Metasearch a growing challenge for hoteliers

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

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

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Hoteliers: Focus on the advantages you have over Airbnb

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Certainly Airbnb is not for everyone. But personally, I love the idea. I like the sense of travel—the thrill of being unfamiliar with the territory and the ability to explore local establishments, not attractions the concierge was paid to tell me about.

 

With a little effort, many hoteliers are learning how to provide this experience. They’re beginning to offer a unique design with a sense of place and a bar where locals come to hang because the service and atmosphere are that good.

Will people eventually take advantage of the sharing economy for business travel purposes? They already are. Many business travelers are tacking on an extra day for leisurely exploring. “Bleisure,” they call it. Younger trav

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8 Quotes to Remember From G2E

by Eric Stoessel, VP of Marketing |

At last week’s Global Gaming Expo, industry leaders gathered in Las Vegas to discuss the state of the industry. From general sessions to seminars, the conversations centered on the integrated resort, the importance of attracting younger customers and optimizing profitability beyond the gaming floor.

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Harness big data to better forecast demand

by Joanna DeChellis, Contributing Editor |

Big data is adding a new dimension to hotel demand forecasting. New data points—like air travel, social reviews and even weather—can help hotels better understand the scope of their upcoming demand.

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Fluid distribution landscape requires keen focus

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

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

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