BOOKING PORTALS GAIN POWER

Laura Maudlin -
A recent study by Hotrec, the European association of hotels, restaurants and cafes, revealed the increasing dependence of the European hotel industry on the online travel agents (OTAs). Almost every ...

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO INCREASE DIRECT BOOKING

Anna Luebke -
Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), like Expedia and Booking.com are responsible for a large portion of online hotel room reservations but at the same time demand 10 to 15 percent in commission fees. Indep...

DIGITAL TRENDS EMBRACED BY HOTELIERS

Justin N. Froyd -
Society is moving forward developing fast. Like most industries, tourism and hospitality needs to get familiar with the latest digital trends and include efficient technology in the services....

HYATT: HOTEL CHAIN LEAVING GIANT OTA’S?

Michael Trout -
One of the world’s largest hotel chains is fighting its online booking platforms (OTA). Hyatt is threatening Expedia and its partner portals that its hotels will leave the booking websites. ...

FRANCE: MOBILE BOOKING REPRESENTS 23% OF RESERVATIONS

Tomas Haupt -
In the second trimester of 2016, a third of online travel bookings in the world was done via mobile devices, compared to 24% for the same period of 2015 – 20% for hotels, 18% for visits, and 12% for f...
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