Articles tagged “travelclick”

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

5 months ago

Amadeus Loses Premier Inn Tech Deal But Sees Growth Elsewhere

Amadeus Loses Premier Inn Tech Deal But Sees Growth Elsewhere

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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?

9 months ago

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

1 year ago

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How Independent Hotels are Reimagining Loyalty Programs

How Independent Hotels are Reimagining Loyalty Programs

TravelClick + Skift

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.

2 years ago

Amadeus Buys Hotel Tech Firm TravelClick for $1.5 Billion

Amadeus Buys Hotel Tech Firm TravelClick for $1.5 Billion

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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

2 years ago

Amadeus Signals Interest in Acquiring TravelClick

Amadeus Signals Interest in Acquiring TravelClick

Kiel Porter, Manuel Baigorri, and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

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The Value of Staying Independent in an Increasingly Soft Branded World

The Value of Staying Independent in an Increasingly Soft Branded World

TravelClick + Skift

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

2 years ago

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

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

TravelClick + Skift

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

2 years ago

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

5 years ago

Exclusive: Pegasus Solutions Spins Off Reservations Business to Regent Equity Partners

Exclusive: Pegasus Solutions Spins Off Reservations Business to Regent Equity Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In this transaction, Pegasus Solutions unloads a struggling reservations business to a private equity firm, and a smaller Pegasus Solutions, still facing lots of issues, lives to fight another day.

6 years ago

Online Travel Agency Hotel Bookings Grew Faster Than Hotels’ Own Websites in Q1

Online Travel Agency Hotel Bookings Grew Faster Than Hotels’ Own Websites in Q1

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel agencies are taking market share when it comes to hotel bookings for leisure and business travelers, but hotels' own direct channels still dominate, and travel agencies are still well ahead, too, if the TravelClick numbers are to be believed.

6 years ago