Posted October 27, 2016
Dara Khosrowshahi

INTERVIEW: Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

In a keynote address on innovation at The Beat Live last week, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discussed how the pace of innovation is accelerating, how experimentation and collaboration nurture innovation and how "perfect is the enemy of innovation." Along with that, he shared a philosophy on the virtue of making "small bets" in various areas versus making "big bets" in one or two. Following his address, Khosrowshahi took the stage to field questions on innovation, the corporate travel market and Expedia's bets—big and small—in travel. Read More »
Posted November 20, 2015

Egencia-Orbitz For Business Integration Underway

During a company earnings call late last month, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the bulk of the work integrating its recent Orbitz acquisition would occur "over the next nine months," but some business lines, including Orbitz for Business, would be "pushing out to a year or more." Read More »
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Posted May 1, 2015

Expedia Reports 'Very Good' Q1 Egencia Business, Eyes Corporate Acquisitions

Expedia-owned travel management company Egencia on Thursday reported first-quarter gross bookings rose 4 percent year over year to $1.36 billion, compared with a companywide growth rate of 19 percent. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 29, 2010

Expedia Talks Corporate Travel, Google

Expedia executives on Thursday discussed strong performance for Egencia, the company's corporate travel division, and conveyed a somewhat bipolar perspective on Google. Read More »
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Posted July 30, 2009 - New York City

Expedia In Corporate Travel: A 'War Of Attrition,' Says CEO

Pressed by an analyst on the ongoing lack of profit growth at Egencia, Expedia Inc. CEO and president Dara Khosrowshahi suggested the corporate travel unit was methodically wearing down its opponents. "This is a long-term, multi-year commitment," he said. "It's a war of attrition."

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Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted November 3, 2008

'Not There Yet' On People Cuts, Expedia Developing New Agent Desktop

American Express, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel all have recently announced personnel cost-saving initiatives. Speaking last week with analysts during the company's third-quarter earnings conference call, Expedia executives said they haven't gone that far just yet. "The first area that we’re looking at and we think the biggest area of opportunity for us is in the non-people cost," said CEO and president Dara Khosrowshahi. "It’s in the variable costs, etc. I think it’s really important Read More »
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