Channel Management


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HotelBeds to axe 5% of workforce as part of "optimization" strategy
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2019
The Spain-based bedbank says it has now consolidated into one business following its acquisitions, in early 2017, of Tourico Holidays and GTA. Read More
News | Distribution
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
By Linda Fox | November 4, 2019
Announcements from American Express Global Business Travel, CWT and FCM have talked up NDC - but do they really mean anything and, more importantly, what real progress is being made? Read More
News | Distribution
How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson at Sonder
How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson at Sonder
Joining hosts David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May for this week's episode is Francis Davidson, CEO and co-founder at Sonder. Read More
Interview | Online
REPORT: The real value of the bedbank distribution model
REPORT: The real value of the bedbank distribution model
By Robert Cole - PhocusWire  | October 30, 2019
This PhocusWire/Hotelbeds report is a comprehensive overview of the bedbank sector, including details on the processes involved, history of the model, issues around rate parity and how the market might... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Why activities should focus on providing an omnichannel experience
Why activities should focus on providing an omnichannel experience
By PhocusWire | October 28, 2019
Data from Checkfront indicates booking activity has been shifting in recent years, highlighting the need for operators to invest in multiple sales channels to maximize their opportunities. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Activities become just part of the bigger jigsaw
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Activities become just part of the bigger jigsaw
By PhocusWire | October 25, 2019
Tours and activities operates from a position of acceptability from the wider industry - it is part of the mainstream and no longer the outlier. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com pledges semi-neutral role in private accommodation distribution
Booking.com pledges semi-neutral role in private accommodation distribution
By Kevin May | October 22, 2019
The online travel agency plans to create a service called "Partner Up" - a mechanism to allow private owners to connect with property management companies so that they can receive help with their... Read More
News | Distribution
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2019
Anyone - hotels, private accommodation, system providers - who thought the hospitality sector was immune from fundamental change should think again. Read More
News | Distribution
Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
By Marissa Trew - WebInTravel  | October 16, 2019
The hotel-online travel agency relationship has always been a tricky one. The two are co-dependent and must care for each other, but not too much. Read More
News | Online
Consolidation to come in technology for tours and activities
Consolidation to come in technology for tours and activities
By Douglas Quinby - Arival  | October 2, 2019
Scores of overlooked companies are laying the essential plumbing to wire up travel’s third-largest and most fragmented sector. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Wholesale changes in distribution: Marriott and Expedia in the spotlight, Amoma in the deadpool
Wholesale changes in distribution: Marriott and Expedia in the spotlight, Amoma in the deadpool
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | September 25, 2019
Since rate disparity has a significant impact on profitability for hotels, the demise of a channel with a negative parity history is noteworthy. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Marriott tightens reins on wholesale rates by tapping Expedia to manage distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2019
Expedia Group and Marriott International have signed an agreement that makes Expedia Group the single gateway and redistributor for Marriott wholesale inventory.   Read More
News | Distribution
SiteMinder HotelSwaps partnership
SiteMinder partners with HotelSwaps to enable trade of unsold inventory
By Mitra Sorrells | September 11, 2019
SiteMinder's hotel clients can now use HotelSwaps, a hotel room exchange platform. Read More
News | Distribution
Marriott picks BookingPal as exclusive tech partner for home-rental unit
Marriott picks BookingPal as exclusive tech partner for home-rental unit
By Jill Menze | September 3, 2019
Marriott International has selected BookingPal as the exclusive technology partner for its Homes & Villas vacation rental division. Read More
News | Technology
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ecosystem? Read More
Opinion | Distribution