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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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Strong Revenue Strategy Starts at the Top

Strong Revenue Strategy Starts at the Top

At the recent NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Jim Abrahamson drew plenty of laughs and several headlines for his comment that Expedia and Orbitz joining forces was like “the Klingons and Romulans teaming up together.” It was funny, but what ...

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Rogue Third-Party Booking Sites Cause Challenges

Rogue Third-Party Booking Sites Cause Challenges

After spending hours searching for the perfect accommodation package, a soon-to-be traveler finally settles on a suite with an ocean view. Anxious to nail down her trip details, she hastily clicks “Pay Now.” But when she arrives at the hotel, ...

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