedia are scrambling to ensure they'll survive last week. Expedia received a promise of a rescue package to private equity firms Apollo global management and silverlake are buying a stake in the company for one point. Two billion dollars that alone however may not be enough to help it withstand the travel slump. So expedia is also borrowing another two billion dollars to give it more liquidity. The company says along with announcing the deal expedia also named Peter Kern as CEO observers say. Kern who has roots in private equity will be well suited to the moment meaning. He'll be comfortable cutting jobs and expenses. The big question of course is not just who will survive. But who will thrive after the pandemic crisis abates and investment in a travel business? Even at CEO prices could be seen as a positive sign. Long-term read Raymond a partner at Apollo Management said in a statement. Expedient is a world class company with an unparalleled collection of online travel brands. He added that the firm which will take a seat on expedience. Board looks forward to collaborating on expedia growth and innovation
Upstream w/ Dan Heath
"In the book you get into these details a little bit more mechanically Specifically talking about you know uniting people and What are the changes? Actually that you need make to assist them. How do you determine some of those things Finding Leverage One thing I'd like to talk about specifically is how do you know when this is succeeding in the point of no when we're talking about the The children that are that are drowning. It might make sense that if you had a rate of children drowning when every five minutes in that drops to one every twenty four hours then that might make a good measurement but it's not always that easy right. No it's not and I think the reality is. We live in a world where in the fictitious parable world. I mean my guess is that enormous corporate America. What people would be a measured on is? Is the speed of Rescue You know it and in fact. There's there's an example in the book. I think illustrates this. Well it's about expedia the online travel site and back in two thousand twelve. This guy named Ryan O'Neal is studying some data about the call center at Expedia. So if you book a flight or hotel or something in something goes wrong with your reservation you call one eight hundred number. What he found made his jaw drop. He found that for every hundred customers. Who booked a transaction? Fifty eight of them ended up calling the call center for help. Which which would pretty much seem to nullify the whole point of having an online self service travel site and so he starts digging into figure out why are so many people calling us in the number one reason people are calling. I mean to the tune of twenty million calls in two thousand twelve was to get a copy of their itinerary was twenty million calls. Can I get a copy of my tannery? And so he and his boss. Just they're like this is madness. We've got to do something about this. And they make the case to the CEO to create a special team to work on this and they do and The technical solutions as you might expect are pretty simple. They changed the way they send. It's not like they forgot to send the itineraries. They were always sending them. It's just they would end up in spam or customers would delete them thinking they were ads or the sort of thing so the change their strategy and emailing they added a self service tools on the VR and online and so forth and they basically took twenty million calls and whittled them down to zero so from from a technical perspective. This is a trivial problem. But I think what's interesting about? This story is is why this problem got to this level like you would think that there would be an alarm bell. That would go off somewhere. Once you reached like your your three million call for hi Tenora like people would start to take this seriously but but the deal is that expedia like like virtually every other company has to organize itself or chooses to organize itself in in silos. And so you got a marketing team whose job it is to to attract customers to expedia versus. Kayak or someone else. And then you've got a product team whose job it is to make the site so smooth and intuitive that the customers are funneled toward a transaction. Then then you've got the tech team that makes the plumbing run and keeps up time high. And you've got the call center that's trying to minimize you. Know the the response. Time to fueled a customer issue and to keep them happy via net promoter score or something like that and from a silo perspective like all of those goals make sense but but the problem is when you ask a very basic question. Like whose job is it to keep customers from needing to call us. The answer was nobody. Yeah Yeah and it was even worse than that like none of those silos even stood to benefit if the number of calls went down and so. That's something I think that that's really interesting. About upstream problems is that it's often very easy to find owners for downstream problems like your house catches on fire. It's the fire departments problem at that point. Like It may not be an easy problem. But it's an easy problem to define an owner for verses if you flip things around and you say whose job is to keep customers from calling or whose job is to keep your house from catching on fire will. That's a very different
Mark Irvine on the State of Marketing
"Good Morning. Welcome to marketing over coffee. I'm John Wall today. Our guest is Mark Irvine. He's the director of strategic partnerships. At Word Stream. GonNa talk to us about what's going on in the advertising space and we are going to focus a lot on cove nineteen in what's going on. He's done a bunch of research on how this has affected searches. And what's going on with all the ad networks so we're excited to have him with us here today. Mark thanks for joining US John. Thanks for having me. This really exciting. Let's take a step back. Talk to us about Word Stream. What do you do and how did you get there? So Word Stream is an online advertising software that agencies and advertisers alike use to manage their advertising across Google search display Microsoft Bing facebook and instagram and so effectively. A lot of what people do online is a lot of repetitive tasks. In terms of how you go about managing ad campaigns what we do is we try to supply. Yeah that's really the big thing for me when finding out about you guys and talking about what you do is just that as a marketing department gets bigger. You reach that point where you've reached the first milestone where you have one person that you're just kinda like okay you become the ads guru and they're the ones that are doing the testing and learning what's working and not working but then they hit a point where they have to roll them across all the different networks the different channels and it reaches this point where it's completely unmanageable you know. They're spending like an hour of each day in each of the tools and you guys are an alternative to that. Did you see a specific point when somebody finally just cries uncle and comes to talk to you? Is there any specific place where you tend to see people give you a call? Yeah you know. It's really interesting. Because a lot of the businesses we primarily work small businesses and a lot of the people who are working with. They're not just in charge of that one ad campaign but they're also doing email and they're also doing seo and quite frankly a lot of these small businesses they're oftentimes the owner or someone who's out in the field at the same moment in time what you can't do as you operate business what. I've learned I can't do effectively. I can't manage. People manage business manager ad campaigns and do a task all at the same time. If you're just learning paid search or if you're just learning online advertising we specifically focus on okay. Here are the seven things that you need you every single week to be successful on Google Bing facebook and as you go about adding to that yes of course google and being or Google and facebook. They all share similar concepts online. But how you go about making sure. That your touching all of your advertising equally in effectively is a learned task. Yeah I do love that idea of. It's not just. It's not a system for experts where it's a power tool that someone would go in and do all of this kind of stuff but it's really an expert system in that it's reaching out proactively using okay. Here's the things you gotta get wrapped up this week if you want this to work and and it kind of puts people on the right track. That's interesting to me though that it does go all the way down to kind of smaller businesses and people who that's not their whole job so I actually Kinda come in a lot earlier in the cycle that I thought was the case. Are there any guidelines as far as spend or like how much of the marketing mix is coming from advertising? Are there any stats there? As far as when somebody can reach this point you know we often see. We do have people who've never advertised before we have agencies who are just beginning to offer paid search to their Seo clients or what have you. They're just beginning to get in the paid search space. Broadly across the board. When I talk about thirty thousand accounts we see an average spend of about a thousand dollars a month so it's still relatively small across all of their networks but beyond that we take small businesses and we also have some some larger guys as well who use the platform for for time management just for honesty and credibility. It's one of those things that paid searches so simple to get started at so simple to feel like you know what you're doing and in that same process just dangerous enough to be bad at one of my favorite hobbies to do a google search for hotels and in your local city and then go and do the same search on bing and you'll see like expedia or priceline or these large brands off have very different ads across those two networks oftentimes inaccurate ads between the two. So it's very easy to have a large budget and still be unsuccessful on a network. Yeah Yeah I can understand that you are kind of all over the place and it's interesting to me to that it's great. That is all the way down at that thousand dollar a month price point. Because that's definitely doable for for small businesses. Especially if they're able to get a return it only a thousand dollars then. Yeah it seems like you WanNa get up and running as quickly as you can and get to the point where you're not worried about the logistics. But you're actually you know testing ads and getting some useful tweaking exactly. Logistics isn't the thing that gets anyone who has a bed in the morning. So whatever you can do to make sure that you're going in and making changes that are effective in your ad copy rather than just pressing a series of buttons and Google ads or facebook. How can you go about making change? That's GonNa Affect Your Roi. Okay now another interesting thing with your background that I wanted to touch upon love to hear about just kind of how you got to where you are but a big part of it. Is You know your data scientist for a number of years. So you have the background that that we love to talk about people kind of getting in playing with the number so tell us a bit more about your role as data scientists and how you got over there. Yeah it's really interesting. I at ridgely had no interest in marketing when I first started my career. I actually majored in math because my mother told me that. If you'd be willing to do people's math you'll always have a job. And so lo and behold I found my holden in marketing a world where traditionally people were not mathematically your data and I joined word stream about seven years ago and at the time word stream had a still a whole lot of thousands of individual clients. We had a lot of data. But what were we doing with? That data was unique to the individual account. My role as it is. Scientists was really investigating not just the role with an individual accounts. But what was going on across thousands of accounts win at change happened when the Google Surp- changed when new ad copy was tested. When they google start running out with new tests or started watching new ad formats. There are changes that people see in terms of the numbers and anecdotally. Everyone has some sense of what's going on their own account but what's going on at large. We suddenly became the largest data repository outside of Google to begin to run those numbers so I spent six seven years at word stream really just running the numbers under saying the trends in terms of what made someone successful with their online advertising our own client set and as a had all that data as I understood all of that started working closely with the individual ad networks with our partners at Google with partners Microsoft with their partners that facebook. And so now. I'm having Lengthy conversations about the changes that they're having and how I think it's going to impact our SNB's sweet
Some Canadians have made it home. Others havent.
