Channel Management

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Opinion / Distribution
How open distribution helps hotels regain selling power
By Ben Stephenson - Impala | March 1, 2022
An open distribution model reimagines how hotel selling works from the ground up. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Quality has become the driving force in vacation rentals
By Jeremy Gall - Breezeway | February 21, 2022
Shifting traveler behavior has helped short-term rentals continue to surpass other accommodation types as the preferred method of travel. But with this popularity now comes opportunities and challenges. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Experiences must be primed for the tech-led big time
By Chris Atkin - Rezdy | February 1, 2022
As we enter such a critical new year for the experiences industry, it's time dust off the crystal ball and consider what emerging trends will help shape the near future. Read More
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News / Distribution
Airbnb gaining share in hotel distribution analysis
By Mitra Sorrells | January 24, 2022
According to SiteMinder, Airbnb increased the share of bookings it drives for hotels, while new distribution channels entered the mix in 2021. Read More
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News / Distribution
VIDEO: Unraveling the complex world of airline distribution
By PhocusWire | January 21, 2022
Sabre’s Traci Mercer explains that while attitudes around NDC have changed, there are still gaps in alignment. Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Even top hotel brands need to improve distribution and marketing performance in 2022
By Dori Stein - Fornova | January 17, 2022
In such turbulent COVID times, it will come as little surprise that hotels are struggling to find their feet when it comes to optimizing their distribution. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Katanox aims to simplify hotel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | January 10, 2022
Katanox is focused on opening hospitality distribution to enable hotels to capture more direct bookings through multiple channels and to provide more choice for travelers. Read More
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News / Startups
GuruHotel raises $2.1M to help hotels drive direct bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | December 17, 2021
Founded in 2019, GuruHotel's platform enables hotels to build their websites and start selling rooms online in less than one hour. Read More
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News / Distribution
VIDEO: Hotels and rentals - divide, conquer or converge?
By PhocusWire | December 7, 2021
Alternative accommodation may have notched up a headstart over hotels, when lockdown restrictions began to ease - but no-one is saying that the momentum for the sector is likely to continue in the long... Read More
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News / Startups
Hotel Engine secures $65M for innovation and recruitment
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2021
The investment in Hotel Engine, which was led by existing investor Telescope Partners with participation from Blackstone, values the company at $1.3 billion. Read More
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News / Technology
PROS acquires direct travel sales platform EveryMundo for $80M
By Kevin May | November 30, 2021
The cash deal for U.S.-based EveryMundo will also include the delivery of $10 million stock in the future, subject to conditions. Read More
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News / Distribution
Skepticism emerges over IATA's shift away from NDC certification
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | November 30, 2021
Next October, IATA will sunset the existing NDC registry, under which airlines, travel sellers and airline merchandising system providers are certified as levels 1 through 4 for the NDC... Read More
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News / Technology
Marriott joins IHG on Amadeus reservations platform
By Linda Fox | November 18, 2021
Amadeus announced IHG as the launch partner for the technology in 2015 and hoped to bring on similar enterprise level companies to create a community platform in the ensuing years. Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Collaboration: how we can overcome barriers to NDC's success
By Angel Gallego - Amadeus | November 12, 2021
Now is the time to get on board and collaborate towards a shared vision to unlock these opportunities in digital travel retailing. Read More
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News / Startups
Hospitality tech startup Amenitiz nabs €6.5M for Europe expansion
By Jill Menze | November 11, 2021
Point-Nine, Backed and Otium led the round, with angel investors including Travelperk’s Avi Meier, GoCardless’ Matt Robinson and Carlos Gonzales also participating. Read More