Priceline.com boss Darren Huston has stepped down after an investigation uncovered his relationship with an employee. The travel booking giant announced he had resigned from his position, which Huston had held since 2014, with immediate effect.
The Priceline Group is investing another $500 million into Ctrip.com International, which brings its total investment in Ctrip to $1.9 billion.
TripAdvisor and Priceline Group have announced a strategic partnership whereby some Priceline’s online travel brands will participate in TripAdvisor’s instant booking platform. Within Priceline Group, Booking.com will be the first brand to implement the partnership through its global network of accommodations, and in time, Priceline Group brands priceline.com and Agoda.com are likely to list inventory on the platform.
Paul Hennessy has been named chief executive of priceline.com, an operating business of The Priceline Group. He will take up the role on April 1st, 2015, and will report into Darren Huston, president and chief executive of The Priceline Group. Current priceline.com chief executive Chris Soder has been named chairman of the Norwalk, CT-based business.
The Priceline Group has revealed a series of changes today to the management teams of two of its operating businesses as part of an ongoing commitment to align top talent with operating priorities.
Priceline.com has launched its first national brand campaign in Canada to enhance the brand’s presence with its growing Canadian base,especially the mobile centric consumers who rely heavily on priceline.com’s comprehensive and award winning mobile app for their travel bookings. The campaign, which will encompass TV and digital marketing initiatives, will kick off the first week of September, 2014.
The Priceline Group and Ctrip.com International have expanded an existing commercial agreement to strengthen their global partnership.
priceline.com has announced the beta launch of Express Deals for airfare, giving travellers the chance to save up to an additional 20% off retail airfare rates without bidding.
Priceline.com Incorporated has announced that it has changed its name to “The Priceline Group Inc.” effective immediately. The Priceline Group consists of five primary brands including Booking.com, priceline.com, agoda.com, KAYAK and rentalcars.com.
Priceline.com is launching its Version 3.0 Priceline.com app for the Android mobile operating system. The app is available for free download from the Google Play Store, and delivers a comprehensive suite of search and booking services for hotels, rental cars and airline tickets.