Posts Tagged ‘hotel distribution’

Hotel CEOs are Quiet on Progress in Direct Bookings

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Although it’s been the biggest story in hotel distribution in the past two years, many hotel companies CEOs are reluctant to publicly discuss progress they’re making — or not making — in persuading consumers to book rooms directly rather than through third-party platforms, such as online travel agencies.

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The UK: Maximising On Market Uncertainties

by Sarah McCay Tams, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

The UK hotel market has been on a roller coaster ride in recent years. First, there was the 2008 recession, then the 2010 European debt crisis, before London saw a raft of new hotel openings for the pre/post Olympics period (as well as enjoying a successful Games). More recently, business has become more volatile due to terror attacks and political uncertainly as Brexit negotiations get underway.

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Shanghai, Jakarta lead APAC hotel construction

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Seven trending hotel news stories from the APAC region that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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Optimizing Hotel Distribution for All Parts of the Customer Journey

by Pamela Espinoza, Contributing Editor, Latin America |

New research sheds light on the unique booking behaviors of Mexican travelers, who show greater propensity for planning last-minute travel. Hotels might benefit from many guests paying higher prices for waiting too long. But it’s still important to their Revenue Strategy to optimize hotel distribution and marketing for consumers researching their travel options further out in the booking window.

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Exploiting Big Data Is Key to Revenue Success

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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Personalized Offerings Capture Bookers on Their Paths to Purchase

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

One of the most perplexing issues facing revenue managers is determining how guests ultimately decide to book their properties. A customer’s journey from making a decision to travel to booking a hotel room is often long, winding and sometimes counterintuitive.

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