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Marriott and TripAdvisor Form Instant Booking Partnership

Marriott and TripAdvisor Form Instant Booking Partnership

Marriott International and TripAdvisor are expanding their partnership and will add Marriott’s global hotel portfolio to the TripAdvisor Instant Booking platform. Starting later this summer, travelers shopping for hotel rooms on TripAdvisor will be able to make a booking at ...

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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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AH&LA Educates Consumers on Rogue Online Vendors

AH&LA Educates Consumers on Rogue Online Vendors

Over the past few years, the rise of online booking has become an integral part of trip-planning, making booking a hotel a fast, easy, and convenient part of planning a summer vacation. These online travel bookings are big business: There ...

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As OTAs Get Bigger, so Do the Challenges for Hoteliers

As OTAs Get Bigger, so Do the Challenges for Hoteliers

Most hoteliers already considered Expedia and Priceline a duopoly before Expedia’s $1.6 billion acquisition of Orbitz, but now there’s little doubt. The two powerhouses have been buying up the competition in waves and the trend isn’t slowing. Perhaps in response ...

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Online Channels Continue to Lead Hotel Bookings

Online Channels Continue to Lead Hotel Bookings

NEW YORK—In the second 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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TripAdvisor to Acquire Viator for $200 Million

TripAdvisor to Acquire Viator for $200 Million

NEWTON, Mass.—TripAdvisor has entered into an agreement to acquire Viator, a resource for researching and booking destination activities around the world. Viator features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and more than 600,000 reviews, photos, and videos submitted by ...

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