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Articles tagged “pricing”

Tourism

The Future of Theme Park Pricing is Creative and Dynamic

Theme parks need customers to be thrilled, not just satisfied — so it's no surprise they've been careful about changing a pricing system that has been in place for ages.

The Future of Theme Park Pricing is Creative and Dynamic

Online Travel

Duetto Raises $21M to Bring Smarter Hotel Revenue Software to Big Brands

Internal hotel technology is an under talked about sector of innovation right now with mobile and data optimized services being used to boost revenue and the customer experience.

Duetto Raises $21M to Bring Smarter Hotel Revenue Software to Big Brands

Business Travel

How Avis-Budget and Hertz are squeezing customers

It won't be across-the-board, allowing for variations in this city-pair or that, but you can expect similar pricing dynamics when the American Airlines-US Airways merger goes through. Here again, there aren't a lot of legacy carriers left for additional mergers in the future.

How Avis-Budget and Hertz are squeezing customers

Hotels

Is dropping hotel rates late night for international users the right thing to do?

Selling based on quality vs price, the eternal debate in this digital parity world. Demand-based pricing isn't practiced enough in the hotel industry.

Hotels

U.S hotel room prices rose during the first half of 2012, led by California and Hawaii

Almost all the growth is driven by double-digit increases in San Francisco, Monterrey, Santa Barbara, and Honolulu. Otherwise the numbers along each coast are relatively similar.

Airlines

Allegiant Airlines wants to experiment with variable ticket pricing based on fuel prices

Too many hurdles to get this implemented, least of which is getting regulators to agree to it. Related, it could open up space for some new pricing startups, similar to Autoslash, though that didn't sit well with competitors.

Skift Originals

Booking.com goes on the offensive against UK rate-fixing allegations

The provisional decision in the UK about hotels' and OTAs' pricing practices is a shot heard round the world. If other countries pile on, the dollars at stake would be huge.

Online Travel

The hotel industry starts chattering about Expedia’s new pricing model

We said this was big news last week, but if Booking.com's success with both customers, sellers, and investors is any barometer Expedia's move will be welcomed by everyone.

Hotels

Will UK anti-competition ruling change the hotel pricing game?

If the ruling is upheld, then parroted elsewhere, we could see some interesting competition. But that’s a big “if,” as it calls into question whether a seller has the right to establish pricing of its own products through various retail channels.

Cruises

Two Carnival lines introduce new price promise in the UK

Since the specifics of packages can vary so widely, pricing promises in the travel are always hard to keep. Carnival needs to make sure its new "Vantage" fares fulfill the promise of simple pricing rather than complicate matters with another price tier.