Channel Management


Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
By Kevin May | March 6, 2019
The BookingSuite App Store is a collection of currently 45 different services provided by software companies in the industry that cover a range of tools to help hoteliers with their day-to-day... Read More
News | Technology
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
By Kyle Moore - RateGain  | March 4, 2019
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had bargained for. So we examine a few that of those hidden headaches. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
By Diane Merlino  | February 28, 2019
Hoteliers who want to gain and hold a competitive edge in today’s fragmented marketplace need to implement a diverse distribution strategy that makes it easy for potential customers to find them.  Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
By Gaurav Singh - RateGain  | February 19, 2019
The industry should do more to give hoteliers a seamless end-to-end experience for them to distribute their rooms, with a lot less work. Read More
News | Distribution
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2019
Removing manual process (such as cash) and historic (perhaps unfair) relationships between supplier and the concierge as intermediary should ultimately benefit the consumer. Read More
Interview | Online
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of alignment with hotelier’s best interests Read More
Opinion | Technology
Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies
Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies
By Jim Price - MParticle  | February 13, 2019
For travel companies, a CDP can add significant agility and resilience to infrastructure and organization, reduce operating costs and provide the necessary controls for proper data governance. Read More
Opinion | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
By Kevin May | February 12, 2019
Join Sabre and our industry-leading airline and agency partners as we discuss how we’re implementing NDC solutions in our organizations and collaborating across segments and regions to ensure collective... Read More
News | Distribution
As competition diversifies, Booking.com remains top hotel channel
As competition diversifies, Booking.com remains top hotel channel
By Jill Menze | February 6, 2019
When it comes to bringing in booking revenue to hotels, Booking.com remains the channel on top - though new players are entering the space. Read More
News | Distribution
Sounding Off: Airbnb should accept that some things are done certain ways
Sounding Off: Airbnb should accept that some things are done certain ways
By PhocusWire | February 1, 2019
The dull mechanics behind what is known as process shouldn't be allowed to prohibit a brand such as Airbnb from making a genuine challenge to OTAs. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Why Airbnb must avoid the tech trap OTAs fell into for years
Why Airbnb must avoid the tech trap OTAs fell into for years
By Craig Stewart - Freetobook  | January 29, 2019
Airbnb's much-lauded move into hotel distribution has been a welcome addition to the hotel ecosystem - but it should beware of age-old pitfalls. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How well are independent hoteliers adapting to the digital age?
By Kevin May | January 25, 2019
Phocuswright and trivago present key findings from the Independent Lodging Study 2018.  In 2018 independent hotels are performing better in the online environment — but challenges remain. Read More
News | Distribution
Airline distribution in 2030, part 2: Four scenarios for the future
Airline distribution in 2030, part 2: Four scenarios for the future
By Mario Gavira  | January 25, 2019
Who wins - the tech giants, existing intermediaries, airlines, lawmakers or something else? Four possible patterns are analyzed here in part two. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Flyiin secures first funding round of €2.4M for airline booking platform
Flyiin secures first funding round of €2.4M for airline booking platform
By Kevin May | January 22, 2019
Former Air Canada boss Montie Brewer is one of a number of airline industry execs who has backed the Germany-based startup in its debut round. Read More
News | Technology
Airline distribution in 2030, part 1: Gravitating towards airlines, intermediaries or tech giants?
Airline distribution in 2030, part 1: Gravitating towards airlines, intermediaries or tech giants?
By Mario Gavira  | January 17, 2019
Airline distribution is an evolving beast - but in the first of this two-part series we outline why developments over the next decade could trigger the most fundamental changes in its history. Read More
Opinion | Distribution