"Are you there. I'm always here Jordan. Where where am I? GonNa go fair enough. Well it's the first day of the work week was your weekend any different from your week. aside from not making this podcast not really. I mean. I've just been kind of cooking and taking long walks no complaints. Can you even tell days apart right now? No I usually ask about three times a day. What Day is it today? I keep thinking that I'm supposed to take my garbage out Because every day feels like garbage day now for whatever that's worth but here's a question. Have you felt lucky over the past little while I don't know about lucky of definitely felt very fortunate? I've been trying to look on the bright side of things I mean. I'm very fortunate to have been able to work from home as soon as needed and my partner and I keep each other company. Why have you felt? I really have for whatever it's worth you know when we do research for the show. I tend to dig into the worst stuff. The reports out of Italy Reports from frontline hospital workers in Canada and in the United States and it really drives home the point and this weekend we were reading and listening to stories of Canadians who found themselves abroad when Justin Trudeau said. Hey this is serious. It's time to get home yet. That's that's easier said than done. Yeah and I traveled in February and I think about it. Now you know if it had been a couple of weeks later at the time everybody said it was fine to go a couple of weeks later. I would have been in that same situation. Yeah and some people right now are stuck where they are and today We're GONNA talk to somebody who just made it home under the gun barely and We'll hear from somebody at the end of today's episode. Who is not as lucky? And she'll quickly tell you where she has her situation's very fluid So we wanted to get her information there at the very least but quickly for people who still do know what day it is. Can you tell us where we are? Clara's the quote Unquote workweek. What ever that means now begins while the latest from Canada's Health Minister Patty. Hi Do. Is that if you're back from a trip and you've been told to self isolate and you don't do that. You could face a big penalty. It is critically important especially for those returning home now to ensure that they follow this public health advice that we're giving them and the advice will be not just advice if if we if we need to take stronger measures we will and that actually happened in Quebec. A woman who tested positive for the Koran virus was arrested for violating quarantine order because she was out walking her dog. Prime Minister Trudeau says between Monday and Wednesday. There will be more than thirty flights bringing Canadians. Who are abroad back home. And we are now seeing the first case of Cova. Nineteen in the north. It's in the Northwest Territories. And they've now shut down their border to all nonessential travel uh some. Mp's are being called back. On Tuesday to adopt the emergency measures that were announced last week. Those include the twenty seven billion dollar fund for direct support and the fifty five billion dollars to help business liquidity through tax deferrals as of Sunday evening. One thousand four hundred and thirty six cases of Covert Nineteen in Canada with twenty one deaths. When you find yourself in a situation like our guest today did of course you second. Guess yourself a little bit. Why did I go? How did I end up? Here what could I have done differently? It's natural but I think you have to remember as fast as this thing. Seems like it's moving now a few weeks ago unless you are really paying attention. It didn't seem that it was going to get bad. And besides buck once. You're stuck you're stuck. There's no point in questioning how you got here. You just want to get home and to do that. You might need the help of the government and as we know government. Can't help everyone right now today. I can announce we're working with Canadian airlines to make commercial flights available for as many Canadians who are stranded as possible. Now we won't be able to reach everyone over going to do our best to help those. We can't nothing is really guaranteed anymore and so you take your chances like today's guest Jordan Heath Rawlings and this is the big story. Julia Morales is a student at McGill University in Montreal and today she is in Montreal and safe so first of all. Juliane glad to hear that. Thank you go out to you back your home now. Yes where were you last week? So last week I was in Morocco originally I was will kind of just traveling everywhere and ended up in ten years from where I was supposed to take a flight back to Montreal. Tell me how you got there. Why were you there? When did you go that kind of stuff? So Group of four other students and a professor and I left from McGill University on February twenty seventh to leave for Morocco on a geological field trip. We were going to go steady the geology of the area and sort of understand what processes lead to the current geology of the region and supposedly for two weeks however we were not able to board our flight out of Morocco because of travel bans that were then instilled by the government. What were you thinking? And I don't mean this in a bad way. But what what were you thinking as the flight approached? And you knew you were going. Were you worried Had you heard anything from the government or anywhere else advising you know actually going into the trip I think. Any of the stresses kind of just related to the usual stress of traveling. Do we have everything we need. Is Everyone have a tenth? Is Everyone have hiking boots Nothing related to the extra corona virus because as we had seen on government of Canada website about point. Morocco is very safe. There were no cases or I believe zero. The two case cases of corona in the country and Italy had yet to undergo this boon which we now have seen the past two weeks So we felt quite confident in going to the country and being safe in coming back. Tell me about when that situation changed in Morocco. What were you hearing? What was happening there so every night as we would have dinner we would actually go on the corona world meter website and see what the the statistics were saying about the spread of the virus and even until the last day we were supposed to be their only about. I believe eighteen. Total cases in the country So we weren't too concerned about our state in the country more was going on in the neighboring countries such as Spain particularly Because obviously we're seeing that it was exploding all over Europe and immediately saw that the political response in all these countries with started closing down borders. We started to get concerned about the fact that we may not be able to return but up until then we have not heard anything from our airline or the government in Rocco or the Canadian government. So we weren't we again. We're not too concerned about the idea that we were going to be able to come back home. Tell me about making the decision to try to get home. What happened and what you do that. Yes so we arrived at Tangiers airport as we were supposed to and as we walked into the airport we received the news that essentially Morocco was closing. Its borders to about twenty countries. It was GONNA stop international flights in and out of twenty countries and among those were Canada. Which is quite surprising because the USA was not on the on that list in the US has many more cases of corona virus than we do and at that point we immediately started looking for other flights out of the country and we managed to book another one through Qatar And three days later we were supposed to cash played. We found out that Qatar was also closing. Its borders and would not allow us to fly through there so this all began a whole spiral of trying to find any flights out. What did you do but did we do what we kept? Trying to find. More flights we booked another flight out of Casablanca on Foulon really quickly counseled expedia actually called us about like a few hours. After having both in told us that the play it would not be going out. We booked another flight with Air Canada which then got cancelled. We booked another flight through Royal Moroccan. That also cancelled we for pretty much just desperate to find anything that would get us out of the country so our original flight was supposed to go through. Casablanca before then heading to Montreal. So you decided to take a flight to Casablanca since it's like a major flight hub in the country and we figured that our chances of getting a flight out would increase if we were in that city and so we just kept trying once we arrived in Casablanca airport. We tried to make sure if our flight would actually be going out. And the people at the counter told us that they couldn't even find our
Personal Preparation for an Economic Slowdown
