Sonder puts Hilton and Marriott in its sights as it moves into hotel business
Sonder puts Hilton and Marriott in its sights as it moves into hotel business

hotelmarketing.com · 5 Dec

The company has ambitions to become the next-generation Hilton or Marriott as part of its plan to radically redefine the industry. The San Francisco-

Value-add, transparency key to making amenity fees work
Value-add, transparency key to making amenity fees work

hotelmarketing.com · 3 Dec

Independent and boutique hotels experimenting with charging amenity fees haven’t yet received pushback from guests. Unlike their branded counterparts

Why are TripAdvisor's hotel revenues declining?
Why are TripAdvisor's hotel revenues declining?

hotelmarketing.com · 2 Dec

The primary reason for this decline was lower click-based advertising revenues on TripAdvisor-branded websites. Click-based advertising is generally

Trivago's top hospitality predictions for 2020
Trivago's top hospitality predictions for 2020

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Nov

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the biggest emerging technology trends in the hospitality world. Not only is the staff able to track down and mana

Coworking: How hotels can add value to the coworking market
Coworking: How hotels can add value to the coworking market

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Nov

Coworking spaces were originally designed as second homes for “business nomads”, people who combine travel with work and value space for networking,

U.S. Supreme Court to consider blocking Booking.com trademark

hotelmarketing.com · 13 Nov

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a bid by a federal agency to prevent the popular hotel reservation website Booking.com from trademarking th

How Oyo upended the lives of hotel operators

hotelmarketing.com · 13 Nov

The company has scaled up partly by promising hoteliers monthly payments, made possible by SoftBank's money. Payments that now increasingly get cance

HSMAI members on signs of a downturn

hotelmarketing.com · 12 Nov

During a recent HSMAI think tank, sales and marketing experts questioned whether the industry is approaching a recession and shared lessons learned f

Expedia stock drops after disappointing earnings

hotelmarketing.com · 6 Nov

Expedia Group shares sank as much as 13 percent in after-hours trading after the travel giant missed profit expectations for its third quarter earnin

Airbnb to verify all of its listings

hotelmarketing.com · 6 Nov

Airbnb properties will soon be verified for accuracy of photos, addresses, listing details, cleanliness, safety and basic home amenities.

Kayak launches Kayak Guides
Kayak launches Kayak Guides

hotelmarketing.com · 5 Nov

The new feature allows users to create and share personalized travel itineraries with friends, family and fellow travelers.

Uber puts the brakes on growth at any cost
Uber puts the brakes on growth at any cost

hotelmarketing.com · 4 Nov

What Uber seems to be doing is precisely what investors want now. The company is trying to stop growing where it doesn't make sense.

Hotelbeds report highlights value bedbanks offer hoteliers
Hotelbeds report highlights value bedbanks offer hoteliers

hotelmarketing.com · 30 Oct

Reach, Growth, and Occupancy: the real value of the bedbank distribution model has been commissioned by Hotebeds and explores the unique role that be

Adoption and developments in voice use in travel
Adoption and developments in voice use in travel

hotelmarketing.com · 30 Oct

Voice technology is a natural fit for travel and likely to become as ubiquitous over time as the mobile phone that accompanies so many travelers alre

The race for platform dominance in travel

hotelmarketing.com · 29 Oct

According to Phocuswright's latest travel research report, The Race for Platform Dominance, platform companies are software companies, but with a twi

Duffel wants to disrupt travel industry
Duffel wants to disrupt travel industry

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Oct

Similar to how fintech companies connect the fragmented world of finance and payments, Duffel brings airlines together so that travel agents can offe

Google says its new AI-powered search update is a 'huge step forward
Google says its new AI-powered search update is a 'huge step forward

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Oct

The shift moves the world's biggest search engine from spitting out results based on keywords to "something closer to language."

The hotel experience gets high-tech
The hotel experience gets high-tech

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Oct

Guests can check-in via phone and even choose their own room as hotels get a digital makeover.

Transformation of Sheraton renews interest in brand

hotelmarketing.com · 28 Oct

Marriott's vision for the Sheraton brand is to reinforce it as a gathering space.

Independent hotels disappearing as chains grow

hotelmarketing.com · 23 Oct

More independent hotels are either joining the big chains or shutting their doors.

Travel SEO: Eight ways to build links and get press
Travel SEO: Eight ways to build links and get press

hotelmarketing.com · 21 Oct

A huge driver of eyeballs to travel companies has been organic traffic via search engines. Links are the new press, and they're important as ever for

Turkish court sets conditions to lift Booking.com ban

hotelmarketing.com · 20 Oct

A Turkish court ruled Friday that fare aggregator Booking.com had engaged in widespread unfair competitive practices.

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.