Channel Management


Direct vs. third-party: The distribution landscape for vacation rental property managers
Direct vs. third-party: The distribution landscape for vacation rental property managers
By Jill Menze | November 7, 2018
Vacation rental property managers in Europe are increasingly turning to Airbnb and Booking.com as distribution channels, however they are seeing gains in direct bookings for certain kinds of properties. Read More
News | Distribution
Ctrip's plans for localization: A look at Trip.com one year in
Ctrip's plans for localization: A look at Trip.com one year in
By Jill Menze | November 1, 2018
It’s been exactly one year since Ctrip purchased Trip.com - a strategic move by the Chinese online travel powerhouse to bring its services into local Asia Pacific markets. And the past 365 days have so... Read More
News | Online
Metasearch can survive and thrive (with some tweaks along the way)
Metasearch can survive and thrive (with some tweaks along the way)
By PhocusWire | October 31, 2018
We now admit to starting our theme month in October pondering how much discussion there was to be had around metasearch in travel. Read More
News | Online
Three ways hoteliers are kicking silos of technology for good (finally)
Three ways hoteliers are kicking silos of technology for good (finally)
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | October 18, 2018
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: In the age of OTAs and industry disruption, effectively managing a complex channel and distribution strategy is critical to a hotelier’s bottom line. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: How digital changed it all for a Mexican boat tour operator
VIDEO: How digital changed it all for a Mexican boat tour operator
By Kevin May | October 15, 2018
Typically, medium to large-size brands mostly have the profile and attract coverage in developments that happen in every corner of the travel industry. Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about a magician's tricks
QOTW: Something about a magician's tricks
By PhocusWire | October 12, 2018
Quote from Stephen Joyce, CEO of Rezgo, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Technology
How to get smart with hotel distribution during the low season
How to get smart with hotel distribution during the low season
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight | October 12, 2018
Peaks and troughs are the perennial features of every hotelier’s annual revenue graph. This is unlikely to change. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Checkfront on Google's entry and where the experiences sector is heading
VIDEO: Checkfront on Google's entry and where the experiences sector is heading
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2018
Checkfront is one of the first partners for the Reserve With Google initiative - a development that has the potential to be a disruptive move for tours and activities. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: LIVN on bringing a GDS approach to tours and activities
VIDEO: LIVN on bringing a GDS approach to tours and activities
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2018
LIVN has a pertinent perspective on how the tours and activities is likely to develop on the next few years. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
Shaken, not stirred, by a travel sector now following a familiar pattern
By Stephen Joyce - Rezgo | October 9, 2018
The path that I was dutifully walking ended up not being the path that the rest of the industry was taking. Read More
News | Technology
Hotels are right to be obsessed with direct bookings
Hotels are right to be obsessed with direct bookings
By Patrick Bosworth - Duetto | October 2, 2018
Because Airbnb, the online travel agencies and other billion-dollar third parties are waging an arms race to be the world’s biggest travel brand, hoteliers obviously want to optimize their booking... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
VIDEO: Musement on being bought and being part of something bigger
VIDEO: Musement on being bought and being part of something bigger
By Kevin May | September 25, 2018
The recent deal that saw online travel agency for tours and activities, Musement, head the way of the TUI Group is the latest long line of deals this year. Read More
News | Online
Xola app marketplace
Xola creates app marketplace for tour and activity operators
By Mitra Sorrells | September 24, 2018
Xola, an online booking platform for tours and activities, is consolidating apps and integrations to support online and offline customer acquisition and sales in its new Xola App Store.   Read More
News | Online
Redeam distribution API
Redeam launches new automated channel management platform for tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
 Redeam, a digital ticketing and redemption provider for suppliers of tours, activities and attractions, has created a new channel management platform.   Read More
News | Distribution
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