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Monday, February 03, 2014

GDS Bookingd and rates continue to deliver increased revenue throught Q1 2014

GDS booking and rates continue to deliver increased revenue through Q1 2014

Global GDS forward-looking data reported from Pegasus Solutions points to a positive outlook for the business sector. Bookings made thus far for arrivals January through April show a monthly increase over prior year of +5%, and closer to +9% for February. Rates continue to show modest growth at an average of +3% through the first quater of 2014. Read More »

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hotels must fix rate parity as survey shows guests save 15% through OTAs

Hotel companies who want their guests to book with them directly should look at adjusting their pricing, suggests new research, which finds that on average people save up to 15 per cent when booking through an OTA compared to booking directly with the hotel itself. Read More »

Friday, November 15, 2013

OTA Hotel Brand study

Study reveals 'extensive' bidding on hotel brand keywords by OTAs Read More »

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Call to Arms: How to Shift Market Share from the OTAs to the Hotel Website

A Call to Arms: How to Shift Market Share from the OTAs to the Hotel Website.

This year, the hospitality industry is in for a lot of pain. OTA dependency continues to plague the hospitality industry, despite gains in the past three years and positive trends in all three industry indicators. This isn’t new. What’s new is the pain to the bottom line inflicted by the fat commission checks hoteliers are now paying Expedia and other OTAs, due to the widespread adoption of Expedia’s and Booking.com’s agency model in the U.S.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

UK hospitality businesses not doing enough to attract the mobile market

UK hospitality businesses not doing enough to attract the mobile market -  Read More »