Only one week back into his old job, Priceline Group Inc.’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Jeffery Boyd, has his work cut out for him. Shares in the online travel giant tumbled the most in six months Wednesday after it projected second-quarter earnings that fall short of analysts’ estimates, blaming an earlier Easter holiday, costly new advertising campaigns and weakened demand for travel to France and China. Similar issues with international travel and greater investments affected TripAdvisor Inc., which tumbled in extended trading after reporting earnings that missed estimates. Priceline said its second-quarter profit won’t be higher than $12.50 a share compared with the average analyst estimate was $14.92, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The main reason for the dip in the forecast is the fact that Easter, and the corresponding travel bump, came in the first quarter whereas it usually falls in the second, Boyd said in a phone interview. That shifted around $40 million in profit to the first three months of the year, he said. Get the full story at Bloomberg Read also "Priceline looks to move on from CEO drama" at TripAdvisor