Articles tagged “hotel distribution”

Hotels

Independent Hotels Tap Social Media to Drive Direct Bookings

Independent hoteliers don't have a level playing field with the big brands when it comes to attracting direct bookings. But a savvy use of social media can improve things a lot.

Independent Hotels Tap Social Media to Drive Direct Bookings

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Guesty Buys YieldPlanet as Startups Serving Short-Term Rentals and Hotels  Consolidate

Guesty has acquired Yield Planet, a hotel-focused revenue and distribution management platform. The companies didn't disclose the deal terms. Guesty's software helps property managers operate and market their short-term rentals for travelers. In August, the U.S. and Israel-based firm said it had closed a $170 million Series E funding round. YieldPlanet, based in Bellevue, Washington,…

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Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Far too many hoteliers in Latin America have failed to embrace the latest tools for marketing their businesses online. A group of Argentine hoteliers aims to bridge this digital divide by pooling resources.

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Hotels

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Here's yet another sign that alternative accommodations are becoming sophisticated businesses just like hotels.

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Hotels

Shiji Aims to Fill an Overlooked Hole in Hotel Distribution

No one has cornered the market in enterprise software for hotels. This fractured sector creates opportunities for vendors. One notable pitch is Shiji's call for "total distribution."

Shiji Aims to Fill an Overlooked Hole in Hotel Distribution

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Hotels Not Ready to Flush Away the Open-Concept Bathroom Design

A design aesthetic that is easier to maintain and gives guest rooms the sense of a larger space and more light — but often a view of the toilet — needs to be artfully executed for post-pandemic hospitality marketing.

Hotels Not Ready to Flush Away the Open-Concept Bathroom Design

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Pandemic Twist Emerges on Bookings for Hotels in Tussle With Online Resellers

Hotel companies have broadly resisted using aggregators such as Expedia and Booking.com for online sales so far during the recovery because of somewhat surprising factors. Yet the temptation remains.

Pandemic Twist Emerges on Bookings for Hotels in Tussle With Online Resellers

Online Travel

SiteMinder Gets Backing From Financial Giant Fidelity Ahead of Hotel Software IPO

SiteMinder minimized the pandemic's hit to revenue by selling new tools to help hotels with payments and digital marketing. No wonder Fidelity International wanted to invest ahead of the startup's likely initial public offering in 2022.

SiteMinder Gets Backing From Financial Giant Fidelity Ahead of Hotel Software IPO

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Don’t Call Us Oyo: Online Travel Veterans Launch Hotel Distribution Network With Distinct Model

Oyo made headlines for offering hotels a minimum revenue guarantee in exchange for taking control of hotel operations. Bob Diener and David Litman are doing it with a twist — trying to drive demand to select hotels to steal business from their peers in exchange for hefty margins on each sale.

Don’t Call Us Oyo: Online Travel Veterans Launch Hotel Distribution Network With Distinct Model

Online Travel

Travel Tech Firm RateGain to List as a Public Company in India

RateGain, a 15-year-old travel tech firm, wants to position itself for growth post-pandemic by raising capital. Its private equity sponsor TA Associates also wants a payday, and no wonder.

Travel Tech Firm RateGain to List as a Public Company in India