"Want to talk now about the latest developments involving the corona virus. And how it might affect you moving forward now. The Corona virus has spread to more and countries and federal authorities announced. Just a little while ago that there are a greater number of reported cases in the United States than prior realized and I wanNA say something first about the health risks so corona virus. If you have not heard has a very low fatality rate it has the potential to spread and mutate potentially. I'm not a scientist. I don't really understand how that works but I can tell you where it stands now with the infections around the world it has an extremely low risk of death doesn't mean you won't get sick and feel miserable if you get it right. It is creating enormous impact on economies around the world and is starting to have serious impact here. In the United States there are certain parts of the United States economy that are being decimated by the Corona Virus. The Nation's airlines and cruise lines cruise lines taking it potentially worse than airlines and their stocks are just falling off a cliff. Expedia as just announced. They're laying off three thousand people. There are internal factors expedia. But I'm sure that even though they didn't credit credit mentioned in anything I've seen from expedience parent that the corona virus is at play. But you're going to find. A lot of companies are going to announced layoffs or quietly offer people the opportunity to go on unpaid leave or various things like that as part of a response to what will be potentially a slowdown in the economy as for a recession in the United States. This is an election year and it is very unlikely although it could happen. It's very unlikely that will follow much of the rest of the world into recession this year. Because during a presidential election cycle the administration power uses every lever that has access to to try to pump money into the economy to keep the economy out of a full blown recession but the effects of this will be that the tremendous job engine. We've had in the United States over. The last nine years will at least go into applause neutral. Maybe even a bitten to reverse. So where's that affect you? And how does it affect you in my mind? The Way I think about this is when you know. There are certain level of storm clouds gathering. The thing that you and I need to do is prepare for the possibility of a storm hitting us as an individual or a family. And the you make sure that you are prepared and by prepared in this case it's about having your finances in order. This is a time that you need to really think about things before you impulsively by them. You need to think about having a reserve of cash. Need to think about if you've been relying a lot on let's say overtime hours from your employer or the paycheck itself. What would you do if you suddenly faced layoff? Are you prepared for that? Because if I'm right in we go into what economists refer to as a growth recession. It's where technically economy is still growing but the job market gets week. We've been awhile since we've experienced anything like that and you need to be prepared. So this is one of those moments where an economy is flashing warning signs. And you can see it. You know people talk about what's going on with stocks and all the rest but if you really WanNa know the direction of an economy you look at what's going on with interest rates not stock stocks are getting the headlines because things have been a little ugly but the reality is when you look at what people were expecting to earn on money that they would get from bonds. When you're bond it's like you're a bank lending money so organizations and when I see that people are demanding less interest the longer out you go that means there's more and more concern in the money crowd with what's going to happen with the economy moving forward so it's like we've got an early warning signal it's like things are flashing yellow and I want you to be prepared so really look at take the time to look at what you know what. You're spending what you're buying and think through what you need to do to make sure your finances are okay. If suddenly you find your hours cut back or your pay cutback back or your job eliminated or you prepared for that.
Expedia: 500 people in Seattle will lose their jobs
"Travel giant Expedia group is announcing massive layoffs including hundreds of jobs on the chopping block at their new Seattle headquarters couples Joe Marino reports on the impact of the far reaching cuts one of the biggest names in online travel is about to send thousands of workers packing Expedia is laying off some three thousand employees a whopping twelve percent of its its total total workforce workforce so so this this is is part part of of their their plan plan to to simplify simplify and and streamline streamline as as they they say say Taylor Taylor Soper Soper has has been been tracking tracking developments developments for for geekwire geekwire says says Expedia Expedia chairman chairman Barry Barry Diller spelled out the problems in a recent earnings call he would call the organization bloated organizations that we kind of lost our way Expedia says
The Latinx Political Leaders of... New Hampshire
"Bernie Sanders. Just crushed crushed. The Latino vote wasn't even close. Think right now I saw the data from Ucla even though the entrance polls had sanders at fifty one fifty two percent. There's data out there from Ucla that actually looks at actual caucus data caucus voting. That had senders over seventy percent in in field of a lot of candidates. Like I think it was like seventy one and eighteen for Biden Sanders ran away with it and it got me thinking when I came back. I had to share this conversation that I recorded during the New Hampshire primary with nine. That's right Latino and Latina leaders in New Hampshire and I thought you know what? Let me drop it right after Nevada especially now that sanders got such strong Latino support. Because I think this notion of White New Hampshire White Iowa and then we're waiting for the diverse voter in Nevada and then this is when the real contest begins. I kind of want to dispel that a little bit. Especially because once. You hear the voices of these people in New Hampshire. They are there and they care for their community and their politically engaged. So I hope this conversation could at least give some thought as to why maybe someone like Bernie. Sanders is having more appeal than usual with Latino Voters Latino voters across the country. So anyway this conversation was recorded. I believe two weeks ago. Yeah around then in Manchester New Hampshire before the New Hampshire presidential debate the democratic debate. So here it is. I am at a restaurant Mexican restaurant in Manchester caused. Anything gone and we're going to have a conversation about Latinos in New Hampshire. It's ridiculous the people that are around this table. They've kind of told me their story before when I'm let them tell my story to tell their story. Their stories are amazing. Everyone's like ordering hoppy those right now. There's chips and Salsa so anyway so that's what's happening at this restaurant in Manchester. Now this get get closer like a circle. Yeah we're good because I just think I only have one Mike so I'm GonNa make sure that everyone gets to say acknowledge. The person may be. Hi How are you? I'm so what I'm GonNa do I is. I'M GONNA go around each part of the room and I wanted to tell me who you are your connection to New Hampshire and anything that people need to know about you. That's like amazing. I already heard some stories. I WanNa get this on on record so I'm going to start with this fine. Like incredibly like Suave Mexican man. Who told me his story? Oh my God so I wanted to ask you your name. Your Connection New Hampshire what you do and then just tell me a little bit about your story so let me check your level here and okay. My name is Alejandra Ruth from Mexico. I came here thirty years. I went to the United States and twenty seven twenty years. I'm leaving in New Hampshire all the time because we live in Hudson and I even my most of my activity western Massachusetts. I got involved with a New Hampshire politics because I discovered there was white. Supremacy is we're coming to my town Hodson because they thought that Dot Colson. Welcome them because at that time There was Sabin cases of profiling by the police things that we need to do something about that. And then we speak up on the themes change and now we have a very good communication between the police. And the Latino Community Hudson saw. That is quite made me to be involved and I was very active on Mexico. When I was a young student at the university I was climb over the movement of the nine hundred sixty eight and then in some was forced to leave Mexico because by two attempts of innovation there and Soak night game from Spain to here so I said well I cannot be silent when I saw the Latinos and the people who have been leaving their countries because their governments failed to them and they were coming here to look for Better Life. Just thought these were not doing the support they supposed to to them. Wow Okay I need a moment with that story so I'M GONNA go over here. Thank you for sharing that. That's amazing I'm going to go over here. And you tell me. Your name your connection. You Hampshire what you do and tell me a little bit about yourself. So hold on. Let me check. So I'm Ali. Sandra Rodriguez Murray and I moved to Hampshire. When I was five from Miami I am currently a regional organizer in Manchester National with a group called rights and democracy and we organize our across a variety of issues. Having to do with health care the climate worker's rights but I also volunteer in my spare time with Org Psycho Sacha and I'm really passionate about immigration immigrant rights My mom is an immigrant from Iowa and I remember as a kid going the capital with her and her becoming a naturalized citizen and I have a lot of different immigration stories and statism my family. My Dad is actually his first generation from Scotland. So I just have different connections to the community but I even though I'm in New Hampshire and such a like white stay. I still feel like really connected to my Latino side like I've always been close to my family in Miami and we spoke Spanish at the house. And Yeah but I love growing up in the Hampshire. That's great all right. So this handsome young men over here to who told me his. He's looking all right. So tell me. Your name your connection New Hampshire and how you got here and what you do now so here we go three okay. My name is Sebastian windass. I came here in two thousand one raft in nine eleven and then You know I can't muster j. One foreign student I can't work for three months. I was supposed to leaf and decided to go back home. Because there's a better opportunity here For four years of the first four years of my life here in America was undocumented So I know exactly what people were. No paperwork go through I know everything about immigration system because experiencing myself and then in two thousand sixteen I became a US citizen in a kind of made a promise to my kids. You know a to get involved in now that have voice and I can say some speak up. I need to get more involved with my community. just got elected as a democratic delegate for the for on behalf of Bernie Sanders. We're excited with Carlos So you know. He's just just the fact that we're bringing Latino community. Which is a small Hampshire? You know to everybody's attention is something that I find really inspiring you know and I think there's more this more that we can do Just because I was I was a greener holder and then it doesn't mean that can get active community man. I'm I'm like being blown away by these stories and I still have two more stories to share and there's more people coming. There's actually more people coming here and I'm GonNa Talk to the man that organized all this conversation and he gets the present themselves so I'm looking straight at him You introduce yourself you tell me like how you got to New Hampshire and wow all right here we go. My name is many expedia. I am so a little bit about myself. I came to New Hampshire and twenty fifteen to work on the Hillary Campaign Vin working in politics since two thousand twelve with Obama's campaign But I came here as an organizer. I'm originally from California from Santana. California born raised Chicano but I After the primary decided to stay here loved it so much work for the mayor of Nashua worked for Senator One of the senators here and then eventually decided to run for office myself so I am one of two Latinos who are currently in the four hundred person state legislature and one of my goals is to hopefully get more let to run because we need deserve to have representation in our State House and we need to make sure our voices are heard there. So really proud to be here and really proud to hopefully get more More Latinos
OTA marketplace fragmented but travel experiences are converging – Skift
"So do you think there's a shake up coming on the OTA travel sector and you know maybe other any companies out there that you're following more closely than others that you're perhaps bullish on so the customer corporate travel managers has expressed an interest at some point in time of bringing O. G. A. rates into the mix you know do I allow Expedia booking dot com hotels dot com rates and make those available to our corporate travelers what we're finding is in some cases that makes sense probably in Europe in certain situations where you just can't get to the hotel any other way other than buying potentially direct but for the most part we're just not seeing a significant discount from those rates okay and and the other disadvantaged listings when their discounted those rates and to be non refundable and and and potentially prepaid which really aren't applicable for the corporate travel market the issue that we're going it does he said that's true in plus you have all these fees that are embedded in there that are tough to find as well read the latest issue that we're finding it more often than not you don't see all the season when you show up at the hotel to check out there's a resort the property fee they they kind of wrap it in a different names but there's a fee that's charged on checkout counter hidden and it seems to be more prevalent with these TA types of rates that you see with the other rates that are out there it's such a game Steve real quick I have a question for listeners you I suggest monitoring hotel rates about a month out why is that what to look for the leisure market most of the revenue managers of hotels really start getting a sense of occupancy about thirty days out and in our daily rate shopping we kinda look at how often rates you get kind of get adjusted up or down and all the fun starts for the leisure market about thirty days forty five to thirty days out from check yet in the corporate market it's more about two weeks out from check in it's so you know what happens with our solution is will check every day but as we get closer to those with those we actually speed up and we start checking multiple times per day to take advantage of those rate drops that they Kerr heard you mention twice Europe cell I don't trip Pam is headquartered in Dallas where our engineer Bob is based because although Merion I renew your can have ready in Saint Paul our show is produced in Dallas and distribute over the satellite from there but I want to hear about your international expansion because I'm told you now have a regional headquarters in London and other operations in France and Germany why well because it really started with a larger US companies wanting us to process transactions on a global basis and so as we started bringing up you know their entities in those countries we needed the ability to support them and provide service so we've established an office in London we've got sales account management all those necessary parts and pieces there we're also starting to make some headway into you know the other countries in Europe as well but we're we're global at this point I mean we're processing bookings and a hundred and eighty countries around the world is big growth since we last spoke it
Expedia Stock Jumps on Strong Earnings and Cost-Cutting Plan
"Brian. Here's the story while Expedia withheld its guidance. Due to the uncertainty around Corona Virus Expedient Chairman Barry diller expects double digit growth in twenty twenty. He's also targeting. A runway cost savings plan of three hundred to five hundred million dollars. Now remember this is expedient as I support car since the firing of CEO Mark ochre Strom and CFO Allen pickerel on December fourth. Both were forced to step down. By GE Chairman Barry Diller over differences in opinion over how the company should be run. Now on the call diller said for years we lost clarity and discipline. We're going to stop doing dumb things but expedia also warning that it's going to be a quote noisy year because of the corona virus outside the virus three key challenges the company's trying to tackle now in two thousand twenty one driving margin expansion to growing its marketshare in short term rentals. Airbnb readies its IPO and finding more strategic ways to compete with Google the stock as underperformed over the past one year. But you can see the stock shooting higher here in extended trait up ten point five
The island where 19th Century land ownership is at risk
"Are two ways to get to them on a seven consider unreliable plane or a rocky fairy oh Iraqis terry weeks. Once a day from Antiga Thika Antique and Dr Two islands that make up one country and the trip takes about two hours Antiga is mountainous and touristy with about ninety eight thousand residents. That's where the government is. Barb Yuda is flat flat flat like it looks like a penny wow. I've never seen an island that clap before you could drive across bar in about thirty minutes. It's rural just about a thousand homes. Fifteen hundred residents probably more more animals here than people goats and she. It's the kind of island where wild donkeys. Just walk into your home. The houses are like Pastel. L. Turquoise with gray minty green with peach peach with orange and square no one wants lobster anymore. We have lots of breakfast. We all did for lunch for dinner. Doc We'd love three times a day so a piece of chicken in between is not bad. They're fruit trees everywhere. Loaded the lots of vitamin C.. This and it has the most powdery untouched. Pink sand beaches job tough job. The Landau Sullen see beautiful. Bob Yuda. This is Natalia John but everyone calls her. Why is that your nickname long story? My brother couldn't say Talia so he would just say hey. Hey Hey gal was born in Barbados. Her Mom and her grandma were to you. She actually lives in her grandma's house. She has her own plot of land to but she hasn't built anything on it yet. No not as yet but I have my sign and my stone on it so nobody can take. What does that mean? You're sand in your stone just to show that something is going to happen on that land who you put some sand sand and some stone down just to show that. Something's going to happen on that land soon. So don't take it because in Barbuda land isn't and something you buy and sell. It's something you just have people. Just go cut what they want. Clear it and stop bill. You get your steak or whatever and you bill just take a piece of land and be like okay. There's my this is my land. That's so that's so. We usually do perfect for a free no money no money. So that's how I grew up not even taxes not even taxes that even like a permit fee nothing like really elise their zero dollars dollars free free. No paperwork no lease no rental agreement. No title just a whole sixty two square mile tropical island shared community and informally. This is why we came to Buta by say they don't just own the plot of land and they put a fence on they own and share the whole island collectively all three sources all the land. They use it in common. That's what it's called. Most of us know where the line is available. You know what is available sometime. Somebody's but hey you didn't say anything to show so they just get an expedia desk. This is student put offensive. So get the next chunk. Only Barbuda's have this right people on the neighboring island Antiga the can't claim land in Buta even though it is the same country you have to be born in Barbuda and have a grandparent born in Barbados or parent. That's the only rule. And that's is basically how it's worked since the eighteen hundreds but now all that might change can you say hello and welcome to planet Welcome to planet money. Today are went onto them. Bob You the right. Yeah I'm Sarah. I'm Scott Gurion from his podcast far from home. Owning lands individually with title is one of the basics of old school capitalism but getting a little piece of paper breath at says. Yes you own this lot not. Everyone does that today on the show the island nobody owns or everyone owns depending on. Who you ask uh-huh and what happens when someone finally decides to start selling it
Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain
"Not just carbon neutral Microsoft is looking to be carbon negative by the end of the new decade the software giant this morning provided details about a new one billion dollar climate innovation fund that will help it clean up its carbon footprint and sold base in Redmond Washington and throughout its supply chain if all goes well Microsoft says its carbon footprint will be less than neutral by twenty thirty here the words still actually removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding to it that's your money now and on the topic of Microsoft investors must of liked that announcement today Microsoft stock up by two percent reference stock Starbucks and team mobile all up by more than one percent cosco Boeing Expedia and Amazon having a positive day too as for the broader markets yeah a big game today the Dow up by two hundred and sixty seven points to close at twenty nine thousand to ninety seven the nasdaq up by a ninety eight points nine thousand three fifty seven and the SP five hundred up to one twenty seven points to three thousand three
