Priceline CEO comments on Expedia-Orbitz deal

  • Hi Guest, welcome to the help forum. You can get fast answers to your customer service questions here. We have a dedicated team of advocates who are ready to help. Just go to the section that matches your question and ask us!
  • If you've posted a question or issue for our advocates to assist with, please be sure to check back frequently for responses and requests for clarification.
  • Did you know you can get email notifications when something new posts to your favorite forum? It's easy. Just click the "watch" link right next to the "post new thread" button at the top of your favorite forum. The rest is easy. Now you'll never miss another conversation.
  • Want to become an expert user? Drop by the How to use this forum section and all will be revealed. We'll show you how to make the most of your experience.

Steve

Verified Member
Jul 10, 2013
229
126
43
#1
During Priceline's fourth quarter earning call, Priceline Group CEO Darren Huston discussed Expedia Inc.’s deal to acquire Orbitz.

"'I don’t see the deal that Expedia’s made, if it passes, as being a negative for our group,' he said. 'For us, it’s all upside. We’re just staying focused on what we do well, and I’m sure Expedia is doing the same.'

Posturing or not, Huston welcomed Expedia’s consolidation of the OTA space.

'If you add all of our businesses and Expedia’s businesses together, it’s still less than 10% of the total opportunity space,' he said. 'If anything, it consolidates, clarifies competition. There’s still plenty of room to grow.'"