Articles tagged “discounting”

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Expands Loyalty Program to Priceline, Kayak and Agoda

At a time when some big hotel brands seek to increase average daily rates, Booking Holdings' expansion of its Genius loyalty and discounting program could hurt that effort. Some individual properties, hungry for increased exposure as they compete with vacation rentals and other hotels, will welcome the move.

Booking Holdings Expands Loyalty Program to Priceline, Kayak and Agoda

Airlines

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don't make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Hotels

Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates

In an I-just-saw-an-elephant-fly moment, Marriott International will be directing businesses to Expedia Group to access certain Marriott wholesale rates. Bedbanks, tour operators, and smaller online travel agencies that play games with room rates are put on notice.

Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates

Business Travel

Four Seasons and Costco Direct-Booking Efforts Irk Travel Advisors

A recent Today Show segment touting Costco Travel is riling ASTA, as are Four Seasons ads on Facebook promising perks for direct bookings. Travel advisors are irked as well, but are finding ways to hold their own.

Four Seasons and Costco Direct-Booking Efforts Irk Travel Advisors