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HRS rate filtering tool
HRS tool eliminates incorrect hotel rates in business booking channels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2018
Business travel management company HRS is preparing to launch a filtering tool to prevent incorrect hotel rates from appearing in booking systems used by business travelers.   Read More
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The complicated world of how simple meetings are sourced, booked, measured
The complicated world of how simple meetings are sourced, booked, measured
By Rob Gill | July 24, 2018
The vast majority of smaller or “simple” business meetings are booked directly with venues rather than through corporate booking tools, according to new research. A global study, carried out by the Read More
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HRS AI for corporate travel
How AI is changing corporate travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | April 24, 2018
Corporate travel is big – really big – business. According to a July 2017 report from the Global Business Travel Association, global business travel spend approached $1.3 trillion in 2016, and it’s... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Tobias Ragge of HRS
In The Big Chair - Tobias Ragge of HRS
By Kevin May | April 3, 2018
The founder's son, Tobias Ragge has run HRS for 10 years, with a particular emphasis on pushing it into new markets around the world and, more recently, concentrating on its core corporate travel... Read More
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Paysafe, Airbnb and other news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | December 4, 2017
In our latest wrap-up of news in brief: Ethiopian Airlines on PaySafe; Air Canada opts for Flyiin; SiteMinder unites with Cloud-Hotel; Airbnb launches split bookings. Read More
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Companies aren't getting the hotel rates they negotiated, study finds
Companies aren't getting the hotel rates they negotiated, study finds
By Michele McDonald | March 17, 2017
Every fall, corporate travel managers and travel management companies expend a lot of time and energy on the annual ritual of negotiating rates for their preferred hotel programs. More than a few d Read More
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HRS uses beacons to ease hotel check-in pain
HRS uses beacons to ease hotel check-in pain
By Linda Fox | February 27, 2017
Online hotel specialist HRS has built what it's calling smarthotel technology into its mobile application. The app now aims to speed up the check-in and check-out process for users by employing bea Read More
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Austrian regulators crack down on online travel agency parity clauses
Austrian regulators crack down on online travel agency parity clauses
By Kevin May | July 19, 2016
Officials in Austria have moved to introduce legislation that will prevent online travel agencies from demanding hotels only offer rates at the same or higher price. Parity clauses have existed bet Read More
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HRS, the hotel-sourcing behemoth, discusses its big Americas push
HRS, the hotel-sourcing behemoth, discusses its big Americas push
By Sean O'Neil | June 16, 2016
In January, HRS, the Cologne-based digital hotel technology company, opened its first office in the Americas, in New York City, which is home to its first 25 US employees. Until now, HRS has been u Read More
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How could airlines, hotels, agencies, and platforms share data with less friction?
How could airlines, hotels, agencies, and platforms share data with less friction?
By Sean O'Neil | June 14, 2016
Travelers hope to be respected as the individuals they are. But too often, their booking experiences are homogeneous and impersonal — and so are their flights and hotel stays. One explanation is th Read More
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With new investment, HRS amplifies its corporate travel push, to outflank its rivals
With new investment, HRS amplifies its corporate travel push, to outflank its rivals
By Sean O'Neil | May 25, 2016
HRS, the giant of digital hotel distribution, has expanded into the Australian market by investing in The Lido Group, a corporate and government accommodation aggregator. The move underlines the compa Read More
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Conichi attracts funding from HRS for beacon-based hotel app
Conichi attracts funding from HRS for beacon-based hotel app
By Linda Fox | September 9, 2015
Conichi, a mobile application to improve hotel stays, has received a "high" seven-figure investment from hotel booking specialist HRS. Germany-based HRS will take an undisclosed stake in the app se Read More
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French parliament kills rate parity, and Booking predicts hotel price war
French parliament kills rate parity, and Booking predicts hotel price war
By Sean O'Neil | June 19, 2015
On Thursday, the French National Assembly moved to cancel rate parity clauses in contracts between hotels and online travel agencies (OTAs). Violators will be fined up to Euro 150,000. The next ste Read More
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As rate parity falters, what OTAs and hotels may do next
As rate parity falters, what OTAs and hotels may do next
By Sean O'Neil | April 21, 2015
In Europe, rate parity is a piñata that everyone's taking a whack at. But not everyone in the industry agrees about what they'll find inside. Probes in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Irel Read More
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HRS shows why online travel agencies need a vacation rental strategy
HRS shows why online travel agencies need a vacation rental strategy
By Kevin May | March 11, 2015
HRS is poised to attack the vacation rental sector in a major way, shining another light on where the next online travel agency battleground is likely to be. The European OTA, which has a significa Read More
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