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Expedia's three priorities in 2018
Expedia Inc. Okerstrom specifically argued that the efforts his business has made over the last almost two decade-opening more and more office and sales outlets in more and more worldwide locations-are almost complete. "Okerstrom said on Wednesday at the Expedia Partner Conference at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas that we almost finalized the country for our presence around the globe.
Finally, Expedia Inc. provided services to businesses like Expedia.com, Hotels.com and HomeAway, 350,000 properties and more than 1.2 million holiday homes that can be reserved on-line in 200 different markets from the end of 2016. While Okerstrom said there were some other lands where Expedia wanted to "plant flags," the worldwide competition for expanding into new lands was almost over.
Expedia took over Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide and HomeAway in 2015 and now focuses more on the USA. Expedia earned 53 per cent of its revenues in the USA in the third of 2017. Okerstrom, who replaced Khosrowshahi in September, does not say Expedia should give up the world.
Instead, he argues that the business should go further into regions where it is already present to add properties and diversify its available billing system. In other words, instead of concentrating on pin addition to a card, Expedia is trying to become more local, Okerstrom said. As an example, Malaysia travellers should have the feeling that Expedia is a Malaysia based tourist agent in their state.
In fact, Okerstrom sees the local well as an opportunity to speed up Expedia's overall expansion. That does not mean that Expedia has completed its acquisition program to drive further expansion, although Okerstrom intends to focus instead on generating further dynamic expansion from the Khosrowshahi age. Expedia's changed expansion policy, which is more local than broad-based and in new markets, is one of Expedia's three main top priority areas in 2018, Okerstrom said.
A possibility to become more customer-oriented would be, for example, the rebooking of connection services for clients who are still in the skies if their flight would arrive later. Expedia's corporate Travel Department, Egencia, already does this for corporate travellers, and Expedia wants to include this recreational traveller experience, Okerstrom said.
Expedia will accelerate the use of AI to make itself more customer-centric. For example, if clients go on holiday in the same travel location and in the same hotels every year, Expedia could e-mail them a recommendation for a different travel location or a different type of accommodation on the basis of past behaviour and tastes, he said.
Expedia and Okerstrom described on-line journeys as ready for durable touring. As a reassuring signal, he named travellers in some places the "Leapfrogging" technique, which passes from off-line booking, skips the desk top and brings everything they need to their cellphone. Additionally, the international boundary determination has $1. 6 large integer in international boundary content in 2017, Okerstrom same, identifying it as almost an "act of defiance" in an time conspicuous by boundary rule, unaccompanied act of truce, and collection propulsion in Las Vegas.
But Okerstrom's bid with Expedia's public relations partner did not affect the third quarter's challenge. Expedia reported a thirdquarter net income of $8 million.