Articles tagged “hotel distribution”

IHG Is Changing How It Distributes Its Hotel Rates to Boost Direct Bookings

IHG Is Changing How It Distributes Its Hotel Rates to Boost Direct Bookings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

IHG represents a broader industry trend in that it's getting tougher with online travel agencies and wholesalers in the West while becoming more experimental with online travel sellers in Asia, where it needs help to grow its sales. Its use of new technologies to try to keep its strategy coordinated and to boost revenue are eye-catching.

1 month ago

Wholesaler Hotelbeds Cuts Ties to Booking Sites That Break Hotel Distribution Rules

Wholesaler Hotelbeds Cuts Ties to Booking Sites That Break Hotel Distribution Rules

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The collapse last week of Amoma suggests that an industrywide crackdown on online travel agencies that violate hotel contracts is getting serious. For example, many hoteliers have wanted Hotelbeds to crack down on bad behavior by some agencies. The distributor of wholesale rates has responded by taking action.

3 months ago

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New Insights Deck: A Hotelier’s Guide to the Future of Hospitality Merchandising

New Insights Deck: A Hotelier’s Guide to the Future of Hospitality Merchandising

Sabre Hospitality Solutions + Skift

Hotels are no longer just “merchants of sleep.” With the help of smarter merchandising strategies, hoteliers can tap into the insights and retailing know-how to sell guests not just a bed, but an entire hotel experience delivered to serve each traveler’s unique needs.

7 months ago

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New Research: The Evolution of Online Hotel Distribution in Europe

New Research: The Evolution of Online Hotel Distribution in Europe

D-EDGE + Skift

A new whitepaper examining distribution trends in Europe’s online hotel sector suggests that flexibility is a critical success factor for the region’s hospitality operators. Hotel executives must constantly review and optimize their channel mix if they hope to succeed and thrive in this highly competitive environment.

8 months ago

WebBeds and 3 Asian Wholesalers Form First Bedbank Coalition

WebBeds and 3 Asian Wholesalers Form First Bedbank Coalition

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hotel chains and airlines have formed alliances, why not bedbanks? The first bedbank alliance by four Asian players may be the first of its kind, but what’s more important is whether it can work. After all, if it looks so logical and easy, why didn’t anyone do it sooner?

1 year ago

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Hotel Distribution Smarter

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Hotel Distribution Smarter

DerbySoft + Skift

Today’s hotel distribution landscape is a complex one –– but artificial intelligence is expected to help solve the issues plaguing the current system. While the technology is still maturing, it’s not as far off as some might think.

2 years ago

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Rethinking the Tech Stack: Hotels Find Hidden Benefits as They Seek to Streamline Revenue and Distribution

Rethinking the Tech Stack: Hotels Find Hidden Benefits as They Seek to Streamline Revenue and Distribution

Duetto + Skift

The hotel industry is slowly making headway updating its "tech stack" software. While this type of technology has long been focused on helping properties boost revenue, today’s solutions offer a range of cross-functional applications and benefits that can “connect the dots” between a wide variety of business goals.

2 years ago

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Deanna Ting, Skift

Anyone willing to bet that you may find your favorite "mass-produced" hotel chains on Airbnb in the not-too-distant future?

2 years ago