Channel Management

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News / Startups
Short-term rental SaaS startup Hostfully raises $4M seed funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 26, 2022
Founded in 2016, Hostfully will use the funding to add capabilities to its products, including a native mobile app. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Remember Bing? A different option for hotels to Google
By Paola Romero - Mirai | May 2, 2022
Bing offers another shopping window where a hotel can be seen by many users who are not on Google and who now end up with the OTAs, because they are the only ones bidding on a hotel. Read More
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News / Technology
SiteMinder consolidates products to create holistic platform for hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2022
The company describes its next-generation platform as putting “hotels at the center of their own purpose-built ecosystem.”   Read More
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News / Startups
Spain-based PMS Amenitiz nabs $30M for expansion
By Jill Menze | April 5, 2022
Amenitiz offers a complete operating system for independent hoteliers to help them boost direct bookings and reduce their dependence on OTAs. Read More
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News / Startups
Twitter to thank for rental software Uplisting’s $300K haul
By Jill Menze | March 30, 2022
Uplifting secured the funds after its co-founder sent a message to an investor from Calm Company Fund. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Another dimension to diversity in travel: technology
By Pedro Camara and Manuel Hilty | March 23, 2022
The travel industry thrives on a need to find flexible sourcing models and technology to help solve the many challenges of supply chains. Read More
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News / Startups
Short-term rental tech platform Futurestay raises $11M
By Mitra Sorrells | March 17, 2022
Founded in 2015, Futurestay provides technology and strategies to help independent property managers grow their businesses. Read More
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News / Online
Vacation rental property managers see revenue gains through data investment
By Jill Menze | March 16, 2022
Short-term rental property managers who invest in data report booking revenue growth 4x higher than those who don’t, a new study finds. Read More
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News / Distribution
Direct bookings rise, but cruise execs still want travel advisors' business
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | March 14, 2022
The shift is due to passengers becoming more comfortable booking digitally with cruise lines and because some travel agencies didn't survive the last two years. Read More
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Interview / Technology
In The Big Chair - Michele Fitzpatrick of Eviivo
By Mitra Sorrells | March 10, 2022
Since 2012, Michele Fitzpatrick has been CEO of U.K.-based Eviivo, which provides a cloud-based booking and property management platform. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
How open distribution helps hotels regain selling power
By Ben Stephenson - Impala | March 1, 2022
An open distribution model reimagines how hotel selling works from the ground up. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Quality has become the driving force in vacation rentals
By Jeremy Gall - Breezeway | February 21, 2022
Shifting traveler behavior has helped short-term rentals continue to surpass other accommodation types as the preferred method of travel. But with this popularity now comes opportunities and challenges. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Experiences must be primed for the tech-led big time
By Chris Atkin - Rezdy | February 1, 2022
As we enter such a critical new year for the experiences industry, it's time dust off the crystal ball and consider what emerging trends will help shape the near future. Read More
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News / Distribution
Airbnb gaining share in hotel distribution analysis
By Mitra Sorrells | January 24, 2022
According to SiteMinder, Airbnb increased the share of bookings it drives for hotels, while new distribution channels entered the mix in 2021. Read More
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News / Distribution
VIDEO: Unraveling the complex world of airline distribution
By PhocusWire | January 21, 2022
Sabre’s Traci Mercer explains that while attitudes around NDC have changed, there are still gaps in alignment. Read More