Posts Tagged ‘OTA’

Segmentation Strategies Help Asia Hotels Prepare for Unknown

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

While 2016 was marked by uncertainty and political instability in Europe and parts of North America, it was mostly business as usual in Asia. However, in today’s connected and globalised world, nothing happens in isolation. As hoteliers in the Asia-Pacific region wait to assess the fallout from 2016 on hotels in Europe, they nonetheless should be getting proactive about limiting their own downside risk in 2017.

Expedia Report: Mobile Travel Booking Will Only Get Bigger

by Mark Brandau, Assistant Director of Content |

For years, mobile has been on the move as consumers’ preferred platform for looking up and reserving hotel rooms and flights. According to new data from Expedia Media Solutions, mobile travel booking has already arrived — at least in the United States.

5 new ways Airbnb could affect your business

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Airbnb made a lot of noise at its recent annual conference for hosts and guests. At the event in Los Angeles, the company announced several initiatives and hinted at possible future directions for the leader in the shared economy accommodations sector.

How Revenue Management Can Help You Prepare For Downturn

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

It’s no secret that hotel operating costs are on the rise, in many cases at an even higher clip than revenue. Hoteliers are pointing to inflated digital marketing costs, and with the emergence of new distribution channels like Google, TripAdvisor and Facebook, the cost of acquiring guests is higher than ever before.

Stop rewarding loyalty at the cost of the bottom line

by Sarah McCay, Contributing Editor, EMEA |

Forbes recently released a list of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programmes. The tally saw Wyndham Rewards replace Marriott at the top of the pile. The list, compiled by the Idea Works Company, calculated that for every dollar spent on a Wyndham room, the loyalty member received an extra 13.6 cents of value in the form of room upgrades, free rooms or other benefits.

New metasearch tactics require your attention

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Five trending hotel news stories and Duetto’s Take on how they will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.