Travel the World on Crypto With Travala CEO Matthew Luczynski
"Right what his up good beautiful wonderful citizens of crypt nation. I hope you are just having a wonderful little morning noon and or night because wherever the heck you are in the world just know that you're in the right place isn't that right beats mine. No I completely disagree this time. I don't feel like I'm in the right place. In fact I kind of need to get away. I don't know where I you can find a good place to book a Hotel Jerry suggestions. Well it's funny that you mentioned that I've got a good friend here in Matthew Login ski and he is the founder the CEO of a beautiful platform called travel up Matthew. Welcome to the show hang is thanks for having me on Travolta Is a platform where anybody could book a hotel anywhere in the world using nothing but crypto currency matthew. We're going to dive deep into your platform and all the things that inspired you to make it and all the wonderful things that are coming up but first give us a little background who you are in kind of what drew you to. WHO The crypto currency and blockchain industry? Yes so me. I came to Crypto in around two thousand eleven. Two thousand twelve when oh seventeen years old. It was based on friends a little bit older than myself. Actually Mining Crypto in the bedrooms full at helping three university on it was something that instantly became attractive. It was a way to gain from Nathan essentially on it the whole concept behind it. The whole block chain concept the over the FE- is following not actually came to me on something that we rent on In research searched on it it was something that was like. Wow this is really going to take off Throughout University again. trading crypto to people. Ebola didn't didn't buy it from didn't know where to get it from from those people who in mind in it and then yet just sort of went from there really my knowledge of Blockchain Ainun crypto developed in development. Obviously than we still therion come come to lie on the rest of the crypto spacious has begun to Then obviously while I was in my final year of university I just decided you know to sort of take the leap of faith on trolley Concept was so itself was bowing because of atrophy troubling because the founders passion for traveling Stevo founder. Hugh I conceptualize this idea with. Actually he was. He's been in the travel industry for over twenty five years so it was something that was really clicked with those on we. We reform survived. Come from that around two and a half years ago now. One of the problems that I always have. I'm travelling is they WANNA have An actual credit card in order to check in and I feel like that's the most ridiculous thing in the world. That's the problem that I'm having. But what problems are you trying to solve with. Travolta were trying to create a globally accessible hotel and travel booking marketplace on by that we mean is provide a a option for everybody to pay whatever means they desire so for example they could pay with Bitcoin With Syria they could pay with a native token. Aba and we want to provide that gateway to all those people in this uses in the Christian space now on what will come to space over time. we housing site libra potential and the reach of that tool those billions of people facebook. They have a platform where they could spend the cryptocurrency on. We've got to make sure that leading the way in tens of economists Payment solutions full plot phones on especially hotels on a combination. Let's amazing and kind of pizza minds point. How do we like so I buy thing by a hotel or rent a hotel with Through Travolta generally speaking. They're going to need a credit card in order to handle like you know Potential Room damages. So is your platform the same way where I could suspend bitcoin. But then I get to the hotel in order to check and I'll still need to put down credit and depend a really depends on the hotel and the value the hotel itself. You know the highest value hotel's rich in for example. Yes you will have to do. You will also lead into the hotel a lower three star to star hotel. You probably probably house to it. All depends on the hotel specific. Needs at where you're specifically at the hotel. Now that saying we do have potential plans plunged at rollouts of halo system which can be used in hotels so that would lead potential. People's pay with Crypto Chris in the M in the long term vision of trauma awesome and not to get too technical. But you know what's going on in the back end when I pay. Travolta Crypto is travel is taking kind of inventory risk of holding onto that Crypto long-term and pain out to the Ritz Carlton and cash. What's going on so how it works? Is We take a crypto payment and we instantly liquidate so we have a number of moving paw. Aw that are in play at one specific moment in time and they problematically released the CRYPTO. Making sure that we don't lose anything when we don't Miss It. And we mitigate the risk of volatility completely that means the way say safe is a business where able to grow it. It would be great if we could pull crypto for a long period of time but in the sense in a business sense that is not a is no small news so yet we liquidate straightaway on. We actually accomplishing institutional money. And we pay the hotels so Whistle of the. Let's call the offer another problem trauman having is you know when I'm working for different companies and even here Crypto WanNa one you know we go to different conferences and the company will book my travel travel accommodations. But sometimes my name won't be on the room or you know whatever the case is and even though someone booked a room for me if they're not out there even though the rooms already been paid for not allowed to go in. And I think to myself Ma'am block could really solve this if I had some kind of Nafta token that says this room his mind you know until it expires four days you know I could simply just walk past. Walk Straight to the door and get my roommate's completely bypass the whole check in thing. How do you think that besides that you know maybe blockchain can help the hotel industries one day and what needs to happen before they're ready to fully get on board with blockchain? I think what's GonNa what happens. Is Payments Payments. Stop and I once. They see the payments all secure. They don't lose. They don't elise capital from it because what we did see a few years ago was expedia expedia or go to try crypto payments. Try bitcoin payments and they continue can you to after short period of time because they could not handle the risk of volatility and they lost capsule. Now that's obviously put people in the travel industry off from mainstream sharing perspective but then the allows innovators to commend showcase. Actually make it work. I think that's the fish For hotels themselves paints finance at once they get payments than they could obviously look the areas. Why the hotel itself? The whole supply chain management systems. They could come into play on then yet. Like you mentioned a individual hotel bookings full people Making sure about systems systems correct on. MFT Tokens that. Would I guess that would come into play if a hotel specifically its own. Unique and T- tokens is like single into the network of hotels on. That could be what that would come into play in the future again Looking at it from his point of view at this specific assistant member in time
Low-Cost Airline JetBlue, Known for Service, Creates No-Frills Fare
"From wondering I'm David Brown. And this is business worse daily on November twenty second happy Friday friends. Oh the irony. Sometimes we have to wonder if branding execs big companies have any self awareness at all. Recently jet blue. The low cost airline with reputation for comfortable cabins great free Wifi and better snacks announced a new basic fair. You know the cheap fares that are so spartan they're borderline painful NFL. The move has been met mostly with disgust. One man commented on linked in that jetblue has quote finally sold. What's left of their sold? The devil many others has responded that the company has followed its competition in a race to the bottom and this is where close observers should be shaking their heads because just three months ons ago. JETBLUE launched a new ad campaign with the tagline. Just all right doesn't fly here The campaign was intended to call all attention to what ad age savelly called all. That's wrong with modern flying starring. The alright brothers fictional alter egos of the Wright brothers the ads. Poke Fun at Well pretty much every other airline. Take a listen while the brothers revolutionize the way we traveled all ever have different plans for the airline industry. And what's the least weekend. Let's do that. Let's just say communication wasn't really that thank me. It's the time we're in the air any other questions issues but this campaign could backfire in the wake of Jet Blues Latest move to offer its new basic blue fair. The airline's new low cost service will offer bargain basement prices for tickets that provide mostly bargain-basement amenities. Customers will either have to pay for seat assignments or wait until twenty twenty four hours before their flight to choose a seat for free. Blue basic tickets are non refundable and non transferrable even for frequent flyers. JETBLUE president president. Joanna Garrity argues that yet basic fair but it's a kinder gentler one unlike its rivals jet blue will still allow budget flyers. A full-size carry on but with a last-minute choices one has to wonder whether a suitcase will fit in overhead bin. The company argues that it has no choice but to offer no no frills fares in an email to the Washington Post jetblue spokesman Philip Stewart wrote with competitors now offering basic economy on many routes. We fly customer behavior. Hager's suggests our success is at risk if we do not disrupt this market by lowering fares without sacrificing the experience which raises two questions one. Is it really possible to offer a kinder gentler. no-frills ticket and to digest blue. Really have no choice if it is to continue to compete well to I. Jet Blue certainly hopes to convince flyers that it's new basic blue isn't as harsh as say spirit airlines which charges for everything from seat selection to a snack snack to the second. Well a convincing argument could be made in jet blues favor. According to Garrity online travel sites like expedia and travelocity acidy or pushing travelers to choose cheapest fares without considering the flying experience. And what those tickets provide or don't last year long before for this launch. She told investors that she hopes jet. Blues New Fares will attract those price conscious shoppers and that after reeling them in with cheap prices the experience of a flying jetblue would win them over presumably converting them into repeat customers but just how persuasive is that we have no choice argument travel travel industry analyst. Henry Heartfelt told The Washington Post that jetblue customers don't appear to be requesting the basic fares rather he says it seems to be a defensive offensive move one intended to reclaim market share and revenue now going to other Ikano class airlines but right after jetblue
