You’ve Got To Bail Everyone Out, Says Barry Diller

You’ve got to bail everyone out says Expedia and IAC Chairman Barry Diller. The damage that is being done every day is enormous. Everybody needs to be bailed out of this one-time thing and we’ll worry about paying the bills later.

Barry Diller: I See the Landscape As Cataclysmic

Expedia and IAC Chairman Barry Diller said that the economic and business landscape caused by the coronavirus and the political actions to fight it have been cataclysmic. Diller does not see a return to normal anytime soon. He believes that people will first have get over being scared and that won’t be easy.

Expedia Cuts Ad Spend From $5 Billion To $1 Billion

But as far as advertising is concerned at Expedia, for instance, we spend $5 billion a year in advertising. We won’t spend $1 billion dollars in advertising probably this year. You just rip that across everything and there you are.

Google Cloud & Sabre Partner ‘To Build The Future Of Travel’

Google Cloud and Sabre announced a 10-year partnership that will see Sabre move to Google Cloud and the two companies work “to build the future of travel,” according to a press release. Sabre is a travel company that was originally…

Expedia Pricing Tactics Powered By AI and Reams of Data, Says CEO

“We sit on reams of data with 750 million visits to Expedia Group properties every single month,” says Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom. “We’re using AI to help inform some of our lodging partners with pricing tactics, to help them price more effectively both in the alternative accommodation space and in the traditional lodging space.”

Barry Diller on the Internet Revolution: Really Young, Truly Radical, Very Troubled

Internet pioneer Barry Diller says that the Internet revolution is still really young. He also says that this truly radical revolution is right now a very troubled revolution.

Hopper CEO Says that their Travel App Predicts Future Prices via Big Data and AI

Hopper, an AI-driven prediction travel app that competes with Priceline and Expedia, is somewhat under the radar but actually has been around for over 3 years and has over 30 million users.

Expedia CEO Calls Google Penalty ‘Speculative’

It appeared last month that Expedia had been penalized by Google for its linking practices. Searchmetrics data showed a 25% drop in Google search visibility. Google and Expedia have both remained silent on the issues, but NenadSEO had blogged about…

Expedia Apparently Penalized By Google For Linking Practices

It looks like Google has penalized travel site Expedia, one its competitors, which is part of the FairSearch Coalition, which regularly lobbies for antitrust action to be taken against the search giant. Data from SearchMetrics (via Search Engine Land) shows…

Travel Deals: A Cure For the Common Christmas

“Next year we’re not doing a Christmas tree or gifts at all! We’re all just going to go to Hawaii!” Each year since my youth my mom has hollered this through a straitjacket of stringed lights as if it was…