Expedia isn't overlooking its core online travel agency brands such as Expedia.com and Hotels.com, but Trivago and HomeAway are clearly rising stars. Trivago hardly ever saw a TV commercial it…

Expedia isn’t overlooking its core online travel agency brands such as Expedia.com and Hotels.com, but Trivago and HomeAway are clearly rising stars. Trivago hardly ever saw a TV commercial it didn’t like but increased profits in Q1, and HomeAway is in the midst of a multi-year digital-booking transition.
-Dennis Schaal

A weathered steel roof slopes over the gravelled courtyard at the centre of this concrete house in western India, which architect Samira Rathod has designed to offer residents plenty of shade from the sun.…

Shadow House by Samira Rathod

A weathered steel roof slopes over the gravelled courtyard at the centre of this concrete house in western India, which architect Samira Rathod has designed to offer residents plenty of shade from the sun. Read more

The first house designed by American architect Philip Johnson has been put up for sale by its owners, after 55 years living in the Upstate New York residence. Read more

The first house designed by American architect Philip Johnson has been put up for sale by its owners, after 55 years living in the Upstate New York residence. Read more

Lyft's growth shows that Uber still hasn't locked up the U.S. ridesharing market. The #DeleteUber backlash has certainly contributed to Lyft's gains. -Andrew Sheivachman

Lyft’s growth shows that Uber still hasn’t locked up the U.S. ridesharing market. The #DeleteUber backlash has certainly contributed to Lyft’s gains.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Extended Stay America Announces Secondary Offering and Repurchase of Paired Shares

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. (NYSE: STAY) (together, the “Company”) today announced an underwritten secondary offering (the “offering”) of 30,000,000 Paired Shares, each Paired Share…

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. (NYSE: STAY) (together, the “Company”) today announced an underwritten secondary offering (the “offering”) of 30,000,000 Paired Shares, each Paired Share consisting of a share of common stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. and a share of Class B common stock of ESH Hospitality, Inc., which are attached and trade together as Paired Shares, by certain selling stockholders affiliated with Centerbridge Partners,

Overbooking has gotten a lot of attention in the past three weeks, but, most of the time, it's not a big deal. Airlines know passengers won't show up, so they…

Overbooking has gotten a lot of attention in the past three weeks, but, most of the time, it’s not a big deal. Airlines know passengers won’t show up, so they sell a few more tickets than they have seats. What’s the harm in that? Airlines might want to reduce the number of extra seats they sell, but they don’t need to retire the practice.
-Brian Sumers

Viad Corp Delivers Strong First Quarter 2017 Results

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) today announced first quarter 2017 results that exceeded expectations driven by outperformance at GES. Both business groups executed well during the quarter and posted strong…

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) today announced first quarter 2017 results that exceeded expectations driven by outperformance at GES. Both business groups executed well during the quarter and posted strong year-over-year revenue growth.     Q12017     Q12016     y-o-yChange $ in millions, except per share data         Revenue $ 325.8 $ 241.4 35.0 % Organic Revenue* 311.7 239.5 30.1 %   Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Viad $ 6.8 $ (7.0 ) ** Income (Loss) Before Other Items* 6.

Step into Summer at Omni Hotels & Resorts

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With longer days and spring in full bloom, travelers are starting to yearn for their next vacation. Omni Hotels & Resorts knows people need to take a break and…

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With longer days and spring in full bloom, travelers are starting to yearn for their next vacation. Omni Hotels & Resorts knows people need to take a break and recharge from their everyday life with exciting and memorable new experiences. The luxury hotel brand’s new offer – “Step into Summer” – is a perfect guest package for travelers looking to book a quick overnight getaway or for those looking to extend their stay and experience all a destination has to offer. T

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$PEB #PEB--Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PEB #PEB–Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Was the settlement for $6 million? Perhaps $10 million? We don't know but whatever it was it would be spare change for United if it can manage to get the…

Was the settlement for $6 million? Perhaps $10 million? We don’t know but whatever it was it would be spare change for United if it can manage to get the horrific publicity behind it.
-Dennis Schaal