Expedia Results Show Slowing Growth in VRBO Unit
"Investors are also taking Expedia to the wood shed it posted disappointing revenue growth last quarter it it's vacation rental business growth slowed fourteen percent from seventeen percent in the previous
"expedia" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations
"I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the conversations to get the seven thirty seven out of Iran. I'm still shocked at took as long as it did like I understand that the paperwork needed from the government. But like how that didn't just start the like while the aircraft is diverting. I feel like they could have just started the paper been done with it already. We know this is going to be problem. It was the US held it up. Today was the shutdown that impacted because it had the US fault. I'm just surprised that they were such I I'm surprised at took so much paperwork that the shutdown could have affected it, right? Like, how is it? Not like a Cup. Like one guy saying, yes, we approve an exemption for whatever embargo rules exist. Go fix your plane, and then it's done and her stand obviously bureaucracy works in strange ways, and whatever. But it's just it's always amusing to probably have to put some take a penny. Leave a penny for the wall contribution in there. Give us give us a small fund for the wall. And we'll we'll release your paperwork. We're terrible. But sadly, kinda true. So Expedia and United are kind of having a war of words in lawyers at this point. Expedia swing United. What's why what's the reason for their? So they they have not negotiated a new agreement under current agreement expires November October and two weeks ago. United was gonna cut off access to expediate United tickets because they believed it was not in the best interest of the customer that Expedia continue selling tickets on United beyond the October date, if because they wouldn't be able to service those gets which is fair once you, you know, it's it's like when you take it with a partner that's about to exit once partner exits you can't do anything with that ticket other the cancel it. So which is completely fair. So Expedia sued United and the problem the one of the things lawsuits under seal. So you don't know why they're really suing each other other than the fact that they're they're trying to come to more favorable terms as the term, so they came into government where United did not pull access and fifteen. Fast forward to now they're still in a litigation because United still there's still coming to agree. And it sounds like speed is not really willing whatever United wants to wants to charge them there. And and Expedia continues. It seems like Expedia pushing people to more United tickets to force United except Expedia terms beyond the Stober date showing that they can actually drive the volume or just saying while you're gonna cause all these passengers disservice by not negotiating with us. I think has less to do about the volume I think it has more to do with putting them in a corner. He's gonna work United's probably say, it'd be generate enough traffic on her own right? Yeah. I I'm pretty sure you're not gonna balk. But it's funny like Expedia right there used to be so many different. Oh, teas but Expedia pretty ones half, the Otake portfolio. Yep. Yep. Say yeah. It's not just Expedia dot com. Right. It's no many many different. That does make that complicates things. A little bit. I my only thought on this is we go through this every X months with picking airline in pick. Not a and in the end, they always seem to figure it out because they do both need each other. Whether they want to admit it or not and just I can do without the drama, but I that's not my choice. It's a lot of time in court right for results that we think is coming right. Who's who's actually making money off of this? United doesn't make money off of it. Expedia doesn't make money off of it. The lawyers make some money, which is great..
"expedia" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"So we can conclude. He just can't keep a job is that what you're saying diva jazz. But he knows the airlines. I mean, he exactly credited as being the co architect of the Star Alliance. He he helped form sky team. So he knows he knows the industry. He knows the airlines, and he knows about putting together, you know, relationships programs the mutually beneficial program. So yeah, I think that Airbnb is not going to start up an airline. And I don't think Airbnb is going to sell sell tickets directly. But. Yeah. Packaging up a complete vacation or trip including lodging sounds at that sounds like something that could come to pass. Well, let's look at just one other side to it imagine that they create a model kind of like Expedia or kayak where people do go online to book tickets. Why couldn't they sell tickets? Well, they already, but ain't being ABM be already has the platform. Exactly. It's just a mess. So it's just a matter of ROY. Rolling in the airline. It will be interesting to see what airline would be inclined to do that Airbnb. One of the things they they emphasize is low cost that it's cheaper to stay at someone's house than it is to stay at a hotel. So what airlines would pair with Airbnb, you know, if you want to speculate will it be someone like southwest or will it be someone like United? The problem is with if we with the United that means the Airbnb and the flight will both be screwed up. So but given given their reputation, but it's interesting who you who you would pair this service with is it an upscale service for more a low cost service. I don't know how Airbnb handles handles that attitude inas enough margin in the business. That's the thing. I wonder you know, the the hold traveling. Business. I think used to run on six percent commission on airline tickets. I'm guessing the the kayaks in the Expedia of the world are probably running at ten percent or less presumably that's the kind of the same kind of margin. Airbnb would be looking at and yet they're margin in the the home rental business. I think they take what at least thirty percent slice of that. So I'm just not sure that it's going to have the same profit margins in the business that they're already in. And then who that's the profits? Go to you know, when with Airbnb, you're it's like Uber now, you you pay for the marketing, but you get paid. So how do you divide up the money? The airlines then in divided up to the individual, you know, who's renting out the house now in and God forbid something happens with the airline and from accustomed service statement, and they get to the person's house, and then they get an earful because the airline got screwed up or something. That I you show up, and you've got you wouldn't go to a Hilton and take out the take out your crappy flight on delta. But you might be inclined to take it out on someone's house. You just moved to you. You know, it's kind of weird. It's it's a very unique alliance. We'll see where it goes. Yeah. It is different. All right in other item. This is from SF gate dot com. SFO and veils dramatic outdoor observation deck. Boy, I love this San Francisco International airport's international terminal is going through a fifty five million dollar upgrade. And it includes a new three thou- almost three thousand square foot roofless observation deck on the terminal g side..
"expedia" Discussed on Defensive Security Podcast
"Yeah because if specially if you don't know where where the point of entry is i guess so the other thing of note is that friend of the show a friend of ours dr sorry professor andy green of kiss you also got volved in this little project gets mentioned in some of the press articles as being reached out to buy some of the local media so this shadow onto good guy yeah smart guy all right he doesn't work as much as i do want to say that anyway it on next next door comes from databreach today and the title here's expedia orbitz suspected suspects eight hundred eighty thousand payment cards stolen what struck me about this was the amount of time that has gone by since i last heard about a major credit card breach involving an online retailer it's it's been quite some time i can't remember one in in recent history at least a large one i mean i think small ones happen all the time but so the story here's that orbits which was recently acquired by expedia apparently head some legacy system compromised in some unknown way and apparently the attackers would have had access to eight hundred eighty thousand payment cards but but wait there's more right not just payment card information but also you know the other kind of information that you might leave if you were booking you know an airplane ticket such as your name your birth date your phone number your email address your mailing address gender i'm guessing passport numbers kt they don't say passport numbers ktm's but i bet you that stuff's there to window preference eyler yet yet what kind of of food preference you have.
