Air traffic trends point to Asia travel transformation

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Last month, a new airline alliance was announced. Low-cost carriers – the same ones that traditionally eschew alliances – formed the world’s largest low-cost carrier group and named it the Value Alliance.

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Inside Asia: Changing Times in Revenue Management

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

As Duetto’s Director of Customer Success for the Asia-Pacific region, Philip Niemann has a close-up view of how hotel revenue management continues to advance throughout the region. But his knowledge isn’t merely theoretical. Prior to joining Duetto in the hotel technology firm’s Singapore office, he held various revenue management roles at luxury hotels in Australia and Asia, for both boutique operators and multinational chain brands IHG and Starwood.

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Last-Minute Booking Sites Create Opportunities, Challenges for Hotels

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Websites such as HotelTonight in the United States, LateRooms in the United Kingdom and Europe, Hot Hotels in Spain, Hotel Quickly in Asia, and others have carved out a specific niche in the online travel agency landscape. The perception is that consumers use these sites solely to find cheap, last-minute deals on hotel rooms. That’s partly true, since many travelers also use these sites merely to find a room at the next interstate exit or 50 miles down the road. In this case, it’s a matter of convenience as much as price.

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With Surge in Tourism, Revenue Strategy a Priority in Asia

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

We don’t need the reports and data in front of us to know that Asian travelers – particularly those from Mainland China – are increasing. And increasing in huge numbers. We see them everywhere – in the big global cities, in the island resorts in Mauritius and many places in between.

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Unlocking the Puzzle of Channel Analysis

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

For even the most seasoned and successful revenue strategists, analyzing and managing the myriad distribution channel choices can be a maddening task.

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