Marriott looks to redefine select-service in lifestyle

hotelmarketing.com · 11 Jun

Marriott's four lifestyle, select-service brands are growing at a fast pace while bridging a gap between traditional select-service and full-service.

This is why America's travel business is worried

hotelmarketing.com · 10 Jun

Foreign travelers to the United States bring billions of dollars into the economy each year. But that flow of people and money now appears to be at r

Hotel CEOs take longer view on troubles facing industry

hotelmarketing.com · 6 Jun

Speaking at the NYU hospitality conference, CEOs from some of the largest hotel brand companies focused more on what they have the power to change an

Now official: Google to close its Trips app in August
Now official: Google to close its Trips app in August

hotelmarketing.com · 6 Jun

Google has announced that its Trips app will close at the beginning of August although many of its features will live on in its search and Maps produ

TripAdvisor modified its approach to reviews and sexual assault. Did it go far enough?

hotelmarketing.com · 4 Jun

A woman assaulted by a tour guide says the company's policies discourage reporting and keep travelers from finding out the truth.

The hotel rate struggle

hotelmarketing.com · 3 Jun

A new report by Hotel News Now reveals how hoteliers are addressing challenges in rate management, such as raising rates and achieving rate parity ac

Hotelbeds boosts European hotels offering by 5,000
Hotelbeds boosts European hotels offering by 5,000

hotelmarketing.com · 30 May

Hotelbeds has added 5,000 European hotels to its platform which are now available to business to business travel buyers globally in the last year.

Thomas Cook to become 'online holiday marketplace

hotelmarketing.com · 28 May

Thomas Cook is reported to be considering a radical overhaul of its business to become an online aggregator.

Four things we learned at Phocuswright Europe

hotelmarketing.com · 27 May

The overarching topic this year was Empires on Edge, which sought to explore the rising dominance of travel brands.

Oyo Rooms ties up with Ctrip for further expansion into China
Oyo Rooms ties up with Ctrip for further expansion into China

hotelmarketing.com · 27 May

Oyo Rooms has partnered China's largest online travel aggregator Ctrip.com to extend its offerings to travellers.

China travel industry could see two giants go head-to-head

hotelmarketing.com · 27 May

When you've been at the top of your game for so long, sooner or later a competitor will try and challenge your spot on the throne, which is exactly w

Rooms for change: how Ace Hotel inspired a new wave of hotels

hotelmarketing.com · 26 May

As relevant today as in 1999, the Ace Hotel Group has given rise to several generations of hotels inspired by its alternative approach.

Ctrip sales jump 21% in Q1
Ctrip sales jump 21% in Q1

hotelmarketing.com · 23 May

The online travel agency giant's results are fueled by strong performance in both accommodation and transportation ticketing and growing internationa

Airbnb launches Arabic website amid 63% growth in UAE visitors

hotelmarketing.com · 23 May

Airbnb launched its Arabic website in a bit to grow its presence across the Middle East and North-Africa region, where it has over 70,000 listings.

Inside Hilton's marketing strategy

hotelmarketing.com · 23 May

Hilton CMO Kellyn Smith Kenny sheds some light on the marketing strategies that support 17 different hotel brands in a competitive global market.

Amadeus signs hotel distribution agreement with Booking.com
Amadeus signs hotel distribution agreement with Booking.com

hotelmarketing.com · 23 May

As a result of this partnership, travel sellers will directly benefit from an increase of 30% in the accommodation options made available by Amadeus.

Booking.com to charge commissions on resort fees

hotelmarketing.com · 22 May

Avoiding commissions on resort fees is a huge reason they exist. Will hotels push back, or is this the beginning of the end for resort fees?

GetYourGuide becomes a Unicorn

hotelmarketing.com · 22 May

German online travel start-up GetYourGuide has raised USD$484m in an investment led by SoftBank's USD$100bn Vision Fund.

How Google is building for the new consumer journey

hotelmarketing.com · 20 May

Google has introduced three new bidding strategies for Google Ads advertisers that offer more flexibility than Smart Bidding.

Google's travel ambitions could mean a bad trip For Trivago and TripAdvisor

hotelmarketing.com · 20 May

Google's move this month to combine its travel-related products - including the Google Trips mobile app, Google Flights, and Google hotels search - i

How to get a fuller picture of your competitors' room rates

hotelmarketing.com · 20 May

Not all room rates are created equal. As travellers, we understand this. Yet, when rate shopping as revenue managers, we can sometimes overlook this

Brent Hoberman: Travel firms have no excuse for not innovating

hotelmarketing.com · 19 May

Speaking at Phocuswright Europe in Amsterdam this week, Hoberman said he is "hugely disappointed" by the lack of innovation that has taken place sinc

TripAdvisor to woo advertisers outside travel and hospitality

hotelmarketing.com · 19 May

The company is planning to use the depth of information it has learned about its consumers to attract advertisers beyond travel and hospitality marke

A new way of thinking about your PMS: the API first approach

hotelmarketing.com · 19 May

Legacy PMSs make it difficult and costly to connect all systems. Even some modern, cloud-based PMSs aren't developed in a way that makes connectivity

Amazon now sells flight tickets in India

hotelmarketing.com · 19 May

Amazon has partnered with local travel service ClearTrip to add a flight-booking option to its payment service - Amazon Pay - in India.

Hotels: Navigating the complexity of online travel

hotelmarketing.com · 16 May

Rather than resisting new technology and global players, Expedia has called on the hotel industry to be optimistic about the opportunities that lie a