"expedia" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Oh any while they bought them which is owned by expedia and wait a minute we gotta get this straight expedia owns trip advisor but the accident then decided to split apart two separate companies but really i think they still have the same parent but turbot visor barry diller he owns everything just very no steep okay all right that i see on every trouble conferences in two thousand i started my website night and steve golfer at a little table next to me hey i remember such a dumb idea love yeah made a billion dollars yep guru you look you look up your flight exactly but i'm not talking about see grew this one's called sea link ceiling this this is a competitor they just started out in beta i kind of like their layout better but they're not they're not as good as c group but it's an alternative all using the same data or do they have their own little thing they're supposed to have their own thing but i have a feeling most of them are are taking stuff off guru just scraping sikh guru well they say that not but now is seat guru based on riders flyers you know there is secret was not okay seat link is reader reviews and stuff like that but secret was not let me put in korean of them have not updated american airlines triple seven two hundred series and there's four different versions but you check them all and they're not they're not like the one i flew the other day which has been around with this with this configuration for over a year so it's like what are these people thinking.
"expedia" Discussed on Outliers
"What changes did they bring a new as a person and for example do give up on the entrepreneurship because of this out how how how did you walk with these okay get so is the only good thing that i must say is i didn't pick spin in supposedly failure that simple things so the fat bald was a good expedia ends we exited we off of the loss of more happen so in a sense i can truly claim to see have seen all the sites of an entrepreneur group site did a bad side and that is ugly said there's hardly anybody i think it in the open game dosing alkhilewi sites have seen alternate swing that seemed it's not that i'm seeing bone become an entrepreneur because you only see the that smarter would things happen and i think if it is meant to happen intimate will happen what does teed me as a person i think what attend me as a person is in a one other things that the citizen entrepreneurs must be emotionally passionately in water than that business and widely edited it is the most important thing in their life my experience tells me that he should not be the most important thing in my life so live will start to begin have nor done a startup because of the that's not the only reason obviously that has been deal was suddenly hesitation but i'm hoping subtly once an entrepreneur all this i'm hoping to come back and maybe you never know when find this idea may come but could do but what i have the mistake that i did not let me ask he's that i'm absolutely fight.
"expedia" Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"So do you still hate that i despise that there's a burn you button if firms by buttons yeah it is might omni channel we take a quick quick poll we gonna keep the news these keep it i don't like i'm not a fan the news he's all right well i anyone a second the motion to keep news the second letters and not only favor i i all those posed navy i if is atoll i five right with as as the host i'm going gonna tiebreak allegedly the news thing the news goals are you get an almost follow tests which absolutely have musical musicals at will kicking off the news ecoles kohl's today in song in the next key f mina is the expedia partner conference just wrapped up in a very impressive fee this can hold a team i like it anyway yeah so the expedia porter conference 2017 just wrapped up and instead of just home at one item in the news there are hundreds of he'll pieces of news out there coming out of the conference several pieces are focusing on the fact that road pluses really starting to come into its own other people are talking about how expedia is starting to monkey around a little bit with showing thirdparty rates on their actual system so a lot of really interesting stuff this coming out in aesthetic on diving into it here i will have a lincoln the show notes to a google new search for the expedia party conference that everyone can dive into inter's dozens of news articles and all of them are really really good so i suggest someone spent some time and go through this ad so according to expedia people are really excited about expedia is revved plus they allow that sing it on related about people being yeah and we had some folks makes me you're on the show while by we did how episode on ref plus when they kind of first rolled it out in it was a rule popular episode a lot of people in enjoyed it got good feedback.
"expedia" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Did you see that the new ceo of rubber is the guy who turned expedia around yes i've met him a few times darawsheh coral shroud covering shushing yes a fiving that was a good that was a good fix i think i these uh you know he is uh he took expedia which was struggling and instead of just painting you know slapping a coat of fresh paint on it re really rebuilt the company i didn't know this but a expedia was a wholesaler they would by the rooms from the hotel and then resell them and he moved agency model which is what i assumed that they were doing like a travel agent does where they get a cut of the booking but uh he changed and he had to change the whole business model and everything for expedia but turned that company around so i think he has the experience uh that is going to take to make hooper uh i do i hope so because i love over and like you know this goes party like expedient those guys don't make money from air i mean they make very little if they make any right they're making their money from hotels and package deals roses and things like that that's where the money on trust um so i got another site for you if he got a time i do all right so i actually put it in the show notes this is a little bit longer your l and also tweeted it smoky mountains dot com bags slash fall hyphen foilage at hyphen map is this the today to go see the foliage in the smoke he's well it's actually not about the smoky mountains at all my ever to mention the mix up the euro oh but they have a prediction they have a a prediction now for four fall age across the whole united states you can slide the little lighter the bottom because they can't you're going to be housing at the time to go everything's green but let's say a few leaves september 17th oh.
"expedia" Discussed on This Week In Google
"So his uh skill it uh moving at really rebuilding expedia which was struggling when he took over and changing their model from a wholesale model to an agency model i didn't even know that they you know i had to read all is trying to understand it for a uh you know could understand benz article but bensaid this is exactly the kind of guy you need because he rebuilt expedia from the ground up he didn't do the easy thing he did the harsh true that's true he did expedia did he rebuild and needed rebuilding elbows her lynch uh this is actually gonna remember yahoo i think actually getting a financial wizard into yahoo remember yahoo sorry of scattered i'll just added of this uh us but this was their problem they hired a product person instead of financial person and i think a lot of tech silicon valley companies tech this was a good move for precisely the reason span out lies up and because at a certain point in time you've created a product in now you've got to understand how you disrupted the market for my financial perspective it doubled down on that and that's where i think netflix is going to succeed or fail with its content play did it make the right bet um with its its content strategy so i i just thought that was kind of their parallels we see often in newburgh actually if they recognize this they made the right decision been says it's clear that uh coasts were shot he has demonstrated the patience and resolved to fix problems at their root and as this year's make clear uber's culture needs a fundamental reworking not simply a fresh coat of paint coast russia he seems that ideal candidates take on the problem with a fundamental level and has already shown expedia is willing to walk the walk on issues of sexism in particular.
"expedia" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"A russia he's an indian american or american indian dot indian not further indian all aerial and he he's well regarded meg whitman was really being pushed by the major investor in lubers company called a benchmark and they wanted a woman initially right and they couldn't find one the i mean she said she was not given the job the other women all turned it all down uh the ones who were deemed to qualify to do this and i am i talking about women are qualified it is very rare for a woman at this point to run a fortune 500 company or in this case probably a fortune one hundred company but who wide edged the rare it's rarely for a man to to have the skills to do but who wants this you've got a sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace you've got your trade secrets lawsuit from google that you're going into you still have the the driver lawsuit going on i fcc pass joe yeah exactly who wants his anybody who wants a challenge to turn around a company of this magnitude he got to go down as this guy straighten out well that's what happened with expedia he exploded the company grew it like crazy i'm assuming expedia is profitable very profitable so you grab those people why would they leave well because baby they've done that been there done that in terms of growing a company now let's go on with the new challenges not like money is an issue for co of that ca of this no but it cited carpenter doesn't keep working on the same bookshelf after he's fixed it already live on your fix some no seven i feel like this guy was building houses in that analogy and all of a sudden that go billed as the white house or you know at eighty puts yeah but he got gun building a what you know what i mean he had already with expedia done something huge cells built multibillion dollar business all right coming back the remains of all the sailors the ah at the uss john mccain have have been recovered i'll carry the story when we come back are in the.
"expedia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of expedia the founder of zillow the founder of glass door let's talk a little bit about glass door in two thousand and seven you found the company which helps yes people find jobs understand the salary and compensation they're getting in gives folks a better sense of what what they should be getting for their role in the marketplace zeller that's right of their assessment a threat i actually cofounded it with a guy named bob hohmann who worked for me at expedia he was a development manager mall most all of my companies that i am involved with i've cofounded with people who worked for me at expedia zillow to those well so you're cofounder of aeg i've founded expedia you know inside of microsoft and i cofounded zillow with an expedient guy and a microsoft guy a guy went to college with and then i did the same with glass store and i've done it with a few others as well anyway but to gaza short so yes the idea with glass door is not too dissimilar from expedia and zillow and that is to turn on the lights in the room to give show information they didn't have before and specifically what is it really like to work there do people who work there approve of the ceo and leadership what do people make what do they really we make what are there what are the real salaries and job titles in ten years how do you ensure the integrity of than information had he make sure so there is a site rate might professor there are other educator related and you.
