Reservation Systems


Welcome to a new world for payments in travel
Welcome to a new world for payments in travel
By Jay Dearborn - WEX Inc | October 19, 2018
Consumers generally perceive the travel industry as being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. Read More
News
Three ways hoteliers are kicking silos of technology for good (finally)
Three ways hoteliers are kicking silos of technology for good (finally)
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | October 18, 2018
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: In the age of OTAs and industry disruption, effectively managing a complex channel and distribution strategy is critical to a hotelier’s bottom line. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Tours and activities: the next frontier for airlines?
Tours and activities: the next frontier for airlines?
By Jill Menze | October 17, 2018
Do airlines want to enter the tours and activities game? On the list of priorities, airlines are interested in selling their core product - flights - first and foremost, says Tamas Hanyi, general... Read More
News | Distribution
How to get smart with hotel distribution during the low season
How to get smart with hotel distribution during the low season
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight | October 12, 2018
Peaks and troughs are the perennial features of every hotelier’s annual revenue graph. This is unlikely to change. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Checkfront on Google's entry and where the experiences sector is heading
VIDEO: Checkfront on Google's entry and where the experiences sector is heading
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2018
Checkfront is one of the first partners for the Reserve With Google initiative - a development that has the potential to be a disruptive move for tours and activities. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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Creating a Netflix-for-airlines loyalty model at $30/month
By Kevin May | October 5, 2018
The "X-for-hotels" or "Y-for-airlines" idea, when a modern consumer brand is used as a reference point, has become fairly common in the travel industry. Read More
News | Distribution
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Vacation rental vs. hotel tech: What's the future of PMS?
By Jill Menze | October 5, 2018
If vacation rental property managers want to distinguish how they do business compared to hotels, the first step is to rethink how they use technology and data. Read More
News | Technology
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Kathy Morgan
By PhocusWire | October 5, 2018
With responsibility for driving NDC at Sabre, Morgan has witnessed it go from an initiative shadowed by mistrust and confusion to something many in the industry are now getting behind and seeing as a... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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VIDEO: FareHarbor on being acquired by Booking.com
By Kevin May | October 3, 2018
In what has been a transformative year for tours and activities, perhaps one development stood out more than any other. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: TripAdvisor opens up about Bokun acquisition
VIDEO: TripAdvisor opens up about Bokun acquisition
By Kevin May | September 26, 2018
Bokun customers will get a better placement in TripAdvisor listings for tours and activities, the company has admitted for the first time. Read More
News | Distribution
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Redeam launches new automated channel management platform for tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
 Redeam, a digital ticketing and redemption provider for suppliers of tours, activities and attractions, has created a new channel management platform.   Read More
News | Distribution
Google plunges deeper into hotel search: It's all about rooms
Google plunges deeper into hotel search: It's all about rooms
By Diego Varela - Mirai | September 19, 2018
Ever wondered how far search giant Google wants to take consumers in its quest to dominate the accommodation sector? More evidence is emerging... Read More
News | Online
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Startup Stage: Criton drags and drops app tools into hotels
By Kevin May | September 11, 2018
With 28 full-time employees and expansion to London, Criton is ambitious with its plan to give hotels the tools to create their own mobile applications. Read More
Interview | Startups
Ignore no more - why Ctrip has to be part of a distribution strategy
Ignore no more - why Ctrip has to be part of a distribution strategy
By Samantha Wai - SHR | September 3, 2018
As incomes in China have risen in recent years, so too has the amount of international travel taken by its 1.4 billion residents.  Read More
Opinion | Online
RedAwning targets multi-unit rental sector with Leavetown acquisition
RedAwning targets multi-unit rental sector with Leavetown acquisition
By Kevin May | August 30, 2018
Vacation rental network RedAwning has made it second acquisition of 2018 - this time buying fellow service Leavetown Vacations and its Jetstream distribution platform. Read More
News | Distribution