Cvent urges MICE Professionals to embrace entrepreneurial spirit

hotelmarketing.com · 15 Oct

CEO and Founder Reggie Aggarwal delivered an inspirational keynote speech to more than 1,300 event and hospitality professionals at the third annual

Spain 'to suffer 500 hotel closures' due to Thomas Cook failure

hotelmarketing.com · 14 Oct

As many as 1.3 million holidaymakers will be unable to fly into Spanish destinations this autumn and winter due to the Thomas Cook collapse.

Hays Travel to acquire entire Thomas Cook retail estate

hotelmarketing.com · 9 Oct

The agreement will see Hays Travel acquire a total of 555 stores around the UK, providing re-employment opportunities for up to 2,500 former staff.

Global hotel pipeline soars to new heights

hotelmarketing.com · 1 Oct

Lodging Econometrics has compiled construction pipeline counts for every country and market, revealing a record high of rooms around the world.

Thomas Cook collapse cost Tunisian hotels EUR70 million

hotelmarketing.com · 30 Sep

Tunisian hotels have been left EUR70 million out of pocket as a result of Thomas Cook's collapse, the country's tourist board has said.

U.S. Congress takes aim at hidden hotel resort fees

hotelmarketing.com · 30 Sep

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry last week introduced bipartisan legislation, called the "Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2

Hyatt introduces new lifestyle brand: Caption by Hyatt

hotelmarketing.com · 30 Sep

Hyatt has announced the introduction of Caption by Hyatt, a new lifestyle brand aimed at inspiring connections between people.

Sonder takes Airbnb-aesthetic to hotels in New York, London

hotelmarketing.com · 29 Sep

Sonder targets the sweet spot between a home and a hotel, merging the vibe of an Airbnb in a hip neighborhood with the convenience of a hotel's 24/7

OTA Insight surpasses 50,000-property milestone with global IHG agreement
OTA Insight surpasses 50,000-property milestone with global IHG agreement

hotelmarketing.com · 26 Sep

Major international chain signs up to group-wide use of Parity Insight, OTA Insight's end-to-end parity solution.

Thomas Cook: Industry mourns collapse of iconic travel brand

hotelmarketing.com · 23 Sep

The travel industry today reacted to the collapse of Thomas Cook with an emotional mixture of dismay and a determination to provide support wherever

Thomas Cook in last-ditch talks to avoid collapse

hotelmarketing.com · 22 Sep

Up to 150,000 UK holidaymakers affected with 9,000 British jobs at risk as firm looks for PS200m in funds.

Squeezed by Google, TripAdvisor switches up media strategy

hotelmarketing.com · 9 Sep

As Google ramps up its own travel offerings, online travel agencies are beginning to change up their strategies in retaliation.

Airbnb gets new power to inform on rivals when they are scofflaws

hotelmarketing.com · 4 Sep

New Airbnb settlements with Boston and Miami Beach legitimize alternative accommodations in those cities, but also give the home-sharing giant new le

eDreams Odigeo urges investors to stick around

hotelmarketing.com · 29 Aug

eDreams believes it has developed a long-term recipe for success but needs time to realize those gains.

Independents: Be even savvier and thorough than before

hotelmarketing.com · 29 Aug

With metrics floundering and the economy softening, independents need to be savvier and more attractive both to guests and potential employees.

Mews grabs $33M to modernize hotel administration

hotelmarketing.com · 29 Aug

Mews believes it's time to rethink how hotels work in a more modern digital context, especially on the administrative side.

Thomas Cook to sell majority stake to China's Fosun

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Aug

Troubled travel firm Thomas Cook says it has agreed a rescue deal with investor Fosun Tourism, its banks and a majority of its bondholders.

Keeping up with the changing dynamics of customer acquisition costs

hotelmarketing.com · 26 Aug

The cost to acquire a guest goes beyond commissions paid to third-party distribution channels, but how far it goes depends on who you ask.

Hoteliers confident distribution pendulum swinging back

hotelmarketing.com · 26 Aug

Hoteliers are increasingly confident that the battle to bring more bookings revenue into direct channels is beginning to pay dividends.

Marriott and Hilton sued over 'Resort Fees

hotelmarketing.com · 25 Aug

The hotel charges known as resort fees are this time, from state attorneys general.

Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix blocked by US Justice Department

hotelmarketing.com · 25 Aug

Court papers filed by the DoJ accused Sabre of seeking "to eliminate" a competitor by acquiring it."

A sign of the future restaurant: The new McDonald's to-go location

hotelmarketing.com · 25 Aug

The fast-food giant is known for its quick drive-thru service, but now it's taking things a step further with a new to-go location that only serves f

How small hotel brands are making a big mark in luxury travel

hotelmarketing.com · 21 Aug

Smaller hotels don't have the dollars to spend on marketing and PR, but if they perform, their guests will say so, and others will read about it onli

How should my hotel market to "Bleisure" travelers?

hotelmarketing.com · 19 Aug

Don't overthink it. Marketing to bleisure travelers can mimic your normal marketing efforts.

Marriott introduces dynamic pricing for Bonvoy award bookings

hotelmarketing.com · 18 Aug

Marriott is set to make significant changes to the way that its Bonvoy loyalty members pay for award nights with points.

Google Maps adds new travel features, including price guarantee

hotelmarketing.com · 12 Aug

Google announced new Google Maps travel features and also promised to show you the best prices for that travel or your money back.