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DIY Not the Answer with Hotel Technology

DIY Not the Answer with Hotel Technology

After attending the summer season of hotel industry events, I was surprised to see a newfound recognition from hotel brand companies that technology has become an urgent priority. It is refreshing to hear executives admitting that they have fallen behind ...

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Global Distribution System Bookings Hit Records in 2015

Global Distribution System Bookings Hit Records in 2015

NEW YORK—TravelClick recently concluded a study of more than 900 travel agents who are located throughout 48 countries, which revealed that travel agents are reporting a record use of Global Distribution Systems (GDS) to make hotel reservations. The 2015 Global ...

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TripAdvisor Expands Instant Booking Feature

TripAdvisor Expands Instant Booking Feature

Launched in June 2014, desktop and mobile instant booking is now available for United States and United Kingdom users. The project aims to extend in the future to other international markets as well. TripAdvisor platform enables users to compare best ...

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Navigating the Shifting Online Distribution Landscape

Navigating the Shifting Online Distribution Landscape

Hoteliers addressed the issues they regularly face in navigating the shifting online distribution landscape at the Revenue Strategy Summit in Washington, D.C., in July. Here’s what they had to say: “Our revenue management experience is a lot more collaborative with ...

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TravelClick Data Shows Transient RevPAR Growth

TravelClick Data Shows Transient RevPAR Growth

NEW YORK—Consumers used both “new school” and “old school” approaches to booking hotel rooms for business and leisure travel in Q2 2015. According to data from the TravelClick North American Distribution Review, mobile bookings through hotel company websites (Brand.com), online ...

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HVS: OTAs Remain a Heavy Burden on Hotel Profit Margins

HVS: OTAs Remain a Heavy Burden on Hotel Profit Margins

LONDON—Online travel agents (OTAs) such as Priceline and Expedia have become ever-more powerful as a result of strategic acquisitions of smaller, regional players with Priceline now controlling 62 percent of the European market, while Expedia holds around 70 percent of ...

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