VIDEO: Tech heads on a digital world to decipher in travel
By Kevin May | May 21, 2019
The strategies that they impose on a business have to meet with the demands of their customers - a process that needs careful consideration, investment and, sometimes, good fortune. Read More
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Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
By Kevin May | April 23, 2019
Key findings from a major study carried out by D-Edge, the Accor-owned hotel technology group that includes the AvailPro and FastBooking platforms. Read More
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Accor Al Tayyar Travel Group distribution partnership
Accor boosts Middle East distribution with Al Tayyar partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2019
Accor will provide Saudi Arabia-based Al Tayyar Travel Group direct access to real-time rates and availability for its portfolio of 4,800 hotels and resorts in 100 countries worldwide.    Read More
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Rate parity issues continue to challenge hotels in key markets
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
OTA Insight's Annual Hotel Parity Review shows independent hotels and local chains are more likely to suffer losses from rate parity issues. Read More
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Accor goes down experiences route as it unveils All loyalty platform
By Linda Fox | February 22, 2019
Accor has unveiled its new loyalty platform All combining its loyalty program and distribution. Read More
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Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | February 18, 2019
Startups are mounting fresh challenges to both traditional hotels, whose forays into the home-rental space have met with mixed results, and to a maturing Airbnb, which is showing signs of evolving its... Read More
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VIDEO: AccorHotels on adapting to shocks, localization and the road to digital
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2018
AccorHotels has been on a digital journey since 2014 when it announced its five-year digital transformation strategy. Read More
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Properly nabs $8.5M to grow housekeeping platform for vacation rental property managers
By Jill Menze | October 30, 2018
Properly has raised $8.5 million to expand its cleaning and operations management platform for vacation rental managers. Read More
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Shifts in European vacation rental as HomeToGo acquires Casamundo and Wimdu closes
By Linda Fox | October 8, 2018
Vacation rental metasearch specialist Hometogo buys Casamundo, with terms of the deal undisclosed. Read More
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Vacasa buys Oasis Collections, unseats Wyndham as top vacation rental company
By Jill Menze | October 2, 2018
Vacasa has acquired Oasis Collections, a home-share company with investment backing by Hyatt Hotels. According to Vacasa, the deal moves the Portland-based business ahead of Wyndham Vacation Rentals as... Read More
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AccorHotels leads €5M investment in Travelsify AI analytics platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2018
AccorHotels has led a €5 million round in Travelsify, a content analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence to help brands differentiate and monetize their products.   Read More
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August's hotel tech news in 1000 words
August's hotel tech news in 1000 words
By Simone Puorto | September 4, 2018
This is a viewpoint by Simone Puorto. Washington Post columnist Michael Dirda once wrote that "August is hardly the month to start working your way through the works of German philosophers", and th Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Maud Bailly
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Maud Bailly
By PhocusWire | September 3, 2018
Joining AccorHotels in 2017 as chief digital officer, overseeing distribution, sales, data and information systems - Bailly presents a keynote at the Phocuswright Conference 2018. Read More
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Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 3: The support systems
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 3: The support systems
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
In the last few years, several support programs have launched to help entrepreneurs evaluate, develop and grow their innovative ventures across every aspect of travel and tourism.  Read More
News | Startups
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Reimagining customer experience, part 4: Hospitality happenings
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2018
Deloitte recently surveyed more than 6,600 hotels guests who have collectively stayed at 25 brands across different hotel tiers to find out what makes a great hotel experience.   Read More
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