Online Travel Agencies 2Q15 and 1H15: Amid Consolidation, Expedia Maintains the Lead

Online Travel Agencies 2Q15 and 1H15: Amid Consolidation, Expedia Maintains the Lead Published October 2015 Analysts: Chetan Kapoor, Douglas Quinby

 

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Macroeconomic trends continued to weigh on online travel agencies’ (OTAs) worldwide growth in 2Q15. A strengthened dollar put downward pressure on other currencies – including the euro – and made travel expensive in many markets. In addition, Greece’s financial bailout caused  jitters affecting commerce and travel across the eurozone, and the unraveling of China’s stock market toward the end of the second quarter began unsettling markets worldwide. Yet despite these headwinds, the cumulative gross bookings of 11 public OTAs climbed 13% in 1H15.

  • Introduction
  • Domestic Lifts Expedia, as Currency Shifts Weigh on Priceline
  • Chinese OTAs Lead the Way
  • Currency Woes Dampen Gains in Europe, APAC
  • Media Sites: The Great Divide
  • Key Trends and Developments

Macroeconomic trends continued to weigh on online travel agencies’ (OTAs) worldwide growth in 2Q15. A strengthened dollar put downward pressure on other currencies – including the euro – and made travel expensive in many markets. In addition, Greece’s financial bailout affected commerce and travel across the eurozone, and the unraveling of China’s stock market toward the end of the second quarter began unsettling markets worldwide. Despite these headwinds, the cumulative gross bookings of 11 public OTAs climbed 13% in 1H15.

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