Articles tagged “travelclick”

Online Travel

Smaller Tour Operators and Hotels Get New Tools to Drive Direct Bookings

Direct bookings have been harder for smaller hotels and mom-and-pop tour operators to get than for the big guys. Still, tech providers, such as Sojern, Xola, and Destinia, aim to democratize online marketing tools.

Smaller Tour Operators and Hotels Get New Tools to Drive Direct Bookings

Online Travel

Amadeus Loses Premier Inn Tech Deal But Sees Growth Elsewhere

A few months ago, activist investor Elliott Management took Amadeus rival Travelport private. Elliott also happens to be the largest shareholder of Whitbread, the parent company of Premier Inn. That hotel chain has now dropped its contract with Amadeus for software services. Coincidence?

Amadeus Loses Premier Inn Tech Deal But Sees Growth Elsewhere

Business Travel

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Amadeus deserves credit for making strides in reducing its dependence on its original core business of airline distribution. Few companies in any industry succeed in diversifying. But work remains to be done. Plus, the company may not be doing enough to capture Asia's potential as a market.

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution
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Hotels

How Independent Hotels are Reimagining Loyalty Programs

Independent hotels don’t have the global resources of major chains when it comes to building traditional guest loyalty programs. But independent hoteliers are pushing the envelope and finding creative ways to reward loyal guests and guests who book direct.

How Independent Hotels are Reimagining Loyalty Programs

Online Travel

Amadeus Buys Hotel Tech Firm TravelClick for $1.5 Billion

With this deal, Amadeus Hospitality finally has a chance to start selling its enterprise software after years of perfecting its platform-based offering.

Amadeus Buys Hotel Tech Firm TravelClick for $1.5 Billion

Online Travel

Amadeus Signals Interest in Acquiring TravelClick

TravelClick offers respected business intelligence tools for major hotel chains. That's a solution that Amadeus lacks in its new hospitality software platform. But what price might Amadeus pay for TravelClick that its owners would accept? A price above $1 billion would be another sign of a market bubble.

Amadeus Signals Interest in Acquiring TravelClick
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Hotels

The Value of Staying Independent in an Increasingly Soft Branded World

Despite the appeal of the soft brand model, independent and boutique hotels will always be key players in the market.

The Value of Staying Independent in an Increasingly Soft Branded World
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Hotels

New Insights Deck: Soft Brands — Weighing the Risks, Rewards, and Realities

The soft brand model has benefits for large hotel chains. But is it equally beneficial for independent hotel owners?

New Insights Deck: Soft Brands — Weighing the Risks, Rewards, and Realities

Business Travel

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Agents may be placing more hotel bookings through global distribution systems, but the fact remains that hotels would like to move away from expensive distribution channels like these.

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Hotels

Agents Don’t Book Hotels That Play Games With Room Rates Says Study

Hotels have long placed lower rates on channels more advantageous to driving revenue. That some travel agents are finally wising up to the lack of rate parity is unlikely to change that.

Agents Don’t Book Hotels That Play Games With Room Rates Says Study