JetBlue wants customers to book hotels and rental cars through its new site, Paisly — and it's borrowing a classic e-commerce strategy to reel travelers in
Saturday, 27 March 2021, 12:01:00
Summary List Placement JetBlue announced the launch of a new travel booking site called Paisly on Thursday. And, one of the biggest things that sets it apart from the competition could be its use of a strategy torn from the e-commerce world's playbook. Paisly makes personalized travel recommendations for customers who have flights booked with JetBlue. At launch, those recommendations include options for hotels, rental cars, and theme park tickets, but they will expand to include vacation rentals and other attractions and offers over time. Andres Barry, president of JetBlue Travel Products, told Insider that Paisly is an extension of JetBlue's services beyond flights. The company already offers the ability to book bundled accommodations through its JetBlue Vacations platform, but with Paisly, travelers can choose to add hotel stays and rental cars later on in the vacation-planning process. “We recognize through customer feedback and customer behavior that for those who are just not interested in booking everything as a bundle and are not interested in making all the decisions of what they're purchasing at once, we need something like Paisly, where they can build a trip over time at their convenience,” Barry said.
— Business Insider
Booking Holdings vs Pinterest, Snap: Analysts' call on reopening puts two traders at odds
Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 13:30:01
Pinterest and Snap downgrades by Bank of America sow some disagreement between Oppenheimer's Ari Wald and Chantico Global's Gina Sanchez.
Priceline Celebrates William Shatner's 90th Birthday With Weeklong Discount Promotions
Monday, 22 March 2021, 18:54:29
Today is a sacred day for those who’ve spent the last several decades traveling to the melodramatic corners of the galaxy via the USS Enterprise: It is the 90th birthday of William Shatner. And while the great star is no longer an active part of the “Star Trek” franchise, he is still the “Priceline Negotiator” for the Booking Holdings Inc (NYSE: BKNG ) online travel agency, Priceline. To celebrate William Shatner Day, Priceline has announced a weeklong series of special travel-related deals beginning today and running through March 28. Gifts For Shatner Fans: In honor of Shatner, travelers tapping into the Priceline platform will receive an extra 10% off flight, hotel and rental car Express Deals with the code SHATNER10. Priceline VIP Loyalty members will receive special discounts including 15% off hotel Express Deals. To further oomph up the … Full story available on Benzinga.com
Korea Travel App Eyes Dual IPO Listing at $4 Billion-Plus Value
Monday, 22 March 2021, 05:21:15
(Bloomberg) — South Korea’s largest travel app Yanolja Co. is in talks with banks to go public through a dual listing in Seoul and overseas, people with knowledge of the matter said, joining a growing cohort of startups seeking higher valuations abroad.The company is aiming for a value of more than $4 billion, one of the people said, confirming previous reports in Korean media. Yanolja, which is also the world’s largest property management software provider after Oracle Corp., is still exploring options and the size and location of its IPO have not yet been finalized, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the discussions are private.Read more: Coupang Is Just the Beginning of South Korea’s Startup SurgeYanolja, founded by janitor Lee Su-jin in 2005 originally as a short-stay hotel-booking service, is hoping to tap resurgent interest in Korea’s tech scene. The move comes after e-commerce champion Coupang Inc.’s successful debut on the New York Stock Exchange this month.
— Yahoo Finance
Pent-Up Demand Leads Booking Holdings CEO To Warn Consumers Of Price Increases
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 05:13:07
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said people should look into making travel plans now before prices go back up, according to CNBC. He said there’s a lot of anxiety right now as people attempt to get their lives “back the way it used to be,” per CNBC. And he added that airlines have dropped cancellation […]
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