Articles tagged “hotelbeds”

Coronavirus

First and Only Leader of Hotelbeds Steps Aside for New CEO Charged With Amping Up Digitization

It's an occasion to pause and appreciate the accomplishment of Joan Vilà, who created Hotelbeds and led it to become the world's largest bedbank. But looking ahead, Hotelbeds must rev up its digital metabolism.

First and Only Leader of Hotelbeds Steps Aside for New CEO Charged With Amping Up Digitization

Business Travel

Remote Work Policies Offer New Opportunities for Corporate Housing

Relocating employees for work could be big business after the pandemic, if travel companies can handle the extra pressure governments and big organizations place on them.

Remote Work Policies Offer New Opportunities for Corporate Housing

Online Travel

Expedia, Others Poised for Hotel Market Share Battle Over Wholesale Sales

Hoteliers sent about $50 billion of rooms a year through wholesalers in normal times. Expedia Group and WebBeds want to take larger shares of that market. But private equity-backed companies like Hotelbeds and Fastpayhotels see an opportunity, too.

Expedia, Others Poised for Hotel Market Share Battle Over Wholesale Sales

Online Travel

European Union Antitrust Boss Cites Booking and Google in Regulatory Remarks

Booking.com has prided itself on being a household name in its European home base, but will have a tough time avoiding a European Commission designation of gatekeeper. Such stature could bring increased restrictions.

European Union Antitrust Boss Cites Booking and Google in Regulatory Remarks
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Hotels

Executive Q&A: Hotelbeds Looks Toward Travel’s Frictionless Future

With digitization continuing to transform the travel and hospitality industry, SkiftX chats with Hotelbeds’ CEO Nicolas Huss on his vision for the future of frictionless travel.

Executive Q&A: Hotelbeds Looks Toward Travel’s Frictionless Future

Coronavirus

Understanding Today’s Hotel Distribution Landscape: New Skift Research

The hotel distribution landscape is complex, with hotel rooms being sold and promoted in many different channels. Covid-19 has certainly impacted how and where hotel rooms are being distributed, but it is unlikely this disruption will be sustained long-term. That’s not to say that disruption isn’t coming, though.

Understanding Today’s Hotel Distribution Landscape: New Skift Research

Coronavirus

Hotelbeds Boss Isn’t Worried About the Model of Nonrefundable Rates in a Post-Crisis World

The hotel room bedbank Hotelbeds confirmed on Thursday that it had received a loan of about $435 million (€400 million), boosting its cash cushion. But will cautious travelers be as interested in the company's typically non-refundable rates and otherwise typically restricted offers during months of uncertainty about possible travel restrictions?

Hotelbeds Boss Isn’t Worried About the Model of Nonrefundable Rates in a Post-Crisis World

Online Travel

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

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.

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

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

The Big-Tech Backlash Is Coming for Digital Advertising in Travel

If — or when — a backlash comes, it would upend the business models of a wide swath of travel industry companies. It would also put many businesses specializing in surveillance of consumers at risk.

The Big-Tech Backlash Is Coming for Digital Advertising in Travel

Hotels

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings When Other Hotels Prefer Direct Reservations

InterContinental Hotels Group has frequently been contrarian over the years when it comes to travel distribution. The chain recognizes that not all guests are brand loyal, and that it is wise to maintain healthy relationships with online travel agencies and metasearch engines.

IHG Likes Third-Party Bookings When Other Hotels Prefer Direct Reservations