Posts Tagged ‘online travel agencies’

Australian Hotels Keep Fighting the Battle of Rate Parity

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

The death knell for rate parity has already been sounded in Europe, but regulators in Australia and New Zealand are keeping the practice alive, complicating hotels’ efforts to manage revenue and profitability.

RSF London Panelists: RevPAR not Enough in Today’s Hotel Industry

by Sarah McCay, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

With the European market in a phase of uncertainty, the topic of reporting metrics has never been more important. Hotel managers and owners are closely watching revenue and profitability, looking for new ways to optimise on both.

A New Kind of Hotel Demand — for Your Technology Partners

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

You might not expect the leader of a hotel technology company to say this, but hotels need to be a lot more demanding of their technology vendors and partners.

Why Hotel Loyalty Won’t Shed the Spotlight in 2017

by Mark Brandau, Assistant Director of Content |

It certainly feels like 2016 has been the year of the loyalty program — which could also make it the year of direct bookings, of online travel agency innovation or of hotels preparing for a downturn in the industry cycle. But hotel loyalty will stay top of mind in 2017 and beyond.

RSF London: Hotels Race to Convert on Digital Highway

by Sarah McCay, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

Debate ran high at the recent Revenue Strategy Forum in London, when big brand hoteliers, independents, technology innovators and search engines came together to discuss the future of hotel distribution.

Industry sea change surging upstream to major hotel brands

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

I keep thinking back to Greg Marsh’s closing keynote address at the Revenue Strategy Summit this past summer in Washington DC. The founder of OneFineStay said the hotel industry would look fundamentally different in the next two decades: