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What Hotel Chains Can Learn from Booking Aggregators

What Hotel Chains Can Learn from Booking Aggregators

More and more travelers prefer to make their hotel (or flight, or car) reservations directly on the brand’s website—direct bookings outnumber aggregator bookings three-to-one. Although the big online aggregators still offer highly-competitive prices and decent customer service, seasoned travelers are ...

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Group Booking Pace Provides Opportunities

Group Booking Pace Provides Opportunities

NEW YORK—Hoteliers in major North American markets can look forward to an improved group booking pace beginning at the end of 2016 and continuing into 2017, demonstrating its value in capturing incremental business as hoteliers prepare for the New Year. ...

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Pace of New Bookings Continues to Decline

Pace of New Bookings Continues to Decline

NEW YORK—Heading into the latter summer months, the pace of new bookings continues to decline, with new August reservation commitments falling -2.8 percent. However, committed occupancy and average daily rates (ADR) for the fourth quarter of 2016 are showing signs ...

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Study Reveals Top Cities, States for Group Bookings

HotelPlanner.com recently studied the top cities and states booked by event planners, focusing on group travel. The top city for group travel is Las Vegas, followed by Orlando and Chicago. HotelPlanner.com predicts a 30 percent increase in all types of leisure ...

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The Direct Booking Battle Continues

Recently, hotel companies like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Hyatt have offered lower rates on their websites to entice guests to book direct. Now, online travel agent Expedia is claiming that hotel owners are the ones who lose out when chains push for direct ...

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