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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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HRS loses rate parity appeal, calls for unified approach
HRS loses rate parity appeal, calls for unified approach
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2015
A German court has ruled parity clauses from hotel specialist HRS are anti-competitive, paving the way for similar decisions on other online intermediaries. The ruling from the Higher Regional Cour Read More
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Hi-tech rooms in demand with business travellers
Hi-tech rooms in demand with business travellers
By Martin Cowen | September 25, 2014
HRS is the latest business to find out that corporate travellers quite like to have a hi-tech room to stay in when on the road. The business - which has been around for 40 years but relaunched as Read More
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HRS study: Why hotel distribution costs matter to corporates
HRS study: Why hotel distribution costs matter to corporates
By Sean O'Neil | August 28, 2014
Corporate travel managers should be taking a closer look at the systems powering their travel programmes. Because if hotels distribute rooms more efficiently, they could save up to 30% of their costs. Read More
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Reporter favourites of 2013 - Karthick Prabu
Reporter favourites of 2013 - Karthick Prabu
By Karthick Prabu | December 30, 2013
Hotel takes action against an online reviewer, longevity of last-minute mobile hotel booking services, and dodgy tactics to get positive reviews on the web... These three articles stood out for me Read More
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What keeps business travel experts awake at night?
What keeps business travel experts awake at night?
By Kevin May | December 2, 2013
Not ill-fitting eye masks, anyway. This was the question handed to a group from various strands of the business travel world at the CAPA Summit in Amsterdam this week. It's a standard thing to ask Read More
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Travel DISTRIBUTION roundup - Orbitz, HRS, CarTrawler, Travelport, ClearTrip
Travel DISTRIBUTION roundup - Orbitz, HRS, CarTrawler, Travelport, ClearTrip
By PhocusWire | October 30, 2013
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for DISTRIBUTION in travel, tourism and hospitality on Wednesday 30 October 2013... Orbitz to power hotel bookings for EVA Air Orbitz Partner Netw Read More
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HRS taps into electronic payments trend with Airplus deal
HRS taps into electronic payments trend with Airplus deal
By Linda Fox | October 4, 2013
Online hotels service HRS is offering corporate customers an alternative to direct payments at hotels following a tie-up with AirPlus International. HRS says the Global Payment service is available Read More
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HRS picks up the slack after Facebook axes deals service
HRS picks up the slack after Facebook axes deals service
By Linda Fox | September 2, 2013
When Facebook brought the curtain down on its deals offering, it left some businesses scratching their heads as to how to replace it Read More
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Expedia and Booking.com pledge to allow rival discounting as hotel rate parity probe widens
Expedia and Booking.com pledge to allow rival discounting as hotel rate parity probe widens
By Kevin May | August 9, 2013
Two of the largest online travel brands on the planet - Booking.com and Expedia - have agreed to new guidelines which will give other web-based agencies the chance to offer reductions on hotels. Read More
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Will last minute hotel booking players really disappear in three years?
Will last minute hotel booking players really disappear in three years?
By Karthick Prabu | July 23, 2013
Last minute hotel deals via mobile devices have, to some extent, become a new distribution channels for hotels - with numerous startups created to capitalise. Read More
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The drive for free wifi in hotels reaches the BBC FastTrack show [VIDEO]
The drive for free wifi in hotels reaches the BBC FastTrack show [VIDEO]
By Kevin May | May 14, 2013
We were asked recently to help out with a BBC FastTrack show which was looking at attitudes in the industry and with travellers to providing free wifi for guests in hotels. Read More
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GetThere majorly expands its booking content for corporate travel
GetThere majorly expands its booking content for corporate travel
By Sean O'Neil | May 2, 2013
The giant of corporate tools, which books $9 billion in travel a year, is supplementing its GDS content with additional regional suppliers via more user-friendly reservation tools. Read More
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