Priceline to acquire Momondo Group for US$550m
The Priceline Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Momondo Group in a cash transaction valued at $550 million.
Cheapflights launches Facebook Messenger chat service
Cheapflights has launched Cheapflights Chat, an interactive bot utilising Facebook’s new Chat SDK. The proprietary technology will enable the social network’s massive global community to use its popular Messenger platform to search for flights and other travel-related information, before linking them to the Cheapflights website where they can continue to search or move off on to the next stage of the booking process.
Cheapflights links with Car Trawler for new rental options
Cheapflights has placed Australian travellers firmly in the driving seat by adding car hire to its existing flight and holiday package search functionality. Users of the leading flight search and deals publishing platform can now access 1,500 car hire agents in 30,000 locations across 174 countries, thanks to a new partnership with the world’s leading online B2B travel technology platform, CarTrawler.
Otter takes over marketing director position at Cheapflights
Leading travel search platform, Cheapflights, has appointed Samantha Otter as global marketing director. She will report to managing director Andrew Shelton, with responsibility for driving awareness for the brand and supporting its global growth plans. Otter joined Cheapflights as global head of marketing in March 2015.
White Tiger to take over PR for Cheapflights in UK
London-based, all-director agency White Tiger PR has been appointed by the pioneering travel search and inspiration brand Cheapflights to handle its UK consumer and trade public relations from February, following a competitive pitch. White Tiger is tasked with strategically raising the brand’s consumer, travel trade and travel technology media profile to support traffic growth and revenue targets.
New marketing leadership for cheapflights.co.uk
cheapflights, the travel comparison site network and online flight advisor owned by Momondo Group, has further strengthened its marketing and customer proposition with the appointment of Sam Otter to the newly-created role of global head of customer and marketing communications. Most recently Otter spent over three-and-a-half years at Virgin Holidays, latterly as head of marketing, after having joined as head of loyalty and insight.
Cheapflights.com spotlights new destinations for gay marriage
Love, romance, a scenic setting and close friends and family. That’s the usual formula for a wedding. Add in official recognition of the union, and you have the makings for a great gay wedding destination. As LGBT Pride Month kicks off in June, it’s a great time to look back at the marriage equality progress over the last 12 months. More than half a dozen countries across Europe, South America and the Caribbean as well as six US states have legalised same-sex marriage since last June.
Cheapflights becomes momondo as brand continues international rollout
Cheapflights Media is adopting the name of its Danish travel search site subsidiary, momondo, as the company’s new corporate identity. This decision reflects the company’s long-term strategy to further develop its geographical presence in non-English-speaking markets and to build the momondo brand to help the group expand into future new products.
Survey finds holiday budget is priority for 83% of Brits
Having surveyed 15,124 Brits from September through end of October, Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK’s leading website for travel deals comparison, finds travel is still a priority despite recession and budget cuts in other areas.
Reality TV drives destination trends
Reality TV is all the rage at the moment according to UK travel comparison website Cheapflights, interest has climbed to destinations where reality shows have been filmed.
Cheap flight comparison site launches app for travellers
Jetcost.co.uk, a website specialising in comparing the best deals on flights, has launched an accompanying smartphone application designed to help helping travellers find the best, cheapest flights for their travelling needs.
Martin appointed chief financial officer at cheapflights.co.uk
Alan Martin has been named as interim chief financial officer at Cheapflights following the “unexpected and untimely” death last month of its long–serving former chief financial officer Simon Bicket.