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GuestReady eyes future acquisitions with new $6M Series A funding
By Mitra Sorrells | June 18, 2019
GuestReady is planning future expansion boosted by a new investment of $6 million. Read More
News | Online
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Sounding Off: Another major OTA arriving is the least of the hospitality sector's worries
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2019
Understanding and meeting the changing customer is going to become the single most important investment that hotels and chains make in the years ahead, after asset improvements and other infrastructure... Read More
Interview | Online
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Booking.com talks up importance of reviews in travel decisions, especially for rentals
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
The OTA's survey of 21,500 travelers globally reveals that 53% of travelers have decided not to book accommodation because of negative reviews about a host. Read More
News | Online
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The A-to-Gen Z of travel loyalty
By Craig Brennan - SwitchFly  | June 14, 2019
The next generation of consumers don’t want one-size-fits-all rewards. They want to be recognized as individuals and they want rewards that are relevant to their needs and to their travel journey. Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
By Jill Menze | June 13, 2019
The adventures, numbering more than 200 at the outset, are available either exclusively to Airbnb or provided by small local operators. Read More
News | Online
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | June 11, 2019
As lines blur between platform and provider, there are some real questions around rate parity and price competitiveness in this brave new world. Read More
Opinion | Online
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
News | Online
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IoT, asset management and transforming the short-term rental experience
By Michael Driedger - Operto  | June 5, 2019
One of the greatest challenges for the international vacation and short-term rental industry today is providing a product with the level of consistency and standardization that guests increasingly... Read More
Opinion | Technology
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
By Kevin May | June 4, 2019
OYO Rooms now has distribution deals in place with every major online travel agency around the world. Read More
News | Distribution
How Airbnb threatens to disrupt traditional hotel pricing strategies
How Airbnb threatens to disrupt traditional hotel pricing strategies
By Jill Menze | June 4, 2019
A study pitted flexible-capacity Airbnb against the fixed-capacity lodging industry to uncover how the sharing economy has changed hospitality. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Booking.com on where it sees opportunity for growth
VIDEO: Booking.com on where it sees opportunity for growth
By Jill Menze | May 30, 2019
Where is there room for Booking.com - already one of the top players in online travel alongside Ctrip and Expedia - to grow? Read More
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PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #17
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #17
By PhocusWire | May 29, 2019
The first of our podcasts recorded during Phocuswright Europe in Amsterdam earlier this month is now available. Read More
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Airbnb signs Shiji distribution deal to bolster China hotel strategy
Airbnb signs Shiji distribution deal to bolster China hotel strategy
By Kevin May | May 28, 2019
Airbnb has another distribution partner to help bolster its hotel inventory. But this time it is aimed squarely at boosting its presence in China. Read More
News | Distribution
Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
Latin America, part 4: Challenges and opportunities in travel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | May 28, 2019
For the final piece in our series on Latin America, we take a look at the current state and future outlook for distribution in hospitality and air. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: When OYO Rooms bought @Leisure - anatomy of a deal
VIDEO: When OYO Rooms bought @Leisure - anatomy of a deal
By Kevin May | May 24, 2019
@Leisure's CEO Tobias Wann, who will become CEO for vacation homes at OYO Global, agreed to speak to PhocusWire during the recent Phocuswright Europe event in Amsterdam. Read More
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