Channel Management


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
Booking.com opts for partner route to expand tours and activities
Booking.com opts for partner route to expand tours and activities
By Kevin May | May 6, 2019
A year after buying FareHarbor to spearhead its move into tours and activities, Booking.com is adopting an additional approach and working directly with rival software vendors. Read More
News | Distribution
Datalex CEO Aidan Brogan quits as financial probe continues
Datalex CEO Aidan Brogan quits as financial probe continues
By Kevin May | May 2, 2019
Troubled airline retail technology specialist Datalex installs temporary boss after the sudden resignation of the CEO. Read More
News | Technology
Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform
Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2019
The capital comes from Stella EOC Capital and Howzat Partners, with existing investors also participating in the round. Read More
News | Distribution
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
By Kevin May | April 23, 2019
Key findings from a major study carried out by D-Edge, the Accor-owned hotel technology group that includes the AvailPro and FastBooking platforms. Read More
News | Distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2019
Through this webinar you’ll leave with the tactics you need to step up your parity game and stop leaving money on the table. Read More
News | Distribution
meetingpackage fund raise
MeetingPackage promotes online venue booking through €1.5M raise
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The round for the Finnish meeting venue tech provider closed in late 2018 and was led by existing investors and well as new ones including Falkensteiner Ventures. Read More
News | Technology
GuestReady acquires BnbLord
More expansion for GuestReady with acquisition of competitor BnbLord
By Mitra Sorrells | April 11, 2019
European Airbnb property management company GuestReady has grown its property count to 2,000 with the acquisition of BnbLord, a Paris-based competitor. Read More
News | Online
Prep for parity: everything hotels and online travel agencies need to know
Prep for parity: everything hotels and online travel agencies need to know
By Clive Wood - OTA Insight  | April 8, 2019
The parity problem is not going away, but actionable data can help hoteliers address the problem and recoup revenue and reputation. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
customer data platform hype
Customer data platforms in travel: Worthy of the hype?
By Valerio Fuschini - Carlson Wagonlit Travel  | April 4, 2019
With the increasing competition for customers, TMCs are crying out for cross-functional windows into traveler data, but are customer data platforms the answer? Read More
Opinion | Technology
Google hotel search vacation rentals
Google pushes further into private accommodations, rolls out vacation rentals search worldwide
By Mitra Sorrells | March 26, 2019
Google is adding vacation rental listings from the likes of Expedia Group and TripAdvisor to its Hotel Search platform. Read More
News | Distribution
Activity tech provider BookingKit secures multimillion-euro round
Activity tech provider BookingKit secures multimillion-euro round
By Kevin May | March 26, 2019
The investment in the Germany-based company comes just over a year after its Series B round from the same backers. Read More
News | Technology
ota-insight-rate-parity
Rate parity issues continue to challenge hotels in key markets
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
OTA Insight's Annual Hotel Parity Review shows independent hotels and local chains are more likely to suffer losses from rate parity issues. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Why operators should still have a voice in tours and activities
VIDEO: Why operators should still have a voice in tours and activities
By Kevin May | March 25, 2019
Macro trends in tours and activities have created challenges and opportunities for those at the sharp end of the industry: those that provide a tour or activity and operators of attractions. Read More
News | Distribution
Guesty leads short-term rental software race with $35M raise
Guesty leads short-term rental software race with $35M raise
By Jill Menze | March 21, 2019
The property management platform’s funding now totals $60 million - the highest of any other software in the short-term rental space, according to the company. Read More
News | Technology