Channel Management


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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
OTAs, margins and supply - lessons for tours and activities from battles elsewhere
OTAs, margins and supply - lessons for tours and activities from battles elsewhere
By Olan O’Sullivan - TrekkSoft  | August 6, 2019
Are the investments by Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor about supporting their consumer offerings rather than offering compelling solutions for operators to run their businesses? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
HostNFly locks in $10M for vacation rental management platform
HostNFly locks in $10M for vacation rental management platform
By Kevin May | July 16, 2019
The France-based company now has more than $12.5 million overall since its launch in 2016. Read More
News | Technology
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How metasearch became the most important marketing channel in travel
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai  | July 10, 2019
Six years on from their early phases, metasearch engines now dominate, exceeding investment in other ads in 2017 and growing even faster ever since. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Meituan ramps up super-app's overseas hotel distribution, signs SiteMinder deal
By Kevin May | July 3, 2019
If the so-called "super-apps" are going to offer as much travel-related content to their users as they can, then sourcing product will be high on the list of priorities. Read More
News | Distribution
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Sabre CEO Sean Menke: Future of NDC is a "wild guess," but we remain committed
By Jill Menze | July 1, 2019
Speaking at the Sabre Technology Exchange event last week, Sabre CEO Sean Menke says the travel technology company has embarked on an “audacious” goal to “lead a new market for personalized travel” by... Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
By Kevin May | June 19, 2019
Henrik Kjellberg explains how the wider vacation rental market is adapting to consumer trends, what Awaze is doing to protect itself from the competition and where the sector needs to evolve Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
By Kevin May | June 7, 2019
Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to a business that processes over $1 billion in bookings annually, made by tour and... Read More
Interview | Technology
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
By Kevin May | June 4, 2019
OYO Rooms now has distribution deals in place with every major online travel agency around the world. Read More
News | Distribution
Are your demand channels taking more than commission?
Are your demand channels taking more than commission?
By Chinmai Sharma - DHISCO  | May 31, 2019
Let me start by getting something out of the way: commissions in hospitality distribution are fair. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Airbnb signs Shiji distribution deal to bolster China hotel strategy
Airbnb signs Shiji distribution deal to bolster China hotel strategy
By Kevin May | May 28, 2019
Airbnb has another distribution partner to help bolster its hotel inventory. But this time it is aimed squarely at boosting its presence in China. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Zizoo - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Zizoo - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 24, 2019
A leading global boat holiday platform wants to change the entire travel space with a first-ever GDS. Read More
Interview | Distribution