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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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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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Industry Execs Address Issues at AAHOA Convention

Industry Execs Address Issues at AAHOA Convention

Speaking as part of the opening panel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association annual convention last week in Long Beach, Calif., Raj Trivedi, EVP and chief development officer, La Quinta Inns & Suites, offered a pragmatic take on the ...

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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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AH&LA Unveils 2015 Policy Agenda

AH&LA Unveils 2015 Policy Agenda

Without a doubt, 2015 will be a good year for the hotel industry. More united and engaged than ever before, we are poised to build on the success of the past 12 months. In 2014, AH&LA achieved its largest membership ...

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