Many travelers are nevertheless nervous about utilizing their bank cards to guide on-line. As is the character of an oral historical past, Skift offers you with insights into the goals, challenges and acquisitions that battered and buttressed the early years of on-line travel and e-commerce as told by way of the often contradictory recollections of more than two dozen founders, CEOs, and early staff.
After we appeared at the deal — it wasn’t a matter of our getting the deal low-cost as a result of we had been the very best bidder for the auction – but our wager was that this move on-line was going to be sooner than anybody anticipated it to be. I’ll say this was in June or July 1999.
Dara Khosrowshahi, who was vp of strategic planning at USA Networks, and went on to grow to be CEO of IAC Travel and is at present … Read More