Channel Management


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
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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
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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
VIDEO: Trekksoft on Google and a shifting market in activities
VIDEO: Trekksoft on Google and a shifting market in activities
By Kevin May | March 20, 2019
Software vendors for tour and activity suppliers have a unique spot in the sector - an ability to gauge their customer requirements and understand what consumers want. Read More
News | Technology
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
By Kevin May | March 6, 2019
The BookingSuite App Store is a collection of currently 45 different services provided by software companies in the industry that cover a range of tools to help hoteliers with their day-to-day... Read More
News | Technology
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
By Kyle Moore - RateGain  | March 4, 2019
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had bargained for. So we examine a few that of those hidden headaches. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
By Diane Merlino  | February 28, 2019
Hoteliers who want to gain and hold a competitive edge in today’s fragmented marketplace need to implement a diverse distribution strategy that makes it easy for potential customers to find them.  Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution