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FTC Cautions Against Online Booking Scams

FTC Cautions Against Online Booking Scams

On July 14, the Federal Trade Commission posted two articles cautioning consumers against rogue booking websites and explaining how avoid scams. A post on the FTC’s Business Blog details how online customers can be better informed by taking steps such ...

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Group Reservation Pace Helps Bolster 2014 Hotel Performance

Group Reservation Pace Helps Bolster 2014 Hotel Performance

NEW YORK—Hotels in major North American markets showcased their resiliency as they experienced positive growth in both rate and occupancy across most travel segments despite the global Ebola health risk, according to data from the November 2014 TravelClick North American ...

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Roomer Raises $5 Million in Funding

Roomer Raises $5 Million in Funding

Roomer, a secondary market for nonrefundable hotel reservations, has raised $5 million in a Series A equity investment round. Founded in 2011, the startup, which is basically like a StubHub for hotels rooms, will use the $5 million in funding ...

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Amazon Plans to Launch Hotel Booking Site

Amazon Plans to Launch Hotel Booking Site

Amazon plans to launch a hotel booking service early next year featuring independent hotels and resorts near major cities, according to a Skift report. Amazon Travel could launch as early as Jan. 1 with a selection of hotels within a ...

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Travelers Booking More Hotel Reservations Online

Travelers Booking More Hotel Reservations Online

NEW YORK—In the first quarter 2014, online channels–which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites (Brand.com), and global distribution systems (GDS) used by travel agents–continued to grow in popularity among individual business and leisure travelers, according to data from the ...

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