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 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.

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

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.

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

MGM Reports it Might Pay Up to $800 Million in Mass Shooting Settlement
MGM Reports it Might Pay Up to $800 Million in Mass Shooting Settlement

Smart Meetings · 17 May

MGM resorts might have to pay $735 to 800 million to settle liability lawsuits for the shooting that took place at the property's Mandalay Bay in 201

RevPAR Is Only One Piece of the Picture

Hotel Online · 17 May

Imagine you're scouting a young baseball player or footballer-someone experts have pegged as the next Derek Jeter or Lionel Messi. You can't, however

IHCL and GIC Create a RS. 4000 Cr. / USD 600 Million Platform To Acquire Hotel Assets
IHCL and GIC Create a RS. 4000 Cr. / USD 600 Million Platform To Acquire Hotel Assets

IHCL · 17 May

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia's largest hospitality company, today announced a strategic partnership with Singapore's sovereig

Dorint Hotels & Resorts extends its partnership with HotelREZtm after 60 successful years in the hospitality industry

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts Travel Blog · 17 May

Leading hotel representation, sales, marketing and distribution provider HotelREZ deepens its successful two year partnership with leading hospitalit

Hotel Cost Reduction: Refreshingly Simply Solutions That Work
Hotel Cost Reduction: Refreshingly Simply Solutions That Work — By Lillian Connors

Bizzmark · 17 May

Saving money isn't easy in any business, especially through cutting back on expenses. The prospects seem even more discouraging in the hospitality industry, where the quality of service is directly related to customer satisfaction. While it's hard not to spend money, spending as a business is not that different from spending as an individual consumer of goods and services. From services that charge us more than they do, to supplies we can provide at a lower price, there are always ways to save money by cutting on costs.

Navigate the Pitfalls Motel Valuations – Part 1
Navigate the Pitfalls Motel Valuations – Part 1 — By Rodney G. Clough

HVS · 17 May

Independent, budget motels are often operated by resident owners that are talented at running efficient, safe motel operations but lack sophisticated and complete financial models that generate proper reports upon which to base purchase and valuation decisions. It is important for a buyer to understand that available financial information may not tell the full story, and relying solely on what is available may sell short the profit potential of the hotel and, ultimately, its true value. In Part 1 of this series, I discuss the importance of deriving a proper revenue estimate and testing its reasonableness against the norms for the neighborhood and market.

The growth of asset management: The importance of understanding both points of view
The growth of asset management: The importance of understanding both points of view — By Jane Pendlebury

HOSPA · 17 May

Asset managers are a conduit between a hotel’s owner and the company operating the hotel, writes HOSPA’s Jane Pendlebury, and as such they add great value to both parties. One key to their success is the ability to carefully manage both parties’ expectations.

Preventing Fraud Is Still a Problem for Travel Managers

skift.com - Travel Services · 17 May

Beyond employees getting wasted or buying forbidden flight upgrades with their corporate cards, the fear of large-scale data breaches has travel mana

Indian Hotels Signs $600 Million Investment Partnership With Singapore's GIC
Indian Hotels Signs $600 Million Investment Partnership With Singapore's GIC

Hotel Online · 17 May

Tata-group owned Indian Hotels Co Ltd (IHCL), which runs the Taj luxury hotel chain, on Friday signed a strategic partnership with Singapore's sovere

IHG rolls out new brand prototypes
IHG rolls out new brand prototypes

4hoteliers.com · 17 May

Updated designs and food and beverage solutions for three of the company's mainstream brands set to roll out this year

Support Your Hotel's F&B With These 4 Easy Tactics

4hoteliers.com · 17 May

As hotels invest more in the quality of their F&B

Hotels can't afford counterfeit goods

eHotelier.com · 16 May

Hoteliers have an obligation to uphold the law and that includes protecting the copyrights of materials that we utilize in every aspect of our operat

Amazon Launches Flight Bookings in India in a SuperApp Strategy

skift.com - Digital · 16 May

A shoe just dropped. Amazon is stepping into travel again. It may offer travel products in all sizes once it really gets going.

How to Add Value to Your Hotel Asset
How to Add Value to Your Hotel Asset

Hotel Online · 16 May

At the most basic level, the value of a hotel is based on the property's net income divided by a capitalization rate. As such, one has two possible l

How Hotels Can Embrace the Experience Economy

Hotel Online · 16 May

Being a Silicon Valley native in tech companies, I want to think about how to bring the digital and physical together. I'm looking at it how a tech c

PwC: Industry records lowest Q1 RevPAR growth since 2010
PwC: Industry records lowest Q1 RevPAR growth since 2010

Hotel Management · 16 May

Despite Q1 coming in "below expectations," PwC predicts the industry will remain on stable footing through 2020.

Hospitality Should Not Remain The Last E-Commerce Industry Regarding Prepayment
Hospitality Should Not Remain The Last E-Commerce Industry Regarding Prepayment

D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions · 16 May

In most e-commerce business today, payment is done at the time of purchase and not at the time of consumption. Over the recent years the usual patter

Chatham Lodging Trust Sells Two Western Pennsylvania Hotels for $10 Million
Chatham Lodging Trust Sells Two Western Pennsylvania Hotels for $10 Million

Hotel Online · 16 May

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-bra