Don’t Underestimate the Airbnb Threat

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

If you’re like me, you’re probably a little sick of hearing about Airbnb and its cohort of sharing economy accommodations sites. Of course, I only write about the hotel industry, and you’re probably charged with maximizing revenues, occupancy and profits at your hotel or hotel company. So, as such, you need to keep tabs on any and all potential threats to your business.

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Hotel Distribution: OTA vs. Brand Battle Intensifies

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

A look back at last week’s top hotel headlines and how they will impact your revenue strategy.

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How Hotels Put Predictive Analytics into Action

by Mark Brandau, Director of Content |

Hotel operators conceptually know the value of predictive analytics, or are at least familiar with the more general availability of “Big Data.”

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Personalization Helping Casino Operators Adapt to a New Era

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

As more regional competition pops up around the country, it’s easy to understand why casinos might be struggling to keep their businesses afloat. When a new location opens, casinos that once attracted gamblers from neighboring states stand to lose entire geographic segments of customers.

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Expedia’s New ‘Marketplace’ Model Could Prove Costly

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

A look back at last week’s top hotel headlines and how they will impact your revenue strategy.

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