Articles tagged “direct bookings”

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Hotel CEOs Think Their Direct Booking Pushes Position Them for Long-Term Gain

Hotel CEOs Think Their Direct Booking Pushes Position Them for Long-Term Gain

Deanna Ting, Skift

The big talking game we saw during the first quarter may have softened a bit in the second, but it's clear hotel CEOs are committed over the long term to pursuing and winning the direct bookings war.

3 years ago

This Is How Hotels Could Win the Direct Booking Wars

This Is How Hotels Could Win the Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wars aren’t won overnight. If hotels really want to make some inroads in taking back market share from online travel agencies, and owning the customer relationship entirely, they need to wage an all-out offensive that goes well beyond direct bookings.

3 years ago

Tourists Stick to Established Destinations in North America Amid Global Demand Shift

Tourists Stick to Established Destinations in North America Amid Global Demand Shift

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Quintessential North American vacation destinations like Orlando, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean remain popular with travelers despite global vacation booking trends shifting to more diverse countries and cities.

3 years ago

Red Lion Hotels’ Contrarian Approach to Direct Bookings

Red Lion Hotels’ Contrarian Approach to Direct Bookings

Deanna Ting, Skift

Red Lion Hotels is bucking the direct bookings push adopted by the likes of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotel Group, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, and other big hotel players. Here's why.

3 years ago

Marriott CEO Interview: Speaking Up on Social Issues and Building a Huge Brand

Marriott CEO Interview: Speaking Up on Social Issues and Building a Huge Brand

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott is already one of the biggest players in the hospitality industry and in a few months, it'll be the biggest. Whatever the company decides to do — whether that's speaking up for LGBT rights and issues or pushing more direct bookings — is having a larger impact on the industry as a whole, and we spoke with CEO Arne Sorenson for his take on those issues, and other big challenges facing hospitality.

3 years ago

Tour Operator Booking Patterns Are Going Through a ‘Seismic Shift’ in 2016

Tour Operator Booking Patterns Are Going Through a ‘Seismic Shift’ in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Shifting consumer demands for new destinations and more experiential trips may have finally caused a big impact on the way tour operators sell vacations.

3 years ago