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Une collaboration collaborative: Gimty est un réseau social touristique | Etourisme.info

Une collaboration collaborative: Gimty est un réseau social touristique | Etourisme.info | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
La start-up Gimty est un réseau social touristique qui permet de mettre en relation les touristes avec les habitants. Ces derniers échangent leurs bons plans sur la région afin de faire vivre aux visiteurs une expérience authentique: les producteurs locaux, la plage peu fréquentée ou encore la randonnée sympa. Sous le même principe que les greeters ou les ambassadeurs, les dénommés “gimteurs” conseillent aux vacanciers les bonnes adresses locales. 
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News, concepts and innovations from the hospitality and accommodation market. Web: www.hevs.ch / www.tourobs.ch / www.etourism-monitor.ch
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How to get smart with hotel distribution during the low season | PhocusWire

How to get smart with hotel distribution during the low season | PhocusWire | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Peaks and troughs are the perennial features of every hotelier’s annual revenue graph. This is unlikely to change.

But with the right planning and strategy, underpinned by dynamic competitor and distribution channel data, you can raise those dips and maximise revenue in your off-peak seasons.
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Airbnb report reveals Amsterdam rental levels

Airbnb has for the first time revealed that its landlords hosted 2.5 million overnight stays in Amsterdam in 2017.

The landlords had 800,000 visitors, who stayed an average of 3.4 days – almost twice as long as the typical stay in a hotel or guest house that year, the company claims.
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Pourquoi Airbnb paye peu d'impôts en France

Pourquoi Airbnb paye peu d'impôts en France | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
En 2017, Airbnb a payé deux fois plus d’impôts. Mais le montant versé au fisc reste toutefois faible au regard du succès de la plate-forme dans l’Hexagone.
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Xiaozhu, concurrent d’Airbnb, lève 300 millions de dollars

Xiaozhu, concurrent d’Airbnb, lève 300 millions de dollars | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
L'Echo Touristique - Le marché chinois compose désormais avec différents acteurs fortement valorisés, à commencer par Xiaozhu, Tujia et Airbnb.
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Hoteliers seek ideal connection with not-so-loyal OTAs

What hoteliers want out of a relationship with OTAs is collaboration, reliability and responsiveness, according to speakers at the recent Direct Booking Summit.
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The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: 's Latest Research –

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: 's Latest Research – | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Airbnb revolutionized, arguably, the entire accommodations industry. We assess a few key areas of focus and controversy for the company.
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Why more consolidation is on the cards for hotels

Acquisitions will continue - but become more targeted. M&A at the top means smaller management companies are spurring the growth of different, sometimes hybrid hospitality offerings.
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Luxury Hotel Loyalty Programs Are Missing Out on Experiences –

Luxury Hotel Loyalty Programs Are Missing Out on Experiences – | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
While 75 percent of luxury hotel loyalty programs offer free-night stay rewards, only 35 percent offered other experiences as rewards, according to a new
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Shifts in European vacation rental as HomeToGo acquires Casamundo and Wimdu closes | PhocusWire

Shifts in European vacation rental as HomeToGo acquires Casamundo and Wimdu closes | PhocusWire | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
HomeToGo has acquired Casamundo from the @Leisure Group, with terms of the deal undisclosed.

The Berlin-based vacation rental metasearch specialist is keeping plans for Casamundo under wraps and only released a short statement saying the businesses complement each other and “create a promising opportunity for future growth and development.”
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Vacation rental vs. hotel tech: What's the future of PMS? | PhocusWire

Vacation rental vs. hotel tech: What's the future of PMS? | PhocusWire | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
If vacation rental property managers want to distinguish how they do business compared to hotels, the first step is to rethink how they use technology and data.

That was the overarching theme from a panel on the future of vacation rental property management software at HomeAway’s Rezfest in Marco Island, FL, last week.
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Hotels are right to be obsessed with direct bookings | PhocusWire

Hotels are right to be obsessed with direct bookings | PhocusWire | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Because Airbnb, the online travel agencies and other billion-dollar third parties are waging an arms race to be the world’s biggest travel brand, hoteliers obviously want to optimize their booking platforms.

Yet one home-sharing executive still leveled a bizarre criticism of hotels for being “obsessed” with direct business, revealing a fundamental point that booking brands miss about hospitality.
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Hilton doubles-down on ‘book direct’ messaging

As it battles competition from online travel agencies and the growing influences of Google and Airbnb, Hilton is doubling down on its "book direct" messaging with a new marketing push.
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How does your hotel stack up in guest experience? Find out in this new report

How does your hotel stack up in guest experience? Find out in this new report | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Guest personalisation and value-driven service are among the top priorities among hotels to drive up occupancy, as well as to keep their guests coming back. Technology is also playing an increasingly important role in giving travellers a better experience, reveals the 2018 Guest Experience Assessment Report.

