Articles tagged “hotelbeds”

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.

2 days ago

Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates

Marriott and Expedia Exclusive Agreement Will Retake Control of Wholesale Rates

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

6 months ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

6 months ago

Oyo Taps Hotelbeds to Increase Travel Distribution

Oyo Taps Hotelbeds to Increase Travel Distribution

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Oyo has had plenty of success in its home market of India going direct to consumers, but if it’s to continue its global expansion plans it needs more routes to market.

7 months ago

Hotelbeds to Buy HolidayTaxis to Expand Transport Offering

Hotelbeds to Buy HolidayTaxis to Expand Transport Offering

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While clearly not a game-changer in the same way Tourico Holidays or GTA was, the deal does expand Hotelbeds’ ancillary portfolio, giving it greater reach in what is a growing market.

12 months ago

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The acquisition of Destinations of the World seals WebBeds as the second largest B2B bedbank player, but incumbent Hotelbeds need not worry – for a very long time.

1 year ago

Hotelbeds Rebrands to Focus on Accommodations

Hotelbeds Rebrands to Focus on Accommodations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although Hotelbeds still sells ancillaries, its main focus is on accommodations and the rebrand makes that clear.

1 year ago

Video: Hotelbeds Executive Chairman on Fallout From the Online Booking Battleground

Video: Hotelbeds Executive Chairman on Fallout From the Online Booking Battleground

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Do hotels really need to be flagged under a big brand if online travel agencies are most effective at selling rooms? Hotelbeds' Joan Vila thinks hotel chains may be forced to wind down some brands that aren't succeeding in the marketplace.

1 year ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Hotelbeds CEO on Becoming No. 1 in Bedbanks Sector

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Hotelbeds CEO on Becoming No. 1 in Bedbanks Sector

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Business-to-business platforms are largely invisible to the traveling public but they have a big role to play behind the scenes. Hotelbeds Group sees an opportunity to consolidate within the sector.

2 years ago

TUI Is Buying a Destination Services Business From Hotelbeds for $136 Million

TUI Is Buying a Destination Services Business From Hotelbeds for $136 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI is using some of the cash it amassed from selling companies such as Hotelbeds to buy a business from ... Hotelbeds. Maybe its taken a bit of time for the management to realize that tours and activities are strategic and a potential growth area.

2 years ago