When the American Hotel & Lodging Association asked its members what they see on the horizon for 2017, 8,000 hotels responded. The results of the 2016 Lodging Survey, conducted by industry data provider STR, were released today.
Kayak is quietly testing a prominent search function for short-term apartment-and-home rentals, in the latest instance of an established travel player grappling with how to respond to Airbnb's incursion into its business. The travel price-comparison site is experimenting with search option for rentals on its homepage, nestling it between Kayak's bread and butter—hotels and flights. Visitors can search properties that include serviced apartments, holiday homes
For months, major hotel chains have been building loyalty by urging customers to book direct rather than through an online travel agency. In order to adapt to this ever-shifting online distribution landscape, Expedia is stepping up its game with some of its most prominent hotel partners to provide services beyond booking. “We have been trying to be more innovative,” explains Melissa Maher, SVP of Expedia’s Global Partner Group. “We are really focusing on helping ou
Social media is one of those things that most people either love or hate. Some people find it a chore to push messages out into a disembodied public audience and others love to let the world know what they are up to and watch the likes roll in, some people swear by its value as a marketing tool and others …
Finding great rates for hotels can be tricky, but an analysis by Expedia offers some helpful insights for travelers. The lowest average daily rates were available from 21 to 28 days before travel dates. The report presents several key takeaways: – Sundays are the best days to get deals and save on hotels, especially if …
Digital market intelligence firm, SimilarWeb has identified the most popular desktop keywords driving traffic to online sites in travel, revealing the individual travel sites wining the battle for these super searches between May and July 2016. In online travel, search generates 42% of all traffic to the industry, making it the most important source of traffic. The study found that the biggest online search in travel is "flight tracker" followed by "flights", "hotel", "car rental", "airline tickets", "restaurants near me", "cheap hotels",
Insights automation, Revenue Management, technology Revenue management automation for the modern hotelier Automation serves as the binding agent between a solid revenue management strategy and its deployment, with the integration between each system acting as a quality control to reduce human errors and ensure consistency.
Direct, direct, direct is best is a well-worn mantra in the hotel business. So why then has Red Lion recently gone and handed over its loyalty programme, and all its future direct business, to Expedia?
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