Jointly released by StayNTouch, Travel Tripper, and TrustYou the study surveyed more than 300 hoteliers worldwide. It examined guest experience trends and their adoption in the hotel industry, as well the areas in which some hotels may be falling behind.
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Airbnb joins distribution ranks

The rising role of Airbnb as a distributor came to the fore at this year’s Hotel Distribution Event in London.

An additional route to market was seen as further challenging the brands, with a number of owners questioning the need for a flag.

Jacob Rasin, director of business development, Pandox, said: “I would love for Airbnb to succeed with distribution. They are one of the super-brands of travel.”
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Lettre ouverte à Gérald Darmanin, Ministre de l’Action et des Comptes publics. Airbnb et fiscalité : appel à un retour à l’équité !

Lettre ouverte à Gérald Darmanin, Ministre de l’Action et des Comptes publics. Airbnb et fiscalité : appel à un retour à l’équité ! | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Le magazine Challenges a dévoilé hier le montant des impôts payés en France par Airbnb au titre de son activité 2017. Cette somme de 161 330 euros est manifestement dérisoire au regard de l’activité sur notre territoire de cette plateforme qui reconnait que la France et Paris sont les destinations fétiches de ses clients.
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5 Things We’ve Learned About Airbnb From Its UK Accounts –

5 Things We’ve Learned About Airbnb From Its UK Accounts – | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
As a company incorporated in what some would call the onshore tax haven of Delaware in the U.S., privately held Airbnb doesn’t have to say much publicly As a company incorporated in the onshore tax haven of Delaware, Airbnb doesn’t have to say much publicly about the state of its business.
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A bon entendeur - Airbnb, côté pile et côté face ! - RTS.ch

A bon entendeur - Airbnb, côté pile et côté face ! - RTS.ch | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Une location sympa chez l’habitant, un moyen pas cher de découvrir une ville ou une région, aujourd’hui Airbnb est prise d’assaut par les professionnels. Submergées par les touristes, certaines villes réglementent afin de limiter les nuisances et récupérer des taxes de séjour. Qui en profite, qui en pâtit ? ABE vous emmène d’Edimbourg jusqu’à Berne et Verbier, en passant par Genève et Paris.
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Expedia Brings Voice Bookings, Cancellations and Rewards to Google Assistant –

Expedia Brings Voice Bookings, Cancellations and Rewards to Google Assistant – | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Expedia continues to bet on voice-based search as it debuted hotel search, booking, cancellations, and loyalty point access on Google Assistant through a Voice-based search will not only have technology issues to overcome, but in an era when news of data breaches is commonplace, companies such as Expedia will have to address the personalization and privacy issues, as well.
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Travel 2019: Disrupt or be disrupted

Young, urban consumers are seeking out new travel experiences, driving travel and tourism trends along the way with more services and products than ever, created specifically to serve consumer preferences.

In February 2018, Airbnb launched a host of new categories to supplement the three categories it had up to that point (entire home, private room and shared room). The new categories include boutique hotels and B&Bs, amongst others, with Airbnb allowing small hotels and professionally run B&Bs to add rooms to its platform. At the same time, Airbnb also introduced Airbnb Plus, highlighting its best and more premium listings.
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The Ultimate Feedback Guide: Everything hotels need to know to make a strong impact

TrustYou released its most recent eBook: The Ultimate Feedback Guide - Everything Hotels Need to Know to Make a Strong Impact.

The eBook was primarily written for independently managed hotels. It provides an in-depth analysis of the term “feedback” and its ramifications, as well as the best ways of leveraging their hotel’s reputation in a highly competitive industry.
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Hyatt Adds Spa While Dropping Vacation Partners From Loyalty Program –

Hyatt Adds Spa While Dropping Vacation Partners From Loyalty Program – | Hotel and accommodation trends | Scoop.it
Participants in Hyatt's World of Hyatt (WoH) loyalty program have a new spa partner to look forward to this week after losing access to Oasis, a luxury Participants in Hyatt's World of Hyatt (WoH) loyalty program have a new spa partner to look forward to this week after losing access to Oasis, a luxury vacation rental company.
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Two hotel brands that have mastered influencer marketing

In the era of celebrity endorsements and the Insta-famous, influencer marketing is having a moment. Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott are two well-known brands that have used influencers as part of their marketing strategies.
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The evolution of the hotel booking journey: influencers

By using digital influencers, hoteliers have the opportunity to build loyalty before guests even come to stay.

You can do this because the images shared by influencers evoke emotion and desire, so at the point when the potential customer starts looking for a hotel, your property should be the first they go to.
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Marriott’s insights on future of tech infrastructure

The company shared a look into how it prepares for the next wave of infrastructure needs in hospitality technology.

Planning for the future is a notoriously tricky prospect when it comes to technology, and this is complicated within the hotel industry by the need to invest in sometimes expensive infrastructure to support evolving guest and back-of-house needs.
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HotelRunner launches Airbnb API integration

HotelRunner connects with Airbnb to support thousands of accommodations including boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts with technology.
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