Villa Foscarini Cornaro

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Angela Schiano
Sales and Marketing
Villa Foscarini Cornaro

"Navarino’s customer support has gone above and beyond. They are eager to help and always prepared. They offer training and refreshers based on your availability, not theirs. I must also say they have been patient and understanding. Working in a small hotel, dealing with change is not very easy, and they have done all they could to make the transition move along smoothly."

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Expedia amends rate-parity clauses

1 July 2015 – The Expedia group (Expedia) today announced that it intends to waive certain clauses in its agreements with its European hotel partners.

A number of European competition authorities are currently investigating rate, conditions and availability parity clauses in certain online travel agency agreements with hotels. Expedia has worked closely and constructively with these authorities and the European Commission and today announced that it is waiving its rate, conditions and availability parity clauses with its hotel partners for a period of five years in line with Clauses 1.1, 1.2 and 2.1 of the formal commitments offered by Booking.com and accepted by the national competition authorities in France, Italy and Sweden in April 2015. The changes announced today apply to all hotel properties in Europe and affect consumers booking via Expedia’s sites worldwide. Read More »

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

BHA slams 'restrictive' OTA rate parity agreements

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has criticised ‘restrictive’ price fixing agreements set by online travel agents (OTA’s), and announced that it will continue to campaign to ban the terms.

The group's statement coincides with a commitment from prominent OTA Booking.com to roll out its new rate parity agreements in the UK and Europe on 1 July.

Under the commitment, hoteliers advertising rooms on the site will be able to offer lower prices and additional services through other OTA’s.

However, the hotels will be prevented from offering cheaper rates or better booking conditions through their own websites than those advertised on Booking.com.

Though Booking.com said the commitment was necessary for the site to remain ‘a cost-effective marketing channel for partners and deliver transparency, choice and great prices for consumers’, the BHA is arguing that such terms restrict freedom in the market. Read More »

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Utilise stay restrictions (available for use at rate and room level) to your advantage.  E.g. Your promotional rate could be set up with a minimum stay of 3 nights during August for example, to increase revenue during busy months. Or you can close your cheapest rates during trade fairs so that only your highest rates are available.


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