Channel Management

VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Distribution
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
FornovaHL enables hotels to update their profiles and photos on Google My Business, Tripadvisor and Facebook from a secure, centralized, easy-to-use platform. Read More
VIDEO: Pace Revenue - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Pace Revenue - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 15, 2021
Pace revenue makes it possible for hoteliers to fall in love with revenue management again through a number of solutions. Read More
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
News / Technology
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
Expedia Group became a majority stakeholder in Alice after leading a $26 million funding round into the platform in 2017. Read More
VIDEO: The push for direct - will hotels take a stand or accept a hand?
News / Distribution
VIDEO: The push for direct - will hotels take a stand or accept a hand?
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2021
Maud Bailly, CEO for Southern Europe at Accor, and Tim Davis, founder and managing director at PACE Dimensions, join Phocuswright analyst Lorraine Sileo to discuss the issues in play for the rest of... Read More
Booking windows start to lengthen in vacation rentals
News / Distribution
Booking windows start to lengthen in vacation rentals
By Kevin May | June 29, 2021
Data from private accommodation specialist Vacasa indicates a shift in the median booking window from 20-30 days in 2020 to 35-40 days in Q1 of this year. Read More
Without content parity on metasearch, you will keep losing direct bookings
From Our Partners / Distribution
Without content parity on metasearch, you will keep losing direct bookings
By Dori Stein - Fornova | June 21, 2021
Having complete and consistent information, known as content parity, on all booking and listing platforms can make the difference of whether your hotel is found by guests or not. Read More
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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Tashi provides technology for travel marketplaces
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Tashi provides the drag-and-drop tools, integrations and templates to easily create and launch a peer-to-peer travel marketplace.   Read More
GDS travel agency air bookings running at 62% lower than 2019
News / Distribution
GDS travel agency air bookings running at 62% lower than 2019
By Kevin May | June 8, 2021
Air tickets being sold by travel agencies via the global distribution system are recovering much slower than those for hotel bookings, data disclosed by Sabre shows. Read More
Why hotels are experiencing a sweet moment in direct sales
Opinion / Distribution
Why hotels are experiencing a sweet moment in direct sales
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | June 4, 2021
A huge increase in share has meant that many hoteliers have changed their passive or neutral attitudes towards direct sales, considering it a strategic pillar in their distribution. Read More
In The Big Chair - Sankar Narayan of SiteMinder
Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Sankar Narayan of SiteMinder
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2021
Sankar Narayan took up the reins at SiteMinder's first CEO in late 2018, joining from Xero, a cloud accounting software company. He previously held roles at technology and travel brands including Virgin... Read More
The push for direct bookings: Hotels can have it both ways
News / Distribution
The push for direct bookings: Hotels can have it both ways
By PhocusWire | May 24, 2021
Numerous reports suggest that hotels have seen a swing toward consumers booking direct as lockdown restrictions ease and travel resume. Read More
What is the early impact of Google's free booking links for hotels?
Opinion / Online
What is the early impact of Google's free booking links for hotels?
By Fran Diéguez - Mirai | May 10, 2021
Eight weeks after Google's big move in hotel advertising, the dust has settled and we are finally able to evaluate performance based on a variable previously unavailable: data. Read More
Amadeus revenues halve in early 2021, vaccine programs offer hope
News / Distribution
Amadeus revenues halve in early 2021, vaccine programs offer hope
By Kevin May | May 7, 2021
The Spain-based IT and distribution provider saw its total revenue figure come in at 50% lower in the first quarter of the year compared to the corresponding three months in 2020. Read More
Guesty raises $50M as spotlight remains on short-term rental sector
News / Technology
Guesty raises $50M as spotlight remains on short-term rental sector
By Jill Menze | April 27, 2021
In addition to the funding round, Guesty has announced it has also acquired software company Your Porter. Read More
How the pandemic is reshaping hotel distribution strategies and onboarding
News / Distribution
How the pandemic is reshaping hotel distribution strategies and onboarding
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2021
Updated tech tools and new strategies are surfacing as distribution partners prepare for travel to resume. Read More