Three online travel giants and three approaches to the new travel ecosystem
This year has illustrated that major online players nopw appear to want the traveler to get everything they need in a single point of sale.
The evolution of the Airbnb brand, Priceline’s acquisition of OpenTable and TripAdvisor splashing out $200 million to get its hands on Viator are three obvious cases.
So, I tried to analyze the ways of building online travel ecosystems that are used by Airbnb, Priceline and Tripadvisor – so here, in no particular order
Airbnb and the "sharing economy"
US-based Airbnb is the youngest online travel service to build its own eco-system.