Channel Management


Google breathes down the neck of Kayak in clicks sent to airlines
Google breathes down the neck of Kayak in clicks sent to airlines
By Kevin May | September 5, 2018
Google is sending almost equal levels of traffic to airline websites as Kayak, following a massive increase for the search giant over the course of the last 12 months. Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair - Sean Fitzpatrick of OTA Insight
In The Big Chair - Sean Fitzpatrick of OTA Insight
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2018
A former-Oracle, Nokia and HotSchedules executive, Sean Fitzpatrick arrives with a recent investment round in the company's war chest and in a marketplace that continues to throw up new challenges. Read More
Interview | Technology
RedAwning targets multi-unit rental sector with Leavetown acquisition
RedAwning targets multi-unit rental sector with Leavetown acquisition
By Kevin May | August 30, 2018
Vacation rental network RedAwning has made it second acquisition of 2018 - this time buying fellow service Leavetown Vacations and its Jetstream distribution platform. Read More
News | Distribution
Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
By Kevin May | August 29, 2018
It's worth remembering that Airbnb was the feisty little upstart of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry not too long ago - before it became a power player. Read More
News | Online
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Subtle change to users, big impact on brands - Google search and hotels
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | August 27, 2018
The real estate on Google's search engine results pages has changed dramatically over the course of the last decade.   Read More
News | Online
Tech comes of age in tours and activities
Tech comes of age in tours and activities
By David Juman - Phocuswright | August 27, 2018
There is some irony to the fact that, when it comes to arranging their leisure tours and activities, travelers often have little choice but to reserve and book offline. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Evolve scores big with $80M investment to grow rental tech services
Evolve scores big with $80M investment to grow rental tech services
By Kevin May | August 24, 2018
Big investment is heading in the direction of Evolve Vacation Rental Network following a $80 million injection this week. Read More
News | Distribution
ATPCO gets real-time air ticket filing go-ahead
ATPCO gets real-time air ticket filing go-ahead
By Kevin May | August 20, 2018
Global aviation fare registration platform ATPCO will use the recent award of a technology patent to redevelop its pricing calculation system. Read More
News | Technology
RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
RateGain dances away with acquisition of DHISCO
By Kevin May | August 2, 2018
Hotel distribution service DHISCO is now part of the RateGain family following an acquisition of the company for an undisclosed fee. Read More
News | Technology
Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School | August 1, 2018
Just as the taxi industry responded to new competition by trying to manipulate governments in their favor, hotel chains are ganging up on travel industry innovators such as Airbnb and online travel... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Tujia SiteMinder partnership
Chinese home rental platform Tujia adds SiteMinder property management for hosts
By Mitra Sorrells | July 24, 2018
Tujia, a vacation rental platform backed by Ctrip, has partnered with SiteMinder to offer its overseas accommodation providers an all-in-one management system.    Read More
News | Online
Seatfrog grabs $6 million round to bolster upgrade bidding app
Seatfrog grabs $6 million round to bolster upgrade bidding app
By Kevin May | July 12, 2018
Rail and air upgrade platform Seatfrog has secured a Series A investment to the tune of $6 million. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com gets down to Basics, gets rates from other agencies
Booking.com gets down to Basics, gets rates from other agencies
By Kevin May | July 10, 2018
In what could be a significant strategic development, Booking.com is now getting inventory and exclusive prices for hotels from other online travel agencies. Read More
News | Online
New scenarios for a fast-moving airline distribution landscape
New scenarios for a fast-moving airline distribution landscape
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2018
Airline distribution has evolved more in the last three years than perhaps at any time in the previous 20 before it. Read More
News | Distribution
lodgify raises 5 million
Lodgify bags $5M to build vacation rental tech, eyes hotel market next
By Jill Menze | July 10, 2018
Vacation rental software company Lodgify has raised $5 million to develop its direct-booking technology. Read More
News | Technology