Reservation Systems


Expedia Group fully acquires CanadaStays to boost vacation rental presence up north
Expedia Group fully acquires CanadaStays to boost vacation rental presence up north
By Jill Menze | August 22, 2019
CanadaStays, with which Expedia Group has had a strategic partnership since 2015, will be integrated into the Vrbo brand. Read More
News | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Jan Gerlach of Peakwork
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
Peakwork was founded in 2009 and provides software to connect supply from airlines, bedbank and other travel companies with online and off distributors. Read More
Interview | Technology
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
By Tim Peter - Tim Peter, Associates, & Tim Peter - Tim Peter & Associates | August 15, 2019
It doesn't seem that guests really need attribute-based selling, and it's unrealistic to assume that the model will both improve prices for guests and drive more revenue. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Wyndham's RCI acquires Alliance Reservation Network for $92M
Wyndham's RCI acquires Alliance Reservation Network for $92M
By Jill Menze | August 9, 2019
Vacation exchange network RCI has purchased travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network to expand its reach beyond its core business. Read More
News | Online
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Decoding the hotel guestprint
By PhocusWire | August 8, 2019
In the webinar, produced by PhocusWire and Cendyn, we cover the six keys to designing acquisition and engagement programs that treat your guests as individuals, not a marketing segment. Read More
News | Technology
OTAs, margins and supply - lessons for tours and activities from battles elsewhere
OTAs, margins and supply - lessons for tours and activities from battles elsewhere
By Olan O’Sullivan - TrekkSoft  | August 6, 2019
Are the investments by Booking Holdings and TripAdvisor about supporting their consumer offerings rather than offering compelling solutions for operators to run their businesses? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Sabre revenues up across the business despite challenges in Europe
Sabre revenues up across the business despite challenges in Europe
By Linda Fox | August 1, 2019
The company has reported revenue gains across its three main divisions for the second quarter of 2019. Read More
News | Distribution
Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution
Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution
By Tao Tao - GetYourGuide  | August 1, 2019
There is a growing threat to the future of tours and activities: the loss of independence in reservation systems, thanks to acquisitions by TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings. At GetYourGuide, we don’t... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Amadeus reports double-digit revenue growth for the first half of 2019
Amadeus reports double-digit revenue growth for the first half of 2019
By Linda Fox | July 31, 2019
The Spain-based company puts growth in the IT Solutions and Distribution arms of the business down to an “expanding customer base.” Read More
News | Distribution
Roomex names new Garry Moroney as new CEO, promises "hyper-growth" phase
Roomex names new Garry Moroney as new CEO, promises "hyper-growth" phase
By Kevin May | July 24, 2019
Roomex co-founder and CEO Jack Donaghy moved on from the company to "pursue other interests." Read More
News | Technology
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
By Kevin May | July 23, 2019
For all the money pouring into the likes of GetYourGuide and Klook, spare a thought for other businesses that are finding the sector extremely tough. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb reaches seven out of ten properties available for instant booking
By Kevin May | July 18, 2019
The figure is a sizeable jump from 2016, when just one in three of Airbnb's properties could be secured straight away. Read More
News | Online
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Travelport sells Travelwire brand to Dolphin Dynamics
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2019
U.K-based Dolphin Dynamics is looking to boost its presents in the Nordics through the acquisition of Travelwire from Travelport. Read More
News | Technology
HostNFly locks in $10M for vacation rental management platform
HostNFly locks in $10M for vacation rental management platform
By Kevin May | July 16, 2019
The France-based company now has more than $12.5 million overall since its launch in 2016. Read More
News | Technology
Dave Berkus technology opportunities and mistakes
Q&A: Hospitality tech guru Dave Berkus on disruption, exec mistakes and Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | July 16, 2019
Dave Berkus, creator of one of the earliest property management systems, discusses technology lifecycles, the risk of hacking, tech giants and travel, his advice for entrepreneurs and travel executive... Read More
News | Technology