Barney Harford

Barney Harford

Is Orbitz steering Mac users toward pricier hotels?

CEO Barney Harford told CNN that Orbitz recommendation results are part of an attempt to pair customers with the hotel they'd probably pick. In this case, Orbitz will offer recommendations based on what other PC or other Mac users selected as their final hotel, on the assumption that ...

How Orbitz Creates Space For Fun

In that campaign, Orbitz urged the world's travelers to embrace relaxation, -- a call-to-action CEO Barney Harford admitted would have rung hollow unless the company (which boasts 1,600 employees worldwide) took it to heart themselves. "The most important thing is we want to make this a ...

Best deals for 2014? Travel insiders tell all

From left, Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia; Christopher Soder, CEO of Priceline.com North America; and Barney Harford, CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, attend the Travel CEO Roundtable in Hollywood, Fla., on Nov. 21, 2013. As the hypercompetitive digital travel landscape continues to rev up...

Why Taking Aim at Apple Fans Was the Smart Move for Orbitz

"Just as Mac users are willing to pay more for higher-end computers, at Orbitz we've seen that Mac users are 40% more likely to book 4- or 5-star hotels as compared to PC users," Orbitz CEO Barney Harford said. Its shoppers are shown identical prices for any one hotel, but PC and Mac ...

Report: Orbitz does not charge differently for hotel rates

Orbitz CEO Barney Harford told USA Today that the company offers the same hotels to travelers no matter if they book their rooms on a PC or a Mac. Harford is responding to a Wall Street Journal article earlier this week that revealed that Mac users are 40 percent more likely to ...

Orbitz acquires assets of Travelocity Partner Network

Barney Harford is the CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, which is expanding through the acquisition of certain assets of the Travelocity Partner Network. Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), the Chicago-based travel website, said today it has acquired certain assets and contracts of the Travelocity ...

Why Orbitz' sneaky web tracking is your problem, too

On Twitter, Orbitz CEO Barney Harford says everyone’s got it wrong: That’s technically true. But this undisclosed “personalization” breaks the promise that the company makes with its web site. And let’s not kid ourselves that this is the only way Orbitz is skewing results. As the Journal ...

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (OWW) news: Orbitz Worldwide Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results

Feb. 13, 2014 1:40 PM ET | About: OWW by: SA Transcripts Barney Harford - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Naved Khan - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Research Division Mark S. Mahaney - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division Daniel L. Kurnos - The Benchmark Company, LLC...

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (OWW): Orbitz Worldwide Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results

Email me a link to open from my phone: Barney Harford - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Naved Khan - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Research Division Daniel L. Kurnos - The Benchmark Company, LLC, Research Division Heath P. Terry - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division ...

Orbitz Worldwide Management Discusses Q1 2013 Results

Barney Harford - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Daniel L. Kurnos - The Benchmark Company, LLC, Research Division Naved Khan - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Research Division Heath P. Terry - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Orbitz Worldwide ( OWW ) Q1 2013 Earnings ...

Orbitz Worldwide Management Discusses Q4 2012 Results

Get the newsletter » Barney Harford - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee Brian Patrick Fitzgerald - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division Naved Khan - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Research Division Daniel L. Kurnos - The Benchmark Company...

Orbitz CEO offers tips on digging deep

"We see ourselves first and foremost as a technology company," said Barney Harford, who spoke Wednesday morning before several hundred business leaders at a an Executives' Club of Chicago breakfast. "There's so much more we can do. " For example, analysis has shown that Mac and iPad ...

Orbitz CEO Barney Harford to speak to The Executives' Club ...

CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On May 2nd Orbitz CEO Barney Harford will speak about big data, mobile and the travel industry before an expected audience of several hundred business leaders at an Executives' Club of Chicago breakfast. Orbitz was one of the first e-commerce

GBTA Presents 'Luminaries Of Travel CEO' Panel At 2012 Convention In Boston

Trip Davis, President and Senior Associate Dean for external relations of the Darden School Foundation will moderate the panel with leaders of major travel suppliers including Barney Harford, CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, Luis Maroto, President and CEO of Amadeus, and Arne Sorenson, President ...

Orbitz CEO Barney Harford to speak to The Executives' Club

Learn more... Mon, Apr 30, 2012, 11:14 AM EDT - U.S. Markets close in 4 hrs 46 mins CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 2nd Orbitz CEO Barney Harford will speak about big data, mobile and the travel industry before an expected audience of several hundred business leaders at an ...

Why Shares of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Skyrocketed

CEO Barney Harford said he expected "strong growth" in 2014 and beyond. Now what: Despite Harford's optimism, Orbitz's first-quarter guidance was actually off the mark at $202 million to $207 million against analyst estimates of $207 million. For the year, the company expects ...

Orbitz Worldwide Announces Sale of Portion of PAR Capital Management's Orbitz Worldwide Holdings

We have tremendous respect for the progress that CEO Barney Harford and his team have achieved and we remain optimistic about the company`s future. We are especially excited about the accelerating growth that we are seeing in the company`s hotel business," said Paul Reeder, President of ...

Rolling the dice on Internet deals

As Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford explained in a May blog post, the intent was to give consumers more personalized recommendations. "We've identified that Mac users are 40 percent more likely to book a four- or five-star hotel than PC users," Harford wrote. Retailers often ...

Holiday bargain-shopping online can be a confusing deal

As Chief Executive Officer Barney Harford explained in a May blog post, the intent was to give consumers more personalized recommendations.“We’ve identified that Mac users are 40% more likely to book a four- or five-star hotel than PC users,” Harford wrote. ...

Members Save Money and Remain Unaffected, Avoiding the "Internet Ripoff Scam," According to Delta Tr...

" According to USA Today, Orbitz CEO Barney Harford defended what Orbitz is doing. Harford said, "Just as Mac users are willing to pay more for higher end computers, at Orbitz we've seen that Mac users are 40% more likely to book 4 or 5 star hotels as compared to PC users, and ...

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