Channel Management


Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2019
Removing manual process (such as cash) and historic (perhaps unfair) relationships between supplier and the concierge as intermediary should ultimately benefit the consumer. Read More
Interview | Online
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of alignment with hotelier’s best interests Read More
Opinion | Technology
Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies
Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies
By Jim Price - MParticle  | February 13, 2019
For travel companies, a CDP can add significant agility and resilience to infrastructure and organization, reduce operating costs and provide the necessary controls for proper data governance. Read More
Opinion | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
By Kevin May | February 12, 2019
Join Sabre and our industry-leading airline and agency partners as we discuss how we’re implementing NDC solutions in our organizations and collaborating across segments and regions to ensure collective... Read More
News | Distribution
As competition diversifies, Booking.com remains top hotel channel
As competition diversifies, Booking.com remains top hotel channel
By Jill Menze | February 6, 2019
When it comes to bringing in booking revenue to hotels, Booking.com remains the channel on top - though new players are entering the space. Read More
News | Distribution
Sounding Off: Airbnb should accept that some things are done certain ways
Sounding Off: Airbnb should accept that some things are done certain ways
By PhocusWire | February 1, 2019
The dull mechanics behind what is known as process shouldn't be allowed to prohibit a brand such as Airbnb from making a genuine challenge to OTAs. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Why Airbnb must avoid the tech trap OTAs fell into for years
Why Airbnb must avoid the tech trap OTAs fell into for years
By Craig Stewart - Freetobook  | January 29, 2019
Airbnb's much-lauded move into hotel distribution has been a welcome addition to the hotel ecosystem - but it should beware of age-old pitfalls. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How well are independent hoteliers adapting to the digital age?
By Kevin May | January 25, 2019
Phocuswright and trivago present key findings from the Independent Lodging Study 2018.  In 2018 independent hotels are performing better in the online environment — but challenges remain. Read More
News | Distribution
Airline distribution in 2030, part 2: Four scenarios for the future
Airline distribution in 2030, part 2: Four scenarios for the future
By Mario Gavira  | January 25, 2019
Who wins - the tech giants, existing intermediaries, airlines, lawmakers or something else? Four possible patterns are analyzed here in part two. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Flyiin secures first funding round of €2.4M for airline booking platform
Flyiin secures first funding round of €2.4M for airline booking platform
By Kevin May | January 22, 2019
Former Air Canada boss Montie Brewer is one of a number of airline industry execs who has backed the Germany-based startup in its debut round. Read More
News | Technology
Airline distribution in 2030, part 1: Gravitating towards airlines, intermediaries or tech giants?
Airline distribution in 2030, part 1: Gravitating towards airlines, intermediaries or tech giants?
By Mario Gavira  | January 17, 2019
Airline distribution is an evolving beast - but in the first of this two-part series we outline why developments over the next decade could trigger the most fundamental changes in its history. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
VIDEO: PKFare - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: PKFare - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 15, 2019
A B2B travel marketplace driven by machine learning technology crashes the barriers and flattens the trades in travel industry. Read More
Interview | Distribution
VIDEO: Zuzu Hospitality Solutions - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Zuzu Hospitality Solutions - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 14, 2019
Zuzu shows how a people-centric approach delivers revenue maximization from its pricing and distribution technology. Read More
Interview | Startups
SiteMinder partners with RoomIt to connect hotels directly to TMC clients
SiteMinder partners with RoomIt to connect hotels directly to TMC clients
By Jill Menze | January 9, 2019
Through a new partnership with RoomIt, the hotel distribution arm of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, SiteMinder is giving its hotel customers direct access to a travel management company’s clients for the... Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: LIVN - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: LIVN - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 31, 2018
Through a single integration with LIVN API, B2B partners can connect to 15,000 tour operators with over 700,000 global tours and activities. Read More
Interview | Technology