Boom Times in Australia, New Zealand are Right Time for Hotels to Bolster Pricing Power

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Down Under, times are good for the travel trade. As hoteliers in Australia and New Zealand reap the benefits of increased tourism, they also would do well to revisit and refine their pricing strategies so they have more power to hold and yield rate in the future, experts say.

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Hotels’ Time to Talk About Chatbots is Right Now

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

As if hotel distribution weren’t complex enough, now the machines are coming. Technology giants like Microsoft and IBM say thousands of developers are using their chatbot tools, and experts elsewhere are predicting that chatbots and other artificial-intelligence bots could soon replace websites and mobile apps as consumers’ preferred way to interact with brands.

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Revenue Management Lessons in Singapore’s Changing Hotel Market

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Singapore’s visitor profiles are changing, and hotels are taking note. Once the frequent travel stop for bigwigs in the financial and oil industries, Singapore these days attracts more millennial executives from the pharmaceutical and technology trades.

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