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Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
Online travel agencies and their use of "voodoo science"
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | May 15, 2018
It was always going to be mildly controversial when the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA) released its report last week into direct hotel bookings. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: VacationRenter aims to solve the industry's inventory fragmentation
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2018
Two ex-Googlers created the vacation rental search engine that consolidates listings from sites such as Booking.com, VRBO, HomeAway and more.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Hotel direct distribution benefits "debunked"
Hotel direct distribution benefits "debunked"
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
"No measurable impact" is the headline-grabbing finding from a study looking at whether direct bookings have any impact on the cost of distribution for hotels. Read More
News | Distribution
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
Booking Holdings hits record $25B booking mark for a quarter
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, Booking Holdings, formerly the Priceline Group, has reported significant financial growth despite a slowing of growth in bookings and room nights. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Amiad Soto of Guesty
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2018
Amiad Soto co-founded Guesty alongside his twin brother in 2013. He has been named to Forbes Israel’s 30 under 30 list. Read More
Interview | Online
Security series part 1 threat landscape
Unlocking travel security, part 1: The threat landscape
By Mitra Sorrells | May 7, 2018
Equifax, Yahoo, Ebay – all major brands that have been the targets of cyber criminals, with millions of customers impacted in each case.   Read More
News | Online
Dissecting the dark world of travel search engines, hotels and online agencies
Dissecting the dark world of travel search engines, hotels and online agencies
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | May 3, 2018
We have always defended the notion that the value online travel agencies have is to provide visibility to hotels and help them generate new sales, sales that otherwise would be impossible to access. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
PODCAST: Phocuswire PundIT Show #11
PODCAST: Phocuswire PundIT Show #11
By Kevin May | April 22, 2018
It's now sinking in to many in the sector that they have probably just been through one of the most important in the history of tours and activities. Read More
News | Distribution
Booking acquires FareHarbor
Booking Holdings buys FareHarbor in push for share of tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
Booking Holdings has agreed to acquire FareHarbor, a Denver-based software company focused on tours and activities.   Read More
News | Distribution
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Booking.com's Olivier Gremillon
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses the need for collaboration among travel players, the transformative power of technology and more. Read More
Interview | Online
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | April 13, 2018
Creating differentiation and building guest loyalty is more complex than ever for hotel brands. Read More
Opinion | Technology
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
By Kevin May | April 12, 2018
The conversation in online travel circles has been dominated this year by new entrants and the age-old battles. Read More
News | Online
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | April 11, 2018
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in vogue once more. Read More
Opinion | Online
Vacation rental new association
Vacation rental "disruption" triggers new focus for association
By Mitra Sorrells | April 10, 2018
A new non-profit association is positioning itself to be the voice of vacation rental owners and managers as they deal with changes and challenges in their business model.   Read More
News | Distribution
Guesty Agoda integration
Guesty adds Agoda to its vacation rental property management platform
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2018
Guesty, a cloud-based system to manage short-term and vacation rental listings across multiple channels, is expanding its offerings with the integration of Agoda.   Read More
News | Online