Proposed Expedia-Orbitz merger brings OTA issues mainstream

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |
Just as it appeared the U.S Department of Justice would rubberstamp Expedia’s $1.3-billion purchase of Orbitz, a number of key groups have come out in opposition and it looks like the Justice Department will examine the ramifications more closely. Read More

The 9 best quotes from RSS

by Eric Stoessel, VP of Marketing |

From Airbnb to the OTAs to mobile and other emerging models changing the way consumers shop and book hotel rooms, the Revenue Strategy Summit was filled with plenty of discussion on the challenges facing the industry. It also included plenty of talk about the opportunities ahead and on ways the industry can adapt and overcome. Here are nine of the best sound bites from the event last Wednesday in Washington D.C.

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RSS speakers: Thrive amongst disruption

by Eric Stoessel, VP of Marketing |

The third annual Revenue Strategy Summit began with a panel on the disruptions threatening the hotel industry and ended with a look at the global forces causing what think tank McKinsey & Company calls a dramatic transition reshaping the world. In between, hotel owners, managers and revenue strategists bickered, bantered and came together to discuss ways the industry can not only survive, but thrive.

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