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...

PRIORITIES OF HOTELIERS – INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Gary Diskin -
Guest relations management, integrated technology systems as well as improved data collection and security are the three most critical needs of hoteliers in the areas of distribution and online market...

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 ...

GOOGLE TESTING NEW INSTANT HOTEL BOOKING FUNCTION

Denise Chen -
The rumors have been around for quite a while. Now, the search engine giant Google introduced its Instant Booking Function. Google is beta testing this new feature that allows travelers from the U.S. ...

E-TOURISM IN FRANCE STEADILY GROWING

Chris Grad -
E-tourism in France continues to grow strong. This is the central theme of the 12th edition of the “French Online Travel Overview”, a study conducted by Phocuswright, a travel market research company....
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