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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

A closer look at attributed-based selling

hotelmarketing.com · 16 May

Hotels need to learn, remember and predict a guest's specific preferences to offer them a unique, sellable combination.

TUI plans to take on OTAs

hotelmarketing.com · 15 May

TUI will ape online travel agencies, selling dynamic packages with the aim of getting to one million customers and $1.1 billion in revenue by 2022.

Booking.com decoupling attractions bookings from hotel reservations
Booking.com decoupling attractions bookings from hotel reservations

hotelmarketing.com · 15 May

Booking.com's hotel focus has given way to a strategy to serve travelers at every portion of the trip.

Zuzu bags US$3.7m in Series A funding for regional expansion

hotelmarketing.com · 19 Mar

Zuzu delivers an outsourced yield management solution for independent hotels.

Airbnb not committed to going public in 2019

hotelmarketing.com · 13 Mar

Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk reiterated the company's plans to go public without a specific date.