Articles tagged “group booking”

Business Travel

Hilton Extends Loyalty Program: Reward Small Businesses for Booking Direct

Hilton will simplify its process for booking small events and meetings, too. All told, it's a promising sign that hoteliers are finally taking the pain points of small and medium-sized businesses seriously.

Hilton Extends Loyalty Program: Reward Small Businesses for Booking Direct

Tour Operators

Black Tomato Adds Luxury Group Travel Line

Group travel is a mixed bag — some love it, others not so much. One luxury tour operator wants to design group travel itineraries suited to individual needs but intended to create a lasting impact within the group.

Black Tomato Adds Luxury Group Travel Line

Startups

HotelPlanner and Reservations.com Scrap $688 Million SPAC Merger

The companies didn't say why the merger failed. But the popularity of going public via mergers with SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, is waning. At least 22 deals have fallen apart since mid-2021, said SPAC Research.

HotelPlanner and Reservations.com Scrap $688 Million SPAC Merger

Coronavirus

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

Event planners can expect increasingly aggressive pitches from hotels as group bookings decline and the threat of coronavirus continues to loom. The new year is already taking some unique turns.

How Anxious Should Event Planners Be as Coronavirus Impact Looms?

Online Travel

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

A predicted dip in group bookings is making hotels more aggressive on bookings, with future uncertainty compounded by coronavirus and the 2020 election.

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact
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Hotels

New Report: How Group Business Can Infuse Stability Into Hotel Revenue Management

In today’s uber-competitive group business space, technology can be a key differentiator. But to leverage the benefits that technology —and particularly data — provides, hotels must understand what capabilities and features they should acquire.

New Report: How Group Business Can Infuse Stability Into Hotel Revenue Management

Meetings

How to Make Reserving Room Blocks Less of a Gamble

It's tough to provide event housing when the financial risks are so high. New platform Stayker aims to give planners a bit of security.

How to Make Reserving Room Blocks Less of a Gamble

Meetings

Booking Startup Stayker Makes Room Blocks Less Risky for Planners

Event planners are putting their money on the line when signing a room block contract, and often the gamble is just not worth it. If Stayker catches on, the group booking rate may start to pick up again.

Booking Startup Stayker Makes Room Blocks Less Risky for Planners

Meetings

Corporate Group Booking Faces a Difficult Future Starting Mid-2020: Cvent Research

The decline in group bookings is already being felt by some hotels, something that may stretch throughout next year.

Corporate Group Booking Faces a Difficult Future Starting Mid-2020: Cvent Research

Meetings

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business

Cvent remains committed to bringing new products to its customers through acquisitions. By diving into the U.S. market for weddings, the event tech giant hopes to keep its platform relevant despite the friction it creates for hotels and planners alike.

Cvent Hitches Up With Wedding Spot to Boost Venue Business