"expedia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is the cofounder of expedia the founder of zillow the founder of glass door let's talk a little bit about glass door in two thousand and seven you found the company which helps some people find jobs understand the salary and compensation they're getting in gives folks a better sense of what what they should be getting for their role in the marketplace zelda that's right a fair assessment attract i actually cofounded it with a guy named bob hohmann who worked for me at expedia he was a development manager most all of my companies that i'm involved with i've cofounded with people who worked for me at expedia zillow to the as well so you're cofounder of aig i founded expedia you know inside of microsoft and i cofounded zillow with an expedia guy and microsoft guy agai went to college with and then i did the same with glass store and i've done it with a few others as well anyway but to glass door so yes the idea with glass door is not too dissimilar from expedia and zillow and that is to turn on the lights in the room to give show information they didn't have before and specifically what is it really like to work there do people who work there approve of the ceo and leadership what do people make what do they really make what are there what are the real salaries and job titles in ten years how do you ensure the integrity of than information had he makes sure so there is a site rate my professor there are other educator related and.
"expedia" Discussed on Acquired
"This is interesting yeah i mean what what if expedia had had pulled the trigger yeah that sort of the obvious one right at and i don't know drew drew what do you think about that uh i mean at you like i would would deference to my friends at expedia i'm not sure they would run as good job managing these businesses as as book into it as priceline signed it rather uh ending out the good job was just leaving it alone hurt exactly i mean is the fact of life you see play you know i guess a better question as we are why did was gunned fogel the one euros us stepped up this deal you to where all the great silicon valley zsa zsa vezio investor of all time uh it does seem who who is the intermediary that they sold the two is like the private private equity firm no i i think i could be wrong in this but i think it actually was just a uh a group of uh of private um individuals uh private investors in europe uh thicker too yeah i mean seems like there is opportunity cost for them is the real story here y yeah you know why let it go but i i think um this might be a good time drew when we were preparing for this episode you mentioned um sort of a difference between expedia is mna strategy and frei signs emini strategy in that priceline sort of took these risks on early kinda subscale businesses that they saw potential and and expedia tends to to by more establish things that have a very reasonable growth trajectory from there that they can add to their portfolio does it seem like i'm getting that right and i would love to hear your thoughts on that yeah i think i think the deathly characterize a lotta the deals that that may priceline successful active booking uh agota uh and and again i think we you know you saw the strategy we just talked about from priceline slide a buying these businesses in effectively you know being a largely passive investor uh holding them accountable for growth giving the capital to continue to grow um but but not taking to active a role in in the management integrationist businesses.
"expedia" Discussed on 100 PM
"There's is a huge supply part of the business um it's almost hard to fathom how big and how complex expedient gives in terms of the different solutions that people think about every day to make sure people can easily go where they want to go it's an empire basic while i think but it's a a a good a good one for the better serving for the better it at one of the smaller companies have actually worked with when you compare it to amex or chase how many folks at expedia inc approximately i the inc approximately twenty thousand yeah kosh hence load big companies so orbits what is part of you were it orbits their yard of the expedia inc good empires yes yes yes so about that i'm if he on the tiny but i think about a year and a half ago expedia acquired orbits worldwide which is also its own mini empire you could say that had a collection of brands like were bids cheap tickets eib bucher is also a distribution business so we were acquired we were headquartered in chicago but now a lot of us serve kind of the greater good so there are still people that focus on the individual brands but i focus some on a product level on solutions and and features that can serve a number of brands okay so than is scratch pad an asset of expedia inc that's leveraged across multiple properties or it's a more jeweler feature of expedia dot com it is not specific to expedia dot com so there is an organization within expedia called the brand expedia group that contains brands like expedia orbits uh cheap tickets travelocity and actually all those brand.
"expedia" Discussed on Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast
"I'm just weirdness going on so a lot of just really fundamental technical seo things are apparently huge issues on the expedia site and now it's kind of coming back to bite of in the but because they have lost significant visibility forced some of their really high traffic keywords so i don't know i found this interesting what are your thoughts so you're saying seo is not dead i believe it or not an estimated not dead usga does anyone want to try to pronounce name kerala wits but totes carello its is that what we're saying guerrillas dot com yeah it a hats off to this individual because they have done some legwork if i was in charge of digital marketing for expedia i'd be picking up the phone and call in this person saying the you want to job because i mean they they win in depth on this stuff and other legwork in an osce there with probing some some heated meetings inside expedia for whoever is in charge seo because they missed some fundamental stuff on this so it is great i i think if we step back and try to apply this to the people that are listening right to a hotel he is the listening that have their own seo challenges seo is complex it is very very tough there are so many technical nuances to it in a changes every single day which is why is one of the most intimidating parts of seo which is why becomes neglected right.
"expedia" Discussed on Clark Howard Show
"One of the expedia sites one of the priceline sites they may offer you free upgrades if you book direct a no upgrades if you don't book direct avic spirits all these things because i have an unusual situation i have status status that sound so snobby what are you call it i'm i'm an elite level that sounds bad to i i'm at a ranking with the various hotel frequent stay programs that made me eligible for a variety of privileges that i four fit because i'm price oriented more than i want the luxury touches and this is the choice you'll have to make because i do almost one hundred percent my hotel bookings with priceline and hot wire where i don't know where i'm staying till after i paid nonrefundable but most people won't do priceline are hot where but they still will use a third party site like expedia hotels dot com or booking dot com or blah blah blah dot com and so when you use those there's going to be the punishment for you and that's the reality of how this game is going to be plate now there's a third thing to add in some confusion there are some ufo hotel bookings sites which i've had complaints about and there are complaints about them all over the web on all the travel review sites and stuff if you comparison shop and there's some hotel booking site you've never heard up in its offering an incredibly cheap price.
"expedia" Discussed on Clark Howard Show
"Also own booking dot com kayak a goda bitter all various booking sites and then expedia owns hot wire in hotels dot com which are both big booking sites they also own travelocity who knew expedia own travelocity and a couple of other smaller hotel sites and then if you look at eh v r b o r home away they on them too so there's gonna be a continuing fight between the priceline group the expedia group marriott hilton hyatt when dim as they all struggle i see i forgot i see is these big hotel group's fight against the big booking groups because hotel groups all want you to book direct they went you be brand loyal they don't want you to comparison shop and more and more you're gonna find that they're going to offer you a number of privileges if you book direct rather than through one of the priceline group sites or one of the expedia group sites so you're gonna have to decide it benefits matters more to you matter more to you or a price matters more to you so what kind of benefits well they might offer additional hotel stay points or off your hotel stay points the don't get if you book with one of the price liner expedia sites they may offer you a free drink when you come to the hotel if you book direct they may offer you free wi fi fi book direct but charge you for it if you book through.
"expedia" Discussed on WTMA
"Now the world's largest hotel brand owns all of the store would brands between them they own now sean thirty thirty five different hotel brands and you've got one big group after another hilton having a big group wyndham having a big group with a whole bunch of different brand names and then booking hotels there are two people out there to organizations who control most of the third party booking in the united states and around the world by the people at priceline also own booking dot com kayak oh goda bitter all various booking sites and then expedia owns hot wire in hotels dot com which are both big booking sites they also on travelocity who knew expedia own travelocity and a couple of other smaller hotel sites and then if you look at it we are o home away they on them too so there's going to be a continuing fight between the price lion group expedia group mary i hilton hyatt them as they all struggle i see i forgot i see his these big hotel groups fight against the big booking groups whose the hotel groups all want you to book direct they weren't you be brand loyal they don't want you to comparison shop and more and more you're gonna find that they're going to offer you a number of privileges if your book direct rather than through one of the priceline group sites or one of the expedia group sites so you're gonna have to decide if benefits matters more to you matter more to you or a price matters more to you so what kind of benefits well they might offer additional hotel stay points or off your hotel stay points but you don't get if you book with one of the price liner expedia sites they may offer you a free drink when you come to the hotel if you book director may offer you free wi if you book direct but charge you for it if you book through one of the expedia sites around the priceline sites they may are you free upgrades if you book direct.