Posts Tagged ‘sharing economy’

How Big Data Can Help Hotel Revenue Managers Get to Perfect Pricing

by Michael McCartan, Managing Director, EMEA |

Hotel distribution has changed a lot in the last 20 years. However, hotel revenue management practices haven’t. This is because the technology used hasn’t kept pace. Revenue managers want to do things differently, but they are held back by technological constraints.

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Strong Bookings Forecast for U.S. Hotels in First Half of Year

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

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

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Expedia Eyes Aggressive Growth in Asia — and APAC Hoteliers Can Take Advantage

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

The colossal online travel agency that is Expedia recently held its annual Expedia Partners Conference for 4,000 in Las Vegas. There, Expedia’s intentions were made known: It wants to be the first $100 billion travel agency in the world.

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How Hotels Should Respond to Airbnb’s Growing Ambitions

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

At its Airbnb Open conference in November, the sharing economy platform unveiled Airbnb Trips, its foray into guided tours and events. Whatever effect it has on Airbnb’s $30 billion valuation is not for me to say, but I think it portends different things for branded and independent hotels.

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How to keep Airbnb from stealing your corporate business

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

To some hotel operators, marketers and revenue leaders, it seems as though Airbnb has been a thorn in their sides for a long time. In reality, the sharing economy site didn’t launch until 2009 and took two years to book its first million roomnights. Today, it is ubiquitous, especially in markets like New York City with high hotel room rates and lots of tourists.

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Hotels Could Dial Up Personalization, Mobile App Adoption Via Activities

by Mark Brandau, Assistant Director of Content |

It seems counterintuitive, but hotels might have found the hook that spurs more travelers to book their next stay with their brands, particularly on a mobile app: encouraging those guests to leave their room.

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